COVID-19 Tested Our Commitment to Freedom. Three Years Later, We’re Still Failing

John W. Whitehead
7 min readFeb 21, 2024

“The remedy is worse than the disease.” — Francis Bacon

The government never cedes power willingly.

Neither should we.

If the COVID-19 debacle taught us one thing it is that, as Justice Neil Gorsuch acknowledged, “Rule by indefinite emergency edict risks leaving all of us

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John W. Whitehead

Constitutional attorney John W. Whitehead, president of The Rutherford Institute, is one of the nation’s leading advocates of civil liberties and human rights.