I voted the third one...because if we give up one freedom in the cause of what the government likes to talk about as being for the "public good," especially under the Bush regime, we might as well start carving chunks out of the Constitution. I DO think that voluntarily isolating oneself from the public is a personal responsibility in cases like this. Being quarantined in one's home isn't a bad idea, either, but to be housed the same way a criminal is because you have a disease is just downright wrong.
What happened to the TB sanitoriums that used to be prevalent in this country? There those suffering from TB weren't treated like criminals back when the disease was pretty widely spread...I think it was called consumption.
They were housed in comfortable rooms, infirmaries, or "cottages" that would've been similar to today's nursing homes or assisted living centers.
http://www.lindapages.com/nurses/nurses ... ulosis.htm
There was one not far from my home in the town of Black Mountain, NC.
Many years ago, all teachers in my state had to get a TB test every year before school started.
Can Bush and Cheney be arrested for being public nuisances and dangerous to the well-being of the people of the nation? How about Karl Rove?