Letters to the Editor

Ebola quarantine

There are times when political correctness is just dangerous and stupid. The way the incidence of Ebola in Texas is being handled is an example. The CDC saying that a spread of the infection is unlikely means very little since, according to President Obama, it was allegedly unlikely that Ebola would ever get here.

The right thing to have done after it became known that an infected person had flown into the United States was to immediately put a quarantine in effect for anyone arriving from one of the countries where Ebola is present.

Would it be inconvenient for them? Yes. But when their inconvenience is weighed against the right of the more than 300 million other people in our country to feel safe and secure from one of the most frightening diseases on the planet, it is a small price to pay.

Robert E. Panoff, Pinecrest