About 100 years ago this country was dealing with a massive influx of immigrants. The vast majority were processed through Ellis Island in New York. Part of the procedure was a medical exam and if anything suspicious was found the new arrivals were placed in a 21 day quarantine.
The screeners looked for things like TB, cholera, small pox, typhoid or any other infectious disease.
While many of these diseases are no longer prevalent, we now find ourselves dealing with an entirely new kind of threat-Ebola.
So my question is, why aren't folks arriving from western Africa also being quarantined? Is it a violation of their rights? I shouldn't think so. We need to start using common sense!!