This article was originally published by Ron Paul at The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity.
It seems like only yesterday. Americans were denied the right to go to their churches. They were denied the right to visit their loved ones in the hospital. They were denied the right to open their businesses and go to work to provide for themselves and their families. They were denied the right to go to restaurants, to bars, to hair salons.
No laws were passed denying these rights. Even that would be illegal and immoral. But what happened was worse. They were denied these basic rights by governors, county judges, and even local mayors who used the coronavirus outbreak as an excuse to rule by decree. They stole power that was not theirs to take and wielded it at all levels to force America into three months of house arrest.
Then, in the midst of stay-at-home orders across the country, the same governors and local officials who locked Americans in their homes suddenly came around with their keys and threw open the doors. Suddenly not only was it OK to go out into the street, it was required to go out into the street!
What happened? A cure? A miraculous vaccine? No. The officials who locked Americans up found a cause they felt required Americans in the streets to protest. Police had killed a black man, George Floyd, in their custody in Minneapolis and suddenly the need to protest trumped the need to “stay home, save lives.”
Suddenly the same health “experts” who told us we must not gather in crowds or there will be death in the millions from coronavirus issued statements supporting gathering in crowds. An open letter on the George Floyd protests signed by more than 1,200 doctors and other health professionals clarified that they “do not condemn these gatherings as risky for Covid-19 transmission.” However, they wrote, “this should not be confused with a permissive stance on all gatherings, particularly protests against stay-at-home orders.”
Did the coronavirus develop some kind of superior intelligence enabling it to distinguish between those who were congregating for a “good cause” and those who were congregating for a “bad cause”? Of course not. What has happened from the beginning of this shameful coronavirus episode is the politicization of public health at the hands of authoritarians.
Two prestigious medical journals, The Lancet and the New England Journal of Medicine, were forced to retract studies they had published concluding that Hydroxychloroquine was harmful to COVID patients. The rush to print the studies looks very much like a political move rather than one based on scientific principles. Once President Trump revealed that he was taking hydroxychloroquine the mainstream media and even “expert” journals began attacking the drug.
This is what happens when medicine merges with the state. We get the worst of both. We get career bureaucrat, Dr. Fauci, telling us we can never shake hands again and that we must stay home until a vaccine is found. Meanwhile, doctors across the globe are reporting that this variation of the coronavirus is disappearing on its own.
We have a tradition of separation of church and state in the United States for good reason. The merger of state and church invites oppression and corruption. We need to adopt this same approach to medicine and the state. We now see how this merger has produced the same kind of widespread tyranny and corruption.
Idiot of the day YouTube video:
“Democratic TX House Candidate Kim Olson: ‘If people loot, so what? Let them burn it down.'”
She sounded almost rational for a leftie Until……….
She actually said, “. . . let them loot and burn it to the ground.”
Isn’t her words inciting violence and riots? Insurrection.
Isn’t her words criminal?
Can she be charged? A public official condoneing rioting and looting, burning. Fire is a very deadly weapon. Where is the county Sheriff of her location? Why no arrest?
The State: tortured, abused, rights violated, no phone call, no bail, I witnessed multiple intentional murders commited by jail personell. I barely got out with my life.
My high crime was For a minor traffic violation. And now I read that Ft Worth Police has pardoned Rioters-Looters-Burners. Are you kidding?
I read/watch the above YouTube video of the commie politician inciting riots.
I read about six city blocks of an American city being controlled and held by communist anarchist, because a commie Politician/Police allow it.
Commie controlled Media/Politicians are causing the toubles.
. . . . . . . . . . Makes any normal American, too angry to remain civil. So I should shut up.
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This man’s words/presentations, literally saved countless American lives over the years. Including mine/my many brothers.
Here is video result of his works in action:
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Our governor (PA) was one of the worst offenders. He destroyed 1,000’s of business’s in the state. Yet he had his own business (cabinet maker) exempt. He also violated his own rules of self distancing by attending a BLM march with more than 25 people, not distancing, not wearing a mask. Tyranny at its finest. He should be held accountable along with all the mayors of the cities who followed his edicts. Unlawful to hold the people of Pennsylvania hostage.
Dr. Fauci must be fired. He stated himself in the New England Journal of Medicine that COVID-19 would be similar in fatality and transmissibility to the flu, and also in a seperate medical journal that hydroxychloroquine was an effective treatment for treating coronaviruses, yet, he admits that he was the one that told Trump to lockdown the country. This evil psychopath really belongs in prison with Bill Gates. Let them share a prison cell together! This is why there must be a seperation of Wall Street and the state, which there currently is no seperation at all. It is strictly an illusion that there is any seperation between the two!
Actually, just abolish Wall Street and the stock market altogether! It is the dirty deeds arm of the government! Amputate it! It is just an illusion that the two are independent of each other! They are about as independent of each other as my left arm is from my right arm!
Why do I feel as if I’m a North Korean now? Government ordered lock downs. Communist street insurrection. Controlled media. No opposition voices are permitted. Act accordingly.
“Him”, well said. We have areas of the country where the terrorists (BLM & Antifa) are allowed to run wild. They deface & ruin statues owned by all Citizens. They force citizens to their knees, racists (many of whom are black) pummel citizens of undesired races, kill our police that keep the scourge from turning our world into a MAD MAX scenario, and try to erase our civilization. All of these actions condoned by Demonrats.
I’m having trouble forgetting the video of a young woman forced to her knees by the terrorists. Someone would die ………
Don’t get down. Study world history. Gain perspective.
We are in wonderful times now. Has not even begun to be rough. This is a great country. Just turn OFF your TV and unplug internet. Go outside.
I’m just glad to be home CONUS on US soil. Wonderful to be home.
Now With family and friends, We never did lockdown. We have been getting together to grill burgers, play board games, drink beer. No one has showed up in mask. No one has died yet.
We don’t listen to politicians. Lockdown loonies can do their thing. We do ours. We live every day best we can.
The county judge can eat his “orders”. We will not obey unconstitutional lockdowns.
We take care of our own “safety” and security. Not interested in “orders” from a nanny.
The media/politicians can fear monger someone else. We don’t pay them any attention. They just don’t matter. We refuse media brainwash indoctrination of fear.
We have stayed away from potentially vulnerable elderly family members though, as precaution.
Not bad in US Unless if you are unfortunate enough to be in a commie controlled area that weak politicians-liar media-police have stirred up the criminal element. That is challenging if your home/business is in area of troubles. My people are in some of the affected areas. But they have reported doing well.
They have stated they have:
-Water stored up in plenty for several weeks supply
-Food fo 30 days.
-Ammo to defend themselves if rioters come through the door.
-They reported still having electricity, city water, cable/internet. -No mail or Amazon deliveries.
They said to not worry, they are doing well. They said TV reports are lies. Area affected is smaller than reported.
But they say they are staying in. Not going out. They Have someone armed and standing watch to repell any home invaders. Their spirits seem good. Good attitude. My people have seen bad times. Years of bad times. Now we all consider things going well for the most part. We all turned off the TV within the second week. Cancelled our cable here.
We won’t be watching NFL knee takers. Not NASCAR either.
I won’t be taking a knee, NEVER. We stand for our Nations Anthem, remove cover, show respect for those that have sacrificed, we all love America. Wonderful country.
God bless Patrick Daniel Tillman. What love he had for America and football.
Those that trust in the Lord God are much less fearful than those that follow lunatic lockdown loonies.
Life is good. May you be blessed. Enjoy a great summer.
July 4th is coming up, America’s Birthday. Hope to be at the lake with friends and family.
Mike Mike, thanks for sharing the good thoughts.
I’m in the “People’s Republic of Hawaii” enduring a mandatory 14-day quarantine required by the Governor for travelers. I may not legally depart from my home. This unConstitutional confinement for folks that are NOT sick should not happen. Beware folks in “Constitution & Bill of Rights honoring states”, the subversives want to bring this idiocy to your state also.
To those that ask “Why do you obey these Draconian rules?”, I can only say that my wife & I are on a fixed income and cannot afford to challenge this up to the Supreme Court.
Mike Mike, got rid of my cable and internet. Using a friend’s right now. Just because I got rid of them didn’t make the bad guys go away. I live in a town that got hit hard by looters. Police Chief didn’t act fast enough to get help. Didn’t block off access roads, etc. Life is good, but it’s about to get real spicy. Stay on guard 24/7.
Fake Russian News agents on Sputnik’s Loud and Clear are back to looting the treasury again, again demanding more bail outs for Wall Street claiming that people cannot be expected to risk their lives by returning to work and possibly catching the coronavirus which has proven to be less fatal and contagious than a typical flu. They pretend that the evidence does not exist. They also supported the Floyd protests, and those protests had the devasting consequences of over 9,300 arrests for protesters, in addition to other murders by police that occured at protests, a full force police state as a result of the protests, as well as destruction of public and private property and looting of private property that would not have taken place if the protests that they had supported did not occur. They think that the protests are great, and they think that the lockdowns are great, and they think that the Wall Street looting is great, and they think that forced testing is great, and they think that forced vaccinations are great, and they think that survellance tracking is great. They think that the unemployment, additional national debt accumulation, additional unemployment, additional destruction of tens of millions of families lives, as well as individuals are all of little consequence in the big picture, in their ends justify the means mentality, which means that half of the population, at least, is nothing but a means to an end for John Kiiakou, Brian Becker, and Nicole Rousell. What do they care? They have their jobs as radio broadcasters. These individuals are extremely dangerous and destructive psychopaths, and all of the policies that they advocate for, and the national and personal destruction that has occured as a result of those policies is full proof!
We hear you loud and clear! You are megalomaniacal, narcissistic, psychopaths!
Message received! Heathens by 21 Pilots pretty much summs you up!
Trust me: Corona is the least of our worries. The cratering economy combined with a race war is not going to produce a V recovery. Instead, this is going to lead to the sort of decay we saw in the late 60s and 70s; only this time it is going to be way worse because society is not industrialised, is WAY more diverse than it once was, and has far fewer people working and paying taxes. With blacks now embarking on a ‘burn it all down’ strategy, we will see city after city fall to this disaster and will be ungovernable and uninvestible in.
Nobody is going to want to buy a condo in a riot plagued city. Nobody is going to want to invest in communities full of people on welfare and with their highest form of culture eating fried chicken. Even Africans do not want to invest in that. When an African wants to invest, they invest in places like Switzerland or Toni neighbourhoods with private schools. They don’t invest in ghettos.
I often don’t agree with your comments Frank, but this one hits the mark…the devastated economy is leading to the Greatest Depression and as soon as .gov removes the free money, it will collapse and the cities will burn.
Zune and iPod: Most people compare the Zune to the Touch, but after seeing how slim and surprisingly small and light it is, I consider it to be a rather unique hybrid that combines qualities of both the Touch and the Nano. It’s very colorful and lovely OLED screen is slightly smaller than the touch screen, but the player itself feels quite a bit smaller and lighter. It weighs about 2/3 as much, and is noticeably smaller in width and height, while being just a hair thicker.