Lack of resistance to Coronavirus lockdowns and mask mandates is the price we are now paying for decades of liberal indoctrination

I am completely astounded that these Coronavirus lockdowns and mask mandates lasted more than one month, yet alone over a year.  I expected mass resistance by people of all but the bluest states to have put an end to these liberty and economy destroying restrictions way back before last summer. 

Yep it is obvious to everyone reading this that I miscalculated rather badly.  My defense is that I have studied non-revisionist American history in great detail.  I was raised on concepts such as Patrick Henry’s famous quote “Give me Liberty or Death.”  I don’t know about you but I think he would be outraged that in just 246 years almost the entire nation has surrendered their liberty because they are afraid of a disease with a 99.8 percent survival rate.

 Here is another quote, this one by Benjamin Franklin, which has been so ignored by our abysmal educational system that the concept is completely alien to almost anyone over the age of 30:

Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.

Liberty was a concept that was universally cherished and understood by all of the citizens of the United States from before the Revolution until the end of the 1960s.  Liberty is a concept that is not valued at all by the leftists that took over colleges and universities.  They actually despise liberty because it is the exact opposite of the collectivism that they cherish.

The definition of liberty espoused by the Founding Fathers of this nation states that liberty is the freedom of individual to do as they wish as long as they do not hurt others or interfere with the rights of others. Liberty is a concept that is deeply grounded in individualism.  There is no such thing as collective liberty.  Collectivism is the enslavement of individuals to the needs and whims a collective group such as a nation, a race, or a class.

Liberty is deeply rooted in freedom.  It is freedom coupled with the responsibility to do no harm to any other individuals.  It has not been proved scientifically that going maskless and ignoring lockdowns actually harms individuals. Forcing individuals to wear masks and locking down a society are violations of the liberty of those living in the society. 

If the original understanding of liberty was still taught in schools instead of collectivism these liberty destroying restrictions would have ended by the people soon after they were instituted.

For the past several decades school children and college students have been brainwashed into believing that the earth is in eminent danger from the mythical beast known as man caused global warming.  They have been brainwashed into believing the most absurd junk science ever.  They have been brainwashed into believing that no one can ever question anything that is labeled science by a leftist expert.  Decades of climate change indoctrination has left a large majority of the inhabitants of the US unusually susceptible to all of the junk science behind mask mandates and lockdowns.

If we do not come up with a serious plan to tackle the rampant indoctrination that has infected all levels of our educational system these types of liberty and economy destroying restrictions will become the new normal.

CDC now stands for Corrupt Democrat Cesspool

Since its founding the Centers for Disease Control was something extremely rare.  It was a government agency that actually functioned reasonably well.  Sadly that is no longer the case.  It is now a corrupt agency that cares more for being politically correct and spouting progressive ideology than science and medicine.  I am not exactly sure when the CDC began its decent but it most likely took place during the Obama Administration.  During that dark period the CIA, FBI, and NASA all became mobs of liberal political hacks.

It quickly became evident as the Coronavirus pandemic unfolded just how little the CDC now cares about medicine and science. The CDC has gone out of its way to embarrass itself with statements that contradict basic tenants of science and medicine.  I know I’m not the only one who noticed.  Check out this statement by Senator Tom Cotton:

The CDC is a thoroughly politicized agency. Most Americans disregard their advice on things like steaks and hamburgers and beers. Increasingly, they should disregard their advice when it comes to school reopenings. Schools need to be open. Schools have been open in Arkansas five days a week, in-person since last August, and it’s been largely fine. That’s been the case all across the country as well. We shouldn’t have a politicized public health bureaucracy like the CDC answering at the beck and call of the teachers’ unions. We need kids back in school, and back in real school, not sitting in a classroom doing a Zoom session with teachers who are not in the classroom. We need kids in schools with their teachers now

This New York Post article highlights one specific issue where the CDC really demonstrated how political it has become.

The American Federation of Teachers lobbied the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on, and even suggested language for, the federal agency’s school-reopening guidance released in February.

The powerful teachers union’s full-court press preceded the federal agency putting the brakes on a full re-opening of in-person classrooms, emails between top CDC, AFT and White House officials show.

The emails were obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request by the conservative watchdog group Americans for Public Trust and provided to The Post.

The documents show a flurry of activity between CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky, her top advisors and union officials — with Biden brass being looped in at the White House — in the days before the highly-anticipated Feb. 12 announcement on school-reopening guidelines.

Mask mandates are another issue that has demonstrated just how much the CDC has abandoned science in favor of the panic pushed by progressives.  Check out the National Review article CDC’s New Outdoor Mask Guidance Is a Joke

To be clear, the science was overwhelming last year that the risk of outdoor transmission of COVID-19 was low to non-existent. Anybody following the science should have never felt compelled to wear a mask outdoors during the pandemic.

Furthermore, somebody who is fully vaccinated is at minimal risk of catching COVID-19 indoors or outdoors. Earlier this month, the CDC itself reported that out of a universe of 66 million individuals who were vaccinated at the time, just 5,800 got the virus. That’s less than 1-in-10,000.

The idea that the CDC, even in loosening outdoor mask guidance, is still insisting that vaccinated people wear masks in crowded outdoor settings is completely unmoored from science or reason. This is a bungling agency that has made one mistake after another throughout the pandemic.

This Statement by Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota is almost the sort of statement the CDC should have issued if it still believed in science.

On Monday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “11th Hour,” Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota and former adviser to President Biden’s transition team Dr. Michael Osterholm stated that if you’re fully vaccinated, “you can basically protect yourself and have all the kind of socialization that you want to do.”

[I]f you’re among vaccinated people, party hard, party hard. Invite people over to your house, do family-related things. But get vaccinated. If there was ever a time to want to incentivize people to get vaccinated, it’s now. Because if you do, you can basically protect yourself and have all the kind of socialization that you want to do.

We should be very afraid of the panic porn being pushed by the CDC.  It sets a dangerous precedence.  This article is a stark warning: Totalitarian Elites Want To Extend COVID-19 Lockdowns Forever For ‘Climate Change’

It’s financially unsustainable and morally untenable to involuntarily confine anybody — let alone healthy people — to their homes, and deprive them of opportunities to interact or earn a living. However, when halting what Greta Thunberg called “the fairy-tale of eternal economic growth” is the goal, lockdowns become an enticing tool for ending both capitalism and climate emissions

Texas and Florida are proof that Coronavirus lockdowns and mask mandates are all about forced obedience rather than public health

I so long for a time when I no longer see everyone’s faces shrouded by a hideous mask.  It is so dehumanizing to me.  We were told that mask mandates were absolutely necessary for the safety of everyone.  There are a great many articles published that demonstrate that the science behind masking is nonexistence yet we are forced to wear a face diaper or be slapped with a fine.  Here in Massachusetts we have been forced to wear masks outdoors, at all times if we leave our homes, or face a $300 fine.  Thankfully that silliness ends on April 29th.  We will still be forced to wear masks if we want to enter any public establishment such as a store or restaurant. 

For the second year in a row the Boston Marathon was canceled along with so many other fun events.  Tomorrow restaurants and most other business will be allowed to open at 25 percent capacity instead of just the current 12 percent.  The few that remain will be happy for those few extra crumbs from Governor Charlie Baker.  On August 1st we may finally get our lives back to normal, if Emperor Baker thinks we have behaved ourselves enough.

Data from the few states that have fully relaxed all lockdown and mask restrictions poved that none of these restrictions were helpful in the slightest and should have been done away with a long time ago.  Governor Baker should read this Breitbart article.  If he did he we would see that there is no harm in lifting restrictions immediately.  The people would benefit so greatly economically and mentally because their full freedom would be restored.

According to the CDC’s April 23 data, Michigan reported 449.2 cases of the virus per 100,000, or 44,862 total, in the last seven days. Gov. Tom Wolf’s (D) Pennsylvania has reported 239.6 cases per 100,000 in the last seven days, or 30,678 total.

CDC data separates New York City from the rest of the state in its reporting of new virus case data. Even so, New York City alone has reported 208.1 new cases per 100,000 in the last seven days, or 17,475 cases total. The remainder of the state has reported 191.9 cases per 100,000, or 21,213 cases in the last seven days. Together, the state has reported 38,688 new cases in the last seven days.

All three blue states, which have mask mandates in place, are reporting a higher number of new cases per capita than both Texas and Florida, which remain open and have no mask mandates in place.

Texas reported 70.3 cases per 100,000 in the last seven days, or 20,374 total, while Florida has reported 195.5 cases per 100,000, or 41,993 total, in the same time frame.

This Mises Institute article contains very similar data.

Early last month, Texas governor Greg Abbott announced he would end the state’s mask mandate and allow most businesses to function at 100 percent capacity. The response from the corporate media and the Left was predictable. California governor Gavin Newsom declared the move “absolutely reckless.” Beto O’Rourke called the GOP a “cult of death.” Joe Biden called the move “Neanderthal thinking.”

Yet in recent weeks, these predictions about Texas’s fate have proven to be spectacularly wrong. Moreover, many of the states with the worst growth in covid cases—and the worst track records in overall death counts—have been states that have had some of the harshest lockdowns. 

In New Jersey, for example, where lockdowns have been long and harsh, case growth is nearly four times what it is in Texas. And then there are Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Rhode Island, Maine, and New York, all of which have new case growth rates of more than double what’s going on Texas.

Moreover, Florida’s covid-19 overall outbreak has been far less deadly than those in the states that embraced lockdowns long and hard. New Jersey, for example, has the worst covid death rate in the nation at 2,838 per million as of April 20. Right behind are New York and Massachusetts with total deaths per million at 2,672 and 2,537, respectively.

Florida, on the other hand, is twenty-eighth in the nation in terms of covid deaths, at 1,608. Texas has total deaths per million at 1,721.

This Federalist Article contains a wealth of information about just how unnecessary all of the lockdowns and mask mandates were because the panic over the Coronavirus was so overblown.

These irrational fears are manufactured. They’re instilled by folks like Anthony Fauci, who said just last week that “No, it’s still not OK,” when asked whether vaccinated or unvaccinated Americans should be eating and drinking inside at restaurants and bars. Infection counts are still “disturbingly high,” he said, again fueling the fire of illogical  COVID terror.

“Even after you’re vaccinated, social distancing, wearing masks are going to be essential,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki warned in February. Meanwhile, corporations and the federal government are teaming up to make you prove you’re not unclean with a “vaccine passport” so you don’t pose an existential threat to your fellow citizens, blue-state leaders and bureaucrats are double-masking even after they’re vaccinated and saying “it is possible” we’ll still be wearing face masks in 2022, and Biden’s COVID adviser is saying the pandemic in the United States is still a “Category 5 hurricane” even after millions of Americans have been inoculated

Ayn Rand warned us when she wrote The Fountainhead – Unfortunately we did not listen

For the past many decades the United States has been embroiled in a fundamental conflict between two diametrically opposite philosophies.  Regrettably this has not been noticed by the majority of those living in this great nation.  On one side are those who believe in individual rights and individual liberty.  On the side are those who believe in collectivism.

Those who believe In individual rights and individual liberty stand shoulder to shoulder with Thomas Jefferson and the rest of the Founding Fathers of this great nation.  It was their radical philosophy of individualism that built the United States and turned it into the freest and most prosperous nation that ever existed.

Those who believe in collectivism are very much in lock step with the political philosophies that are responsible for the slaughter of over 100 million during the 20th century.  Those collectivist philosophies are Fascism, Nazism, Socialism, and Communism.  Modern day liberalism and progressivism are slightly watered down versions of the other loathsome collectivist philosophies.  If we allow them to be fully implemented the results will be over time just as horrific as the other collectivist philosophies.

The Coronavirus lockdowns, mask mandates, and theft of the presidential election by the Democrats from President Trump are all battles in the war collectivists have been waging against individualism.

Ayn Rand, who escaped horrors of socialism and communism in the Soviet Union back in 1926, tried desperately to warn us that powerful elements here in the United State  were determined to implement those disastrous philosophies here in the United States. 

Without a doubt Ayn Rand’s most well known novel is Atlas Shrugged.  It is a true Libertarian masterpiece.  I most highly recommend it to everyone.  A decade before she wrote the Fountainhead, which unfortunately is not as well known.  Hopefully that will soon change because it is just as much a libertarian masterpiece as Atlas Shrugged.

I just finished reading The Fountainhead for the second time the other day.  Reading it while I was living through the nightmare of continued Coronavirus lockdowns here is the People’s Republic of Massachusetts made it all the more meaningful.

I started this article by selecting only most important and influential quotes from throughout the book.  Unfortunately that approach would have resulted in an article over four thousand words, which is four times what I consider to be an overly long article.  I whittled it down to just the quotes from Chapter XVIII, pages 736-745.  That is the climatic of the novel, the testimony of Howard Roark.  There is no better defense of individualism and no stronger condemnation of collectivism than that one speech.  Here are my favorite quotes from that summation.  Enjoy and hopefully these quotes inspire you to read the novel. 

Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision. Their goals differed, but they all had this in common: that the step was first, the road new, the vision unborrowed, and the response they received—hatred. The great creators—the thinkers, the artists, the scientists, the inventors—stood alone against the men of their time. Every great new thought was opposed. Every great new invention was denounced. 

The creators were not selfless. It is the whole secret of their power—that it was self-sufficient, self-motivated, self-generated. A first cause, a fount of energy, a life force, a Prime Mover. The creator served nothing and no one. He had lived for himself. And only by living for himself was he able to achieve the things which are the glory of mankind. Such is the nature of achievement.”

Man cannot survive except through the use of his mind. He comes on earth unarmed. His brain is his only weapon. Animals obtain food by force. Man has no claws, no fangs, no horns, no great strength of muscle. He must plant his food or hunt it. To plant, he needs a process of thought. To hunt, he needs weapons, and to make weapons—a process of thought. From this simplest necessity to the highest religious abstraction, from the wheel to the skyscraper, everything we are and everything we have comes from a single attribute of man—the function of his reasoning mind.
But the mind is an attribute of the individual. There is no such thing as a collective brain. There is no such thing as a collective thought. An agreement reached by a group of men is only a compromise or an average drawn upon many individual thoughts. It is a secondary consequence. The primary act—the process of reason—must be performed by each man alone. We can divide a meal among many men. We cannot digest it in a collective stomach. No man can use his lungs to breathe for another man. No man can use his brain to think for another. All the functions of body and spirit are private. They cannot be shared or transferred.”

The basic need of the creator is independence. The reasoning mind cannot work under any form of compulsion. It cannot be curbed, sacrificed or subordinated to any consideration whatsoever. It demands total independence in function and in motive. To a creator, all relations with men are secondary.

Altruism is the doctrine which demands that man live for others and place others above self.

No man can live for another. He cannot share his spirit just as he cannot share his body. But the second-hander has used altruism as a weapon of exploitation and reversed the base of mankind’s moral principles. Men have been taught every precept that destroys the creator. Men have been taught dependence as a virtue.

If physical slavery is repulsive, how much more repulsive is the concept of servility of the spirit? […] But the man who enslaves himself voluntarily in the name of love is the basest of creatures. He degrades the dignity of man, and he degrades the conception of love. But that is the essence of altruism.”

Men have been taught that the highest virtue is not to achieve, but to give. Yet one cannot give that which has not been created. Creation comes before distribution—or there will be nothing to distribute. The need of the creator comes before the need of any possible beneficiary. Yet we are taught to admire the second-hander who dispenses gifts he has not produced above the man who made the gifts possible. We praise an act of charity. We shrug at an act of achievement.

Men have been taught that their first concern is to relieve the suffering of others. […] To make that the highest test of virtue is to make suffering the most important part of life. Then man must wish to see others suffer—in order that he may be virtuous. Such is the nature of altruism.

As poles of good and evil, he was offered two conceptions: egoism and altruism. Egoism was held to mean the sacrifice of others to self. Altruism—the sacrifice of self to others. This tied man irrevocably to other men and left him nothing but a choice of pain: his own pain borne for the sake of others or pain inflicted upon others for the sake of self. […] Man was forced to accept masochism as his ideal—under the threat that sadism was his only alternative.

Independence is the only gauge of human virtue and value. What a man is and makes of himself; not what he has or hasn’t done for others. There is no substitute for personal dignity. There is no standard of personal dignity except independence.

Every major horror of history was committed in the name of an altruistic motive.”

No man can live for another. He cannot share his spirit just as he cannot share his body. But the second-hander has used altruism as a weapon of exploitation and reversed the base of mankind’s moral principles. Men have been taught every precept that destroys the creator. Men have been taught dependence as a virtue.”

I came here to say that I do not recognize anyone’s right to one minute of my life. Nor to any part of my energy. Nor to any achievement of mine. No matter who makes the claim, how large their number or how great their need.

All quotes are copied exactly from the Fountainhead Wikiquote page.  I did this because I am a painfully slow typist. 

The movie is fantastic.  This speech is captured almost word for word in it.

Joe Biden made a very dangerous and foolish statement about Constitutional Amendments

When I saw articles such as this my blood began to boil Biden on the Second Amendment: ‘No amendment is absolute’.  The level of constitutional ignorance demonstrated by Joe Biden when he made this statement is quite staggering.  The fact that he is currently inhabiting the Oval Office and intends to govern by executive order made this statement exceedingly dangerous.

No amendment, no amendment to the Constitution is absolute,” he said. “You can’t yell ‘fire’ in a crowded movie theater — recall a freedom of speech. From the very beginning, you couldn’t own any weapon you wanted to own. From the very beginning that the Second Amendment existed, certain people weren’t allowed to have weapons.”

That statement is made up of several complete mistruths and a couple of half truths about the Second Amendment in particular and constitutional amendments in general.  A careful examination of the transcripts from the drafting of the Bill of  Rights in House of Representatives will prove just how wrong he is.. 

This  quote from June 8 of 1789 explains the general purpose of the Bill of Rights.  As you can see the Bill of Rights was specifically drafted to protect the most important rights of the people by denying the federal government the power and authority to regulate them in any way at all.  That prohibition on the federal government was in fact absolute.

But whatever may be the form which the several States have adopted in making declarations in favor of particular rights, the great object in view is to limit and qualify the powers of Government, by excepting out of the grant of power those cases in which the Government ought not to act, or to act only in a particular mode. 

This quote from the drafting of the Bill of Rights in the Congress of the United States which was begun and held at the City of New York, on Wednesday, the 4th of March, 1789 explains that several states demand that the Bill of Rights be added to the US Constitution to protect our most important rights by chaining the hands of the federal government

The conventions of a number of the states having, at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added; and as extending the ground of public confidence in the government will best insure the beneficent ends of its institution;–

Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, two thirds of both houses concurring, that the following articles be proposed to the legislatures of the several states, as amendments to the Constitution of the United States, all or any of which articles, when ratified by three fourths of the said legislatures, to be valid, to all intents and purposes, as part of the said Constitution, namely,–

Articles in Addition to, and Amendment of, the Constitution of the United States of America, proposed by Congress, and ratified by the Legislatures of the several States, pursuant to the Fifth Article of the original Constitution.

This quote from the House of Representatives, Amendments to the Constitution August 17, 1789 by Elbridge Gerry informs us that the Second Amendment was added specifically so the people could deal with the federal government if it became abusive to the rights of the people of the United States.   A standing Army was believed by the drafters of the Constitution to be very much a threat to the liberty of the people.  Defense of the United States and the individual states was to be maintained by unorganized state militias made up of the people of the states. That can only be achieved if we the people have military weapons.  When the Bill of Rights was written and ratified all weapons held by the people were military weapons.

The House again resolved itself into a committee, Mr. Boudinot in the chair, on the proposed amendments to the constitution. The third clause of the fourth proposition in the report was taken into consideration, being as follows: “A well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, being the best security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed; but no person religiously scrupulous shall be compelled to bear arms.”

Mr. Gerry.–This declaration of rights, I take it, is intended to secure the people against the mal-administration of the Government; if we could suppose that, in all cases, the rights of the people would be attended to, the occasion for guards of this kind would be removed. Now, I am apprehensive, sir, that this clause would give an opportunity to the people in power to destroy the constitution itself. They can declare who are those religiously scrupulous, and prevent them from bearing arms.

What, sir, is the use of a militia? It is to prevent the establishment of a standing army, the bane of liberty. Now, it must be evident, that, under this provision, together with their other powers, Congress could take such measures with respect to a militia, as to make a standing army necessary. Whenever Governments mean to invade the rights and liberties of the people, they always attempt to destroy the militia, in order to raise an army upon their ruins. This was actually done by Great Britain at the commencement of the late revolution. They used every means in their power to prevent the establishment of an effective militia to the eastward.

It has been maintained by many revisionist historians, college professors, and liberal politicians that the militia mentioned in the Second Amendment was a formal military unit, the same as the modern National Guard.  George Mason put the kibosh to that mistruth during the Virginia Ratifying Convention in 1787

I ask who are the militia? They consist now of the whole people, except a few public officers.

Richard Henry Lee echoes this in Federal Farmer 18. The National Guard would be considered by Mr. Lee and the rest of the founding fathers to be a select militia rather than one made up of all of the people.

To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them; nor does it follow from this, that all promiscuously must go into actual service on every occasion. The mind that aims at a select militia, must be influenced by a truly anti-republican principle; and when we see many men disposed to practice upon it, whenever they can prevail, no wonder true republicans are for carefully guarding against it. As a farther check, it may be proper to add, that the militia of any state shall not remain in the service of the union, beyond a given period, without the express consent of the state legislature,

The creation of the modern National Guard did not begin until the passing of the Militia Act of 1903.  At that time the National Gard was created as a select militia.  That is completely different from the unorganized militia that existed here well before the formal beginning of the United States.  The modern National Guard is the exact type of select militia that was warned against by Richard Henry Lee and the rest of the founding fathers.

No article or Amendment of the US Constitution prevents the states from regulating or interfering with our rights. Every state does however have a Bill of Rights to protect the rights of the people living in the state,  I believe every state’s Bill of Rights protects the right to bear arms.  Here are the two articles of the Massachusetts Constitution that protect the right to bear arms of the inhabitants of this state.

Article I. All men are born free and equal, and have certain natural, essential, and unalienable rights; among which may be reckoned the right of enjoying and defending their lives and liberties; that of acquiring, possessing, and protecting property; in fine, that of seeking and obtaining their safety and happiness.

Article XVII.  The people have a right to keep and to bear arms for the common defence. And as, in time of peace, armies are dangerous to liberty, they ought not to be maintained without the consent of the legislature; and the military power shall always be held in an exact subordination to the civil authority, and be governed by it.

If no amendment to the Constitution is absolutely then the clause protecting us from double jeopardy can be taken away from us at the whim of the federal government along with trial by jury, and due process.  Slavery could be reinstated if the Thirteenth Amendment is not absolute.  That is extremely scary.

Coronavirus lockdowns and mask mandates are another battle in the war collectivists are waging against individualism

There is absolutely nothing more destructive to the individualism of a human being then forcing that person to cover their face with a mask.  Forcing the entire population of a society to cover their faces whenever they leave their homes strips away the individuality of every person.

There is nothing a committed leftist despises more than a nation full of individualists, especially if that nation is truly prosperous as well free.  They will strive tirelessly to destroy the individualism at the core of that great nation.  That is just what progressives have been doing to the United States since the beginning of the 20th century.

Progressives firmly believe in the philosophy of collectivism.  They believe no one has free will or any true value.  They believe that the highest duty of government is to force every individual in the society to be exactly equal.  They believe that the government has the power and authority to sacrifice the lives of all individuals living in the society.

There are no scientific or medical justifications for the mask mandates that have been imposed by the governors of so may states, and even less reasons to keep them in force for the past year.  If you believe that mask mandates are backed by science check out these quotes from the article Mask-Wearing Represents Fear and Blind Obedience, Not Science by Dennis Prager:

Dr. Anthony Fauci himself told the truth about the uselessness of mask-wearing on “60 Minutes” on March 8, 2020: “Right now, in the United States, people should not be walking around with masks. … There’s no reason to be walking around with a mask. When you’re in the middle of an outbreak, wearing a mask might make people feel a little bit better, and it might even block a droplet, but it’s not providing the perfect protection that people think that it is. And, often, there are unintended consequences: People keep fiddling with the mask, and they keep touching their face.”

Dr. Paul E. Alexander, a Canadian epidemiologist, wrote: “Surgical and cloth masks, used as they currently are, have absolutely no impact on controlling the transmission of Covid-19 virus, and current evidence implies that face masks can be actually harmful.” (American Institute for Economic Research, Feb. 11, 2021.)

Roger W. Koops, who has a doctorate in chemistry from the University of California, Riverside, wrote: “A ‘mask,’ and that term usually refers to either a SURGICAL mask or N95 mask, has no benefit in the general population and is only useful in controlled clinical settings. Further, it has been considered a greater transmission risk than a benefit in the general population. … In the open environment, no one should be wearing face coverings.” (American Institute for Economic Research, Oct. 16, 2020.)

Finally, a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine on May 21, 2020, concluded: “We know that wearing a mask outside health care facilities offers little, if any, protection from infection. Public health authorities define a significant exposure to Covid-19 as face-to-face contact within 6 feet with a patient with symptomatic Covid-19 that is sustained for at least a few minutes (and some say more than 10 minutes or even 30 minutes). The chance of catching Covid-19 from a passing interaction in a public space is therefore minimal. In many cases, the desire for widespread masking is a reflexive reaction to anxiety over the pandemic.”

Lockdowns prevent individuals from earning a living, making them dependent on government which is very destructive to ones ego and individualism.  Small businesses are harmed far more than large corporations by the lockdowns, most often this is a planned feature of the restrictions.  Collectivists do not want millions of successful businesses owned by individuals employing small numbers of individuals.  It is far easier to centrally plan the economy if it is made up of a small number of immensely large corporations.

Lockdowns also prevent individuals from traveling and interacting with others which is very harmful because humans are social animals.  The nonstop Coronavirus fear porn splashed across TV and computer screens is meant to keep us from speaking out against the evils we see being perpetrated by collectivists.

Vaccine Passports would be unconstitutional, immoral, and unscientific

Many times a day we have heard liberal politicians and politically influenced medical professionals float the idea of requiring that individuals obtain a Coronavirus vaccine before they can participate in normal life again.  Requiring a vaccine passport before someone can eat at a restaurant, fly on an airplane, travel, or engage in any type if activity is fascist in the extreme.  The idea goes against every single ideal the United States of America was founded on.

Any type of vaccine passport imposed by any level or agency of the Federal Government would violate the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment because the right of conscience is integral to that clause of the First Amendment.  

A Bill for Establishing Religious Freedom by Thomas Jefferson was the foundation for the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment. As you can see, the right of conscience is a major component of Jefferson’s bill.

We the General Assembly of Virginia do enact, that no man shall be compelled to frequent or support any relig[i]ous Worship place or Ministry whatsoever, nor shall be enforced, restrained, molested, or burthened in his body or goods, nor shall otherwise suffer on account of his religious opinions or belief, but that all men shall be free to profess, and by argument to maintain their opinions in matters of religion, and that the same shall in no wise diminish, enlarge, or affect their civil capacities.

Several States proposed amendments to the Constitution thet would be incorporated into the Bill of Rights.  From the text of this amendment proposed at the Virginia Ratifying Convention, the right of conscience was at the very heart of  what became the First Amendment.

Twentieth, That religion or the duty which we owe to our Creator, and the manner of discharging it can be directed only by reason and conviction, not by force or violence, and therefore all men have an equal, natural and unalienable right to the free exercise of religion according to the dictates of conscience, and that no particular religious sect or society ought to be favored or established by Law in preference to others.

Here is the text of the First Amendment.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievance.

This next quote is from transcript of the House of Representatives where they debated the Amendments to the Constitution that would become the Bill of Rights. In this Quote James Madison explains that the right of conscience was onr of the prime motivations for the First Amendment.

Mr. Madison said, he apprehended the meaning of the words to be, that Congress should not establish a religion, and enforce the legal observation of it by law, nor compel men to worship God in any manner contrary to their conscience. Whether the words are necessary or not, he did not mean to say, but they had been required by some of the State Conventions, who seemed to entertain an opinion that under the clause of the Constitution, which gave power to Congress to make all laws necessary and proper to carry into execution the Constitution, and the laws made under it, enabled them to make laws of such a nature as might infringe the rights of conscience and establish a national religion; to prevent these effects he presumed the amendment was intended, and he thought it as well expressed as the nature of the language would admit.

The Bill of Rights of the United States Constitution does not restrain the States in any way.  The Constitutions of all the individual States include a Bill of Rights to protect the rights of the people of that State.  Here are the two clauses of the Massachusetts Bill of Rights that mimic the Free Exercise of Religion Clause of the federal Constitution.  Vaccine passport laws would violate those clauses because they violate the right of conscience of every individual.

Article II.  It is the right as well as the duty of all men in society, publicly, and at stated seasons to worship the Supreme Being, the great Creator and Preserver of the universe. And no subject shall be hurt, molested, or restrained, in his person, liberty, or estate, for worshipping God in the manner and season most agreeable to the dictates of his own conscience; or for his religious profession or sentiments; provided he doth not disturb the public peace, or obstruct others in their religious worship.

Article XVIII.  Section 1. No law shall be passed prohibiting the free exercise of religion.

Vaccine Passport laws would also violate the Due Process Clause of the Fifth Amendment which states:

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use without just compensation.

The freedom to move as you wish, leave your house whenever you want, eat at a restaurant whenever you want, and so much more is included in the word liberty.  The only way the federal government can deprive an individual of their liberty is if that individual is found guilty in a court of law by a jury.   Vaccine passports are an obscene violation of that clause.

The Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the Federal Constitution prohibits the States from depriving the inhabitants of the States of their liberty unless individuals are tried in a court of law and found guilty by a jury.  Vaccine passports would violate that clause of the Constitution.  State Constitutions also include clauses that protect the liberty of every individual inhabiting that State.  They would be violated by vaccine passports.

I  have yet to see any valid scientific rational for vaccine passports.  None at all.   There is nothing preventing individuals from getting vaccinated if they wish to except restrictions based on age made by certain governors.  An unvaccinated individual is absolutely no danger to a vaccinated individual.  If someone wants to take the risk of eating in restaurant or living their life in any way without getting vaccinated it their choice and their right as an individual living in a free country.

Am I the only one who feels like I am no longer living in the United States of America?

There is just so much wrong with everything.  That is the best way I know how to describe life here in the United Sates right now.  I have read a ton of dystopian science fiction novels.  Rather than living in the land of the free, which all my life was the natural state of being here in the United States of America, I feel like I am stuck in the middle of something far worst than Aldous Huxley’s Brsve New World.

Like Brave New World, our daily life has become completely dominated by so called science experts and government totalitarians who use science as a weapon to dominate the lives of every single person.  In the Huxley novel science is nothing more than a tool used to impose a totalitarian nightmare.  Doesn’t that sound familiar?

Here in the United States science has been used as weapon to outlaw just about every single aspect of our every day lives.  Here in Massachusetts you cannot set a single step outside of your home without our fascist governor requiring that you shroud your humanity in a face diaper. Emperor Charlie Baker has decreed that all bars are closed and restaurants can only operate at 25 percent capacity.  If you eat in a restaurant you must wear a mask at all times except when you are taking a bite.  Oh what a miserable experience that is.

There is nothing more dehumanizing than forcing us to cover our faces with a face diaper.  We use facial expressions to communicate almost as much as speech,  That is now denied.  Nothing warms our hearts more than seeing smiling happy faces.  Denied also.

It has been decreed by those who rule over us that you must distance yourself from every other single person and physical contact such as hugging is verboten.  Human beings are social creatures. They are preventing everyone from behaving like human beings.  Most schools are closed, people are discouraged from leaving their homes.  No wonder I see headlines like this a couple times a day Pew Research: Lockdowns Prompting Devastating Levels of ‘Psychological Distress’ Among Young People.

I posted a meme on Facebook lamenting for a time when we all had freedom of speech.  I spent hours debating a swarm of liberal who found that meme controversial.  Everyone of them were brainwashed into embracing political correctness by our abysmal higher education system.  I remember a time not long ago when freedom of speech was the universal ideal in the United States.

The United States was a nation created by a rabble of individuals who saw government as a necessary evil to keep people from hurting others rather that an all powerful master who provides us with everything as if it is something we must worship.

 Previous generations would not have accepted the theft of an election for town dog catcher let alone president of the United States, which is exactly what happened in 2020.  In pervious generations immensely large groups across the US would have grabbed their pitchforks, muskets, and torches.  I believe mass non violent protests across the US would have put an end to the stolen election but sadly they were not even attempted.

The docility displayed by the vast majority of the population is mostly what makes me feel like I am no longer living in the United States

Joe Biden’s first public address was proof that he is clueless about the founding principles of the United States

When Joe Biden finally gave his first speech since being installed in the White House he demonstrated just how frail he is and how diminished his mental faculties are.  He also displayed to the country how clueless he is when it comes to the core principles that were at the founding of this great nation.

This first quote from the Transcript: President Joe Biden on the coronavirus pandemic proves that he is a the most radical leftist that has ever inhabited the Oval Office.

Look, we know what we need to do to beat this virus: Tell the truth. Follow the scientists and the science. Work together. Put trust and faith in our government to fulfill its most important function, which is protecting the American people — no function more important.

We need to remember the government isn’t some foreign force in a distant capital. No, it’s us. All of us. “We the People.” For you and I, that America thrives when we give our hearts, when we turn our hands to common purpose. And right now, my friends, we are doing just that. And I have to say, as your President, I am grateful to you.

Thomas Jefferson and James Madison would be outraged to hear a president state that we should “put our trust and faith in government” even an illegitimate president.  They would condemn the locking down of this nation and the widespread theft of the liberty from more than half the population of this country under the guise of protecting us.

Sorry Joe Biden but the government of the United States and “we the people” are not the same thing at all.  Not even close. Sorry but America does not thrive “when we give our hearts, when we turn our hands to common purpose.”  That is collectivists garbage that is spouted by socialist dictators.

This next quote goes against science, medical knowledge, and the Constitution all at the same time.

in the coming weeks, we will issue further guidance on what you can and cannot do once fully vaccinated, to lessen the confusion, to keep people safe and encourage more people to get vaccinated.

How dare the government at any level tell the American people what they can and cannot do.  That is as un-American as ou can get. The Constitution does not grant  any branch of the federal government the power to dictate what we the people can or cannot do.  Why the hell would you need to restrict the freedom of those vaccinated in any way?  Vaccinated people are immune from the virus and cannot spread it.  There is not even any scientific basis for restricting the freedom of non vaccinated individuals.

The next quote pinged the irony needle so forcefully that it broke.  Imagine the chutzpah of the “president” telling Americans what they can do on Independence Day.

Because here’s the point: If we do all this, if we do our part, if we do this together, by July the 4th, there’s a good chance you, your families, and friends will be able to get together in your backyard or in your neighborhood and have a cookout and a barbecue and celebrate Independence Day. That doesn’t mean large events with lots of people together, but it does mean small groups will be able to get together.

This next quote made me laugh hysterically.

So my message to you is this: Listen to Dr. Fauci, one of the most distinguished and trusted voices in the world.

As you can see from this next quote, Joe Biden is threatening us wittle childwen with more punishment if we do not behave according to his dictates.

And national unity isn’t just how politics and politicians vote in Washington or what the loudest voices say on cable or online. Unity is what we do together as fellow Americans. Because if we don’t stay vigilant and the conditions change, then we may have to reinstate restrictions to get back on track.

Happy one year anniversary of two weeks to flatten the curve

It is hard to believe that it has only been one year since the Coronavirus lockdowns began in earnest.  It feels more like ten years to me here in Massachusetts because the restrictions imposed by Governor Charlie Baker have been that disruptive to everyone’s lives.  These restrictions will prove to be absolutely devastating for bars, restaurants, and all other types of small businesses across the state.

All of these restrictions were supposed to last only two week and were meant only to flatten the curve so hospitals were not overwhelmed.  The freedom of everyone in the state was flattened along with so many businesses.  Instead of being lifted after the promised two weeks the restrictions were continuously ramped up over the course of the past year.  The governor went as far as imposing a curfew despite the fact that viruses cannot tell time.

Right now all bars are closed unless they serve food, classifying them as restaurants.  All restaurants are only allowed to operate at 25 percent indoor capacity, relying mostly on takeout and delivery.  Most other businesses are also restricted to 25 percent capacity.  It is difficult to imagine that businesses such as restaurants can stay in business long with such restrictions.  The number of businesses that have failed is staggering and will only get worse until the restrictions are lifted.  Governor Baker never produced one shred of evidence proving scientifically that these restrictions limited the spread of this virus in any way.

 Governor Baker went so far as to limit the number of people anyone can have in their own private homes to 10 and impose indoor mask restrictions.  This went into effect just before Thanksgiving and remained in effect during Christmas.

Thanks to our governor everyone must wear a mask whenever they are outside of their homes.  Even people walking by themselves on a deserted street or by themselves in a large open park must wear a mask.  That is a rule I break every day.    I would love to ignore the stupid rule about wearing masks in stores and restaurants but I’m living in Massachusetts.  Anyone who dares to not wear a mask faces a mob of brainwashed busybodies screaming bloody murder.  The managers of the establishment call the police and file paperwork with the police so you can’t shop there anymore.  The police will then fine you a few hundred bucks.   Facing that is too much for single individuals to face,  We need mass maskless protests and a large segment of the population to say no more masks.

The case count here in the state skyrocketed to almost 9000 new individuals testing positive a day during early January.  That is three times the number of new cases at the height of the previous peak in April.  Even though the number of cases tripled, the number of hospitalizations were only half the previous peak along with the peak in deaths.  So many asymptomatic people were testing positive along with those who were never sick enough to need hospitalization.  The massive Coronavirus surge the past several months was only a surge in positive tests.

Since the peak in early January the number of new cases, hospitalizations, and deaths has plummeted to just one sixth of the peak.  That is because we have reached herd immunity along with two million being vaccinated.  With all of this Governor Baker must end all of his freedom and business killing edicts.  We the people of this state must demand that emergency powers of the governor be slashed so the people of this state never will have to go through the hell we went through this past year ever again.