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Cook County, Illinois, Judge James Shapiro reached a new low in covid tyranny by forbidding Rebecca Firlit from seeing her 11-year-old son until she receives a covid vaccine. Judge Shapiro is not alone in abusing judicial power to force individuals to get vaccinated. Judges across the country have ordered defendants to get covid vaccines, sometimes as a condition of avoiding prison. This outbreak of judicial tyranny is a symptom of the authoritarianism pandemic that is the real threat to America.

Corporations are imposing requirements, including that employees show proof of vaccination, pay more for health insurance if they have not had a covid vaccine, and undergo regular (in some cases weekly) covid tests. An increasing number of state and local governments are requiring their employees and even people working in some private jobs to take covid vaccines, as well as imposing vaccine passport requirements on people generally.

President Biden has urged employers to implement vaccine mandates, and government is working with its big tech allies to develop “model” vaccine passports.

Government approved model vaccine requirements combined with government officials encouraging their adoption send the message to businesses that imposing vaccine requirements on their employees, and maybe their customers as well, is a good way to stay in the politicians and bureaucrats’ good graces.

An effective way for the US government to “encourage” adoption of vaccine mandates and vaccine passports is denying federal funds to businesses, states, local governments, and other institutions that refuse to require employees, customers, or other people to prove they are vaccinated. This will result in vaccine requirements while enabling government to claim it is not forcing vaccines on anyone.

President Biden is already planning for the US government denying Medicare and Medicaid funding to nursing homes that do not require their employees to prove they are vaccinated. This could result in staff shortages at nursing homes. A short-staffed nursing home poses a much greater risk to residents than a nursing home with a staff comprised of healthy, unvaccinated individuals. Texas is experiencing a nursing shortage thanks in part to hospitals firing unvaccinated nurses.

Health care workers have good reason to resist vaccine mandates. Many individuals have died or suffered other adverse effects — including miscarriages — after receiving a vaccine.

Some people try to justify vaccine mandates and vaccine passports by saying that, by risking infecting others, unvaccinated individuals endanger other people. However, the federal Centers for Disease Control recently admitted that covid vaccines do not prevent the spread of infections. In addition, the claim that we are having a “pandemic of the unvaccinated” relies on data collected from early in the year — before many Americans had taken covid vaccines.

An important objection is that, if government can force people to take a potentially dangerous vaccine to protect against a hypothetical harm to others, the same reasoning would support the imposing of many additional liberty violations. These could include, for example, “red flag” laws and other forms of gun control, restrictions on access to “extremist” ideas, or a system of mass surveillance to prevent possible future acts of violence. The argument that government can use force to prevent hypothetical harms renders restraint on government power meaningless.

It is imperative that we support the growing resistance to vaccine mandates and vaccine passports. We must also expand the resistance to covid authoritarianism to resistance to all forms of government infringements on liberty.

(Republished from The Ron Paul Institute by permission of author or representative)
• Category: Ideology • Tags: Anti-Vaxx, Civil Liberties, Coronavirus, Vaccines 
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  1. Home run!

    Ron Paul is a Dude. Mad respect.

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
  2. gay troll says:

    The scamdemic is horse shit. Who would know there is a pandemic without the the teevee constantly promoting it? Not me or anyone I know. The television worshippers all presume that life can only go back to normal after the virus is defeated, which is why everyone needs to wear n masks and get n jabs. News flash: what part of “new normal” don’t you understand? Our “normalcy” was not overturned by a virus, it was overturned by bureaucratic priests cosplaying as scientists, and the governments that summarily abrogated our constitutionally guaranteed freedoms, and the corporations who kowtow to the fascist junta that rules the United States by enacting vaccine mandates on their behalf. It is not the virus that needs to be stopped. It is the fascist junta that needs to be stopped. Otherwise there will be no going back to anything. It will be new normal, forever.

    Even when this whole thing started, they said the best we could hope for is to FLATTEN THE CURVE, yet for the last 18 months they have moved the goalposts constantly, so that now COVID must be defeated.

    But COVID has always been a pretext for public AUSTERITY and private windfall. An excuse to expand totalitarian government. It is never going to end unless we DEMAND that it end. To rephrase John Lennon, pandemic is OVER (if we want it).

    Recall NEWSOM.

    SARS CoV 2 came from FORT DETRICK.

    Mandatory masking is ABUSE.

  3. meamjojo says:

    USA vaccination cards are single focus. Unlike the EU Pass, they do not allow for people who have had a past Covid infection, have developed strong antibodies and do not need to be vaccinated to protect others (which doesn’t work anyway as the vaccines do not actually kill the Covid virus). The EU pass considers past infection equal to vaccination.

    With many already immune due to past infections and new Covid antivirals coming to market in the next 6 months, most people will not need vaccinations or the vaccination cards.
    Harvard Epidemiologist Says the Case for COVID Vaccine Passports Was Just Demolished
    New research found that natural immunity offers exponentially more protection than COVID-19 vaccines.
    Monday, August 30, 2021

    • Replies: @Ultrafart the Brave
  4. meamjojo says:

    At least the USA hasn’t revived the WWII internment camps yet for the unvaccinated.

    Australia, OTOH, has “quarantine” camps for those with Covid, one step away from internment camps.
    Australia Dispatch
    Australia Is Betting on Remote Quarantine. Here’s What I Learned on the Inside.
    The pandemic has reinforced countries’ peculiar currents of national identity. In Australia, it’s a collectivist urge, sometimes at the expense of personal liberty.
    By Damien Cave
    Aug. 20, 2021, 4:19 a.m. ET

    • Replies: @animalogic
  5. Kudos to Ron and Rand Paul.

  6. lloyd says: • Website

    I am waiting for the day Ron Paul gets arrested. Thus confirming the adage that the first group imprisoned by a totalatarian regime are the intellectuals. I mean intellectual in its archaic meaning of the most aware of public events. In Animal Farm, the first animals Napoleon slaughtered were the dissident pigs. Benjamin survived by always staying silent until he was ironical after the pigs started walking and it no longer mattered.

  7. Weaver says:

    I don’t have issue with mandatory vaccines in principle. I just don’t like these vaccines. It’s experimental tech. Covid also isn’t dangerous to me. The vaccine seems like a significantly greater risk to me.

    Great article by Dr. Paul. I appreciate that he, and his son, are taking stands.

  8. The US-led terrorist Ziocorporate globalists have been staging coups, sabotage and incessantly waging war around the world for a very long time, authoritarianism is their business. Americans themselves have been the target of US terrorism long before 9/11, Operation Sea Spray is there for a previous instance.

    Agendas from cyberops. to climate change converge, friendly confrontation with China/Russia under plandemic schemes goes on, and psyops against people intensify. Pointing to “government” when all the branches of Ziocorporatism demand compliance only adds unhelpful confusion.

  9. DooHickey says:

    If was President of the USA the first thing I would do is to award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Ron Paul MD…..

  10. Anon[424] • Disclaimer says:

    Judge James Shapiro reached a new low…

    Always, and forever… the Jew.

    • Replies: @Anon
  11. Renoman says:

    Keep up the great work Ron, thank you.

  12. Andreas says:

    The authorities are not motivated by concern for your health. They are entirely motivated by power and control.

    It is all designed to break you psychologically and replace your old identity with a new one that is pliant and easily controlled.

    You already know that whatever you do is not enough. The news is everywhere. One shot, leads to two. Then it is one variant after another followed by boosters for life on the “subscription model”. Great way to keep big pharma revenues flowing, eh. But that’s just a coincidence, of course.

    Once you physically submit to these coercive dictates it is all over. You are now owned. The basic psychological mechanics are no different than an otherwise straight person being punked in prison. Once the razor is applied to the throat, and the fear kicks in, they’ll suck that cock.

    Unfortunately, this seems to be the inexorable path for most of the world’s population.

    It’s historic and will supersede both Stalinist Russian, Nazi Germany and the Cambodian Pol Pot combined in sheer human suffering.

    I wish it wasn’t so. But evil will triumph. There is nothing on the horizon to suggest otherwise.

    Too bad you thought it couldn’t happen here.

    • Agree: Je Suis Omar Mateen
    • Replies: @Cowboy
    , @Greg the American
  13. You have Life?  Good.  Then Life has you as well. All of you! Every organ, every drop of blood and, of course, your brain: your mind. But I have free will!, you say. Of course you do. Sort of.

    Now Life is normally quite placid. Even though Life lives on by consuming itself; the feasting is benign, as it is with all Life’s wards; with one notable exception. You.  And the rest of the human race. We are Life consuming gluttons extraordinaire. Think Gettysburg, Dachau, Hiroshima and …factory farming: ad nauseam.This is not new, of course. Our behavior is old news. Life has cut slack to humans because we have a uniqueness that has warranted observation over time. Time may have just run out.

    Humans now have the ability to destroy the biosphere. Our pernicious conduct may have convinced Life that without its prompt interjection; it is inevitable.Enter Mr.Covid 19. Force Majeure of modern plagues. Sponsor of the blame game to end all blame games. Seven billion people have an opinion…and an asshole. The ones who have a microphone or a computer demonstrate both, daily. Think Life has a hand in all this?

    Maybe the plague is a worldwide distraction to give the Biosphere a little breathing room to heal from ongoing human assault? Hmmm.Millions are dead. Millions are becoming infected every day. The virus twists and turns and presents a new face constantly. We rush to keep up but seemingly always lag behind. How so? Is it out of our hands?Note: I appear to have become hostage to this topic. Could I be prompted by the Life force to do it’s bidding? Quien Sabe?  [email protected]

    • Troll: Achmed E. Newman
  14. Anon[230] • Disclaimer says:

    Judge Shapiro, you think they are stupid? You are endangering your own community.

  15. SafeNow says:

    “We must also expand the resistance to covid authoritarianism to resistance to all forms of government infringements on liberty.” – ending of the essay

    Excellent essay. Unfortunately, the above is half a thought, and not logically complete. What has to follow is:

    1. “…even if you or your family suffer harsh personal consequences”; or

    2. “…but NOT if it means that you or your family suffer harsh personal consequences. In that case I give you a pass. Keep your head down. Donate anonymously to a libertarian or conservative politician, but that’s it. That’s your resistance.

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
  16. @meamjojo

    It’s about bloody time the Fed’s Gov’ sorted out dedicated quarantine facilitates for travelers.
    Hotels are just too leaky.
    Australia is an island
    We have some natural advatages should we choose to use them.
    And, yes, I agree that things are getting a bit “fascist” .
    Never, ever have I heard the “Narrative” ever say that the vax’s
    don’t stop you catching the virus or spreading it. I call that “lies by omission “.

    • Replies: @Ultrafart the Brave
  17. Cowboy says:

    The irony is that the government has us by the short hairs where one ball is conservative law and order types and the other ball is progressive “karens” where both sides tend to cite the insane notion that “if you don’t break the law you have nothing to fear”.

    The fight is at the local fifedom level where the cabal of police, prosecutors, and judges need to be resisted at every opportunity.

    • Replies: @Cowboy
  18. The left has all the power in this country, whether or not they have their President in power. I’ve noticed this for years now. You would be hard pressed to find one major Institution in the U.S. that is not controlled by the left and now, as in the case of judges, the radical left.

  19. @meamjojo

    With many already immune due to past infections and new Covid antivirals coming to market in the next 6 months, most people will not need vaccinations or the vaccination cards.

    To qualify your statement, no-one has ever needed vaccination for Coron Chan.

    On the one hand, Corona Chan has proven to be basically no worse than a regular bout of influenza for most people.

    On the other hand, even for those at risk due to age or compromised immune systems, a variety of readily available cheap, extremely safe and highly effective remedies has been known and proven virtually from the outset.

    The fact that governments around the world are literally marching in “lockstep” to the WEF’s tune in pushing “vaccines” and “vaccine passports” alongside tyrannical lockdowns and all manner of illegal mandates to crush any resistance, pretty much gives the game away.

    The many naturally immune and allegedly coming antivirals will make no difference.

    This is a global power grab disguised as a “pandemic”, and (unless someone intervenes forcefully and soon) we will continue down the road to George Orwell’s 1984 on steroids, with never-ending eugenic “booster” shots, manufactured “outbreaks”, increasingly severe lockdowns and universal livestock control of all remaining humans who are (un)fortunate enough to survive the planned global depopulation.

  20. @animalogic

    And, yes, I agree that things are getting a bit “fascist” .
    Never, ever have I heard the “Narrative” ever say that the vax’s
    don’t stop you catching the virus or spreading it. I call that “lies by omission “.

    The Truth will set you free (or, “the truth is out there”).

    The entire Australian political class (with a few exceptions among the maverick minor parties) have sold their souls to Satan. They are all owned lock, stock & barrel by creepy Bill and Klaus Schwab and the Davos crowd.

    The unelected Victorian Chief Health Officer, Mr. Brett Sutton, sits on the boards of various NGOs sponsored by none other than Bill Gates. The Victorian Chief Health Officer’s sister-in-law, one Jane Halton, is the Chair of Bill Gates’ Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) – in other words, she is literally on Bill Gates’ payroll. Jane Halton also sits on the executive board of the Australian National COVID-19 Coordination Commission, and personally advises God-botherer PM Morrison on Australia’s response to the Corona Chan “pandemic”.


    Just in case there is any doubt as to which master Jane Halton is serving, she “represented Australia” at the World Economic Forum’s October 2019 rehearsal for the Corona CHan “pandemic”, Event 201.

    Australia’s official Corona Chan narrative – “vaccines are our only hope” – is Jane Halton’s narrative, which is Bill Gates’ narrative.

    Here’s a couple of pieces about Bill Gates’ Australian surrogate, Jane Halton…

    The experimental “vaccines” are a lie, the American CDC and the “vaccine” manufacturers themselves openly admit that they don’t stop anyone from catching or spreading Corona Chan.

    We do know from the American Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) that the Corona Chan “vaccines” do a sterling job of killing people (currently around ~15,000 Americans, although VAERS only captures around 1% of vaccine injuries and deaths, which means the actual number of American Corona Chan “vaccine” deaths is likely already well over one million).

    Anyone with an ounce of logic can see that the so-called “vaccines” are not a path to ending any “pandemic”, they are the Satanic Globalists’ doorway to “vaccine passports”, endless mandatory “booster” shots and complete electronic surveillance and permanent control of the entire population of every country on the planet.

    Meanwhile, the cheap, extremely safe and highly effective medicines which cure Corona Chan and could end this insanity in two weeks have all been banned in Australia – because according to all levels of our lockstep-marching Australian government, there is no cure for Corona Chan and “vaccines are our only hope”.

    Corona Chan – Ivermectin Studies

    Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance – Corona Chan Treatment Protocols – Ivermectin

    Dr. Vladimir Zelenko – Corona Chan Treatment Protocols

    Ivermectin Saves India

    Ivermectin Kills Corona Chan Across Africa

    Dr. Ryan Cole Talks About Covid-19, Ivermectin, & The Importance Of Vitamin D

    Video Link

    You agree that things are getting a bit fascist, which is true – but it’s not going to get better, it’s only going to get worse, and worse, and worse, until whoever survives is living under complete electronically surveiled and brutally enforced Globalist control from the cradle to the grave – and you won’t be given a funeral, nor will any mourners be permitted at your mandatory cremation.

    That’s the path that creepy Bill and Klaus Schwab have mapped out for all of us (those 5% of us who survive). As Uncle Klaus stated, after the Satanic Globalists conquer the world and “build back better” (for themselves), the rest of us will all “own nothing, and be happy”.

  21. @Weaver

    Weaver wrote:

    I don’t have issue with mandatory vaccines in principle.

    w/ all due respect, Weaver, did you read these closing statements?

    The argument that government can use force to prevent hypothetical harms renders restraint on government power meaningless.

    It is imperative that we support the growing resistance to vaccine mandates and vaccine passports. We must also expand the resistance to covid authoritarianism to resistance to all forms of government infringements on liberty.

    YOUR own closing statement is particularly disgusting: You APPRECIATE that someone else demonstrates a backbone.

    Saves you having to have one, is that it?

    Push, Pull, or Get out of the way.

    • Replies: @Jokem
  22. Jokem says:

    I think this ought to be in the purview of State and local communities, in keeping with the concept of public health.

  23. @Weaver

    I don’t have issue with mandatory vaccines in principle. I just don’t like these vaccines.

    I agree with Insouciant here. That’s like: “I agree with having Kings in principle. I just don’t like having a Kings who makes rules that I don’t agree with.” Sorry, King don’t work this way. Mandatory doesn’t work this way.

    Great column, as usual, Ron Paul!

    • Agree: mark green, Adam Smith
  24. @Andreas

    Incorrect. while it is true that most of humanity for most of history have lived in bondage to the state or collective or what have you, you are discounting a number of pro-freedom trends including the massive amounts of straight-up wealth currently available to the average American, as well as that old standby the 2nd amendment.
    We are on track to teach a new generation the value of “questioning authority” and a Great Reset of our own. They have made their move too soon, and unleashed the dogs of war, and shown their Marxist hand. It doesn’t look good on them, too many old values remain and are being reinforced as we speak.
    The game is on, they are exposed, and liberty will win for another round, settle in for 10 years of hard work and a false flag or two.

  25. Oh Really says:

    If you do not disagree STRONGLY with “vaccine mandates” in principle, you ARE the problem and have no principles.

  26. as Andrew Anglin put it:

    “your vaccination shot’s efficacy is dependent on my vaccination shot?”

    im no scientist or professional, just a layman trying to find his way in life.

    as a conscious, sentient human being: i reserve my rights, including my right to die. if people are afraid of dying: take your vaccine shot, put on your mask, and leave me alone.

    as Supreme Court Judge Louis Brandeis put it best:

    the “right to be let alone” as “the most comprehensive of rights, and the right most valued by civilized men.”

    • Agree: Randy Dazzler
    • Thanks: Achmed E. Newman
  27. Cowboy says:

    The fight is at the local fifedom level where the cabal of police, prosecutors, and judges need to be resisted at every opportunity.

    “The accusation of racism is particularly offensive in the context of the Hartford Police department which must not only remain free from bias against its own members but also the public at large,” Superior Court Judge Cesar Noble wrote in his decision.

  28. RyanMcV says:

    Ted Rall supports the Official Narrative of 9/11, a pure fantasy covering up the false-flag operation.

    Ted Rall supports the Official Narrative of the “pandemic”, a Big Lie created by Big Media/Big Tech/Big Pharma/Big Government to promote and cover up multiple crimes and dangerous, often lethal genetic-modification treatments (“vaccines”).

    Rall is a wokeist member of the Branch Covidian cult whose members are dedicated to ignoring scientific facts and shutting down free speech. I guess that’s what being a “progressive” or a “liberal” means these days.

    The Covid lie grows like Pinocchio’s nose. Paul Craig Roberts

    “Delta variant cases are among unvaxxed”–BIG LIE–Medical Information Is Being Suppressed to Cover Up for the False COVID Narrative

    The Prevailing Corona Nonsense Narrative, Debunked in 10 or 26 Minutes. Dr. Thomas Binder, M.D., Doctors For COVID Ethics

    Public Health in UK Reports 80% of COVID Deaths in August were Vaccinated – 70% Higher Hospitalization Rate Also Among Vaccinated

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  29. @RyanMcV

    I agree with your comment, Ryan, and I’ve always detested Ted Rall. Thing is, you wrote your comment under a post by the great Ron Paul. Go down one guy.

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