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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has proposed the next multi-trillion dollar “coronavirus relief” spending bill that will support testing, tracing, treatment, isolation, and mask policies that have been part of a “national strategic plan” she has been advocating. The Trump administration is not opposing Pelosi’s plan on principle. Instead, it is haggling over the price.

But, even if the strategic plan could be implemented at little or no monetary cost, it would still impose an unacceptable cost in lost liberty.

Pelosi’s plan will lead to either a federal mask mandate or federal funding of state and local mask mandate enforcement. Those who resist wearing masks could likely be reported to the authorities by government-funded mask monitors. We can label this the “Stasi” approach to health policy, after the infamous East German secret police force.

Contact tracing could lead to forcing individuals to download a tracing app. The app would record where an individual goes and alert authorities that an individual has been near someone who has tested positive for coronavirus.

The strategic plan could eventually include Bill Gates’ and Anthony Fauci’s suggestion that individuals receive “digital certificates” indicating they are vaccinated for or immune to coronavirus. A certificate would be required before an individual can go to work, to school, or even to the grocery store. The need to demonstrate vaccination for or immunity to coronavirus in order to resume normal life would cause many people to “voluntarily” receive a potentially dangerous coronavirus vaccine.

The Trump administration has already spent billions of dollars to support efforts of companies to develop a coronavirus vaccine. Policymakers have stated that once a vaccine is developed it will be rushed into production and onto the market. Supporters of expediting production and use of a vaccine should remember the 1976 swine flu vaccine debacle. The swine flu vaccine was rushed into production in response to political pressure to “do something.” The result was a vaccine that was more of a danger than the flu.

Unfortunately, those who raise legitimate concerns regarding the safety of vaccines are smeared as “conspiracy theorists.” This is the equivalent of stating that anyone who dares criticize our interventionist foreign policy “hates freedom” and is probably a “terrorist sympathizer.”

The coronavirus panic has given new life to the push for a unique patient identifier. The unique patient identifier was authorized in 1996, but appropriations bills since 1998 have contained a provision forbidding the federal government from developing and implementing the identifier. Unfortunately, two weeks ago, the House of Representatives voted to repeal the ban. The unique patient identifier would aid government efforts to track and vaccinate every American, as well as to infringe in other ways on liberty in the name of “health.”

Politicians and bureaucrats cannot eliminate a virus any more than they can eliminate terrorism. What they can do is use terrorism, a virus, and other real, exaggerated, or manufactured crises to expand their power at the expense of our liberty.

Politicians will never resist the temptation to use crises as excuses to gain more power. Therefore, it is up to those of us who know the truth to spread the message of liberty and grow the liberty movement, A strong liberty movement is the only thing that can force the politicians to stop stealing our liberty while promising phantom security from terrorists and viruses.

(Republished from The Ron Paul Institute by permission of author or representative)
• Category: Ideology • Tags: Coronavirus, Government Surveillance, Terrorism 
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  1. Thank you Ron Paul for a concise and spot-on read. I couldn’t agree more. Most readers must wonder why government would go to the lengths of HIPPA (does anyone not remember the first 5 years of HIPPA) only to basically overturn the intent of law that protects patient health confidentiality.

    Actually, we should know why. Fiat money, the new God which citizens and elected officials worship alike. If Gates, the Vaccine Industry and big Pharma (as well as the captured regulatory agencies who were once supposed to police them) want to round people up and inject them with a trackable data chip, they will simply buy the language of new laws to allow for it.

    This is the problem of pure fiat money, as I have warned in (no longer running) and in

    These warnings of the danger of pure fiat, and the way in which it incentivises criminal behavior (especially with regard to financialization and derivatives) has been kept in good company over the years, but it has also increased the wealth and power of the “wrong type” of people.

    People will say, “What could we do about it? We were just trying to pay our bills and keep food on the table – who has time for anything else?”.

    Understood. I made the time for these contributions to the dialogue, and it still did not have the desired effect. But it woke a few people up. And Ron Unz, and Ron Paul have done this as well.

    Time will be the final proof of the efforts of men.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  2. The cult of the Germ Religion is going to die. Too many times they cried wolf, just to push poisonous vaccines. Thanks to the internet, the lies are exposed quicker and more often. Only the Godless lying mainstream media supports the cult of the Germ Religion and no one trusts the Godless lying mainstream media. Does anyone even watch it?

  3. Saggy says: • Website

    But, even if the strategic plan could be implemented at little or no monetary cost, it would still impose an unacceptable cost in lost liberty.

    Paul computes the cost in lost liberty and compares it to the cost of loss of life, and for him it’s liberty that must be saved.

    I’m on Rand Paul’s email list, and recently got a report of his efforts to boost medical savings accounts, Paul not realizing that medical costs in the US are so high that no one besides the uber rich could pay for them out of pocket, but he thinks the lower classes should save their money to make the effort.

    It’s too bad the Pauls are idiots. Their brains are dominated by right-wing politics, and reality is beyond their grasp.

  4. @Saggy

    YOU are the idiot.

    Ron Paul deals in facts.

    • Replies: @Saggy
  5. Thanks as always Ron Paul for fighting the good fight. Unfortunately not only do the majority of Americans not want liberty, the want, even demand government tyranny. Freedom is just too scary, big daddy government makes them feel safe and secure. They are too stupid to comprehend, nothing the government does in the name of safety and security is ever done in their best interest.
    America is a fool’s paradise!

  6. Saggy says: • Website
    @Robert Dolan

    Ron Paul deals in facts.

    Let’s suppose you’re hospitalized with CV – a typical stay is on the order of 10 days. The cost will no doubt be well north of \$100,000. How many American’s can pay that out of pocket? The idea of people paying for medical expenses out of pocket in today’s world is absurd, especially when you consider that the well off have insurance, and the out of pocket option is only for the poor. That’s Rand Paul’s world, ergo, he is an idiot.

    • Replies: @turtle
  7. Another solid post by a true defender of liberty… well, or a valiant attempt over his lifetime. I just hope Dr. Paul has not had to experience the announcements in airports and on commercial aircraft these days.

    It used to be just the talk about “the FCC says….”, regarding the safety equipment or talking back to the flight attendant the wrong way. Then, after the War on Terra started, we had to hear about “the TSA says…. ” in addition. The latest bullcrap coming out of the speakers all over the terminal is “the CDC says….” Yeah, we’ve got 3 Feral agencies trying to run our lives a the airport now, with CNN still on in the background. Time for noise reduction headsets? Well worth the thousand bucks.

    Peak Stupidity is NIGH!

  8. @Saggy

    Robert Dolan is right, though, Saggy. You are indeed an idiot. Do you understand that individual healthcare costs don’t have to be high when you are paying only for your own costs, not 5 illegal aliens in the ER with you, and the free healthcare for via your medicare taxes too? I’ve done a number of things on a cash or check basis, and it works pretty damn well for all involved.

    Do you know that a friend’s groups of 3 medical offices had 11 out of the 50 employees employed in collections? It’s damn complicated with the Feral Gov. and large bureaucratic Big-Biz companies working hand-in-hand with the Feds involved. That’s 20% of the medical practice staff engaged in nn-medically-productive work.

    A free-market system would work well, but the Gov has made it impossible to go back without burning it all down (a feature, not a bug). How do I know it will work? I don’t need a time machine, just conversation with older Americans who experienced it. Maybe you should talk to some people off the internet some time.

    • Replies: @Saggy
    , @turtle
    , @gsjackson
  9. onebornfree says: • Website

    “Politicians and bureaucrats cannot eliminate a virus any more than they can eliminate terrorism. “

    …….Or eliminate drug use, or robbery, or assaults, or “bad” health practices, “bad” religions, “bad” sexual practices, obesity, poverty [ and on and on and on and on]; or anything else most people mistakenly believe that governments politicians and bureaucrats can/will magically eliminate.

    Government interference [via laws, mandates etc.] always makes any perceived social problem WORSE, not better.

    Government solutions never work- and the evidence is all around us if we’d only open our our eyes and look.


    Book [pdf]: “Why Government Doesn’t Work”:

    “Government is a disease masquerading as its own cure” Robert LeFevere

    “The kind of man who wants the government to adopt and enforce his ideas is always the kind of man whose ideas are idiotic” H.L.Mencken

    “Because they are all ultimately funded via both direct and indirect theft [taxes], and counterfeiting [central bank monopolies], all governments are essentially, at their very cores, 100% corrupt criminal scams which cannot be “reformed”or “improved”,simply because of their innate criminal nature.” onebornfree

    Regards, onebornfree

    • Replies: @paranoid goy
  10. @onebornfree

    Meh! You are angry at the world, maybe?
    It is one thing calling out the evil you see in the world. Close your eyes, and if you can still see the evil, maybe it is not always coming from outside?
    I checked your site. You can sure enumerate all our faults. Bit light on practical solutions, though.
    Don’t be so angry.When doggy catches up with the car, what he gonna do?
    And if you think government serves no function, then you do not understand the function of government. But then, you seem to get your information from a fraternity that wants to consolidate all wealth and “rule the nations with an iron sceptre”. They hate all forms of Goy government.

  11. @Roacheforque

    Your HIPPA mention caused a visceral reaction, and I forgot to write back the other day, Roach. This asinine law is taking us back a century as far as communications go. I get lab work done once per year, and they cannot email results back, but they will put it in the mail… if they remember. The place is a good ways from me, but if I want it within a week (probably slower now, with the P.O. shenanigans), I have to drive back there to get the results.

    Such is the modern world. One step forward, with computer tech, and two steps back, with government and computer tech.

  12. Saggy says: • Website
    @Achmed E. Newman

    I’ve been doing a little thinking AE, and I’ve come to realize that the exponents of –
    * free market capitalism
    * anarchy
    * libertarianism
    * ayn rand
    are in fact all one and the same, and, sad to say, are all idiots, to the extent that there is no point in arguing with them at all because they are hopeless ideologues, wedded to the juvenile ‘philosophy’ of ayn rand that I outgrew in high school.

  13. I love Ron Paul, the ONLY honest politician in my lifetime.

    However, it did confound me when he wrote: “Contact tracing could lead to forcing individuals to download a tracing app.” As a lover of liberty, that should have been followed with the obvious suggestion not to carry a smart phone with you.

    I’ll never carry a smart phone, and wouldn’t know how to download an app if I had one. My \$15 no-contract, no-chip flip phone meets all my needs. How did we old folks ever make it thru the majority of our lives without one?

    And, one has to be downright stupid to take a voluntary corona test. More testing means more corona cases, yet many otherwise intelligent people don’t understand that, as they wait in line for hours to take one. And, even with a false positive, the ghoulish contact tracing police will come calling. I plan on flying under the radar as long as possible – with luck for the rest of my life, which might not be too much longer anyway.

    BTW, it appears that Trump has lost the race to be the first country with a working vaccine. Vlad Putin claims the Russians already have one, and that his daughter has taken it. I suggest that Ivanka and Jared be first in line to take one here.

    • Agree: turtle
    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    , @turtle
  14. @follyofwar

    Great commenting, FoW! However, I’d beg to differ. I’m sure you were around during the time of Barry AuH20, just based on what your wrote just now. There’s another, so at least 2!

    Regarding the phones, first of all good, on you for that. I have a flip phone, but it is a POS even for making phone calls. I’ve got to switch.

    3 words for your future, enterprising young budding EEs: easily usable Faraday cages, small GPS jammers, simple mic jammers (say just grounding out the 2 contacts?), and switchable camera obscurers. OK, OK, that ended up more than 3 words, here’s 2 more – Fuck you …

    … just get to work!

    From a former ZerohedgeHog, I’ll bring it down to 3 again:

    Faraday cages, Bitchez!

    I suggest that Ivanka and Jared be first in line to take one here.

    Excellent idea. Screw clinical trials, this is SERIOUS, man!

  15. onebornfree says: • Website

    “My \$15 no-contract, no-chip flip phone meets all my needs.”

    Could you give the brand name, perchance? I’m interested [I’m current Tracfone user, looking to switch].

    regards, onebornfree

  16. onebornfree says: • Website

    Video: “How Fauci has run this same billion dollar scam decades ago and is getting away with it again:”

    Regards, onebornfree

  17. turtle says:

    well north of \$100,000.

    Depending of which “health care” facility you become a victim, that number may be one order of magnitude (a.k.a. one power of ten) too low.
    Based on my own experience with Riverside Criminal Hospital:
    in 2014, \$100,000 will get you ~ 18 hours of “hospital” stay.
    That is six years ago. No doubt costs have gone up since then.
    Then again, RCH is owned by:
    and they own their own U.S. Senator, which evidently has its advantages.
    \$2 billion fine for defrauding Medicare is just a routine and necessary business expense for these crooks. Can you say RICO?
    My insurance company was shocked by the charges, but ultimately paid policy limits, thus leaving me with several thousand in residuals, which I duly paid.

    My active hatred for these crooks is ongoing.
    Were it within my power to drop a nuclear weapon, or fuel-air explosive, on their facility, I would do so, and feel very good about it. Evacuate the patients first, of course. They are innocent victims.

  18. turtle says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    20% of the medical practice staff engaged in nn-medically-productive work

    A fact of life with which they are no doubt totally comfortable, even, or especially, if they bitch about it.
    The alternative would be for the consumers of their services to know what they are actually being charged, and that would never do.
    The Big Con of medical billing in the U.S. is essentially dependent on third party payment, where the eonsumer of the services has absolutely no idea what they cost.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  19. turtle says:

    So, far, there is no law in California which requires anyone to own, or carry, a cell phone.
    I refuse to carry any type of cell phone, which is just an electronic tracking device that, incidently, can make telephone calls.
    Those who need to contact me, either for business or personal reasons, have my land line number. If i am not near the phone , the message machine will pick up. If i am on a call, your call will go to voice mail. To quote Joe Walsh, “Just leave a message, and maybe I’ll call.” Works for me…

    • Replies: @Piglet
  20. jsinton says:

    The can vaccinate me when I’m dead. And when the start contact tracing, my phone goes in the river. I’ll wear a mask when there’s no other way for me to get fed. I’ll avoid shopping as much as possible if they require a mask. If they don’t stop the insanity, it’s their loss. I’m quite content resisting as much a reasonably possible. Time for the madness to end.

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
  21. @turtle

    I ran out of [AGREE]s, Turtle, but I did have a qualification anyway. I doubt this Doc cared, right, as everyone else is subject to the same thing. Service is priced accordingly. However, as I wrote above, when you work out an actual cash deal, both parties can be pretty pleased with the amount of money exchanged.

    Thanks for you cell-phone comment too. Again, I agree.

    • Replies: @Cowtown Rebel
  22. gsjackson says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    I believe the total cost to my parents of giving birth to me in a hospital was \$50. At least that was the average cost for such a procedure in 1950. I think in most countries today you just pay market value for medical services, but in the U.S. we have the bloodsucking insurance companies in the middle of it all completely distorting the market.

    I can recall Obama addressing Congress circa 2010, and getting the most robust applause for saying that the health insurance companies do serve a purpose. Oh how the pols cheered to see their major donors being let off the hook. What that purpose was Obama didn’t elaborate on.

  23. @Achmed E. Newman

    Mr. Newman, I wanted to catch up with you from the Nutty Liberal thread… I wanted to Thank You for your kind words, and to let you know that I concur with your writings and I find them very informative and entertaining. There are quite a number of excellent correspondents on this site and I learn a great deal from visiting here. Although, I cannot begin to keep up with the volume of material that is offered. And, truthfully, some of the content has no interest for me.

    I get the impression that you, and many others who comment on this site, are better educated than me; including those on the Left. It makes me wonder how they can be so naive or stupid about obvious things when they have such a high degree of intelligence and possess specialized skills? Then again, perhaps it isn’t naivete’ or idiocy that misguides them, it is a deviant nature or a malevolent spirit.

    As for Cell Phones, I’ve had two cheap flip phones, but they didn’t last very long. I don’t know what happened, they just went kaput after a couple of months. I don’t feel like I’m missing out on anything. Years ago, everyone thought I should have a pager. They said they couldn’t ever find me at home. I told them that I have an answering machine, and if they left a message, I would return their calls.

    I saw an interview that Harvey Levin did with Benjamin Netanyahu, and Netanyahu asked Levin “What do you not see?” (gesturing with his hands over his torso). Levin looked around, shrugged, and said “I don’t know?” Netanyahu put his head back, stuck out his chest, waved his fingers over his chest and waist again, and replied “A Cell Phone!” “I Do Not Have A Cell Phone!” “You can be tracked, you can be monitored, you can be compromised.” “I Do Not Have A Cell Phone!”

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  24. Piglet says:

    Other countries are further along in this process. A good friend’s sister in Korea reports that it is mandatory to download a contact tracing app to one’s cell phone and it is mandatory to carry one’s cell phone. If it has happened there, it can happen here.

  25. What covid response is is a CIA tactic. It is in fact attacks on individuals by institutions. Saul Alinsky must have been one of the most evil and one of the most stupid people that has ever lived in America. We are watching his 13 Rules For Radicals playout in real time. This is 100% illegal. It employs violations of RICO laws, in addition to fraud, and constitutional rights violations. It is a proven fact that torture is counter-productive. It has been proven that torture does not work, but Saul Alinsky’s 13 Rules For Radicals employ psychological torture in addition to the total destruction of peoples lives through the use of entirely illegal tactics. There is nothing radical about Saul Alinsky’s tactics at all, unless radically status quo, radically fascist, and radically elitist could be considered radical. 


    It seems that Charles Manson has taken over “The Movement.” We now have Hitler groupies in America, romanticizing Adolph Hitler. On the other extreme side we have BLM that is in league with the Weather Underground terrorists Bill Aires and Susan Rosenberg. The fact that BLM is funded by Wall Street and large international corporations proves that it has been hijacked by the very people that the original BLM protesters were protesting. BLM is a pro Wall Street astro-turph network that is a violent version of The Tea Party astroturph network that was hijacked by David Koch and Wall Street. Check the sponsors and you will see that they are funded by many of the same institutions. 

    The instutions are the problem, and BLM is an agent of the instututions that have destroyed America. 

    Saul Alinsky must have known absolutely nothing about human nature at all. Or, maybe he just assumed that everyone was the same as Elliot Abrahms. I refuse to provide positive reinforcement for sick, sadistic, illegal, destructive behavior. Rewarding evil behavior encourages more evil behavior and makes the world a more evil place to live in.

    Saul Alinsky must have had, and those employing his tactics have severe behavioral problems that are so severe that their behavioral problems have led them to a life of serial criminality of sadistic, abusive, predatory crime. It is really sick as hell. These are psychopaths that belong in federal penitentiaries. They have dedicated their lives to being wrong, illegal, and evil. It is total insanity.

    A tactic that would be legal would be a petition to change a regulation or law or boycott a company that is violating human rights or the environment or something of that nature. That is not an illegal, evil, sadistic, cowardly, tactic. The White House even has allowed people to create petitions on its website.

    Saul Alinsky was not a community organizer. He was a community terrorist.

    Saul Alinsky uses premeditated, deliberate, criminally organized tactics with the clear intent to harm an individual through targeted harrassment and stalking.

    Since the stated goal is to harm, and isolate an individual and the stated techniques are the use of targeted harrassment and stalking, which are both illegal also, this is organized crime in violation of RICO laws.

    Here are his tactics that do not work, since they stupid, wrong, sadistic, evil and illegal.

    1. “Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.” Power is derived from 2 main sources – money and people. “Have-Nots” must build power from flesh and blood.
    2. “Never go outside the expertise of your people.” It results in confusion, fear and retreat. Feeling secure adds to the backbone of anyone.
    3. “Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy.” Look for ways to increase insecurity, anxiety and uncertainty.
    4. “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.” If the rule is that every letter gets a reply, send 30,000 letters. You can kill them with this because no one can possibly obey all of their own rules.
    5. “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” There is no defense. It’s irrational. It’s infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions.
    6. “A good tactic is one your people enjoy.” They’ll keep doing it without urging and come back to do more. They’re doing their thing, and will even suggest better ones.
    7. “A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.” Don’t become old news.
    8. “Keep the pressure on. Never let up.” Keep trying new things to keep the opposition off balance. As the opposition masters one approach, hit them from the flank with something new.
    9. “The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.” Imagination and ego can dream up many more consequences than any activist.
    10. “The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition.” It is this unceasing pressure that results in the reactions from the opposition that are essential for the success of the campaign.
    11. “If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive.” Violence from the other side can win the public to your side because the public sympathizes with the underdog.
    12. “The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.” Never let the enemy score points because you’re caught without a solution to the problem.
    13. “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions.

    People that employ such tactics are not flesh and blood, but flesh eating bacteria. Avoid them like the plague!

  26. @Cowtown Rebel

    Thanks for the compliment, Rebel. Regarding the cell phones, especially the “smart” ones, who’d have thought that Big Brother come ot watch over us, and most people would be just glad to pay big bucks for this “service” too?

  27. I decided a while ago that there are at least three different bases for the overreaction to the Coronavirus here in the US. My argument in full is here:

    But to put it briefly, we have:

    1) The Myth of Progress – people believe, deep in their subconscious mind, that every problem has a technological solution, and that virus pandemics belong in the barbaric past – thus, they do not think about the downsides of whatever excessive measures are necessary to make sure people don’t go out and about until they can get vaccines, contact-tracking, or whatever other technology is supposed to make the virus go away.

    2) The people who are doing the most to determine public opinion relative to the coronavirus are doctors and journalists, who have little to lose from an extended shutdown, and thus tend to overlook its costs, especially on the poor. Journalists can work from home; doctors are usually essential workers and even when they aren’t, they are wealthy enough to deal with being cooped up in their house more easily than most Americans can.

    3) Mask-wearing, and support for more anti-covid measures in general, is a political shibboleth for people’s opinions toward Donald Trump. If they hate Trump, they exaggerate the severity of what’s going on in order to make the President look like a callous buffoon who tweets while people die, and then they have to do all sorts of over-the-top virtue signalling to show how serious they are. People who like Trump display their politics by doing the opposite, and refusing to submit even to reasonable covid restrictions.

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