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In my first week in the House of Representatives in 1976, I cast one of the two votes against legislation appropriating funds for a swine flu vaccination program. A swine flu outbreak was then dominating headlines, so most in DC were frantic to “do something” about the virus.

Unfortunately, the hastily developed and rushed-into-production swine flu vaccine was not only ineffective, it was dangerous. Approximately 50 people who received the vaccine subsequently contracted Guillain-Barré syndrome, a potentially fatal form of paralysis. According to an expert with the Centers for Disease Control, the incidence of Guillain-Barré was four times higher among those who received the swine flu vaccine than in the general population.

That sad history may soon repeat itself. Right now, governments and private industries are working to rapidly develop and deploy a coronavirus vaccine. Microsoft founder Bill Gates, who is a major funder of these efforts, has suggested everyone who receives a vaccine be issued a “digital certificate” proving he has been vaccinated. Dr. Anthony Fauci, whose record of wrong predictions makes him the Bill Kristol of epidemiology, also wants individuals to carry some proof they have been vaccinated.

Another authoritarian proposal floated to deal with coronavirus is to force everyone to download a phone app that will track their movements. This would allow government officials to identify those who may have been near anyone who may have had coronavirus. Such mandatory “contact tracing” is an assault on our privacy and liberty.

Vaccines can improve health. For example, vaccines helped reduce the incidence of diseases like polio. But not all vaccines are safe and effective for all people. Furthermore, certain modern practices, such as giving infants multiple vaccines at one time, may cause health problems. The fact that vaccines may benefit some people, or even most people, does not justify government forcing individuals to be vaccinated. It also does not justify vaccinating children against their parents’ wishes. And it certainly does not justify keeping individuals and families in involuntary quarantine because they do not have “digital certificates” proving they have had their shots.

If government can force individuals to receive medical treatment against their will, then there is no reason why government cannot force individuals to buy medical insurance, prohibit them from owning firearms, dictate their terms of employment, and prevent them from taking arguably harmful actions like smoking marijuana or drinking raw milk. Similarly, if government can override parents’ wishes regarding medical treatment for their children, then there is no reason why government cannot usurp parental authority in other areas, such as education.

Proponents of mandatory vaccines and enhanced surveillance are trying to blackmail the American people by arguing that the lockdown cannot end unless we create a healthcare surveillance state and make vaccination mandatory. The growing number of Americans who are tired of not being able to go to work, school, or church, or even to take their children to a park because of government mandates should reject this “deal.” Instead, they should demand an immediate end to the lockdowns and the restoration of individual responsibility for deciding how best to protect their health.

(Republished from The Ron Paul Institute by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. Ok says:

    Not a snowballs chance in hell anyone is injecting me while I’m alive.

    And who decided Bull Gates was an authority on anything? He reminds me of a third world dictator who promotes himself from Captain to General. and, he is crazy.

    Here’s some more truth about Dr. Fauci, Gates, vaccines, and bug phara.

  2. Ok says:

    Bill Gates is insane.

    • Replies: @anon
  3. Another authoritarian proposal floated to deal with coronavirus is to force everyone to download a phone app that will track their movements. This would allow government officials to identify those who may have been near anyone who may have had coronavirus. Such mandatory “contact tracing” is an assault on our privacy and liberty.

    To me, this is the really scary stuff, though I agree with your take in the rest of the fine article. The iEspionage is something the Chinese government has been more advanced on than even the Feral Gov. here. I really thought that country was going in the right direction a dozen years ago, when I first saw the place first-hand. No, but they are buying into this cashless, tracked, society with not a lot of resistance that I’ve heard about.

    The cashless bit is the part that really rings a bell if one has read the Book of Revelation. I don’t pretend to know what all that multi-faced-beast stuff is about, but I can tell you that after America’s ordeal with the Hildabeast, we may well wonder from whither will come the other 3 horsepersons of the Apocalypse.

  4. anon[230] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ok

    Bill Gates is insane.

    Bill Gates is not insane. Bill Gates is a sociopath who made money from other peoples inventions, tried to screw Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen out of his Microsoft shares while Paul Allen was being treated for cancer, and stands to make millions from any Covid-19 vaccine that is produced.

    • Replies: @obwandiyag
  5. jsinton says:

    A microchip on my hand? Maybe one in my forehead? No mark of the Beast on me, please.

  6. @anon

    Not to quibble, but sociopaths are insane.

  7. If Bill Gates is so committed to his vaccines let him put his money where his mouth is. Our forefathers committed their lives and their fortunes to the liberty of this nation. The indemnity protections afforded to vaccine producers should be removed. Then let’s see how much they promote their agenda.

  8. Bill Gates is also has a gun grabber agenda, and he has weird Epstein ties. A freaky dude with a freaky wife who has values far from the average American. Also, Microsoft sucks because it can’t lay off selling me the next thing when I’m happy with what I’ve got.

    Typical Ron Paul, simple, straight to the point, and obvious. There is some historical yellow fever precedent for this “identification” situation worth looking up if you don’t know of it. I suppose the thing making it concerning right now is the influential forces that seem to be gunning for America as it has been, as though to take down what’s left of it and replace it with a future dreamed up by Bill Gates and friends, and yet my fellow Americans seem unconcerned.

  9. Russian GRU (Military Intelligence) Colonel Vladimir Kvachkov ‘Exposes the Coronavirus NWO Agenda’

    Col. Kvachkov, formerly with the Centre for Defence & Strategic Studies of the Russian Armed Forces General Staff:

    The coronavirus phenomenon, the so-called pandemic – and let me tell you – there’s no pandemic, it’s all a lie – needs to be considered as a global, strategic special operation

    These are exercises of the world’s behind-the-scenes Zionist & financial powers on controlling humanity

    We are being served special psycho-political information propaganda, an operation of world globalist mass media serving the behind-the-scenes powers creating this terror

    ‘They’ are looking – who is obeying & who is not

    The coronavirus & the financial crisis that emerged immediately are inextricably tied

    A first global attempt to take away political rights happened on 11 September 2001, then a declaration of war on humanity disguised as a war on terrorism

    Now they need another excuse for greater control & takeover of humanity – the coronavirus, with an aim to limit political rights & make people afraid, by Zionist & financial world powers

    Coronavirus has an artificial origin, it’s proven scientifically already

    Also, economic relations went from the real economy to the virtual economy financial bubble, which now needs to be deflated

    In China they have a patriotic faction, and another of money-oriented pro-Americans, who tried to use the coronavirus in Wuhan [until President Xi ended the lockdowns]. And then it started in Europe.

    Europe & China are two geo-economic adversaries of the USA. And this is where they injected this virus first.

    Another aim is reducing the world’s population. They think there’s too many of us ordinary people [They want] 100 million of their own kind & perhaps 1 billion to serve them.

    Until we get rid of our internal parasites who rule over us, we can’t tackle other parasites

    11min16s, English subtitles by Inessa S.:

    Text excerpts above from:
    https://www.henrymakow.com/2020/04/GRU-Pandemic-is-a-lie.html

  10. JasonT says:

    To implement a program such as forced vaccination, it takes the compliance and agreement of a large number of people. No matter how badly Gates wants this done, it will take many doctors, nurses and police to implement it by force. Doctors, nurses and police are people too, and most of them (except maybe the police) are not sociopaths.

    So why is it that people like Gates can get their way?

  11. Paul seems to have convinced himself that anything that goes against his laissez-fair free-market Oz has got to be a plot of some kind. And, always, every time, no exceptions, a fiendishly sinister and byzantinely complex one, meant for no other purpose than to enslave him, no less. You’d think his angry abusive dad got great big and turned into a government.

    Wikipedia says that of the 620 bills that Paul sponsored over his twenty-two years in Congress, only one became law – allowing a federal customhouse to be sold to a local historic preservation society. This almost exactly parallels Hillary’s illustrious Senate career, ironically enough. Do we hear the phrase “out of touch with reality,” at all, here?

    I blame this libertarian war on reality for the mess we are in. For the past forty years, there has been an ongoing campaign to delegitimize the very idea of state institutions designed to improve the well being of the population. The government, obeying its constitutional mandate “to provide for the common welfare”, is relentlessly attacked as an enemy of progress by those who profit most from evading its legitimate oversight. So who’s going to take its place? Capitalists, whose only motive is to generate and keep for themselves the “surplus profit” they create by overcharging for goods made by people they underpay for their labor?

    We are seeing that countries with intact state institutions have been better able to handle the current pandemic. They cannot be dismissed as authoritarian tyrannies. They are, rather, efficient – far more so than any for-private-profit system.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  12. @Observator

    • Un-American Commie: @ Achmed E. Newman

    (Dr. Ron Paul is the Dad, BTW. His nickname “Dr. No” was given to him as he only voted for bills that were Constitutional. What a great country we’d have had if we’d had a couple of hundred more Dr. No’s in the House and a majority in the Senate!)

    I’m sorry, buddy, but I don’t respect your Authoriah. The only authority I respect is the US Constitution, and I make an exception to that regarding abomination known as Amendment XVI*.

    .

    * See also Part 1 and Part 2.

  13. I registered Republican in order to vote for Ron Paul.
    It is not a coincidence that the “pandemic” occurred when it did. Trump has to play along or the MSM will paint him as a murderer. Sweden took the best option.

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