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Mask tyranny reached a new low recently when a family was kicked off a Spirit Airlines flight because their four-year-old autistic son was not wearing a mask. The family was removed from the plane even though the boy’s doctor had decided the boy should be exempted from mask mandates because the boy panics and engages in behavior that could pose a danger to himself when wearing a mask.

Besides, four-year-olds do not present much risk of spreading or contracting coronavirus. Even if masks did prevent infections among adults, there would be no reason to force children to wear masks.

Mask mandates have as much to do with healthcare as Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screenings have to do with stopping terrorism. Masks and TSA screenings are “security theater” done to reassure those frightened by government and media propaganda regarding coronavirus and terrorism that the government is protecting them.

Covid oppression will worsen if vaccine passports become more widely required. Vaccine passports are digital or physical proof a person has taken a coronavirus vaccine. New York is already requiring that individuals produce digital proof of taking a coronavirus vaccine before being admitted to sporting events.

Imagine if the zealous enforcers of mask mandates had the power to deny you access to public places because you have not “gotten your shot.” Even worse, what if a potential employer had to ensure you were “properly” vaccinated before hiring you? This could come to pass if proponents of mandatory E-Verify have their way.

E-Verify requires employers to submit personal identifying information — such as a social security numbers and biometric data — to a government database to ensure job applicants have federal permission to hold jobs.

Currently, E-Verify is only used to assure a job applicant is a citizen or legal resident. However, its use could be expanded to advancing other purposes, such as ensuring a potential new hire has taken all the recommended vaccines.

E-Verify could even be used to check if a job applicant has ever expressed, or associated with someone who has expressed, “hate speech,” “conspiracy theories,” or “Russian disinformation,” which is code for facts embarrassing to the political class.

Many employers will be reluctant to hire such an employee for fear their businesses will become the next targets of “cancel culture.” Those who doubt this should consider how many businesses have folded under pressure from the cultural Marxists and fired someone for expressing an “unapproved” thought.

Politicians and bureaucrats have used overblown fear of coronavirus to justify the largest infringement of individual liberty in modern times. Covid tyranny has been aided by many Americans who are not just willing to sacrifice their liberty for phony security, but who help government take away liberty from their fellow citizens.

The good news is that, as it becomes increasingly clear that there was no need to shut down the economy, throw millions out of work, subject children to the fraud of “virtual” learning, and force everyone to wear a mask, more people are turning against the politicians and “experts” behind the lockdowns and mandates. Hopefully, these Americans will realize that, in addition to coronavirus lockdowns and mandates, the entire welfare-warfare-fiat money system is built on a foundation of lies.

(Republished from The Ron Paul Institute by permission of author or representative)
 
• Category: Ideology • Tags: Coronavirus, Disease, Vaccination 
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  1. The airlines’ management seemed encouraged by the new Feral laws with a $10,000 fine threatened on anyone who doesn’t properly face-diaper-up. They feel this will be easier on them, because the gate agents and flight attendants can just say “FEDERAL LAW!” (not like most of them really want to be a prison guard in a different uniform …) Peak Stupidity has covered the awful combination of Security Theater and Healthcare Theater together at the airport terminal in COVID / TSA twin peaks of stupidity.

    Covid tyranny has been aided by many Americans who are not just willing to sacrifice their liberty for phony security, but who help government take away liberty from their fellow citizens.

    Yep. I think the rest of us are a minority at this point.

    The good news is that, as it becomes increasingly clear that there was no need to shut down the economy, throw millions out of work, subject children to the fraud of “virtual” learning, and force everyone to wear a mask, more people are turning against the politicians and “experts” behind the lockdowns and mandates.

    You’re one hell of an optimist, Ron Paul – I’ll give you that.

    Hopefully, these Americans will realize that, in addition to coronavirus lockdowns and mandates, the entire welfare-warfare-fiat money system is built on a foundation of lies.

    Most WILL realize that. However, that’ll be AFTER the financial SHTF and/or the nation turns totally Communist. Only then will that light bulb come on … powered by an exercise bike like in Soylent Green.

  2. Jokem says:

    I worked for a health insurance company that required people to get a flu vaccine, or stay away from others until they did. They also forbade smoking on company grounds as well as 50 feet away from company property.

    • Replies: @Jim Christian
  3. Politicians and bureaucrats have used overblown fear of coronavirus to justify the largest infringement of individual liberty in modern times.

    And strangely, this travesty seems to have been implemented in coordinated lockstep across the entire planet.

    How is this possible? Who is pulling the strings? Who is calling the shots? Who is the author of this madness?

    Ironically, the question is the answer.

    I have to wonder, if creepy billionaire eugenicist Bill Gates and his partner in crime Melinda disappeared – just vanished off the face of the Earth – how much longer would this rolling pile of BS keep on keeping on? Do they have squads of enthusiastic apprentices waiting in the wings to take up the eugenic cause in the event of the Emporer’s demise? Does Klaus have a contingency plan to cover for creepy Bill’s absence?

    It seems to me that the most direct route to victory in any battle is to take out the adversary’s leadership. Sure seems to be the logic adopted by American military doctrine.

    Hardest part is figuring out exactly WHO is actually leading the opposition, and WHO are just the deputies. All that smoke and mirrors is probably there for a reason.

    • Replies: @Jim Christian
  4. This obviously makes the Hypocratic oath into a travesty, and makes informed consent a thing of the past. This is a serious threat to our survival, and we should act accordingly.

    • Replies: @republic
  5. @Jokem

    Anti smoking tyrannies began in Clinton’s day.

    • Replies: @Jokem
    , @Jim Christian
  6. @Ultrafart the Brave

    Fair take, UFB (I can’t call you Fart, dood). They’re making a fortune on masks for starters. Follow the money, who sits on the boards, who profits? It is there you’ll find your answer. Who indeed?

  7. I went to Walmart the other day and they asked me to wear a mask.

    Now I know exactly what it was like to be sent off to a Gulag.

    After shopping I got a McChicken and looked away stoically thinking …… what terrifying tyranny will they come up with next?

    Driving by a bridge on the way home made me wonder if I should stop to jump and leave the horror that is pandemic America. But I went out for an espresso instead.

    If only the government had listened to the Libertarians. They would have left the borders open and private industry would have coordinated to garner a response out of the kindness of its collective heart.

    And they thought Alisa Rosenbaum was crazy to call for open borders to the third world and an end to public health agencies. What a tragedy it is that this political group only gets around 1% of the vote.

    • Replies: @Dumbo
    , @animalogic
  8. Jokem says:
    @Jim Christian

    Agreed, but since it was a private company, they have the right to define conditions of employment, even silly ones.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
  9. @Jokem

    Agreed, but since it was a private company, they have the right to define conditions of employment, even silly ones.

    Not really. For starters, they cannot mandate an experimental therapeutic that is currently being used under an Emergency Use Authorisation. I suppose that at some point in the next year or so these “vaccines” will get approval, at which point injury by a mandated vaxx might be covered by workers’ comp and might be legitimately requested by the employer for an employer to take.

    Beyond that, negotiation is not out of the question. Even if you aren’t covered by a union, a group of concerned employees are still covered by the NLRA and can use that to wring concessions for acceding to employer wishes, e.g. the employer could fund additional insurance to compensate you if the vaxx they insist you take as a condition of employment injures you.

    The stupidest thing an employer could do at this point is penalise a worker or group of workers for refusing to take the vaxx.

    • Replies: @Jokem
  10. Businesses deemed to be ‘essential’ , such as transportation services, continued to operate during the lockdown.

    Employees were required to wear masks and practice social distancing. I know of one business which followed this model and had no outbreaks of coronavirus, despite employing hundreds of workers.

    Was it necessary to shut down the economy? Absolutely not. Should we be compelled to join their vaccination theater? Absolutely not. The virus is on its last legs and natural immunity is taking over.

  11. Jokem says:
    @The Alarmist

    They only required a flu vaccine, and had non-smoking rules.
    Requiring an experimental vaccine would be questionable, but then they might argue the alternative was to require a person to stay at distance from everyone else, so the experimental vaccine was not ‘required’.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  12. Dumbo says: • Website

    The good news is that, as it becomes increasingly clear that there was no need to shut down the economy, throw millions out of work, subject children to the fraud of “virtual” learning, and force everyone to wear a mask, more people are turning against the politicians and “experts” behind the lockdowns and mandates. Hopefully, these Americans will realize that, in addition to coronavirus lockdowns and mandates, the entire welfare-warfare-fiat money system is built on a foundation of lies.

    The chance of that happening is zero.

    It’s more likely that people will accept masks, lockdown, poverty and debt-slavery forever.

    If not for “Covid”, then for “climate change”, for “terrorism”, for [insert the new panic here].

  13. Dumbo says:
    @John Johnson

    Liar. Mr. Paul is not for open borders. And his views have evolved over time.

    https://ontheissues.org/tx/Ron_Paul_Immigration.htm

    I went to Walmart the other day and they asked me to wear a mask.
    Now I know exactly what it was like to be sent off to a Gulag.

    False equivalency. There are degrees of badness. No one is saying that mask and lockdown mandates are the equivalent of Gulags. But having police arrest you or harm you because you’re not wearing a mask, still seems an excess to me. Not to mention, pointless and stupid.

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman, Rurik
  14. @Jokem

    For both of you, I will add this: Instead of the nation of yeoman farmers, small businessmen, and entrepreneurs, that we were closer too many years ago, we have become a nation of “wage slaves”. It’s worse than the situation in the 1950s, say, when there were “company men” and long-term stable employment at your GM’s and IBM’s, because Big Biz is in complete cahoots with the Feral Gov’t now. Additionally, the Feral Gov’t is involved in all of our affairs, hence Big Biz feels a need to also.

    The LOCKDOWNs have only made this worse, by destroying lots of small businesses and making Amazon and the like even bigger. Then, there has been massive immigration, flooding the supply of labor, hence decreasing the ability for an individual worker to bargain for a decent wage.

    So, yeah, you’ve got no rights, practically speaking, when you pull into the parking lot for your wage-slave job.

    I wish the workers had more bargaining power, Alarmist, but I think most of them, when told to take the jab, will question nothing and meekly comply. Most Americans live paycheck-to-paycheck.

    • Agree: Adam Smith
    • Replies: @Jokem
  15. Jokem says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    This sounds a lot like the Marxist viewpoint.

    The situation you describe is a result of government overregulation.
    Wickard v. Filburn made it so all commerce is interstate commerce, even if that commerce exists only within a state.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  16. @Jokem

    Jokem, you’ve read my comments on here. I’m as far from a Marxist as our columnist Ron Paul here is.

    You are right that government over-regulation is a big factor in the crushing of small business by Big Biz, because Big Biz is heavily involved in MAKING the regulations. (Do you also note that Big Biz is much more in favor of open borders, Jokem?)

    One Libertarian economist (Milton Freedman?) said “you can have open borders or a welfare state, but not both.” You’d probably agree with that. If people had to pay their own way, as in no privatizing the profits, but socializing of the losses by Big Biz (via free bankrupting-level ER care, welfare, cheating like mofos on their taxes with made-up dependents, WIC … I could go on), then one could say many of the illegal and legal immigrants wouldn’t come. It’s something I didn’t know till reading VDare on it some years back, but many of the immigrants in the big wave from 1880s through early 1920s went back after struggling here.

    However, if you agree with Mr. Freedman completely, you and Ron Paul (to some degree) would be missing another major problem. Economics aside, the culture of a large majority of this 55-year wave of immigrants is drastically foreign to the original American culture and political ideas. Let me put it this way, Jokem: Not very many of these Chinese, Hispanic, •Indian, and African immigrants are going to be the ones subscribing to Reason magazine, going to Town Halls except for tribal reasons, and earning their Citizenship in the Nation merit badges. I.e., we are not importing additional Libertarians and Constitutionalists in anything but negligible amounts.

    I really did get off the subject his time, so, sorry about that, Jokem. Big Biz wants cheap labor. The law of Supply and Demand says with a bigger supply of labor, and the same demand, wages will go down. Do you want that?

    • Replies: @Jokem
  17. Jokem says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Thx for explaining.
    Ron Paul and his so, Rand both ascribe to the concept of big business wanting to regulate the little guy out of existence. This is the effect of Wickard v. Filburn, which is a direct contradiction of the ICC of the Constitution.

  18. @Jim Christian

    I worked mostly in what they called the Federal Triangle and anti smoking regs were in full force and effect by 95ish. People were forced to loading docks and stairwells by then. They were down there so many times to go smoke the nonsmokers started agitating for equal breaks, heh. IBM in Maryland banned smoking on the entire campus in Rockville, so the smokers were gone that much longer. Me, at airports and the rest, I rely on the best skill I learned in school from grade three onward, smokin in the boy’s room. Airports have a lot of nooks and crannies.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  19. @Jim Christian

    Jim, when I was a cube dweller I wished I had an excuse to go down the elevator and outside the building on nice days like the smokers did. I thought about just saying I smoked and not. OTOH, I felt bad for them having to go out in the cold on the cold weather days.

    • Replies: @Jim Christian
  20. @John Johnson

    You maybe completely correct — however, wilfully eating McDonald’s “food” is not confidence inspiring.

  21. @Achmed E. Newman

    Smokers are a funny lot, Achmed. When they knew I was on their site fixing phones they’d follow me to the underground closets where Verizon came into the building along with other remote spots in the place to smoke a couple. Next time I’d come back there would be butts all over the floor, I hadda start locking the closets when I left.

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