Authoritarian Pandemic of Tyranny Spreading Faster Than Corona

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Tue Sep 7 20:11:44 PDT 2021

Ron Paul Warns Pandemic Of Authoritarianism Is The Real Threat

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

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

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.

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