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  • The Great Barrington Declaration Is A Spark of Sanity In A Mad World

    10/13/2020 7:04:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 13, 2020 | Joe Allen
    The Great Barrington Declaration offers a way forward, but do most Americans have the courage to risk their sense of security to maintain enduring liberty?In an era in which every dubious decision is “due to COVID-19,” we hear policymakers repeating the same mantra: “If just one life is saved,” it’s worth relinquishing our freedoms, our sanity, and possibly our future. More often than not, this ethical dilemma is presented without mentioning the obvious trade-offs or long-term consequences.Imagine you’re an administrative dictator. If you could “save just one life” — or even thousands — by crippling the youth, vaporizing a million...
  • 5 Charts That Show Swedens Strategy Worked. The Lockdowns Failed; Sweden Shows there's a better way to combat COVID-19.

    10/09/2020 4:40:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Foundation for Economic Education ^ | 10/09/2020 | Jon Miltimore
    Government officials in Sweden announced this week that the government expects to maintain its mild restrictions on gatherings for at least another year to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.Unlike most other European countries and nations around the world, Sweden declined to initiate a nationwide lockdown or mask mandates, opting instead for a policy that restricted large gatherings and relied on social responsibility to slow transmission of the virus.For months, Sweden was criticized for its decision to forego an economic lockdown.Sweden becomes an example of how not to handle COVID-19, CBS declared in its headline in a July article.Sweden had...
  • Maskless flash mob marches through Target shouting Take off that mask

    09/16/2020 8:43:58 PM PDT · by george76 · 109 replies
    NYP ^ | September 16, 2020 | Jackie Salo
    A rowdy group of anti-maskers marched through a Target in Florida and shouted at other shoppers to Take off that mask, viral video shows. Footage on Twitter Tuesday showed the crowd parading around the aisles of the store located in Ft. Lauderdale, according to HuffPost and disregarding the stores face mask requirement as one of them exclaims, Were not going to take it anymore! Anti-maskers in Florida invade a Target, wrote a user who shared the video, which has received more than 6.6 million views as of Wednesday afternoon. Another video posted to YouTube showed the same group...
  • Michelle Malkin: Americans Against Unconstitutional Mask Mandates

    09/16/2020 6:58:12 PM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | September 16, 2020 | Michelle Malkin
    Good news: The anti-mask mandate movement is gaining steam. Americans yearning to breathe free are waking up from their pandemic stupor. Common sense and constitutional principles, now more than ever, are vital to a sovereign nation's health. On Monday, a federal judge rescinded Democratic Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf's shutdown orders restricting gatherings, forcing "nonessential" business closures, and directing citizens to stay at home to combat COVID-19. U.S. District Judge William Stickman determined that the sweeping measures violated "the right of assembly enshrined in the First Amendment." He noted Wolf's hypocrisy in severely limiting indoor and outdoor fairs, festivals, concerts, and...
  • Nancy Pelosis Hair Appointment Hypocrisy Exemplifies Her Poor Political Instincts

    09/03/2020 7:35:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 3, 2020 | Ben Domenech
    Did the salon owner make Pelosi make an appointment? Did she make her take her mask off? Of course not. There is no politician in Washington so insulated from criticism as Nancy Pelosi. Still surrounded by all the good wishes of sycophantic journalists in awe of her previous tenure as Speaker, in DC Pelosi gets away with saying a wide variety of crazy things, committing herself to extreme positions, and engaging in pointless and occasionally self-damaging battles. Any outside perspective would see her as flailing and ineffectual. But in Washington, she is the Grand Dame of Capitol Hill who can...
  • Lockdowns Are Supposed To Help The Vulnerable, But Theyre Hurting My Autisic Son

    08/18/2020 10:21:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 18,2020 | Anominous
    Online education just doesn't work for children with special needs. If we truly care about the marginalized in society, we have to open schools immediately. My son, now 11 years old, was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder when he was three. Since then, he has been in intensive behavioral intervention treatment almost continuously until the coronavirus lockdown closed our city in March.His treatment is two-pronged: at-home therapy focused on everyday functioning (paid through private insurance) and an individualized education program at his school to target academics and socialization. He receives speech and occupational therapy services as a part of his...
  • Why The Price Of Face Masking Is Not As Small As It Seems

    08/17/2020 6:09:53 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 50 replies
    thefederalist ^ | 08/17/2020 | Laura Baxter
    There are no solutions, only trade-offs, Thomas Sowell famously said. When government takes action, even if that action is desperately needed, we still give something up. In the case of the Wuhan virus with the endless mask mandates, social restrictions, and shutdowns it has ushered in that something is our precious freedom. The American founders recognized this conundrum. According to James Madison in Federalist 37, one of the greatest challenges of the Constitutional Convention was to find the right combination, the right proportions, of government power and individual liberty. The more we ask from our government, the more...
  • Experts Say COVID-19 Cases Are Surging, But How Reliable Is The Testing Data?

    08/07/2020 6:15:57 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 38 replies
    thefederalist ^ | 08/07/2020 | Gavrielle Rodriguez
    As Americans entered summer with a glimmer of hope that COVID-19 might recede, those hopes were quickly dashed after a rapid resurgence of the virus in Sun Belt states. Now approaching midsummer, the numbers continue to surge across the South and Western regions of the United States. Florida and Texas, two of the hardest-hit states besides California and New York, have broken record numbers of cases in the last several weeks. Florida recorded an all-time high of about 15,200 cases in a single day July 11.
  • How Mask Mandates Can Make Life Confusing For The Elderly, Young, And Hearing-Impaired

    08/04/2020 11:54:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 83 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 4, 2020 | Chrisine Weerts
    Since COVID-19 mask mandates and social distancing, my mother has lost much of her ability to navigate through the hearing world, decreasing her independence and confidence. My mother is a very independent and somewhat private person, and at 94 still lives in her own home, helps care for my father, and drives (cautiously). So I was surprised during my last visit when she asked me to go with her to her doctor. The doctors office had just started offering face-to-face appointments again and she hadnt been feeling well. We wore our masks and sat in the socially distanced chairs in...
  • The Moral Case Against Mask Mandates And Other COVID Restrictions

    07/31/2020 6:04:31 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    thefederalist ^ | 07/31/2020 | David Shane
    People who resist COVID-19 restrictions are often accused of being selfish and caring only about their own freedom. While that might explain the actions of some, moral arguments can be made against many of the restrictions. Although simple appeals to freedom are indeed less popular today than in the past, we should not disregard them. Nearly all our responses to COVID-19 require balancing one concern against another, and individuals and institutions will come to different conclusions as they try to strike that balance.
  • Without A Real Coronavirus Vaccine, Herd Immunity Is Our Only Hope

    07/21/2020 7:34:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 21, 2020 | Joy Pullman
    Herd immunity is exactly what the spike in cases indicates is developing, and we need it to continue. Politicians have been reimposing and maintaining lockdowns and mask mandates due to media furor over “spikes” in coronavirus cases. This has happened in 21 states and many more localities, says The New York Times. One of the many problems with this is that the nation needs people to keep getting coronavirus.That’s because coronavirus spread is a natural vaccine that protects those who survive — which is the vast majority — and even those who don’t catch it, through herd immunity. This natural...
  • Now Even the WHO Is Saying You Shouldn't Wear a Mask in Public All the Time

    07/03/2020 9:18:08 AM PDT · by george76 · 51 replies
    Western Journal ^ | July 2, 2020 | Jared Harris
    As political forces in the United States push for strict mask mandates to fight the spread of the coronavirus, new guidance issued by the World Health Organization undermines the lefts claim that people must be forced to wear the protective equipment in public. The WHO posted the updated recommendations in a Wednesday tweet. This most recent change, which outlines when people should not wear a mask in public, follows months of inconsistent information from the group about face coverings. ... People should NOT wear masks when exercising, the WHOs update reads, as masks may reduce the ability to breathe comfortably....