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On Vaccines, Masks, and Mandates: The post- Americanism and Fear, Incorporated

I have stated – and I am in no way trying to reshape the words I’ve written, posted on social media or explained via my radio shows – that doctors and data show that the Covid-19 vaccines have been helpful in preventing death amongst vaccinated people. I’m fine with people getting vaccinated. But I do not support force: I support choice. Whether you get vaccinated or not is completely up to you, including whether or not you consult with your doctor.

When I came across this piece at National Review, I thought I could have written it. Michael Brendan Dougherty explains that the fear Americans are being hammered with will only end when we stop looking to so-called experts and failed institutions for their “help:”

This is a question of politics — political culture, the authority of normal life versus the respected authorities in charge of public health. Public-health authorities don’t know how to stop giving you extra-restrictive advice. And they can’t learn how to stop giving it if we don’t learn how to stop asking for it. Or until we start ignoring what they say, and start punishing politicians who translate their guidance into nuisances.

– Michael Brendan Dougherty, National Review Online


I generally agree with his overall point, and wanted to further elaborate on my point above. I oppose forced vaccination. I find those who favor employers demanding their employees get vaccinated disgusting. It’s more than just a strong disagreement; the people who advocate for forced vaccination believe in an America that is anything but America.

I support those who have already had Covid deciding that they do not need the vaccine. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY, and a doctor in his own right) has long been discussing the value of natural immunity, meaning those who already have had Covid-19 have natural antibodies – natural immunities – that keep them safe. Forcing those people to get a vaccine seems backwards and irrational. I also support the use of monoclonal antibodies, or other therapeutics that a citizen and their doctor decide to take.

To that end, I support a citizen and their doctor deciding to use hydroxychloroquine. I support a citizen and their doctor deciding to use ivermectin, which I am pretty sure is a phrase that will get you banned from Facebook. Imagine the world we Americans live in now. Stating “I support citizens and their doctors making decisions about their own health, including what treatments to try” is a radical, revolutionary act!

As Joe Rogan stated on his podcast, they (the politicos, the health professionals, the media) are “mini-dictators:”

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