Australians have been subjected to some of the most draconian restrictions in the world, purportedly pursued to counter coronavirus, since early last year. Yet, Kerry Chant, the chief health officer of the Australia state of New South Wales, has found a way to up the dehumanizing demands placed on the suffering Australians. No more conversations, Chant has declared.Continue reading
There has been much movement in the United States government over the last few years toward women being required, like men, to register with Selective Service and thus join the pool of individuals who could be drafted into the military. Will this be the year that women will start having the threat of being conscripted hang over their heads?Continue reading
There was some great news last month when the state of Florida won, in a United States district court, a preliminary injunction against the enforcement of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) mandates, including for vaccine passports, under the CDC’s draconian and unprecedented “conditional sailing order” imposed on cruises in the name of countering coronavirus. I provided details about the court decision in an article here.
Unfortunately, late Saturday night — before the district court’s preliminary injunction was set to take effect on Sunday, a panel of three judges of the 11th Circuit decided by a two to one vote to stay the preliminary injunction pending appeal. The appellate court’s decision thus dictates that the CDC’s mandates on cruises, and cruise ship crews and passengers, remain enforceable for the time being.Continue reading
Over the last two years, I have been writing about how the congressional Democratic leadership has stood in the way of the bipartisan effort that would be needed to adopt marijuana legalization at the national level. It has done so by choosing as its legalization vehicle the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act that features race-based provisions and marijuana business subsidies that ensure that nearly no Republican congressional members will support the bill. The strategy has allowed Democrats in Congress to continue to bluster in favor of marijuana legalization while making no progress toward legalization becoming reality.Continue reading
In May, when experimental Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus “vaccine” shots were being rolled out for children ages 12 to 15, I wrote that state and local governments should decline to participate in the promotion and distribution of these shots to children. What is the sense in subjecting kids to known risks of the shots, as well as risks that in part due to the rushed introduction of the shots are still unknown, in response to coronavirus that poses near zero risk of death or severe illness to them? Governments, leave the kids alone.Continue reading
It does not seem fair. This week, Johnson & Johnson was called out by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for problems with Johnson & Johnson’s experimental coronavirus vaccine. While experimental coronavirus vaccine competitors Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech skated by without censure despite their shots appearing likely to cause the same problems, the FDA put out a warning regarding the Johnson & Johnson shot.Continue reading
Over at lewrockwell.com, Laurence M. Vance has written a great rejoinder to President Joe Biden’s assertion, in a June 23 speech advocating a large expansion in suppression of the exercise of the right to bear arms, that gun dealers who sell pistols, rifles, and shotguns to Americans are “merchants of death.”Continue reading
A new study out of England quantifies just how tiny the risk of death from coronavirus is for children. Two in a million — that is the number of children under the age of 18 killed by coronavirus in England over 12 months according to the study by scientists at University College London, and the Universities of York, Bristol, and Liverpool.Continue reading
Last week, I wrote about Ohio state Judge Richard Frye requiring defendants to take experimental coronavirus vaccine shots as a condition for probation, with probation being the means by which defendants can avoid being sent to prison. Frye had insisted that none of the people he had ordered to take the shots had expressed any philosophical, medical, or religious objection. He said his imposition of the probation requirement was just intended to help the defendants overcome their “procrastination” regarding taking the shots.
Here is an update. An interview with one of the defendants ordered by Frye to take the shots backs my argument in my article that the judge’s imposing of the probation condition is in practice the exercise of government force to make the defendants take the shots.Continue reading
In America, national, state, and local governments, along with allied companies and colleges, have been laying on the propaganda and pressure for everyone to take experimental coronavirus vaccines, some of which are not even vaccines under the normal meaning of the term. “The vaccines are safe and effective,” is the refrain of the pushers, though there is much reason to doubt that assurance.
At least nobody is forcing us to take the vaccines, Americans may say to themselves for a modicum of relief. But pressure — often supported by government even if implemented by private parties — to take the experimental coronavirus vaccine shots can be intense. Refusal can lead to hardships including being fired from one’s job, refused entry to events, barred from travel, or kicked out of one’s college. Does none of that amount to forcing people to take shots?Continue reading