Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), a physician, warns mandating vaccines on specific age groups could come back to haunt some institutions because of the risk associated with those age groups.
During a Friday 1/21/22 appearance on Fox News Channel’s “The Ingraham Angle,” the Kentucky Republican lawmaker called such mandates “medical malpractice.”
“I believe it’s medical malpractice to force vaccines on children, particularly adolescent males,” he said. “We now have the scientific evidence that shows the risk of myocarditis for young males is greater for the vaccine than it is for the disease. We also know that the disease — the death rate is closer to one in a million. We also know that the more you get the vaccine, the higher your risk of myocarditis. So 90% of the myocarditis came with a second vaccine. What do you think it happens when you give them a third vaccine?”
Rand Paul is a physician. When Fauci says anything medical, we’re told to believe him. Why? “Because he’s a physician.” Yet Rand Paul is a physician. Not only should we ignore him; we should censor him. On what basis? No answer is given.
That’s what you call intellectual dishonesty. Intellectual dishonesty is not science.
It’s also what you call tyranny. Tyranny is destructive not just to the body, but to the mind.
I wrote the following to somebody just today on the subject of tyranny, regarding the growing tyranny in my (current) home state of Delaware:
The problem is with the psychology of living under a tyranny: the idea of tyranny is that the tyrant can do whatever he feels like, whenever he feels like it. Most people are upset that [leftist Delaware Gov. John] Carney reimposed the mask mandate, but hope and pray it will be gone by spring. Don’t they see? Carney doesn’t even know what he’s going to do. It’s just the exercise of power for its own sake. Health, rights, safety have nothing whatsoever to do with any of it. Once we allow him to exercise unlawful and immoral control — and now the precedent has been established — then the way is cleared for him to do literally everything and anything. I predict vax mandates will come to Delaware before long, and perhaps soon. And other things we can’t yet think of, and ultimately things that have nothing to do with viruses — how often you can drive, what you can drive, where you can go, what you can read. That’s the whole point — we don’t know, but he knows we know he can do whatever he wants. And there are worse than Carney waiting in the wings.
Tyranny arrests the ability of the mind to think. It fosters intellectual dishonesty in the name of “science” and yet only allows one version of science. Where necessary, tyrants MAKE UP facts in order to advance the political narrative of the moment; while suffocating facts that refute or undermine the political narrative of the moment.
None of this is new. Every dictatorship in the history of mankind has done it. Now it’s happening in America, with shocking and open arrogance. We should be in the midst of a revolution now. Instead, people hide in their homes and pray for daylight — anything rather than offend your leftist neighbor.
Poison is toxic for your body. Intellectual dishonesty disguised as science is toxic for the mind. Tyranny will eventually destroy both your body and your mind. America is more advanced in tyranny than at any time since its founding. Be afraid — but also get angry. And fight back, with your brain and your mouth if nothing else. While you still can.
Michael J. Hurd, Daily Dose of Reason