The indispensable necessity of complete authority at the seat of government, carries its own evidence with it. It is a power exercised by every legislature of the Union, I might say of the world, by virtue of its general supremacy. Without it, not only the public authority might be insulted and its proceedings interrupted with impunity; but a dependence of the members of the general government on the State comprehending the seat of the government, for protection in the exercise of their duty, might bring on the national councils an imputation of awe or influence, equally dishonorable to the government and dissatisfactory to the other members of the Confederacy.- Federalist 43, James Madison (1)
Where are the social justice warriors’ outrage, over disabilities’ rights? I personally haven’t seen any rush to my defense as the ADA was trodden by the mask mandates in the name of “safety” from a virus with nearly 100% survival rate. (1) While it’s not clear to me why it is required, or even suggested that healthy people wear facemasks to avoid a virus with such a high survival rate, I’m flummoxed at the notion of mandating something that is not only incredibly deficient in scientific evidence, denoting efficacy (2), but has a superfluity of evidence indicating, adverse physiological, and psychological, health effects. “Is has been hypothesized that facemasks have compromised safety and efficacy profile and should be avoided from use.” (3) It’s particularly odious that people with disabilities, many whom like myself have spent a lifetime developing coping mechanisms are now being put in further risk and detriment by being forced to wear a facemask. It’s obvious how facemasks pose a challenge to those with asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or other respiratory disabilities (4) but there are many less obvious contraindications of no less significance.
"The US is the embodiment of evil, then they complain why we chant 'Death to America. As long as America continues its wickedness, the Iranian nation will not abandon 'Death to America.”-Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Supreme Leader of Iran. (1) In 1979 there was an overthrow of the Iranian Shah, Reza Ali Pahlavi. The overthrow is officially called the Islamic Revolution, was led by Sayyid Ruhollah Musavi Khomeini, an exiled Islamic scholar who would become known to the world as Ayatollah Khomeini. (2) The result of this ‘revolution’ was the establishment of a theocratic regime that has based its entire legal system off of Islamic law, or rather Sharia law, a system that establishes a patriarchal system, and has historically been abusive towards women. (3) While the country does have elected officials, such as a President, a Prime minister, and a legislative body, the true power of Iran’s political system rests with the Supreme Leader, who controls the military, state run media, and the judicial system, and a twelve, person body called the Guardian council that vets, and approves of which political parties and individuals can hold political office. (4) Another thing that must be considered is that since 1984, the Islamic Republic of Iran has been labeled by the US State Department as a State Sponsor of Terrorism, on a list that includes North Korea, Syria, and Cuba. (5) Iran has also exerted immense political influence in the Southwest Asian, or Middle Eastern region,(6) even having a former president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, calling for the nation of Israel to be ‘wiped off the map.’ (7)
During the April 15, 2021, Congressional Hearing on Reopening America from COVID-19, Representative Scalise starts the hearing with some very powerful opening statements: “Dr. Fauci, the question I get asked the most these days, is pretty simple; “If I got the vaccine, why can’t I resume my normal activities, why can’t my children go back to school, and why can’t I go to a restaurant with my friends again?” Neither the CDC, nor NIH, nor the White House have provided a satisfactory or consistent answer to that question. In the absence of logical guidance, Americans have done what American’s do better than anyone in the world. They’ve taken the initiative to safely get back to their everyday lives as fast as they can.”
If you’re anything like me, prior to any major, potentially life altering decision you seek as much information possible to best adjudicate the risks vs rewards. Americans like to exclaim “my body my choice”, and while I fully echo that sentiment, I wonder how well equipped we are to handle some of the most precarious medical dilemmas. I embarked in my research concerning the various experimental, prophylactic pharmaceuticals currently available, in the hopes of finding clear concise delineations between risks, efficacy, and benefits concerning each of them vs taking none at all. Much to my chagrin, the tremendous opacity I faced, rendered me far more questions than answers! Since I lack the answers, I hoped to lay out for you, I will instead share a fraction of the questions that plague me. For the purposes of this article my focus will adhere to the three covid related injections currently offered in the United States.
Bruce Jenner, known as Caitlyn Jenner since 2014 (1), is considering running for Governor (2) of California in the upcoming election, due to the Gavin Newsom Recall (3). In a 2015 20/20 interview with Diane Sawyer, Jenner revealed that he is a coservative in the realm of politics and that he has considered himself a Republican his entire life. (4) When Jenner spoke up about his struggle (5) with Gender Dysphoria (6), he was immediately made into this sort of icon for the LGBTQ+ community. With that high status came much scrutiny when it came to political ideals, seeing as that is all this country can seem to focus on in the past 7 years.
“The last thing we need to do is turn the Supreme Court into just a political football, whoever has the most votes gets whatever they want.”- President Joseph R. Biden As of April 9th, 2021, President Biden has signed an executive order creating a commission to study the issue of expanding the United States Supreme Court,(1) bringing to the forefront an issue that has remained largely unpopular amongst the general public since the issue was last polled in October of 2020, in the middle of Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing.(2) Furthermore, the current number of Justices on the Supreme Court has not been changed for more than one hundred and fifty years.(3) However, within the first one hundred years of America’s inception as a nation, it has been subjected to changes.(4)
Good Ol’ Dominion voting. What are they up to now? Well let’s see; Fox News is being sued for defamation by Dominion for $1.6 billion dollars after some in the company pushed the so-called ‘conspiracy theory’ that Dominion rigged the 2020 presidential election, naming Lou Dobbs, Maria Bartiromo, and Jeanine Pirro as defendants.(1) Sadly, Fox News has pulled back from many of these claims as a result as far back as December of 2020, and they are not alone in that move. Newsmax has also pulled any content referring to the 2020 election as being a stolen election,(2) as has One America News Network (OANN).(3) They are also suing attorney Sidney Powell,(4) and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani for $1.3 billion each,(5) MyPillow founder and CEO Mike Lindell, who is also launching a new social media platform called Frank,(6) for an additional $1.3 billion, and threatening to go after anyone else who seeks to spread these ‘conspiracy theories.’(7)
The phrase “Innocent, until proven guilty” has slowly turned into “Guilty, until proven innocent” in this modern world of media and social media. People do not wait for the justice system to do their duty. Their first reaction is to scream “GUILTY!”, rise up in arms and call for blood. This reaction comes from both sides of the aisle and it is the type of reaction that is killing our society.
Vice President Kamala Harris is a skilled political operator. Now why would one say that? Well, a quick dive into the political career of the first Asian American, and woman Vice President will shed some light on her political prowess. First of all, does the name of Willie Brown sound familiar? In California Democratic circles, this man is a political legend who served in the California state assembly for thirty years, serving as speaker of the California State Assembly for fifteen years, upon his retirement, he was elected Mayor of San Francisco, and from 1994 to 1995 the 60 year old Brown was in a public relationship with a then 29 year old Kamala Harris, and when she ran for San Francisco District Attorney in 2003, he supported her.