Tyrants just about always say they mean well in imposing tyranny. Sweeping prohibitions, coupled with harsh enforcement, the tyrants say, are necessary to advance important conditions, such as health, economic wellbeing, or defense from an enemy’s menace.
So it goes as well with United States President Joe Biden who has unilaterally exercised broad tyrannical powers on matters including mask mandates and vaccine mandates in the name of protecting people’s health.
Addressing his mandates that people take experimental coronavirus “vaccine” shots, Biden, in his December 21 speech related to the US government’s actions taken in the name of countering coronavirus, acknowledged that “vaccination requirements are unpopular for many.” Then, declared Biden: “But my administration has put them in place not to control your life, but to save your life and the lives of others.”
Every freedom loving person should outright reject this go-to “I mean well” excuse used by tyrants through the ages. Even if the experimental coronavirus vaccine shots were safe and effective as propagandized nonstop by government officials and people in the big money media, the freedom to reject the shots and other medical interventions is fundamental. People are wise to fight to protect against government abuse of this freedom irrespective of politicians’ promises of safety.
Next time you hear Biden talk up one of his mandates as protecting people’s health, remember that he is repeating a common tyrants’ pitch that time and time again has led to destruction of people’s freedom. Tyranny, despite promises otherwise, has tended to lead to bad health results for the people as well.
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About Ron Paul:
Ron Paul, an eleven-term congressman from Texas, devoted his political career to the defense of individual liberty, sound money, and a non-interventionist foreign policy. Judge Andrew Napolitano called him “the Thomas Jefferson of our day.”
After serving as a flight surgeon in the U.S. Air Force in the 1960s, Dr. Paul moved to Texas to begin a civilian medical practice, delivering over four thousand babies in his career as an obstetrician. He served in Congress from 1976 to 1984, and again from 1996 to 2013.
Ron Paul, the New York Post once wrote, is a politician who “cannot be bought by special interests.”