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Rand Paul makes example out of HHS secretary for ‘lying to people about naturally acquired immunity’


Reported by CHRIS ENLOE | October 03, 2021

Read more at https://www.conservativereview.com/rand-paul-makes-example-out-of-hhs-secretary-for-lying-to-people-about-naturally-acquired-immunity-theblaze-2655217250.html/

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) grilled Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra during a congressional hearing on Thursday over the Biden administration’s seeming refusal to recognize natural immunity against COVID-19. Paul began the tense exchange, which happened during a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing, by asking Becerra whether he was aware of an Israeli study that found natural immunity provided significantly stronger protection than the COVID-19 vaccine.

When Becerra admitted he is “not familiar with that study,” Paul tore into the secretary.

“I think you might want to be if you’re going to travel the country insulting the millions of Americans, including NBA star Jonathan Isaac, who had COVID, [and] recovered — look at a study with 2.5 million people, and say, ‘Well, you know what, I should make the decision,'” Paul said. “Instead, you’ve called Jonathan Isaac and others, myself included, flat-earthers. We find that very insulting, it goes against the science.”

“Are you a doctor or a medical doctor?” Paul pressed.

Becerra, in fact, is not a medical doctor or public health expert. He spent three decades in politics before joining President Joe Biden’s Cabinet this year. Becerra dodged the direct question, telling Paul that he has “worked over 30 years on health policy.”

Paul continued:

You’re not a medical doctor. Do you have a science degree? And yet you travel the country, calling people flat-earthers, who have had COVID, looked at studies of millions of people, and made their own personal decision that their immunity they naturally acquired is sufficient but you presume somehow to tell over 100 million Americans who survived COVID that we have no right to determine our own medical care. You alone are on high and you’ve made these decisions, a lawyer with no scientific background, no medical degree. This is an arrogance coupled with an authoritarianism that is unseemly and un-American.

You, sir, are the one ignoring the science. The vast preponderance of scientific studies, dozens and dozens, show robust, long-lasting immunity after COVID infection. Even the CDC does not recommend measles vaccine if you have measles immunity. The same was true for smallpox. But you ignore history and science to shame the flat-earthers, as you call them. You should be ashamed of yourself and apologize to the American people for being dishonest about naturally acquired immunity.

If the Biden administration wants to increase vaccination rates, then Paul told Becerra that officials must stop “lying to people about naturally acquired immunity.”

“Quit lording it over people, acting as if these people are deplorable and unwashed. Try persuasion instead of government cudgels. Try humility instead of arrogance. Try freedom instead of coercion,” Paul said. “Most of all, try understanding there is no more basic medical right than deciding what we inject into our bodies.”

“Today, after hearing that millions of people in a study prove — show without a doubt that there is a great deal of immunity from getting it naturally — do you want to apologize to the 100 million Americans who suffered through COVID, survived, have immunity, and yet you want to hold them down and vaccinate them?” Paul continued. “Do you want to apologize for calling those people flat-earthers?”

In response, Becerra did not address any of Paul’s points, but claimed the HHS is following “facts” and “the science.

Paul responded by telling Becerra the HHS is not following the science, and explained he is not arguing against the COVID vaccine, but rather government mandates for people who have naturally acquired immunity.

“You are just ignoring [sciene] because you want submission. You just want everybody to submit to your will, do as you’re told, despite the evidence, the large body of scientific evidence that says naturally acquired immunity does work, is an important part of how we’re going to recover from this,” Paul said.

Dr. Anthony Fauci infamously said last month he cannot explain why Americans with naturally acquired immunity against COVID-19 need the vaccine.

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Rand Paul: Cut Off Arms Sales To Saudis Until They Take In Refugees


waving flagAuthored by Steve Watson | Infowars.com – November 19, 2015

“The Gulf states have poured gasoline on this fire, they have not taken a single refugee.”

GOP Presidential candidate Rand Paul made some bold statements in an interview Wednesday, noting that until other Middle Eastern countries address their role in the refugee crisis, the US should not be selling arms to them.AMEN

When asked what should be done to help the innocent people fleeing terrorism in Syria and Iraq, Paul called out the neighboring states that have yet to take in a single refugee. “One of the biggest supporters of Sunni terrorism in the world is Saudi Arabia, Qatar is up there, UAE is up there.” Paul noted “Sometimes government, sometimes private donors. What I would say is no more sales of any arms to these countries until they start accepting refugees.” the Senator urged.

“The Gulf states have poured gasoline on this fire, they have not taken a refugee. Iran has not taken in refugees and they’ve been an arsonist in this situation as well.” Paul told Fox News viewers.

“So those who live there need to step up and we need to say we’re not going to sell arms to you anymore if you’re not willing to do your fair share.” the Senator concluded.

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Paul has introduced legislation to restrict benefits to refugees coming into the US. The Senator explained that refugees currently entering are immediately entered into the welfare system, where as disabled veterans and unemployed Americans are already struggling to make ends meet.

“You don’t have the right to be an American citizen. Most people don’t realize this but refugees come here and immediately are put on welfare.” Paul stated, adding that “there are whole agencies set up to put them in government housing, government cash assistance and they’re basically put into our welfare programs…”hell

The Senator also commented on calls made by intelligence heads for expanded surveillance powers in the wake of both the refugee influx and increased terrorism in Europe.

“There will always be those who advocate giving up your liberty in exchange for somehow getting more security, but what we’ve found when we’ve allowed warrantless searches… we didn’t catch any terrorists.”

Paul noted that France has a surveillance program that “invades privacy a thousand times more (than the US program) without restraints, and they didn’t stop this (Paris attack).

The Senator said that if we give up all our liberty in the face of terror threats then “what are we fighting for? What differentiates us from them?”

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Steve Watson is a London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars.com, and Prisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham, and a Bachelor Of Arts Degree in Literature and Creative Writing from Nottingham Trent University.

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While Your Attention Was Diverted to Charleston, House Passed Unconstitutional TPA


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Imperial President ObamaI admit that there are always things that seem to be used in order to cover up other things that are being done. Last week the House shot down the Trade Adjustment Assistance bill, but passed the Trade Promotion Authority (both are unconstitutional). With the coverage of the Charleston Church shooting in South Carolina, the House advanced the TPA again, and this time it passed.

In a 218-208 vote (previous vote was 219-211), with 28 Democrats and 50 Republicans voting in favor of the bill, the House advanced the fast track bill which would illegally delegate authority to the Executive Branch to work out trade agreements. As I’ve pointed out before, trade agreements involve tariffs (taxes). As such, those must originate in the House of Representatives.

Article I, Section 7 of the US Constitution states:

All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives…

This is not a treaty, it’s a trade agreement. Too many people are confusing the TPA with the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which is a treaty. I do believe confusion is exactly what is being perpetrated on the American people at this point in order to advance the agenda.B2A_FvyCMAE14px

The Hill reports:

The House on Thursday took the first step toward resuscitating the White House’s trade agenda by passing legislation granting President Obama fast-track authority.

The bill now goes to the Senate, where the White House and GOP leaders are seeking to strike a deal with pro-trade Democrats.muslim-obama

The Senate is now expected to vote on the legislation, but that is presumed to pass since they have already passed before. This is a vote to re-establish America’s credibility,” said Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI).Reality 2

Previously, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) attempted to justify such actions by saying that the TPA wouldn’t give Obama more authority and chastening others that said such legislation would undermine the law. But it does, in fact, do that. Furthermore, if this is passed through the Senate and the TPP is approved, there is no doubt that American jobs will be lost, which is, in part, why the TAA was also attempting to be pushed through.

All of this is setting America up for the Trans-Pacific Partnership. There is no question about that. RT reports:

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) is a vocal critic of the deal because of a provision called Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS). The provision would mediate disputes between foreign investors and a government, which Warren believes will inhibit regulation and pose a threat to American sovereignty.

ISDS is designed to address the problem of uneven national economic policies in an interconnected global economy. Foreign investors have to deal with the risk of having their investments seized if and when a new government comes to power and decides to nationalize the businesses of foreign industries. While this isn’t a risk in a stable company with a strong judicial system like the United States, it is a genuine risk in other countries without such stability. ISDS is an arbitration process that uses sanctions to put pressure on governments who have unfairly seized property.

That means that ISDS would allow foreign investors to make complaints against the United States, which is a point that many take issue with. Warren argues that the agreement could “tilt the playing field in the United States further in favor of big multinational corporations.”kingobamafingerconstitution-300x204Many opponents of the TPP worry that multinational corporations could argue that environmental, financial and minimum wage regulations could qualify for a dispute under ISDS, potentially costing the United States expensive damages.

Sorry conservatives, but Republicans are once again selling us out right along with many Democrats. They are selling out American jobs, sovereignty and most of all they are not following the rules of the Constitution they swore to uphold and defend. The push is on now to see if Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) will take to the Senate floor and provide a filibuster for this unconstitutional legislation.

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Flat tax makes 2016 comeback


waving flagBy Bernie Becker – 04/20/15

URL of the Original Posting Site: http://thehill.com/policy/finance/239303-flat-tax-makes-2016-comeback

watchingSens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) have both floated an across-the-board tax rate as they’ve launched their 2016 presidential bids. Neither Cruz nor Paul has spelled out the exact details of their plan, but both senators clearly see the flat tax as a way to appeal to both free-market conservatives that advocate for broad-based tax cuts, and the Tea Party sympathizers concerned with government intrusion.

confusing-tax-form“Moving to a simple flat tax and just padlocking the IRS — I think that is a powerful populist issue,” Cruz said Friday on “The Adam Carolla Show.”

But moving the government to a single tax rate — a plan popularized by Steve Forbes almost 20 years ago — also has its share of critics on the right, underscoring the debate within the GOP about how to best craft economic policy. On top of that, a Republican presidential candidate who pushes for a flat tax could have difficulty selling that plan to the broader electorate, should they win the GOP nomination.

Mitt Romney, for instance, released a second tax plan after his rivals for the 2012 GOP nomination rolled out more aggressive proposals — don_t_tread_on_me_hebaonly to be hammered in his race against President Obama as seeking to raise deficits and shift the tax burden toward the middle-class.

“When you look at the polling data, I don’t think there’s an untapped demand for a tax code that would lower top tax rates for wealthy Americans to a level they haven’t been in a century,” said Jim Pethokoukis of the conservative American Enterprise Institute, who believes Republicans need to do more than promote tax cuts for the rich.

Cruz has said that he’s currently developing the particulars of his tax plan, which he expects to release in the coming months.

When he launched his campaign this month, Paul explicitly called for a 17 percent across-the-board tax rate, an idea he had talked about for months. But the Kentucky Republican has since scrubbed his website of those sorts of details, and a spokesman for Paul told The Hill that the candidate’s tax plan “will be released in the next few weeks.” The spokesman, Sergio Gor, declined to say whether Paul’s plan would be a flat tax. But Stephen Moore of the Heritage Foundation told a Chicago radio station recently that he was working on such a proposal with the senator.

Tax-IRS-Cartoon-30The two candidates’ push for a flat tax allows them to capitalize on the growing conservative anger at the IRS. But it also shows the enduring popularity of supply-side economics among Republicans three decades after President Reagan was in office. “This is almost theological among Republican primary voters,” said Howard Gleckman of the Tax Policy Center, a joint venture of the left-leaning Brookings Institution and Urban Institute. “They really do think this is the only way to reform the tax code.”

Back in the 2012 campaign, upstart GOP candidates like Herman Cain and former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) latched on to the flat tax as they sought to gain traction in the race, while former Gov. Rick Perry (R) of Texas turned to the flat tax as he sought to revive a flagging campaign. Paul and Cruz, on the other hand, are viewed as potential top-tier candidates in the 2016 field.

Supporters say a flat tax would be much simpler, thus saving taxpayers many of the some 6 billion hours they currently spend complying with the tax code. But advocates also insist that a flat tax would give a spark to the economy by drastically reducing the top marginal tax rates and giving people more incentive to save and invest.

“The flat tax is absolutely crucial to turbo charging our molasses-like economy,” Forbes said at a Heritage Foundation event last month.

For those reasons and more, tax analysts say they expect other GOP candidates in the 2016 race to at least propose slashing the top rate for untitledindividuals and businesses, especially after conservative critics have dinged the tax plan of Sen. Marco Rubio, another presidential candidate. Rubio (R-Fla.) and Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) have proposed reducing the top individual rate from 39.6 percent to 35 percent, while seeking to boost incentives for families.

The two senators also call for a lower corporate rate and rolling back taxes on estates and capital gains. But Rubio has been put on the defensive by charges from the right that he is seeking, among other things, “to buy middle-class votes.”

Gleckman said that one issue for Republican candidates will be figuring out what to pair with tax plans calling for cuts at the high end. Candidates could choose to shift more of the tax burden toward the middle-class to limit the impact on the deficit, or decide to cut taxes for almost everyone, he said. Pethokoukis echoed those concerns, and has added that a flat tax plan that focused solely on economic growth could leave behind many middle-class families.

But he also maintained that the differences were probably overstated between the Rubio plan that deviates somewhat from GOP convention and the flat tax proposals. “There doesn’t need to be this huge split,” he said. “All these candidates are going to be talking about cutting taxes.”Picture6 OARLogo

And The Lid Just Got Ripped Off of Hell By Senator Rand Paul


By: Repair_Man_Jack (Diary)  |  April 9th, 2015

URL of the Original Posting Site: http://www.redstate.com/2015/04/09/lid-just-got-ripped-hell-senator-rand-paul/

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Trophies of The Modern Women's Movement

Trophies of The Modern Women’s Movement

“Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.” – Eric Hoffer

The Feminist Cause began as a fight against what they believed was systemic oppression. After the Roe v. Wade decision, the widespread legality of abortion upon demand made the profit motive increasingly paramount as Planned Parenthood cornered the market on aborting fetuses. As the movement increasingly gained power and effected the regulatory capture of the authorities that were supposed to make sure Women’s Health Centers were at least somewhat healthy, the chop-shop clinics of sadistic killers like Kermit Gosnell proliferated across the land.

We all know, in the back of our minds, that this travesty occurs hundreds of thousands of times every year in America. We’ve seen the dry, emotionless statistics, heard the screech of the harpy when we fight it, and given in to a certain cynical realism. As long as it’s happening to the type of baby that ends up in Kermit Gosnell’s sort of a clinic the republic will survive even if the poor, defenseless fetuses don’t.

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Michelle Malkin Shows Us Progressivism’s Freezer

That veil of truculent, sullen dispirited surrender got ripped from the eyes of those who could see. A reporter went after Senator and aspiring GOP Presidential Candidate Rand Paul on comments he had made that suggested he favored restrictions on late term abortions. He responded with condign redirection.rand

The ball was now in the court of Democratic Leader Congresswoman Deborah Wasserman-Schultz. She gave an honest expression of what Which kills more blacksthe Progressive Left truly feels.

“Here’s an answer,” she said in an emailed statement. “I support letting women and their doctors make this decision without government getting involved. Period. End of story. Now your turn, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)”.

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) gave the following response.

“Sounds like her answer is yes, that she’s okay with killing a seven-pound baby,” he said.

According to YouGov.com, this is a fairly vanilla and plausible position for a Democrat to take. They asked people when they believed life began and offered them three options: at conception, at fetal viability, and at birth. The results by partisan affiliation follow below.National death rate percentages

  • With Democrats, the breakdown is (39/20/31). I guess what you should take from this is that life at conception Democrats have an 8-point lead over those who feel it begins at birth.

  • Independents have a breakdown of (52/22/13), and

  • Republicans have the strongest numbers regarding life at conception (71/17/7).

Thus, you could reasonably surmise that 31% of Democrats, 13% of Independents and 7% of Republicans could justify snuffing a 7Lb baby oct172014 02like an unwanted puppy under virtually any circumstance. You could probably jawbone at least 51% of Democrats, 35% of Independents and 24% of Republicans into doing it if you were overbearing and obnoxious enough. Only 39% of Democrats, 52% of Independents and 71% of Republicans would express a significant and principled objection regarding a typical day in the professional life of Kermit Gosnell. Out of that, perhaps one individual in twenty has the actual courage to stand up and rage against the Abortion-Industrial Complex that has made a mockery out of most debates over so-called women’s issues.

So if Rand Paul comes off as a wee bit petulant or ungentlemanly during these discussions excuse me while I go find an air sick bag. He didn’t even originally bring up the topic of abortion in his New Hampshire meeting with the presstitutes. They asked. He answered. The scab got picked and the lid gotits time ripped off of Hell. No matter how hard Planned Parenthood, Congresswoman Wasserman-Schultz, the academic lefty lickspittles who tried to sell abortion as a form of Pre-Crime insurance against the dirty unwashed of America’s lower classes, and no matter how hard “ethicists” from the great and renowned Oxford University tell us it’s perfectly ok to execute inconvenient or economically marginal newborns due to their close resemblance to fetuses; we all know it’s murder.

This is why Congresswoman Wasserman-Schultz talks about privacy and doctor-patient confidentiality. Opening this entire process to the sort of sunshine we get from Project Veritas would not be much different than what we all got to be sickened by when we opened Kermit Gosnell’s refrigerators at his abortion clinic. I’m certain the odor that came out of those charnel iceboxes was not the smell of feminine empowerment in the morning.

 

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