ONE: ALAN DERSHOWITZ
This is about what the State is permitted to do to citizens under a State of Emergency. For example, the Lockdown Emergency which has driven the national economy over a cliff. The economic ruination Trump refuses to face up to; refuses to talk directly to the American people about; refuses to address with a specific plan for recovery. If a president has any vital function at all, it is to lead in a time of crisis. As in: THIS IS WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE COUNTRY RIGHT NOW, AND THIS IS WHAT I’M GOING TO DO ABOUT IT. Striding down a hallway wearing a black mask for a photo op doesn’t cut it. Standing with corporate hot shots who are ready to go into production of breathing ventilators isn’t a recovery plan. Empowering the military to give COVID vaccinations isn’t a recovery plan. But I digress. This piece is about Alan Dershowitz, who famously said:
“Let me put it very clearly: you have no constitutional right to endanger the public and spread the disease, even if you disagree. You have no right not to be vaccinated…And if you refuse to be vaccinated, the state has the power to literally take you to a doctor’s office and plunge a needle into your arm.”
If that were true, every declared State of Emergency would be equal.
A president could say, “My favorite pagan goddess from Spokane came to me in a dream last night and told me to order every citizen to cut off a pinky finger to avert the danger of infection…”
Nothing in the Constitution forbids a court from judging a particular State of Emergency on its merits. In fact, the Constitution would demand such judgement. Otherwise, the entire basis of limited federal government would be undermined.
And once you open THAT door and argue a State of Emergency on the merits, evidence about vaccines can be presented. Are vaccines truly safe and effective? Are severe adverse effects rare or widespread?
What are the unvarnished facts?
Dershowitz blithely assumes he understands vaccination. He doesn’t. He’s clueless. He simply thinks vaccinations are a standard public safety measure, on the level of hand-washing.
Would he argue that orders to wear masks during a declared State of Emergency are constitutionally impossible to challenge? If non-government experts assert masks are useless?
The “merits of the case,” Mr. Dershowitz. That is the key.
Suppose a government task force reports that 1 out of every 1.5 Americans is developing cancer during his/her life? And then, a moronic president declares a national State of Emergency and orders universal prophylactic chemotherapy for all citizens?
That would be mandatory? That would be constitutionally ironclad?
No court could consider that order on its merits? No one could stand before a judge and argue that the devastating treatment is toxic in the extreme, or that the so-called War on Cancer has been a failure?
If the COVID-19 vaccine turns out to be based on new DNA technology, meaning every vaccine recipient’s genetic makeup would be permanently altered, a legal objection would be ruled out of bounds, because the vaccine is coming on board during a State of Emergency? Really?
To use a highly technical legal term, insisting a State of Emergency overrules the protection of life and the meaning of liberty is bullshit.
The blood and sacrifice of centuries, which led to the writing and ratification of the Constitution, were not made so lawyers or judges could undermine its entire spirit by defending States of Emergency, as if they came from higher and wiser heads protecting the Public Good.
In this case, a mandated vaccine would be a protection RACKET, launched by a remorseless pharmaceutical mafia.
Case closed, Mr. Dershowitz. Meaning the door is wide open to debate the facts and the principles and the truth.
You followed up your famous statement by remarking that you and your family could refuse a COVID vaccine through an act of civil disobedience; but then you would have to accept the penalty.
I wonder how you’d react if that penalty meant your family would be sent to a moldy room in a fleabag hotel in a dangerous neighborhood, to serve out your period of isolation; after which officials would approach you again to take the vaccine.
I think you might reformulate your constitutional opinion about States of Emergency. You might suddenly see a new legal option. You might decide that freedom and liberty are incontrovertible.
You might decide that arguing from past case precedents, when those cases distort the Constitution, is an academic exercise unworthy of an honest lawyer’s time and energy.
You might decide that whatever personal bias actually motivated you to issue your famous statement in the first place was irrelevant.
When trouble visits your own door, when your public pronouncements come around to bite you, you might find a reason to change your tune.
What is legally obvious on the mountain top is not always obvious in the foothills.
In the foothills, people are eating fruit of the poisonous tree, long ago planted in the middle of the Constitution. If you were down there, you would be put on that diet. I think you would then miraculously spot a new legal angle on States of Emergency.
TWO: FLORIDA HUSTLE
Breitbart, July 14: “A FOX 35 investigation released on Monday discovered an inflation of coronavirus cases by the Florida Department of Health. The Sunshine State’s health authorities misreported the number of persons testing positive for coronavirus in its aggregation and publication of test results from laboratories.”
“Twenty-two labs reported 100-percent positivity rates. Two labs reported 91.18-percent positivity rates.”
So…it was a massive coincidence that all 22 labs happened to make the same mistake at the same time.
—On the level of, say, two dozen planes landing five runways to the left of their designated lanes at two dozen different airports on the same day.
Toss a coin. Heads, all the tests kits were rigged to read positive for COVID. Tails, all the labs lied.
In either event, the fake COVID monster is fed. It needs case numbers. Desperately. In order to present a false picture of danger.
Thus, justifying the lockdowns, the masks, the distancing, the economic destruction.
Dear Florida Health Department—you’ve done it. I thought real estate cons were the state’s most valuable product. But now I don’t know. You might have jumped to the top of the charts.
If you want to challenge for the national title, or the global gold medal, though, you might have to tap dance even harder.
Italy, as I reported months ago, was heading along a track of fakery at hundreds of miles an hour. The whole country was on lockdown.
But their National Institute of Health, working to uncover actual facts, dug into patient records of people who had died.
Their initial finding: the average age of so-called COVID deaths was 79.5. The vast majority of these elderly patients had serious prior medical conditions. In other words, there was no reason to suspect they died because of a new virus (which had never been isolated and discovered in the first place).
Then the Institute decided there were only three people under the age of 40 in the whole country who could be said to have died as a result of the virus (which had never been isolated and discovered in the first place).
Of course, since then, the Italian National Institute of Health has gone dark. Obviously, they’ve been censored and choked off.
So, Florida, you have a way to go, if you want to play in the big-time.
It appears the 22 labs in your state are going to play the number-mistake game to account for their fake reports. “We meant to say 5 percent positive, but our equipment spit out 99 percent. We’re checking to find out why.”
I would advise against that strategy. When 22 labs all chime in with the same basic explanation, they can’t sell the story. I think you, the Florida Public Health Department, are going to have to take the fall. You say, “All the labs were correct, but when their numbers reached us, we had a software glitch, and the numbers were scrambled. For a few days, before we caught the error, everything was coming up a hundred percent. COVID, meningitis, whooping cough, mumps, measles, leprosy. Even our paychecks were doubled.”
The only thing is, as far as I can tell, you didn’t catch the “error.” Neither did the labs. FOX did. Oops. In other words, you never would have reported a problem unless you’d been found out.
In the future, whenever a press outlet contacts your PR people with a damaging finding, have the PR flacks say, “We’re working on it.” Doesn’t matter what it is. Give some sort of impression you’re aware. Don’t say: WE’RE DOING WHAT? WE FAILED TO NOTICE WHAT?
Frankly, you’re idiots. You know how to work part of a con. You just don’t know how to work the most important part: deniability.
I take back what I said earlier. You’re not on the level of Florida real estate hustles. When a company sells suckers homes that, three years later, sink into marsh, that company is already gone. They’re operating under another name; or at the very least, their sales contracts have ironclad built-in protections in the small print.
You know what your real problem is? Basic media relations. Over the years, you people at the Florida Health Department haven’t been feeding FOX good news stories. You haven’t fostered a dependency at FOX. They don’t need you. So they don’t mind exposing you.
Big-time public health agencies make sure news networks are fed properly. That’s how the CDC, for example, has survived all these years. The CDC tells lies that would make this COVID screw-up of yours look like a spilled ice-cream cone at a sweet sixteen party.
The CDC lives on lies. So they cultivate reporters and editors at all the major news outlets. They pass reporters tons of stories. It’s a long-term operation. Therefore, they can tell CBS to shut down a piece about tens of thousands of fake flu test samples without even telling them. Get it? There’s an understanding.
There’s a culture of mutual respect among thieves. Both sides are basically in the same business, and they know it. You don’t know much of anything.
Where are your heavy pharmaceutical connections? They’re the number-one advertiser at all significant news networks. If they’d been clued in on your little problem, early on, they would have fixed it overnight for you. Before anyone knew about it.
The CDC is a front group for Pharma vaccine companies. The CDC is a whore and the relationship is perfectly clear.
I assume you people at the Florida Public Health Department want to be a whore, you just don’t know how to find a good pimp.
It’s all a matter of education.
Most things are.