Lord Fauci: rights are not inalienable
“One of the things that to me was most difficult to accept is that we put together a good plan for how we were going to try and dampen down the spread of infection early on thinking that that was accepted by everybody,” Fauci said to Koppel. “And then, the next day you have the president [Trump] saying, ‘Free Michigan. Free Virginia.’ I didn’t quite understand what the purpose of that was, except to put this misplaced perception about people’s individual right to make a decision that supersedes the societal safety. That, to me, is one of the things that, I think, went awry in all of this.”
Fauci clearly doesn’t understand history, our founding documents, or the type of government that is in the United States. He thinks that there is a “misplaced perception about people’s individual right to make a decision that supersedes the societal safety.” History would tell us that there is and if you look at our founding documents— specifically the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States — this becomes abundantly clear.
The Declaration of Independence talk about how we have inalienable rights, it gives three in specific— Life, Liberty, and The Pursuit of Happiness. These are not the only three inalienable rights and this is why the Constitution builds on these with the Bill of Rights (first ten amendments).
The context of what Fauci was talking about was the 2020 lockdowns. These lockdowns ignored the first amendment as it violated the right to freely exercise religion and the right to freely peaceably assemble. The Bill of Rights are in the constitution, not as a list of privileges granted to us by government, but a set boundary for our government to never cross.
The United States is a republic and someone needs to remind Lord Fauci of this and that he is not an elected official. Fauci is not a legitimate ruler of the land, he is only an appointed advisor and he should be ignored when he attempts to dictate to people.
I’m dreaming of a COVID Tested Christmas?
In an LA Times article they are encouraging COVID tests in order to travel for the holiday season:
“Even with nearly 63% of Californians fully vaccinated, some public health officials worry that big gatherings this holiday season could lead to big outbreaks of COVID-19. But families looking to reunite have at least one infection-averting tool that they didn’t have last year: rapid at-home testing kits. The kits aren’t foolproof, and most aren’t as reliable as the lab-based alternative when it comes to detecting infections in their earliest stages.
Also, the cost can be high if you have to check a houseful of people. If used in the right circumstances, however, an at-home test can warn you in a matter of minutes if Cousin Antoine’s cough or Aunt Maggie’s muscle aches are signs of a potentially grave threat to the rest of the family. Even better, the tests can make it easy for your invited guests to check for an active infection before they trundle off to your home.
One other crucial caveat: If you haven’t been fully vaccinated, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cautions against traveling to that holiday get-together. And if you’re determined to travel sans vaccination, the CDC recommends doing so only if you get a negative COVID test one to three days days before departure, then quarantining for seven days after arrival (or fewer, if you test negative again).”
So here we find the line of logic is: If you are vaccinated get tested, if you are not vaccinated don’t travel without getting tested and getting put in quarantine and then tested again. How can anyone fall for this stupidity? They are just making it up.
If the vaccines work then why do you need to get tested? If the vaccines don’t work, then what is the big deal and why are you trying to make a difference between the people? Don’t worry about getting tested, enjoy your time with your family and don’t let the COVID Grinch get you!