Call Your Senators and Urge Them to Repeal Obamacare

With the latest defections from the GOP health care bill, the time is ripe for a full repeal of Obamacare. President Trump has even tweeted his support for repealing the Affordable Care Act.

Tuesday on radio, Glenn pointed out that the repeal legislation has already been voted on favorably by the GOP when Obama was in office. Now is the true test of whether Congress was behind repealing the bill. If not, then they were lying. They took your money, took your time, took your vote and lied.

Although all Senators may need a reminder call about their campaign promises, Glenn singled out two that could use a extra encouragement from constituents in West Virginia and Ohio:

Shelly Moore Capito (R-WV)

(202) 224-6472

Rob Portman (R-OH)

(202) 224-3353

GLENN: Look. I encourage everyone else to talk about the Russian thing. I encourage CNN, continue to yap about the Russian thing.

PAT: Yes. Yes.

GLENN: Go for it. We're going to talk about health care and what can really be done. What needs to be done is anything that will reduce the cost of the average person's health care.

PAT: And what we said last week I think applies even more now: Let them focus on Russia all they want.

GLENN: All they want.

PAT: That makes this the best time to repeal health care because they're not paying attention. Just repeal it now.

GLENN: And so here's what happened last night, in case you didn't know. Mike Lee and the senator from --

STU: Jerry Moran, Kansas.

GLENN: -- Kansas, came out last night and said they're not going to vote for the reform. And, quite honestly, in my opinion, they shouldn't have. Why?

It raised -- it brought back taxes that had already been taken out. The -- with -- are you -- the Democrats allowed taxes to be taken out. And this bill actually put two taxes back in.

Then it also gave, I think 85, or $45 billion, just for opioids. And it just -- I mean, it was just to help with opioids. Are we selling them and helping people get them? What was the plan? It was very non-descript to try to get people off of opioids.

PAT: I think it was a pool of money just to dole out senators who were having a problem with that in their states.

GLENN: Just to dole out. Correct. And we are having a problem with opioids. And we need to deal with that. But not just some giveaway.

There were a couple of things in there that were good. One of them was the Cruz/Lee bill and would make it somewhat tolerable, if they would have left in what Cruz and Lee put in which was, you got to let the insurance companies free to offer things that are not covered in Obamacare. That doesn't have the title one restrictions that says, you know, every man has to pay for maternity insurance. He's not going to -- he's not going to have a baby. So he doesn't need that.

And to take the things out that you don't need, depending on your sex and your age. Also, to let them compete, insurance companies. They took that out.

Well, now there's nothing but raising of taxes. There's no relief for anybody who is actually suffering with a very high deductible now. And also, a high monthly payment.

Where is the relief there? That's what we should be shooting for. Okay. So it fell apart last night at about 8 o'clock. 11 o'clock, the president came out and said, "Let's repeal Obamacare. Just go for a straight repeal." Now, here's what's great: We've already passed that how many times? I think in some cases up to 50 times this is passed.

They have passed it in the House and the Senate over and over again. They have come up with this bill. They have campaigned on that bill. We are going to repeal Obamacare.

To prove that to you, they have continually passed it when they didn't have the White House. Because the White House was going to veto it under Barack Obama. And they all knew that.

So then what? So then they went out on the road, and all of these Republicans -- all of them, went out and said, "We are going to -- we've already done a repeal bill. Now, if we can just get the presidency -- if we can keep the House and the Senate and the presidency, we're going to be able to push that bill through. We're going to go ahead, we can repeal Obamacare." And as Mike Lee said earlier today, that's what united the Republican Party.

So there are 49 senators that have already voted on this repeal bill. The one that has gone through, up to 50 times. They have -- 49 senators have already voted on it. There's two new senators that have not voted on it. But they both ran -- is that right?

STU: Yeah. Here. Let me walk you through real quick.

GLENN: Okay.

STU: Fifty-four senators in 2015 that voted on this exact bill, that they're talking about proposing.

GLENN: Okay. Fifty-four.

STU: Two Republicans voted no. That was Kirk, who is now gone and replaced by a Democrat. So that's going to stay a no. And Collins, who has already announced her opposition. That gets you to 52 possibles. Okay?

GLENN: Okay.

STU: Of the 52 possibles, there are three senators --

GLENN: That have already voted. Fifty-two possible that have already voted.

STU: Yes. So three of them are different senators than they were in 2015.

GLENN: Yes.

STU: Those three are Coats, who left in Indiana, and is now replaced by Todd Young.

GLENN: Which is a Republican?

STU: A Republican.

GLENN: And voted on repealing Obamacare.

STU: Well, he's a new senator.

PAT: He hasn't voted yet because he's new.

GLENN: So, yes. So, yes, he will.

STU: So Coats is gone, but we don't have any vote from Young yet.

GLENN: Yeah, but we know that if you're running for -- anybody in Indiana, just let us know, I'm pretty sure anybody who is running --

PAT: Would have said they're for repeal.

GLENN: Would have said they're for repealing Obamacare.

STU: Then you have Vitter, who is gone in Louisiana, replaced by Kennedy. And then you have Sessions who is, of course, in Alabama, has been replaced by Strange. Senator Strange.

GLENN: Go ahead.

STU: So if you have all three of the new people to vote no, you would be down to 49. Okay. Now, many of them I'm sure ran on repealing on it, so you would assume they would vote yes. But they're not on record disagreeing with their own vote with a no.

GLENN: Yes.

STU: Now, we already have Senator Capito from West Virginia, who has come out and said she will reverse her vote from 2015.

GLENN: Okay. Okay. Now, I want you to hear: These guys are all on the record as voting to repeal.

PAT: Weasels.

STU: This bill.

GLENN: Yeah. This bill. When they said -- when they voted yes to repeal this bill, they knew they had a president that was going to veto. So there was no consequence of voting.

PAT: Weasels.

STU: They knew it wouldn't get repealed.

GLENN: Correct. So what they did is they voted time and time again to repeal it and then go home to you and say, "You need me in Congress. You need me in the Senate. I need your support. I need your money. The G.O.P. needs your money. We need your vote because I got to go in there. And I've already voted. And if you elect me, I'm going to vote again. We're going to repeal it."

PAT: Weasels.

GLENN: So these are the people that were lying to you then, took your money, took your time, and took your vote, and lied to you.

STU: Uh-huh.

And hear me clearly, people of West Virginia, is where Capito is from, this is a state in which Donald Trump won 68-26. Donald Trump is asking for this repeal to happen.

PAT: Uh-huh.

STU: And your senator right now --

PAT: Is saying no.

STU: -- is saying no. Even though she already voted for the same bill when she knew it wasn't going to pass.

PAT: She's opposing her president. Wow.

GLENN: So we're not the ones -- we're not the ones that always say, you got to support the president whatever. But, Trump supporters, understand that the people who are now obstructing this have already voted for it. If you're in West Virginia, she already voted for it. Then she ran again on repeal. Now, you voted by 68 percent for Donald Trump. And now she's opposing the president who is asking her to do that which she has already done.

PAT: Under the lame pretense that, "Oh, I didn't come here to hurt people."

STU: Yeah, that was her statement.

PAT: Shut up. Shut up.

GLENN: Well, first of all --

PAT: You're hurting people by not voting for repeal.

GLENN: Americans, ask yourself this question. Are there more people hurting and struggling today than there were six years ago, when this passed.

PAT: The answer is yes.

GLENN: The answer is yes. Companies are not hiring as many people. So people have lost their jobs. They have lost their doctors. They have lost their health care. You are paying how much more for your premium, and how high is your deductible?

We went from some people not covered, but still being able -- remember, the argument was not that people were dying. The argument was, the hospitals are overcrowded because people are just using the hospital emergency room as their --

PAT: Uh-huh.

GLENN: -- insurance and as their primary doctor. So nobody was dying. Nobody was dying. Who is hurting more now?

You are hurting far more. And it's not just you. It's people across all spectrums.

PAT: And we've been told by several listeners that their premiums are 15, $1,600 a month. That's a house payment for some people. People can't -- you can't afford that. You can't afford another 1,500-dollar payment just to insure your family.

GLENN: And then -- what's really bad.

PAT: And then high deductibles on top of it.

GLENN: Yeah, you have a $6500 deductible.

PAT: And they're not paying for anything.

GLENN: Right. I'm paying $1,500 a month.

PAT: And my deductible is 6500. Wow.

GLENN: 6500. I won't spend that. I won't spend that much money.

PAT: Right.

GLENN: So all you have for $1,500 is catastrophic insurance.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: That's ridiculous. That is absolutely unacceptable in America. It's unacceptable. And why is this happening? Because the government and the G.O.P. and the DNC don't want to let go of their power. What's this -- what's this woman's name? West Virginia?

STU: Shelley Moore Capito.

GLENN: Shelley Moore Capito. She already told you what you wanted to hear. But she asked you to believe her. She asked you for money, for time, and for votes. And now when you are hurting, she will not put us back to where we were and set it right. And then say, okay. Let's look at some real ways to actually fix things.

Who else is on this list?

STU: So if you take it what we have now -- there was 52.

PAT: Just looking for her Washington office number, which seems like it's (202)224-6472.

GLENN: Hmm. Okay. Thank you for that.

STU: What was that again? I didn't write it down.

PAT: It seems like it's (202)224-6472.

GLENN: Okay. Thank you. I'll right write that one down.

PAT: Yeah, write down (202)224-6472. Write that down.

GLENN: That's the senator from West Virginia. Got it.

PAT: Yeah.

STU: Now, she of course has already stated she's out on this. So she's out.

PAT: Tell her she should be back in. Because she needs to do the will of the people of West Virginia, not her own.

GLENN: And she's already voted for it once.

PAT: Get back in.

GLENN: Why -- you were for hurting people before?

STU: In fact, one of these people -- I can't remember which senator it was, of the names who I'm going to give you here in a second, said a lot has changed since 2015. A lot has changed --

PAT: What?

STU: You mean -- well, the president is there to sign it now. And he actually wants this done. That's changed. What else has changed?

GLENN: That's changed. You know what else has changed?

PAT: Premiums through the roof, that's changed.

GLENN: Deductibles out of this world. That's what's changed.

STU: So if -- you have 52 to start. Then you go down to 51, losing Capito. So far, there's been statements from Portman in Ohio --

GLENN: Not a surprise.

PAT: They're not going to vote for it?

STU: -- and Kennedy in Louisiana that, well, we don't know. So I would say Portman looks like he's a no. But he's not stated it.

GLENN: Yeah, but Portman is Portman.

STU: But that would bring to you 50.

GLENN: What's his number, Pat? Portman.

PAT: Senator Rob Portman it would seem as though --

GLENN: It would seem, or it is?

PAT: -- his number is (202)224-3353.

GLENN: That number again?

PAT: (202)224-3353.

GLENN: I wonder if Senator Portman has an operator standing by for your call, if you would call...

PAT: (202)224-3353.

GLENN: Yeah. Okay. Good. Thank you.

STU: So then -- the other thing that throws a wrinkle into this -- because that would bring you down to 50 exactly, if they tried to hold this vote. Currently, Senator John McCain --

PAT: Well, but if you call (202)224-3353 and ask for senator -- or, Rob Portman, or one of his representatives and make your feelings known, I'm sure he's going to listen to the will of the people. I'm sure.

STU: Because, again, he's already voted for this in the past. This is not asking him --

PAT: These are over and over again.

GLENN: We're not asking him to act in a way that is inconsistent with what he has done before. We're asking him just to do it now that it counts. That's it.

STU: That's it.

GLENN: That's it.

STU: Act as if he meant it.

GLENN: That's like, I'm in the army, and I'm going, and I'm, you know, going and I'm going through my training exercise. I'm learning how to shoot. Then you get down on the battlefield. And you're like, okay. Well, I'm not shooting. I mean, there's actual people on the other end.

PAT: Conditions have changed.

GLENN: Conditions have changed. I'm in a war zone.

What the hell do you think you were doing, dude?

PAT: But how would you tell him your feelings if he wasn't in the room? Oh, that's right. You could call (202)224-3353.

On "GlennTV," host Glenn Beck argued that the World Health Organization has been knowingly helping the Communist Party of China spread disinformation about the coronavirus.

Why?

Well, it turns out that the current WHO director-general is a politician from Ethiopia (the very first director without a medical degree) — and apparently Ethiopia owes China a lot.

"This outbreak has revealed the WHO as nothing more than a Chinese Communist front," Glenn said. "China knew early on just how dangerous the coronavirus was, how it spread, how fast it spread, and the fatality rate, but were more concerned with getting the blame than protecting lives. So, they had their front man, the World Health Organization, tell the world there was nothing to worry about."

On Jan. 14, the WHO repeated the Chinese Communist Party's claim that the coronavirus does not travel human to human.

On Feb. 3, WHO Director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced there was no need for measures that "unnecessarily interfere with international travel and trade" to combat the spread of COVID-19.

On the exact same date, a spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China released a statement criticizing President Trump for restricting travel to China.

"[S]ome countries, the US in particular, have inappropriately overreacted, which certainly runs counter to WHO advice. The US government hasn't provided any substantive assistance to us, but it was the first to evacuate personnel from its consulate in Wuhan, the first to suggest partial withdrawal of its embassy staff, and the first to impose a travel ban on Chinese travelers. What it has done could only create and spread fear, which is a very bad example. Even American media and experts doubted the government's decision, saying that the US government's restrictions on China are precisely what the WHO rejects, that the US is turning from overconfidence to fear and overreaction, and that banning the entry of visitors who traveled to China in the past 14 days is suspected to be violating civil rights instead of reducing risks of virus spreading," spokesperson Hua Chunying said.

Hua went on to say, "As the WHO Director-General noted, China is setting a new standard for outbreak response."

Indeed, Tedros has been very consistent in his praise for China's response to the coronavirus outbreak.

"The steps China has taken to contain the outbreak at its source appear to have bought to the world time," he told the Munich Security Conference in mid-February.

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On Monday's radio program, Glenn discussed claims that the Obama administration depleted and never replenished the federal supply of emergency gear, including N95 respirator masks, during the H1N1 flu, or swine flu epidemic, in 2009.

Last month, Bloomberg News, and the Los Angeles Times, among others, reported that the Obama administration used, and failed to restock supplies of N95 respirator masks, and ignored recommendations that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services should replenish the "Strategic National Stockpile." Read more on this here.

USA Today followed up with a fact-check article titled, "Fact check: Did the Obama administration deplete the federal stockpile of N95 masks?"

On Sunday, 2020 Democratic candidate Joe Biden accused President Donald Trump of "failing to prepare our nation to respond."

President Trump fired back, "You and Obama depleted America's stockpile of N95 masks after the H1N1 swine flu pandemic. You were advised to replenish the national stockpile but FAILED. STOP LYING AND EXPLAIN!"

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Glenn gives the latest coronavirus numbers, updating YOU on everything needed to know as Americans and officials monitor China's new COVID-19 virus:

Daily Stats as of 5:30 AM CT (from John's Hopkins)

  • Total Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 1,359,010 (up from 1,284,805 yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Deaths Worldwide: 75,906 (up from 70,906 yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Recovered Worldwide: 293,454 (up from 271,782 yesterday)
  • Still Just 5% of Active Cases are considered serious (requiring hospitalization) Steady from 5% yesterday, and down from the 19% high back in February
  • Note that about 11% of US Confirmed Cases require Hospitalization, roughly on par with Italy at 12% requiring hospitalization but lower than Spain, where 17% of patients require hospitalization.
  • US has 367,650 Confirmed Cases and 10,943 Deaths, up from 336,851 cases and 9,620 cases yesterday
  • The US currently has 336,897 Active Cases of COVID-19, with about 1.2% of the US Population tested
Motor City Nightmare: More Than 700 Employees in One Detroit Hospital System Test Positive https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/491484-more-than-700-employees-at-one-detroit-hospital-system-test-positive-for
  • Hundreds of staff at a Detroit-area hospital system have tested positive for coronavirus.
  • Dr. Adnan Munkarah of the Henry Ford Hospital Campus confirmed 731 cases of the coronavirus among employees at the hospital, accounting for 2 percent of the hospital system's 31,600 employees.
  • As many as 1,500 at another hospital in the state have reported symptoms similar to coronavirus, though those numbers are not confirmed cases.
  • "If we are to test the whole population, you are going to see large numbers of people who are testing positive...Testing positive is just a measure of how contagious this virus is." said the hospital director.
  • "Our team members are our greatest asset and their health and safety is a top priority as we continue to respond to this pandemic," Munkarah said in a separate statement Monday evening confirmed the total number of positive test results.
  • "We know we are not immune to potential exposure and we remain grateful for the courage and dedication of our entire team," he added.
  • Detroit, Michigan's largest city, has seen a surge of coronavirus cases in recent days while the state itself has seen just over 17,000 cases of the virus – the third-largest total of any state in the U.S. More than 5,000 of those cases were reported in Detroit, where hundreds have died.
The Invisible...Invisible Enemy: Can COVID-19 Hide In Cells? https://www.the-sun.com/news/645016/fears-coronavirus-hide-cells-reactivate-recovered-patients-test-positive/
  • COVID-19 may be able to remain in the body and "reactivate" later after 51 recovered patients tested positive again.
  • The patients, from the city of Daegu, South Korea, had all spent time in quarantine while recovering from the disease but were diagnosed again within days of being released.
  • The center said it did not believe the patients had been reinfected, but that the virus had remained at undetectable levels in their cells and later "reactivated".
  • The claim runs contrary to the bulk of current evidence about how the virus works.
  • Investigators said the most likely explanation was that the clearance samples for the patients were false negatives, a common issue with nasal swab tests.
  • "Still, we remain vigilant and open to the possibility that the virus can remain dormant for some time," Dr Leong Kwok, Director of Viral Epidemiology at the National Health Institute in Seoul said.
Maybe Don't Go To the Grocery Store After All https://www.foxnews.com/health/los-angeles-braces-itself-more-coronavirus-deaths-warns-residents-not-go-shopping-warns-residents-not-to-go-out-shopping
  • With coronavirus related deaths spiking in Los Angeles County and "a critical week" ahead, health officials advised residents on Monday to stay at home and avoid shopping to limit the spread of the virus.
  • "If you have enough supplies in your home, this would be the week to skip shopping altogether," said public health department Director Barbara Ferrer, according to the Los Angeles Times.
  • Officials confirmed 420 new coronavirus cases in the county and 15 deaths on Monday.
  • Over 6,360 cases and 147 deaths have been reported since the outbreak started, per data from Johns Hopkins.
Mexico's Slow Response May Cause Problems for Texas https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/article/mexico-slow-response-coronavirus-texas-us-15181201.php
  • As recently as March 15, some 40,000 concert goers crowded into the Foro Sor venue for the popular Vive Latino music festival.
  • Tourists from Europe and the United States were able to enter the country without any restrictions until late last week.
  • Restaurants, airports, subways and grocery stores remain open in Mexico City, though churches and large markets have closed.
  • The rapid spread of the COVID-19, however, has begun to increase the urgency of the government's response. Mexican health authorities reported on March 16 that the country had 82 cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. Two weeks later, the number swelled to nearly 2439, including 125 deaths.
  • Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez Gatell, who two weeks ago dismissed US social distancing restrictions as "an extreme tactic" and "irresponsible" is now urging citizens to "stay at home, stay at home, stay at home."
  • "If you have food at home, stay home. There is no reason good enough to go out, period," he said.
  • Mexico is just one of many nations that reacted slowly to the coronavirus pandemic, in large part because government leaders failed to understand how contagious the virus is.
  • President Lopez Obrador spent the first half of March dismissing the gravity of the virus, encouraging Mexicans to frequent restaurants and posting videos of himself in crowds, kissing babies.
  • He said Mexico's spirituality would protect the country against the virus and made a public display of pulling out two religious amulets that he said would be his shield.
  • Mexico shares over 1,200 miles of border with the United States.
Hong Kong Closed to All Foreign Travelers, Indefinitely https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/health-environment/article/3078633/coronavirus-five-hong-kong-residents-flown-back
  • The city extends its ban on arrivals after most cases over past two weeks have come from overseas.
  • Only six of 24 newly infected yesterday are local transmissions, but all are linked to entertainment venues already closed.
  • All entertainment venues are closed until further notice.
  • Hong Kong recently issued a new state of emergency order revoking travel into the country from any outside nation, including China.
  • The order will prevent Hong Kong from 'opening up' it's economy through at least early May
Drug You Can't Pronounce May Be Saving Lives https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2020/04/06/democrat-karen-whitsett-coronavirus-hydroxychloroquine-trump/2955430001/, https://abc7.com/coronavirus-drug-covid-19-malaria-hydroxychloroquine/6079864/
  • A Democratic state representative from Detroit is crediting hydroxychloroquine — and Republican President Donald Trump who touted the drug — for saving her in her battle with the coronavirus.
  • State Rep. Karen Whitsett, who learned Monday she has tested positive for COVID-19, said she started taking hydroxychloroquine on March 31, prescribed by her doctor, after both she and her husband sought treatment for a range of symptoms on March 18.
  • "It was less than two hours" before she started to feel relief, said Whitsett, who had experienced shortness of breath, swollen lymph nodes, and what felt like a sinus infection. She is still experiencing headaches, she said.
  • Elsewhere, a Los Angeles doctor said he is seeing significant success in prescribing hydroxychloroquine in combination with zinc to treat patients with severe symptoms of COVID-19.
  • The drug has been touted as a possible treatment for COVID-19 by President Trump among others, but it remains controversial as some experts believe it is unproven and may not be effective.
  • The drug has long been used for treatment of malaria and conditions such as lupus and arthritis but is not technically approved by the FDA for COVID-19. The agency, however, is encouraging trials and has provided limited emergency authorization for its use to treat COVID-19 patients.
  • Dr. Anthony Cardillo said he has seen very promising results when prescribing hydroxychloroquine in combination with zinc for the most severely-ill COVID-19 patients.
  • "Every patient I've prescribed it to has been very, very ill and within 8 to 12 hours, they were basically symptom-free," Cardillo told Eyewitness News. "So clinically I am seeing a resolution very consistently."
Belt and Road, COVID-19 Style https://spectator.us/italy-china-ppe-sold-coronavirus/
  • After COVID-19 made its way to Italy, decimating the country's significant elderly population, China told the world it would donate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to help Italy stop its spread.
  • Reports later indicated that China had actually sold, not donated, the PPE to Italy. A senior Trump administration official tells The Spectator that it is much worse than that: China forced Italy to buy back the PPE supply that it gave to China during the initial coronavirus outbreak.
  • "Before the virus hit Europe, Italy sent tons of PPE to China to help China protect its own population,' the administration official explained. 'China then has sent Italian PPE back to Italy — some of it, not even all of it … and charged them for it."
  • China also recently donated PPE to Sweden and Spain, with many doctors reporting that masks and respirators included in the shipment were defective or already used.
  • "Someone got very sloppy," said a senior health official in Spain. "It must have been a mistake."

"This was a sneak attack, like a thief in the night."

"A wartime President."

"A great battle, against an invisible enemy."

"We will win and declare a great victory for our country."

All of these are direct quotes from President Donald Trump, all uttered since March 1st of this year.

And of course, all of them ring decidedly true and make perfect sense. Even Trump's most ardent opponents have referred to the current situation in which America finds itself as a once in a generation emergency, and that we should be on a wartime footing. They've called for more and more power to be handed to, no, more explicitly they've called for more power to be taken by the President to do battle against "The Invisible Enemy," everything from commandeering manufacturing plants to logistics and shipping companies to pharmaceutical manufacturing and research, to nationalizing the banking sector and all mortgages.

On the other hand, the President has preferred to form a partnership with private industries to wage the war. Turning to America's great companies to produce masks, respirators, ventilators, medicine and vaccines that will ensure our country can and will prevail.

The United States – and the entire world – is engaged in a great battle, against an unseen enemy. An enemy that threatens to kill our people and destroy our nation and our way of life. It's an enemy that we have seen and fought before, as a people. We have faced this enemy throughout human history, over and over we've had to battle it. All of us are descendants of survivors of the countless previous wars that humanity has had to fight against this hidden enemy of man.

The enemy is a disease. The enemy is a virus.

The enemy is not SARS-CoV-2, Coronavirus.

No, the virus we're battling against is Slavery.

Call it what you want. Socialism. Collectivism. Communism. Statism. Despotism. A one-world government. Those are all forms of the same thing: some people's individual liberty captured for the betterment and benefit of others. All of those are forms of enslaving some men to the will and needs of others.

A virus is a biological construct. It's a biological disease caused by a virus, an unliving, unthinking sliver of organic material and takes over cells to turn them into factories that produce more viral particles to take over more cells until, ultimately, the host is killed. Doing battle against a virus requires treating both the symptoms caused by infection as well as finding a vaccine that can destroy the virus itself.

But slavery is a political and moral construct. It's a social disease caused by an immoral idea, spread by unthinking, unfeeling human beings who transmit the disease to others turning them into factories that produce more unthinking, unfeeling human beings. They take over the lives of more and more people within a society or a country until that country is destroyed. Doing battle against slavery requires treating both the symptoms caused by the infection within a society as well as finding a cure that can destroy the idea itself.

President Donald Trump is absolutely correct. This is a war.

President Donald Trump is absolutely correct. This is a war. He's also correct, we have fought this type of war before.

But this is not a war against a coronavirus. That's child's play. Terrible though it may be and despite the thousands of lives we may lose to COVID-19, it's relatively straightforward how to defeat it. Prevent the spread, find a cure. And we will. America and the world will survive this pandemic as it has survived a million others in our past. Each of us is the descendent of survivors of a thousand biological plagues.

The President rightly stated, we cannot let the cure for COVID-19 be worse than the disease itself. And he has the right idea in terms of the outcome here: we can't let our response to coronavirus destroy the American economy.

But saving the American economy isn't really the objective. A healthy, productive American economy that enables people to generate wealth and accumulate things is a consequence, an outcome, it's not a cause in itself. What has enabled the American economy to be the most robust and powerful engine for human ingenuity, productivity and wealth generation in world history is individual liberty? Men free to think and build, to seek new achievements and to be rewarded for doing so, to collaborate with each other, to challenge and compete with each other, driving each other to be smarter, to work harder, to find the better way to solve problems.

That is America. That is the battle we're in, what we're fighting to save. Beating COVID-19 is easy, it's only a matter of time. This particular virus may be new to us, but we know the formula for its defeat, much like the long-march to destroy the NAZI war machine in World War II, the writing was on the wall long before Berlin fell. Germany's defeat was inevitable once America entered the war. So too, the defeat of SARS-CoV-2 is already a foregone conclusion, the application of human ingenuity and thousands of years of human inventiveness and knowledge ensures our ultimate victory over this latest scourge.

But that is not the great threat. If the cure for COVID-19 is the slavery of some men for the benefit and betterment of others, then perhaps it would be better for COVID-19 to take us all. If the cost of defeating the biological virus is that we succumb to the political and moral disease of collectivism, then Trump's fear will have been proved right and the cure will have been worse than the disease.

Look at what's being proposed here. In the US, the government should take over every major industry, from healthcare and pharmaceutical companies to grocery and food delivery to airlines to shipping and transportation. Construction, take it over! Banking system, take it over! Stock market, take it over!

And on the global stage, the United Nations is now calling for a permanent 10% global tax on the GDP of every country.

And on the global stage, the United Nations is now calling for a permanent 10% global tax on the GDP of every country.
Ostensibly designed to fight COVID-19, but made permanent to enable the UN to fight future pandemics, as well as the ongoing pandemic of Climate Change…oh, and Poverty and Income Inequality, and sexism and nationalism and a thousand other isms they believe are unfair.

The United States is less than 5% of the World's population, but we represent over 25% of the world's GDP. So, the UN is effectively proposing that about 4% of the population transfer 10% of our wealth each year to support the remaining 96% of the human race, including supporting countries who are our enemies and who seek our very destruction.

What is proposed here is nothing short of the permanent enslavement of the United States for the betterment and benefit of every other national on earth.

There is no doubt the human race will survive COVID-19. Human beings have survived a thousand similar pandemics with barely more than a blip in our progress as a species.

But the plague of collectivism, the idea that some men should be slaves to others, that some people have some sort of right to lay claim to the intellect and productive energy of others, that is the real battle. That is the true invisible enemy that we must yet again defeat.

Ask yourself, would you have some right to charge into Mike Lindell's My Pillow bedding factory and point a gun at him and his workers to force them to produce cotton face masks to avoid being shot? No, of course the idea sounds preposterous and all rational thinking human beings would clearly see that as an immoral, criminal act. And yet many people are proposing that we do exactly that, just the gunman wears a blue UN Helmet or carries a US Marshall's badge.

Alternatively, does Mike Lindell have the right to choose to convert his factory over to making cotton face masks, at his own expense and to pay his workers to make those masks instead of making pillows? Yes, that is moral, that is a human being engaged in activity that he believes to be virtuous and right and, yes, for the love of all that is holy — profitable.

Just as with COVID-19, the defeat of all forms of slavery should be an inevitability. And yet from every corner of our country, the call is for the forced enslavement of some people for the benefit of others.

President Trump has this right. We cannot let the cure for COVID-19 come at the cost of our economy. And if that is the objective, then it is our original principles: individual liberty, freedom of movement and speech, that is what must be defended. That is how we protect and restore our economy and our country. That is how we ensure that our children's children will also be descendants of survivors of plagues and pandemics, whether they are the biological - or the moral kind.

UPDATE: Here's how the discussion went on radio. Watch the video below.


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