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Do lockdowns and masks work?

Friday, November 20, 2020, 11:06 am | Randy Thomasson

Do lockdowns and mask mandates prevent transmission of Covid?

In July, the Lancet medical journal, after examining Covid data from fifty countries, concluded, “lockdowns…were not associated with a statistically significant reduction in … overall mortality.” Get it? The novel idea of a “lockdown” doesn’t save lives, despite doing a superb job of destroying people’s livelihoods.

And earlier this month, a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found lockdowns and masks do not prevent Covid transmission. Military recruits locking down, wearing masks, and social distancing experienced a 1.9% infection rate, while military recruits not doing any of this had a 1.7% infection rate. Therefore, not locking down, not masking up, and not social distancing is as “safe” (and even safer) than performing these establishment-ordered acts.

And a large study of more than 6,000 adults in the small nation of Denmark found there was no statistically significant infection difference between people who wear masks and those who don’t. After one month, 1.8% of the people wearing masks had been infected and 2.1% in the unmasked group had also tested positive. This hardly-any-difference result explodes the myth of masks protecting you.

Remember, back in February and March, the medical establishment agreed that masks for the general public were ineffective in stopping the flu or Covid. But now, the opinion of these “authorities” has flipped, not based on science, but based on political correctness.

Let these facts stir you to rebel against the destructive, dehumanizing tyranny of lockdowns and mask mandates!

“Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God”
U.S. founding father Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson

State judge ‘spanks’ Newsom

Tuesday, November 3, 2020, 10:50 am | Randy Thomasson
“Sutter County Superior Court Judge Sarah Heckman smiles during an investiture ceremony Monday, December 31, 2012 at the Sutter County Courthouse in Yuba City. At left is her husband Greg Heckman.” (Yuba-Sutter Appeal-Democrat newspaper)

It’s unusually good that a state judge in Sutter County (north of Sacramento) has called Gavin Newsom unconstitutional.

On November 2, Sutter County Judge Sarah Heckman issued a 9-page ruling that a) found Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom violated the California State Constitution when he signed his June 3 “executive order” trying to decrease in-person voting, and b) “prohibited” him from doing anything that “amends, alters, or changes existing statutory law or makes new statutory law or legislative policy.”

This helpful ruling provides a witness that Newsom has been operating as a law unto himself. In her opinion, Judge Heckman noticed the outrageous, unconstitutional deeds and predilections of Newsom:

The Governor takes the position the CESA’s grant of authority to exercise “all police power vested in the state,” allowing him to “promulgate, issue, and enforce such orders and regulations as he deems necessary” authorizes him to legislate by unilaterally amending existing statutory law. Not only is this an active and ongoing controversy between the parties, but it is a critically important one for the Judicial Branch to resolve. The State of Emergency brought about by the COVID-l9 pandemic which was proclaimed by the Governor on March 4, 2020 continues in effect, indefinitely, and the Govemor continues to have authority to act under the CESA. The Governor has issued three executive orders during the current state of emergency specifically regarding the November 3,2020 general election (Def. Exs. 4 and 5; Pl. Ex. D) and has issued more than 50 different executive orders changing numerous California statutes since the state of emergency was declared. (Pl. Ex. F)

The Governor continues to issue executive orders which create legislative policy (Pl. Ex. G.) The evidence persuades the Court it is reasonably probable the Governor will continue issuing executive orders which amend statutory law and create legislative policy under the purported authority of the CESA, violating the California Constitution and the rights of plaintiffs thereunder and giving rise to a multiplicity of judicial proceedings, unless restrained by a permanent injunction.

What’s the practical effect of this good ruling? Unknown at this point.
On the one hand, it might not mean much. First, because the June 3 election-related order no longer has any practical purpose; second, because Newsom since late June has been having his Department of Public Health issue most of the Covid-related “orders.” Newsom has been literally hiding behind the state public health officer, who purportedly has unlimited order-making abilities (this is clearly unconstitutional and begs for a lawsuit).

On the other hand, this ruling has the potential to add to the foundations of other lawsuits. Whether currently filed or yet to be filed, liberty-based lawsuits can become “weightier” by quoting the Sutter County ruling. As Republican Assemblyman Kevin Kiley (who, along with Republican Assemblyman James Gallagher, sued Newsom) said, a permanent injunction (which the judge indeed ordered) means “a number of his previous orders would immediately be exposed as unlawful, while others may become newly vulnerable.” 

Ultimately, despite Newsom, despite his Department of Public Health, and despite local “public health officers,” elected county supervisors can and should quickly end this destructive, unscientific, anti-people lockdown by terminating their county’s “emergency order” and prohibiting any county monies to enforce any state “epidemic” order (i.e. limits on businesses, face masks, and the like).

It’s all up to county supervisors, as Placer County’s successful reopening has demonstrated. Bottom line, it’s time for county residents get tough. To hold pro-lockdown “Republican” county supervisors to account, pro-liberty county residents must threaten them with defeat at the polls next year unless they fully reopen without any restrictions this month.

Shall the throne of iniquity, which devises evil by law,
Have fellowship with You?
They gather together against the life of the righteous,
And condemn innocent blood.
But the Lord has been my defense,
And my God the rock of my refuge.
Psalm 94:20

Chipping away at the lockdown wall

Saturday, October 17, 2020, 11:35 am | Randy Thomasson
Portion of the Berlin Wall being torn down by West Germans in 1989, while East German soldiers watch from the other side

California’s Democrat tyrants and establishment “Republicans” have redefined “reopen” as 10% or 25% capacity. But already-hurt small businesses can’t survive on that. Sadly, most California pastors are afraid to fully reopen for ministry. Meanwhile, the non-academic, sexual-indoctrinating government “teacher union” bosses have made it clear they want President Donald Trump defeated more than reopening for in-person classroom instruction.

But the good news is the lockdown lies are breaking down, showing “the emperor has no clothes.” See how the WHO, certain California school boards, and even Democrat mayors are helping!

1. Government-imposed lockdowns are unnecessary and harmful

WHO warns against COVID-19 lockdowns due to economic damage and Health official calls for halting lockdowns (10/8/20)

Dr. David Nabarro, the World Health Organization’s special covid-19 envoy: “We in the World Health Organization do not advocate lockdowns as the primary means of control of this virus …  The only time we believe a lockdown is justified is to buy you time to reorganize, regroup, rebalance your resources, protect your health workers who are exhausted, but by and large, we’d rather not do it.

“Lockdowns just have one consequence that you must never, ever belittle, and that is making poor people an awful lot poorer … Just look at what’s happened to the tourism industry in the Caribbean, for example, or in the Pacific because people aren’t taking their holidays … Look what’s happened to smallholder farmers all over the world. Look what’s happening to poverty levels. It seems that we may well have a doubling of world poverty by next year. We may well have at least a doubling of child malnutrition.”

See how Democrat Governor Gavin Newom is killing a small city’s economy

2. California’s school lockdown wall has been breached

Remember 1989 when the Berlin Wall was slowly, then quickly, chipped away and eventually knocked down? That needs to happen — and is starting to happen — with California’s unscientific, unproven, tyrannical lockdown. This week, the lockdown “wall” of two of California’s largest government-school districts was breached when both school boards permitted special-needs children to enjoy in-person classes with a teacher and other children. This reopening for some wins the argument for reopening for all. Because if it’s “safe” for deaf and other disabled children to have in-person public-school classes again, it can’t be “unsafe” for other children to also go “back to school.” Of course, the unscientific, anti-family teacher unions hate any breach of their artificial wall of schools that get paid for not working.

Two big school districts, San Diego and Sacramento, move to permit special-needs students back for in-person classes: San DiegoSacramento

While SaveCalifornia.com and I want children out of the government schools and into home schools or Bible-based church schools, if parents won’t rescue their children, then children returning to government schools will hasten the end of the lockdown (which is what the anti-family teacher unions oppose). When schools reopen, parents will go back to work, and the lockdown will quickly lose its hold. This reality will overcome even Gavin Newsom!

3. California’s big city mayors urge the quick reopening of in-person schools: More cracks in the lockdown wall. This week, while San Diego and Sacramento counties’ school boards voted to permit “special needs” children to receive in-person, group-oriented, classroom instruction, mayors of 13 big cities in California (including the Democrat mayors of Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, and Sacramento), are urging Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom to reopen schools.

This is significant. The mayors’ October 14 letter urges Newsom to order the reopening of in-person classrooms for “1) students with special needs, 2) Title 1 students in areas of highest poverty concentrations, 3) children of essential workers; and, 4) students who have experienced homeless and/or youth in the foster/kin care system, and 5) early learners (K-2nd grade).”

Notably, the mayors’ letter implied they’re concerned about parents leaving the government-run schools for private and home schools, stating, “we are seeing private and parochial schools open much more quickly potentially increasing the disparities between well-resourced and under-resourced schools.”

My takeaways

First, most of these mayors are Democrats and their public voice for reopening government-run schools is certain to be considered by Newsom.

Second, if some children are allowed to go “back to schools,” there are very strong legal arguments for all children to return (unless their parents rescue them from the government system).

Third, once government schools reopen, many parents working from home will go back to work, and this will all hasten the end of the lockdown. 

ACTION: Keep resisting this unscientific, unmerited, tyrannical lockdown

As for effectiveness of attending anti-lockdown, pro-liberty rallies and protests, it’s two-fold:

1. Every time you individually study or collectively get educated about why your God-given and constitutional liberties matter, your character, knowledge, and resolve improve. You also become stimulated to invite your friends to stand for liberty, at future events.

2. Every public protest is an opportunity to lobby for an end to the lockdown. Your audiences are county supervisors and the general public. Without earned media, you can have modest influence upon county supervisors who might see your protest outside their windows or otherwise hear about it. Without earned media, you can also video your own event and show that to others via email, blog, social media, YouTube, Vimeo, etc.

Yet the most effective way to rally is to “earn media” and therefore reach the public and turn more people against the tyrannical, non-scientific establishment that is hurting real people. Aim for this by inviting TV, radio, and newspapers to cover your event, and working for this “earned media” as much as, or more than, you invite your friends and acquaintances.

So, participating in an anti-lockdown, pro-liberty event actually has four benefits: improve your character, improve your friends’ characters, change minds through your own media, and change minds through “earned media.” Let’s keep persevering and outrun the tyrants!

Lastly, I want to reiterate my strong desire for loving parents to protect their children from 11 statewide school sexual indoctrination laws, terrible peer pressure, and dumbed-down “teaching” by permanently removing their precious boys and girls from the non-academic, dysfunctional, godless government schools. However, if these awful facts plus months of lockdown misery haven’t yet motivated parents to home school or church school their children, let the reopening of government schools serve to help end the lockdown as a whole.

Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free,
and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.

Galatians 5:1