That’s me—disappointed in how the mandate cases went before the SCOTUS. I had cautioned for weeks that the legal issues regarding Administrative State were separate from the scientific and medical issues, but I held out hope that the scientific data that has emerged over the course of the two year Covid Regime would still inform the oral arguments. Instead we got, as expected, outright lies from the liberal justices and surprisingly little informed challenges from the conservative justices.
Speaking as a non-American:
Seems to me the fundamental issue here is that the left is demanding that SCOTUS rule on the basis of prudence rather than law
Why is a mandate needed? Because some citizens disagree with the proposed course of action and are refusing to follow it. So why not use Congress to pass a new law? Because Congress also is divided on this
So essentially the argument boils down to “there’s no political consensus, so we want you to take our side on the issue under discussion and let us bypass the consensus mechanisms and impose one by force”
"Meanwhile, case numbers are up 500% in many places, and 721,000 new cases have been logged throughout the country, and that’s obviously a large underestimate because it does not count at-home tests which are selling out in stores around the country."
After a recent video* by Dr. Karan Raj showing a lateral flow COVID test developing postitive under running water, though of course some "fact-checks" debunk, there are many interpretations of what Dr. Raj test reveals. So now, are they being used to test COVID or tap water for COVID and so on. Time for a new variant.
* video embedded in the following link to Newsweek report:
we're not in Kansas anymore, that's for sure
Absolutely correct, we need a spiritual and cultural reawakening in the USA. I can't say I'm disappointed, due to having such low expectations. Government agencies as I define them: CDC-Completely Destroyed Credibility, FDA-Faulty Drugs Approved, NIH-Natural Immunity Haters, Fauci's NIAID- Narcissism Idiocy Arrogance Insanity Duplicity.
The signs are very bad and everywhere that there is going to be a clash. Our wishful side looks to the hope of a wake up that forestalls this clash, but our less wishful side tells us that many who appear asleep are only pretending to be asleep and won't "wake up" unless forced to by personal experience outside of the media information field. What is more real for us, that which we say to each other face to face or that which we read or hear on the internet or tv? The battle is going to be person to person. We are just wading through preliminary steps. The geniuses attempting to pull off this "narrative" have taken it too far. Schwab in his high tower will not be safe . All of our individual private lives will be set on fire with this clash of realities. Civil war will not even describe it.
Well said, Mark.
Thanks for the write-up.