Over the past year, government bureaucrats have constantly moved the goal posts on when life can return to normal.
Supposed experts like Dr. Anthony Fauci have repeatedly said one thing only to say the complete opposite shortly after.
And this conservative Congressman recently unloaded on Fauci over that fact, demanding a timeline on when this can all end after a “year of lost liberty.”
If one thing has remained the same over the past year, it’s that the American people have seen their liberty evaporate.
No matter what changes – new scientific reports debunking “experts’” claims, declines in the death rate, declines in the infection rate, and the development of multiple vaccines – politicians and bureaucrats have consistently chosen “public health” over fundamental liberty.
Fortunately, though, there have been a few conservatives willing to fight back against the absurdity of disregarding liberty so easily.
Late last week, Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH) unloaded on Dr. Fauci during a hearing for the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, demanding the bureaucrat give the American people a timeline for when life can return to normal.
“Dr. Fauci, when is the time?” Jordan asked. “When do Americans get their freedom back?”
While Fauci has been very eager to provide his opinion on every aspect of human life over the past year, even when literally no one asked him, Fauci once again refused to give any goal or timeline for when life can return to normal.
He simply chooses to constantly claim all of these restrictions need to remain in place until “the level of infection” improves, seemingly being intentionally vague.
“We had ‘15 days to slow the spread’ turned into one year of lost liberty,” Jordan fired back. “What metrics, what measures, what has to happen before Americans get more freedoms?”
Fauci responded by saying the goal is to “get as many people vaccinated as quickly as we possibly can,” which he says would help lower the number of COVID cases so it’s not a “threat.”
Of course, Fauci has also previously said that even those who get vaccinated must continue to live under extreme COVID restrictions, so it’s unclear how exactly vaccination changes anything in this regard.
“What determines when? What measure?” Jordan asked. “Are we just going to continue this forever? When, when do we get to the point, what measure, what standard, objective outcome, do we have to reach before Americans get their liberties and freedoms back?”
“You’re looking at it as liberty and freedom. I look at it as a public health measure to prevent people from dying and going to the hospital,” Fauci said, obviously implying that liberty and freedom are meaningless in a situation like this, and Americans should gladly give up both for temporary security.
“You don’t think Americans’ liberties have been threatened over the last year, Dr. Fauci?” Jordan asked. “They’ve been assaulted! Their liberties have.”
Fauci again tried to claim that the issue at hand isn’t a “liberties issue,” but rather a “public health measure.”
“You think the Constitution is suspended during a virus, during a pandemic?” the Congressman asked. “It’s certainly not.”
Rep. Jordan reminded Fauci that bureaucrats like himself have helped assault Americans’ First Amendment right to attend church, freedom of association, and even the free press over the past year.
The Congressman then pointed to an image of overcrowded Border Patrol facilities, saying, “These very pictures that Rep. Scalise just showed you and talked about, guess what? The press isn’t allowed in those facilities. The Biden administration won’t let the press in there [because of COVID] . . .”
But, of course, Fauci refused to address the COVID issues at our border, as he’s done for weeks, instead attempting to cast himself as the victim of ad hominem attacks.
“You’re making this a personal thing and it isn’t,” Fauci said. “. . . My recommendations are not a personal recommendation. It’s based on the CDC guidance . . .”
“Right now we have about 60,000 cases of infections a day, which is a very large risk for a surge,” Fauci claimed. “We’re not talking about liberties. We’re talking about a pandemic that has killed 560,000 Americans.”
Most interesting of all, Democrat Congressman Jim Clyburn then interjected, saying Americans can have their First Amendment rights back when “90% of the members of the United States Congress get vaccinated.”
“I want to know if that’s what Dr. Fauci thinks. Is it 90%, Dr. Fauci? Is it 90%?” Jordan asked. “That’s what I’d like to know. Give us some objective standards versus when some things are reached we might be able to get back to having our liberty. When? What are the numbers?”
Fauci again refused to answer with anything but generalities, as he continues to do whatever he can to remain in the spotlight for as long as possible.
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) April 15, 2021
It’s obvious to anyone paying attention that bureaucrats like Dr. Fauci are determined to do whatever they can to keep a hold on the American people, and deprive them of their freedom and liberty for as long as possible.
While pushing for everyone to get vaccinated, these bureaucrats still say everyone vaccinated must follow the same strict guidelines, proving they don’t envision any end to their reign of terror.
No matter how many studies come out contradicting their claims and proving their restrictions and guidelines do more harm than good, they won’t budge.
Sadly, until the American people wake up and see this all for what it is, this is in fact the “new normal.”
Stay tuned to Right News Wire for any updates to this ongoing story.