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Time to stop the Fear and repression

Time to stop the Fear and repression

To the Editor:

Today, the mask debate has become so ludicrous that many people still falsely think it’s “safety first” to wear one. After the past 1.5 years, masks have nothing to do with safety and everything to do with control.  

Mainstream loves to quote the very corrupt and compromised CDC, but never do they cite the May 2020 journal from the CDC on “Emerging Infectious Disease” or countless other verifiable studies concluding unequivocally that face masks do not stop the spread of COVID and should not be relied on to do so. Truth has been swept under the rug in favor of emotional groupthink in the sanctimonious name of security.  

Students of history know that during the 1918 Spanish Flu outbreak, it was proven that masks were only petri dishes for bacteria to collect in face moisture causing more people to become sick from pneumonia or other lung issues as a result. For every study or politically motivated scientist/medical “expert” claiming the sky is falling because of COVID, there are countless others in those same fields that are rejecting the bogus narratives. These people are being blatantly censored and demonized despite their very credible resumes and credible studies.  

Communist Democrats and weak Republicans want to eliminate free speech and debating the issues. Real truth can be found by researching “The Great Barrington Declaration.” Science is always evolving, yet this set of current circumstances obviously has sinister motivation behind it for anyone willing to search for unbiased facts.

Furthermore, it is widely known at this point that getting vaccinated does not prevent a person from catching the virus or spreading it, so lay off the un-vaccinated. There is a 99.7% full recovery rate from Covid, so it is time to stop the fearmongering hype. No one likes to get sick, but bodies are not piling up in the street. Do your own research to be set free from the bondage of lies, control and manipulation. 

The truth is out there if people are willing to look beyond the hysteria and take all information back to foundations such as the U.S. Constitution of what government’s proper role should be. Government’s role is not medical tyranny, nor is it keeping citizens “safe” from a disease. A government powerful enough to give you what you want is more than capable of taking your freedom away.    

Mark Twain said it best: “It is easier to fool people than to convince them they have been fooled by others.” I do not write this article to convince the simpletons who believe the lies as an act of virtuous submission, but rather to encourage all lovers of truth and freedom to resist the continued nonsense and any future unconstitutional mandates. What would happen if all of us who know truth just refused to go along with the mask charade or any forced vaccinations at work, school, and social settings?  Are we really “land of the free and home of the brave,” because today is quickly becoming 1930s Germany!

Jim Gaston

Franklin

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10 comments

  • Too many vaccine lemmings in the comments section. Stupid idiots all of you.

    posted by Gerard

    Tuesday, 08/17/2021

  • Well said.

    posted by Shawn

    Monday, 08/16/2021

  • Well said.

    posted by Shawn

    Monday, 08/16/2021

  • I want my 6 minutes back that I wasted reading that predictable shlock.

    posted by John B.

    Monday, 08/16/2021

  • As the French philosopher Albert Camus said, "The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants".

    posted by Horace Stone

    Monday, 08/16/2021

  • That 1st post might be the funniest post ever. There is nothing beneath Smoky Mountain News. And that includes my septic tank!

    posted by John W Lawshe

    Sunday, 08/15/2021

  • That 1st post might be the funniest post ever. There is nothing beneath Smoky Mountain News. And that includes my septic tank!

    posted by John W Lawshe

    Sunday, 08/15/2021

  • This is beneath Smoky Mountain News. It shouldn't have been published. You are helping spread misinformation. Very sad to see this.

    posted by Lorna Barnett

    Sunday, 08/15/2021

  • Stop the fear and repression of shoes in public places. It's clearly an established fact (by someone I agree with) that clothing is a public health hazard.
    When the Constitution tells us one reason for government is to promote the general welfare it really means government should do nothing....ever. And besides there's no such thing as the general welfare, only my welfare which isn't so much liberty but license to be as statistically ignorant, historically inaccurate, and generally angry as my latest cultural grievance moves me.
    Some may say SMN shouldn't print diatribes full of inaccuracies and misinformation but it serves a useful purpose to see just how deranged some of our fellow citizens have become. It shows just how much work this is to recover a civil society.
    In the words of our most famous grifter, this letter is just, "SAD"

    posted by Mark Jamison

    Thursday, 08/12/2021

  • Complete nonsense! https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2020/oct/15/tucker-carlson/tucker-carlson-distorts-new-cdc-report-makes-false/ and https://factcheck.afp.com/busting-coronavirus-myths debunk much if the false clams above. This: https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2020/oct/21/facebook-posts/dr-anthony-fauci-didnt-blame-masks-1918-19-flu-dea/ debunks the claim of masks causing harm during the Spanish Flue. There is no right to cause another person harm. The first duty of OUR representative Govt. under a Godless Constitution is to equally protect US from harm. "Yes WE can"! require require "all persons born or naturalized... " to wear a minimum of clothes in public. Along with a long list of other laws WE have chosen to enact to "ensure the common good".

    posted by Chuck Zimmerman

    Wednesday, 08/11/2021

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