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Government, Not Coronavirus, Is Killing Small Businesses

December 24, 2020 54 Comments

This article was written by Ron Paul and originally published at The Ron Paul Institute

A video of a confrontation between Ventura County, California health officials and restaurant owner Anton Van Happen has gone viral. The health officials were ordering Mr. Van Happen to close his business because he allegedly violated California’s ban on outdoor dining. Mr. Van Happen asked the health officials if the government will pay his employees and his rent while his business is indefinitely closed.

Mr. Van Happen is hardly the only small business owner worried about how to pay bills during the lockdowns. Many small businesses operate on a narrow profit margin, so being forced to “temporarily” shut down or limit the number of customers they can serve is a virtual death sentence.

The lockdowns have already caused as many as 200,000 small businesses to permanently close. Lockdowns, by shrinking the number of employers, lead to long-term unemployment or lower wages for many workers.

While governments have terrorized small businesses, they have typically deemed the big chain stores “essential businesses” so they can remain open. The lockdowns are thus another government policy that gives big businesses a competitive advantage over their smaller competitors.

The benefits big businesses get from the lockdowns — including fewer competitors, more customers, and a job market with more workers competing for fewer jobs — may explain why many big businesses are not fighting the lockdowns. Instead, most big retail chains are requiring their workers and customers to wear masks. Many big businesses may soon deny service to those who refuse to receive a Covid vaccine.

One would think that progressives who claim to oppose policies that benefit big corporations like Walmart, Target, and Amazon would oppose the lockdowns. Sadly, even many progressives are unquestioningly parroting the Covid propaganda and demonizing those who dissent.

By slowing down the development of herd immunity among the population, the lockdowns could put those truly at risk in greater danger. Lockdowns have also had negative effects such as increases in drug and alcohol abuse and increases in domestic violence. Meanwhile, many schoolchildren are deprived of the opportunity to interact with their teachers and their peers. Instead, these children are subjected to the fraud of “virtual learning.”

Resistance to Covid tyranny is growing as more people figure out that lockdowns and mandates are both unnecessary and harmful. This resistance was largely started by small business owners faced with a choice between obeying the government or making sure they, and their employees, can feed their families. Small business owners have been leaders in recent anti-lockdown protests across America.

Eventually, the resistance will grow to the point where the politicians will be forced to either double down on authoritarianism or admit the lockdowns were a mistake. Either way, those of us who know the truth must resist the Covid tyranny until government officials no longer terrorize small businesses for the crime of serving willing consumers.

 

 

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  • Gauntlet33 December 24, 2020 at 9:29 am

    “Eventually, the resistance will grow to the point where the politicians will be forced to either double down on authoritarianism or admit the lockdowns were a mistake.”

    I have a higher chance of winning the Mega Millions jackpot than hearing a politician admit that the lockdowns were a mistake. It’s been 9 months…if they haven’t reversed course already like Florida Gov. De Santis did some months ago, then you know who’s side they’re on.

    • Tomo December 24, 2020 at 5:33 pm

      a growing group of international lawyers are taking western governments to court for what they think is the biggest ever crime against humanity – COVID BS:
      this German lawyer explains it beautifully (one of the lawyers in involved is my former neighbor in LA Robert Kennedy who has won cases against Monsatan etc):

      https://www.bitchute.com/video/U6RGLPtoFkml/

  • DC Miami December 24, 2020 at 12:19 pm

    I’ve said from Day 1 that one of the objectives of this false pandemic was to create a robber baron economy with giant monopolies dominating the economic landscape. It’s happening right before our eyes. This is the road to fascism. When there is no business competition, businesses will be used by the government to implement edicts as de facto laws without the legislative process, like forced vaccines and masks, where neither employees or patrons can enter without them. I expect that after tripping alarms 3 times for not having the vaxx, I will be rounded up, transported to a camp, and be shot in the head and dumped in an incinerator – for being a “danger to society.” I don’t think there’s even a 10% chance I’m alive at the end of Q2 2021.

    • Major Skeptic December 24, 2020 at 1:51 pm

      Wonderful “holiday” thoughts, but I COMPLETELY understand/agree!
      I’m in Hawaii and giving serious consideration (again) to escaping by boat to the South Pacific at some point. My sons seem to be drinking the kool-aid, which is EXTREMELY distressing!
      Good luck to all!

      • DC Miami December 24, 2020 at 5:28 pm

        It’s coming. In February of 2020 as I hears of the draconian measures being rumored, I made a series of predictions, all of which came true and the ones I made in the subsequent months are coming true. Trust me, the one I made t the end of my initial post will happening. Things are progressing toward that end at a breakneck pace. If you think it won’t happen, think again. They are moving in for the kill because the masses rolled over so willingly. I think it was initially expected to be a trial/retreat/reload kind of situation, but they found it so easy that they just said, “Fuck it; let’s just finish the job all at once!!”

        • Brandon Smith December 24, 2020 at 8:58 pm

          Actually, the masses in the US and in part of Europe are worrying the elites. Resistance to the reset is EVERYWHERE and they are in a panic, which is why they are rushing out the vaccines (it was supposed to take at least 18 months before testing even started). They are also trying to rush out more mandates and they are failing miserably.

          • laura ann December 30, 2020 at 11:17 am

            Many are resisting, and hopefully they will learn more as to the who’s and org. pushing ag. 2030 (Rothchilds, Soros and others at the top) most people are lazy and don’t have a desire to keep digging for info. Few do, but as long as people know there is a control grid and politicial agenda to destroy jobs, freedom of movement, free mkts, etc they will resist esp if others push them to join the resistance. Scum mayors and city gov. must be resisted.

    • Rodster December 24, 2020 at 3:20 pm

      I’m not a Bible thumper, far from it but what the Global Gov’t aka “Build Back Better” are trying to pull off fulfills the scripture in Revelation i.e. “the mark of the beast”. You will not be able to sell or buy or have any interaction until you accept the TOXIC Covid 19 vaccinations. Have any of you seen the YT video of the nurse collapsing after she was given the vaccine? Why is the media and governments hiding the unexplained illnesses and deaths these vaccines have produced during the trial phases?

      I live in SW Florida and a coworker informed me yesterday that his daughter needs to have a colonoscopy but the Hospital will not perform the procedure until she proves she’s taken the Covid 19 vaccine.

      Just imagine when you are not allowed to leave your home, shop or buy anything until you can prove you’ve been vaccinated. This is why Govt’s around the world want to disarm the public because eventually people lose it and they fear a gun fight. But that’s eventually what is going to happen. People will lose it when the lightbulb goes off and they realized they are being controlled by out of sight Puppet Masters.

    • Brandon Smith December 24, 2020 at 5:24 pm

      We patriots are not going to allow that to happen.

      • Billybob62 December 26, 2020 at 8:49 pm

        Hey Brandon, I agree with you, we will not submit. Unfortunately, many have gobbled up the Kool Aide. I always look forward to your next article and appreciate your work and input. We all must keep up the fight for All humanity until Jesus returns. Keep on, brother.

      • Bob McCarter December 30, 2020 at 7:20 pm

        I hope there are enough that feel as you do to make that a true statement.

        Unfortunately, here in southern California, there aren’t a lot of Liberty minded people around. Sheep, mostly.

        • Brandon Smith December 30, 2020 at 7:23 pm

          You should move to Riverside or Orange County, there is ample resistance there and the sheriffs are refusing to enforce the lockdowns.

    • Neo Anderthal December 26, 2020 at 9:53 am

      I Have yet to wear the symbol of gutless blind obedience on my face, nor will I. If you’ll submit to the mask then you don’t have enough spine to retain ownership of your firearms. As far as vaccines go, I would say into my cold dead corpse, but I can envision a goon squad getting me into shackles to the point they are able to inject me.

      All that being said, I think it might be prudent to not trip the alarm. I’m not yet 100% independent of the system, but I’m getting there. Other than a satellite internet connection I’m totally off grid. I’ve made the trip to town for supplies only twice this past year, and if I had to I could easily make it two years without doing it again. If my progress toward self sufficiency increases in those two years at the same rate that it has for the last six years I could probably hold out for decades, as long as I’m able to retain ownership of my property and no huge disasters come to visit. It might be cowardly, but I see surviving this bullcrap as a superior alternative for the preservation of liberty than to just get hauled off to the incinerator.

      We are on the brink of cataclysmic economic collapse and It’s anybody’s guess how things will look when the dust settles. My hope and intention is to still be around to help shape that future.

      • Brandon Smith December 26, 2020 at 11:19 am

        Without community and a plan to fight back against tyranny there will be no future left to shape. Survival is meaningless without the promise of freedom, not just for you but for the generations that come after you. It may be that you and I will have to die to ensure that freedom for others. Seek to stay alive, but not at the expense of the principles that make life worth living.

        • Neo Anderthal December 26, 2020 at 3:16 pm

          I wholeheartedly agree. I do my level best to not live in fear, and I understand there are things that are much worse than death. I’ve long ago accepted my mortality and will die on my feet rather than live on my knees. The thing is that we face a clever enemy who lays many honey traps people are easily manipulated into. We have to be clever enough to recognize and avoid them, otherwise our lives and efforts are either wasted or counterproductive. I give you credit Brandon for pointing many of those out for us.

          • Neo Anderthal December 26, 2020 at 3:45 pm

            Two more things, just to expand a bit on my original reply.

            1. When the dollar collapses, and it certainly will, Jerome Powell’s printing press will run fruitless, which I think would make the machinery of tyranny much more difficult to bankroll.

            2. Incinerated people make really crappy fighters.

          • Brandon Smith December 26, 2020 at 7:22 pm

            If the dollar collapses it will be because the globalists are bringing in their new digital currency system, but that doesn’t mean we have to accept it or use it.

        • bladeknight December 26, 2020 at 8:46 pm

          “Seek to stay alive, but not at the expense of the principles that make life worth living”

          Wow, that’s POWERFUL af. That’s how i view living life in the scamdemic era. Thanks Brandon

      • Davilyn Eversz December 26, 2020 at 3:08 pm

        Pretty much in the same boat as you are. But I had a thought the other day that one of our very weakest points is that we have to pay property taxes. All manner of new rules and regulations will more than likely be created for the express purpose of taking away any freedom we have left to choose, and will cause those who are resisting in very rural areas, (thinking that we would be safe), in us having to bow or be prepared to die.
        I won’t bow but this whole scenario is proving to be much different than a lot of us have been preparing for for decades……and have envisioned as covering most or all the bases.
        This is not a decimation of society, a loss of all the things that preppers were thinking about and prepared for. This is a whole different scenario.
        I was in Von’s yesterday (big chain grocery), every one kind of shoulder to shoulder at the check out even though there are big red dots on the floor every 6′. So how is that different from dining at a restaurant.

    • Chevrus December 27, 2020 at 8:50 am

      Much as I wish it were not so you are spot on. Even without going in to the details the Pandemic Agenda is blaring across the comms 24/7. It is nothing short of a reconditioning program. Rules not laws will govern the masses. Neofeudalism by any other name which has been in the making for decades. Small scale interdependent sufficiency will the the only alternative, and that will be hard won and anyone who does not go along with the Reset will be branded a terrorist.

  • Rodster December 24, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    I find this guy equally brilliant as Ron Paul and Brandon.

    Prof Michel Chossudovsky: “The 2020 Worldwide Corona Crisis: Destroying Civil Society, Engineered Economic Depression, Global Coup d’État and the “Great Reset”

    https://www.globalresearch.ca/the-2020-worldwide-corona-crisis-destroying-civil-society-engineered-economic-depression-global-coup-detat-and-the-great-reset/5730652

  • Timmy December 24, 2020 at 7:24 pm

    We are seeing resistance flourishing in the so called “lost” states while others watch in their mountain enclaves.

    • Brandon Smith December 24, 2020 at 8:55 pm

      There is no need for resistance yet in the “mountain enclaves” because the liberty people in those areas already control everything. In Montana we have NEVER been compelled to follow the lockdown mandates by the government. They make “suggestions” and the public ignores them, as it should be. Save a few hard left counties, the Mountain enclaves are OURS, which is why the elites aren’t wasting energy trying to lock them down. It is good though to see resistance in places like California because it gives me hope that some counties in leftists states will separate and fight back.

      • Zdravko December 25, 2020 at 9:31 am

        Brandon, didn’t we make a mistake letting other vaccines to be mandatory? Now everything can be forced upon us (just to be clear, I vaccinated my kids and I myself am vaccinated). Only a handful of states allows personal exemption. To me, this sounds like game over. We won’t get to vote about covid-19 vaccine like we did last time.

        • Brandon Smith December 25, 2020 at 5:41 pm

          There is no mandatory vaccination; almost every state has exemptions including religious freedom exemptions. Covid changes everything, but only if we allow it.

          • Zdravko December 26, 2020 at 12:40 am

            I get that it is not mandatory mandatory, but for all practical purposes it is: https://www.ncsl.org/research/health/school-immunization-exemption-state-laws.aspx

            Medical exemption is allowed. Religious is hard to get. Personal belief exemption is for the most part exterminated. To me, freedom fighters lost right there. I repeat I voluntarily vaccinated my kids (but I skipped several vaccines which made no sense to me). For covid, they will follow the same approach, not mandatory, but no travel, school, or work if not up to date with vaccination schedule. And the game was lost years ago, not sure there will be a rematch.

          • Brandon Smith December 26, 2020 at 2:01 am

            Actually, no, religious exemption is relatively easy to get and will hold up in most courts. Your information is simply wrong. Also, you are speaking in absolutes that really make no sense; tyranny requires numerous pillars to stay afloat, no single pillar (except perhaps disarmament) is an absolute. There is no mandatory vaccination, and even if there was, this does not exclude rebellion in the slightest. The “game” is only just beginning, and the elites are in a panic to get ahead because a MASSIVE number of people are not playing along.

      • Timmy December 26, 2020 at 10:39 am

        When I visited Idaho and Montana a few months back, I saw quite a large number of masked people in Whitefish. Perhaps tourists? There was a Safeway store there with a “mask requirement.” My friend and I decided to exercise and spread our personal liberty and enter without a mask. No one said anything even though we were surrounded by masks. Sure, private businesses can choose to institute such measures, but any sane person knows that masks are a placebo at best. We do what we can. God bless.

        • Brandon Smith December 26, 2020 at 11:15 am

          Whitefish is where ALL the liberals in the Flathead Valley live; the city is run by leftists. Whitefish is also where most tourists go to stay when they are in the region. It is NOT representative of the people of Montana in the slightest. In fact, I have long joked that Whitefish is basically a Montana theme park where people go to pretend they are getting the Montana experience. It’s the only place I know of in the whole state you can go to see dudes in capri pants sipping lattes. Think of it like Montana’s Aspen. Also, all the stores out here are required by the health department to put up a mask sign on their doors, but the vast majority of them will not try to kick you out for not wearing a mask. Go into any store in MT and you will see around 60% or more of the people not wearing masks. Costco is the only place I know of that is actually kicking people out for refusing to wear one.

          • Jay Fink December 29, 2020 at 11:05 pm

            The Costco here in the Yakima Washington area (which is not liberal for WA standards) has been taking masks very seriously and kicking out anyone who does not wear one. Meanwhile a shocking 145 of their workers have tested positive for Covid. Not spread out over time, 145 right now. All that heavy handed mask enforcement did nothing to prevent this.

    • Zdravko December 25, 2020 at 9:27 am

      I don’t see why 1 million of people in Montana should fight (first) for 44 million in CA. People in CA need to start the fight themselves. Only then ‘mountain men’s should come and save the day. Writing from Bay Area, I’ve seen little resistance here. I read a story or two, but nothing serious or organized. And small businesses are out, it is over. They didn’t go with a bang. Complete silence.

      • Gotheart December 25, 2020 at 11:47 am

        Apply Vallley, Ca, here. I go into stores without a mask. When asked to wear my mask. My script is, “you do realize wearing a mask is a form of mind control and our president has you under his control to police me. You are the problem. “ Then ‘cause they get offended I am asked again to put my mask on or leave the store. I leave the store. This is my new normal here in Ca. Good luck in SF. 👍

        • Davilyn Eversz December 26, 2020 at 3:17 pm

          Gotheart. I live in Yucca Valley…..well actually out by Johnson Valley. They are asking people to leave if they don’t wear a mask (in Yucca Valley proper) but out my way no one is wearing a mask if they are outside, taking a walk, driving down the road. Neighbors come over….no mask. But I don’t see anyone making any stand for not complying. On NextDoor – most of my neighbors are writing hysterically that people aren’t wearing masks and everyone is going to die.
          Yesterday on the news, second time in a week someone has attacked someone not wearing a mask.

          • Gotheart December 28, 2020 at 6:08 am

            Thanks for a Yucca Valley report. 👍 Turn off your news source. Can’t you see it is being used to turn those not wearing mask to be frightened? And to wear one? Mind control propaganda you are self administering. Assisting the Shadow government to herd mind control all of us with staged actors. So stop. Go into a store on purpose without your mask on. Let others see you smile with your eyes into their eyes. If you are asked to leave the store. Just leave so others will see you leave unharmed. Now IF you say but I need whatever. That is an outward sign of how unprepared you are. Take heed. Build your own warehouse ❤️Keep goin’. Gotheart

      • Brandon Smith December 25, 2020 at 5:44 pm

        San Francisco is basically the primary place in CA that is not seeing resistance to the lockdowns right now. Many counties across southern CA are refusing to comply, and Northern CA is much more conservative. You just happen to be in the worst possible region in the state. You can’t get more far-left than San Francisco.

        • Zdravko December 26, 2020 at 12:26 am

          Moving to Placer County, remote work. Not ideal, but better than SF. I’m not the only one, by the way. While on the subject, will all these CA refugees turn the states they move to into liberal strongholds? I wager people can’t connect two and two, they will keep the ideology regardless of the results. I hear that’s what happened to Oregon. We now have Californians in Texas, Idaho, Arizona. Thoughts?

          • Brandon Smith December 26, 2020 at 2:06 am

            No, the majority of the people moving are conservatives. Leftists are too stupid to see the crash coming, and they love their liberal “utopias” like San Francisco. I lived in Oregon and it was ALWAYS a leftist hole. Texas is overwhelmingly conservative, Idaho is the same. The Arizona legislature is controlled by Republicans and the governor is Republican, and there are more registered Republicans than Dems and that’s not counting all the libertarians and independents that hate the leftists as well. There is no leftist wave moving into the red states, it is an old wive’s tale.

  • A. J. December 25, 2020 at 7:23 pm

    There is an evil cabal that lusts to control who is allowed to live, and how those who are allowed to live, are allowed to live. Everything is inextricably linked, there are no coincidences, and few, unintended consequences. The major corporations fund politicians’ campaigns, so few elected politicians will side with those for whom they have sworn an oath to represent. Then, these same companies craft legislation and free-trade agreements to advance their agenda, at the expense of everyone else and nation-states. Small businesses have been under attack for years. When families are split because of fear concocted via the constant carpet-bombing of inflated ‘facts’ and those who dare share actual facts, it will take a miracle to prevent Satan’s minions from fully deploying Satan’s agenda. For all of our advancements, human nature betrays us, especially when we move away from our Creator, Savior, & our Holy Spirit.

  • Forearmed December 26, 2020 at 1:26 pm

    What you have suggested will NOT HAPPEN until the traitors are taken out by any means necessary. If someone steals from you, do you just take it and consider yourself lucky, or do you shoot them for theft? You’d better figure that fairly quickly because within about two weeks it may all hit the fan, and patriots may have to take action, to right a failing system because of a few at the top who have lost all sense of reason and equitable action.
    Being from California, I am speaking specifically of Gavin Newsom and his cohorts !

  • Larry D Deavenport December 26, 2020 at 5:12 pm

    Look for “The Woke,” to become awake when they lose or start to lose there jobs and businesses. When this happens you will see angry mob liberals burning down the big box and chain stores when they finally “get it.” They have censored the conservatives voices and would not listen when the warnings came. They will find themselves on side of the very people they despised in the end.

  • Davilyn Eversz December 26, 2020 at 6:49 pm

    Brandon. In California and New York there are “no” exemptions of any kind allowed for “school” vaccinations. These laws were passed late 2019. There was also another law passed that allows investigations of any Doctor who grants more than five exemptions a year and any school with less than a 95% vaccination rate. On top of that, the state can over-rule, for any reason, any medical exemption previously. So although this is applying to children only, I think really, that it most likely that mandatory vaccination mandates will come about in these two states.

    • Brandon Smith December 26, 2020 at 7:31 pm

      It’s not all that surprising that the most leftist state in the country would be the first to try to erase vaccine exemptions. The majority of the country is not at all like CA. If the leftists outnumber you 2-1 or more in your state, then I suggest leaving, but what I think will happen is the more conservative counties will tell the CA state government to go stick it. This is happening already in places like Riverside and Orange county (among others). Conservatives need to band together wherever they happen to live, even in CA. If you entire town or country says no, what the hell can they do about it? They can go to war with you, but that will only rally more people to your cause.

      • Davilyn Eversz December 27, 2020 at 8:40 am

        I live in San Bernardino County, the part right next to Riverside and Orange County. The problem in Yucca Valley and some of the outlying unincorporated areas is that there are probably more on government assistance than actual workers. We don’t have that many small businesses here – just one small street and all the other businesses are corporation businesses like Walmart.
        There are not many of us old timers left here, and we are right next to the biggest military base at 29 Palms so I more or less see the writing on the wall. The Country sued the state then the state said “too bad” and for all intensive purposes, I think the fight has ended.
        I am Blessed in that I was shown to start preparing 15 years ago. Not in fear, but Joy. I live way out rural, no paved streets, streetlights or mail delivery. I grow a lot of my own food and have a lot in storage. I have not been reliant on the outer world for many many years.
        I have not, at this point, run across any one else like me – most are cows and sheep. They write of standing up but I doubt they will. Armchair Patriots.
        The Good God put me here on this property with instructions to follow. I have done so. So I continue to Trust that all has been prepared for me as much as it can be.
        It is nice to have run across this forum where the majority are constructive in Purpose but realistic in Nature. Not yelling at each other, but Respect-Full of others opinions. Back in my day this was the way it was……very nice to see that in some places, it still is.
        Thank you Brandon for taking a stand and having a place for all like-minded, non tin foil hatted people….to meet and greet.

        • Brandon Smith December 27, 2020 at 5:34 pm

          You should move to Riverside or Orange County, they are fighting back over there.

  • messianicdruid December 27, 2020 at 1:05 am

    Fraud vitiates all contracts.

    God the Father
    Jesus the Son
    We the People
    Employees
    Contractors

    We have made contracts with our employees, and naively placed them above us [ Romans 13 ].

    We own and are responsible for what we create. When we fail our duties our higher power is obligated to correct our error.

    Any so-called law that attempts to nullify higher law is null and void from its inception.

    • Davilyn Eversz December 27, 2020 at 8:50 am

      Well said. Truth is simple and short. Easily to be followed by the most illiterate or confused among us. I just wrote a little on Epoch Times this morning that the problem is not the government, the people are the problem – government is just the symptom. Where the Vision is lost, the people perish.
      I am Hoping that there comes about, and quickly, and Understanding that violence cannot resolve this situation; blind faith cannot. We must accept that this situation is what Lot had to go thru. He did not take up arms. He left the perversions behind as he was Instructed. He went into the wilderness to start again. This is what we are being called to do.
      There is nothing to “take back”. It is trash left behind like after a concert…..the few that are ready for their 40 years in the wilderness need to get about that business. Let those who have rendered unto Caesar, continue until they are destroyed.
      We have to make a choice. Is the material world our world…or is it not. Do we Trust in Knowingness that all will be well and that we just need to be calm and not again, as so many times thru history, resort to violence or try to fix something that is not fixable in the outer.
      What if we did go on the offensive with guns? Would this change anything? A little common sense says no. The people, all of them, have to turn their faces back to where they belong, or nothing changes…..and Good people have died for nothing.

      • Brandon Smith December 27, 2020 at 5:37 pm

        The globalists are the source of the problem, and they have long had the keys to psychologically manipulating the masses into distraction or causing them the fight amongst each other rather than focus on the root issues. Violence directed at the globalists would solve the problem almost overnight; violence against each other will solve very little. Self defense will be required eventually, but aiming that action at the REAL attackers requires us to deprogram ourselves and others.

  • JL December 27, 2020 at 6:11 am

    In Spain, from where I write, things are the same or worse than in the rest of the world.
    The fact that the different governments of the Autonomous Communities (similar to the States in the USA) each introduce their own rules and regulations. This is crazy.
    The economy is destroyed but there are happy people who have been out of work for almost a year and are getting paid! All in all, you can always ask for more loans and aid from abroad, this is a joke!

    Greetings from Spain

  • Janet Fallow December 27, 2020 at 1:31 pm

    Yes I love Governor DeSantis. He is on to the fraud with the PCR tests and requiring that any lab that does one reports back how many times it cycled. If it cycles over 35 times it produces false positives.
    Brandon, I disagree with you about AZ. I live here and Pima County has gone blue. Also Ducey is on the Board of a company called TGEN and that is one of Bill Gates charities.

    • Brandon Smith December 27, 2020 at 5:39 pm

      It doesn’t matter if you agree or disagree, the stats show that Arizona is conservative, not leftist. Sorry, that’s just the way it is. Every red state has blue counties. Maybe it’s time for you to move to a better county.

  • messianicdruid December 27, 2020 at 1:57 pm

    I would be happy to return to my birthplace and register for a piece of royal Property Leases would be available for any occupant. Those who refused return would collect a royalty from their heritage. Balance is sought between inherotors family/tribal size/structure and the productivty of the land/ improvements. Auctionerr General grants buyers premium tp Royal of the districts. Birthplace makes priority of managment of inheritancr to oldest living relative .

  • Hugo December 27, 2020 at 6:53 pm

    Trump signed the COVID bill…. I take that as he is leaving and they’re going to let the republicans hold the senate in Georgia.

  • Nev December 31, 2020 at 8:49 pm

    I don’t think the problem is “left” or “right”. It’s the billionaire Globalists (extreme right) who pay the poorer ‘lefties” to do their dirty work for them – e.g. burn and loot – Black lives Matter.
    Ronald Reagan once said – “Governments don’t solve problems, Governments are the problem.”
    Greetings from Australia – You are lucky you have guns – our guns were taken away by Polititians years ago – that’s how long this has been planned.

    • Brandon Smith January 1, 2021 at 3:59 am

      Make no mistake, there is indeed a left/right paradigm, it’s just at the bottom of the pyramid. At the top the globalists have their own agenda, at the bottom the leftists are a problem. They want to control people as much as the globalists do and they are just looking for any outlet to make such control possible. In Australia you are OVERRUN with them and they are the reason why your guns have been mostly taken away. They made it possible. In the US we have to be on our guard because they are constantly trying to assert dominance. And yes, the elites exploit their tendencies to their advantage, but the bottom line is that the leftists LOVE the globalist agenda and are willing soldiers supporting tyranny.

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