Medical Freedom Update
"What they [covid-19 vaccines] can't do anymore is prevent transmission..."
- CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, Jan. 2022
I remain thankful for everything the State of Iowa has done to preserve mental health and protect freedom from the covid-19 pandemic response.
However, while everyone is desperate to move on, there are many discomforting questions which remain unanswered:
- the origins of SARS-CoV-2;
- the public funding of overseas ‘gain-of-function’ research;
- and the immense harm of pandemic policy on children;
...just to name a few.
There are also many Iowans who are still being subjected to unfair discrimination and ill-treatment as a result of honoring their conscientious beliefs and declining a covid-19 vaccination.
Worse still, last week House Republicans offered amendment H8187, meant to address covid-19 privacy, but allowed sufficient carveout to eviscerate the last vestiges of freedom that Americans may ever know.
The questions legislators were asked to ponder in amendment H8187 (page 5) are relatively straightforward:
1. Does the federal government need the explicit power in Iowa law to:
exclude, segregate, refuse to serve, require a mask, require testing, otherwise unfairly discriminate against a person based on the person’s covid-19 immunization status
2. Do ‘health carriers’ (meaning any entity which provides health insurance or healthcare services) need the explicit power in Iowa law to:
withhold from, or deny to a person any services, goods, facilities, advantages, privileges, access, transportation or freedom of movement, licensing, educational opportunities, or access to medical care, based on the person’s covid-19 immunization status?
I’ve posed those legislative questions to Iowans, and the answer has been a resounding “NO!”
Instead, I’ve heard from Iowans desperately begging for legal protection from future unlawful federal mandates.
I’ve heard from Iowans who are exceedingly suspicious of the giant insurance companies and the corporate healthcare establishment.
Iowans recognize and reject the woke propaganda of these special interest groups.
How can Iowans ever trust these healthcare groups after witnessing the urging for “pregnant people” to receive a covid-19 vaccine, absent any scientific evidence to support their recommendations?
The more I pray and reflect on the matter, the more concerned I become that this language was ever drafted to be considered.
Legislators must craft laws at the behest of Iowans. There’s never a reason to enact law to appease the federal government or insurance lobbyists.
Legislators must write laws that put the needs of Iowans first, and protect freedom.
While it was a difficult vote to take at the time, with each day that passes it becomes clear that amendment H8187 failed because it only provides the carefully crafted illusion of medical freedom, but reserves the right for that freedom to be erased at any moment.
To the people of Iowa who have endured so much over the course of this ghastly viral pandemic of unknown origin:
I commit to using the full constitutionally prescribed power of my duly elected office to advocate on behalf of your freedom, and the freedom of all Iowans, to live in peace absent undue threat of force or coercion from government or corporate interests.
Thank you to everyone who will hold the sacred line of medical freedom no matter what the future holds.
Sincerely Yours -- At Your Service
Peace & Prosperity Committee
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