It sure felt like a gauntlet was thrown down when the president announced sweeping power grabs and how his "patience is running thin" for those who won't obey. Lots of people have responded to that speech but I found Thomas Luongo's recommendation to be particularly worthwhile. He says, just say no to Joe Biden's call for civil war.
The Mises Institute is hard to beat for a principled take on just about any issue. Their recent editorial against Biden's mandates is an accurate and concise explanation of the principles at stake. Know what you stand for. There are more than enough parrots out there.
When I'm trying to get a a solid assessment of what's taking place around us, there are a few minds that I've come to trust more than others. James R. Harrigan is one of those minds. He describes our situation of political brinksmanship as a subtle catastrophe in the making.
Some people have begun to ask why we don't hear more about natural immunity as a factor in mitigating the spread of Covid. Jon Sanders explains how a stronger, more robust natural immunity thwarts any case for vaccine passports.
People who have trust issues with the official numbers of Covid cases and who question whether those numbers are being exaggerated to generate public fear aren't just being paranoid. A leaked Zoom call of health officials in North Carolina clearly shows a detailed discussion of how to report the numbers in a way that scares the public into obeying the various mandates and health directives.
By now it should be clear that anyone who wishes to retain his or her personal freedom, to any degree, must be willing to assert it. Allan Stevo says we need to get used to saying "Show me the writ" and asking to see and read the actual policies we are being told to obey. This is part of the heavy lifting required to be a free individual.
It's pretty hard to miss that everything is costing more. An executive for a major supermarket chain is warning that we're all about to really start feeling rising inflation when we shop for food. Might be a good time to stock up on essentials.