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First off, I am not an anti-vaxer (anti-vaccine) or pro-vaxer. It’s a personal choice. I do not support forcing children to get vaccines or anyone for that matter. The anti-vaccine movement began way before COVID 19 and has been around for decades. What they have is new vaccine they can use for their age old crusade. They have a new target. If you are a present anti-vaxer, ask yourself…”Did I just become one or have I been and anti-vaxer for several decades? Many of the people who promoting anti-vaccines has been at it for a very long time and if you have decided to join them, that’s your business. Just recognize its not new! It is not something new that evolved because of the Coronavirus!

Historically, anti-vaxer are against vaccines and promote alternative medicines including holistic health or using existing drugs to treat rather than prevent. It doesn’t matter if those drugs are for human use or veterinarian use. If you find yourself jumping on the anti-covid vaccine bandwagon, just remember it is not a new bandwagon. Anti-vaxers existed as far back as when the small-pox vaccine came out and into the mid to late 1800’s. EVERYTIME there has been a vaccine rollout, the anti-Vaxers have always been right there. They are only louder today because of social media.

In 2019, before COVID, according to an AR Threat report there are more than 2.8 Million antibiotic resistant infections that occur in the US each year and more than 35,000 people die as a result.
We the American people have been lab rats for decades long before COVID. When we have an illness the medical professionals follow a protocol of procedures, medicines, injections and the application of all types of high-tech equipment, methods and medicines. The diseases for which there are no cures follows these protocols. Here’s the kicker. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. That makes many of the procedures experimental by default.

The COVID vaccine is not a vaccine that creates some imaginary forcefield. It reduces the symptoms should you get the coronavirus. Some people may be suspicious that the whole coronavirus scare is fake. Everyone that is dying they are associating it to COVID is the thought process. Lets follow that thinking by taking COVID19 out of it. People are dying at alarming rate by the Flu or an unknown superbug that is not responding to traditional Flu treatment protocols, and is not a seasonal bug but year round and ongoing. Now what?

Many anti-faxer’s would push alternative treatments like Ivermectin, Hydroxychloroquine but these medicines were used for treatments of other things like worms in livestock or malaria but they are not tested on flu like symptoms so they would be experimental and the Covid vaccine is experimental so they too would fall under the same category. While people are paranoid about the vaccine, they are not paranoid with unproven treatments should one get the coronavirus. Keep in mind that once you get the cornonavirus, or any other potentially fatal illness, the clock is running and there isn’t a great deal of time to play with while doctors run experiments trying to save you.

There is a person in the company I work for who was 39 years old, worked out, health conscience, and considered a healthy individual succumb to COVID 19. If you are suspicious that it was NOT Covid then call it some mysterious virus that was operating outside of traditional flu season. The same mysterious bug that has claimed numerous lives worldwide. His doctors called in COVID because that is what was identified.

I have known several people about 10 or so, who I either knew or knew of, that have died of COVID 19 or if you prefer of some mysterious illness that has the same symptonms. A former co-worker, who sat 2 cubicles down from me, healthy by all accounts, was debating getting the vaccine but was researching because of the confusion that is out there as to whether to get it or not. The confusion driven by the different vaccines available AND the efforts of the anti-vaxers adding to the confusion. He is presently in ICU on a ventilator fighting for his life.

I watched a video today of a young girl playing both sides of the argument about the vaccine about entering a restaurant and not allowed due to not having the vaccine. It was the dumbest most irresponsible attempt at trying to be a social media influencer. Her argument was not even on point, yet people responded with “nailed it” and other support. One person even replied, “think people”. I did and I guess I was alone in seeing her argument as apples to oranges. People who have received the vaccine have taken it in the hopes of minimizing the effects if they get the COVID, much in the way a person takes cancer treatment. You take the treatment because you think its your best shot. It does not protect from getting the coronavirus but minimizes the impact if you do. The reports coming from even local hospitals is supporting this.

Anti-Vaxers are suspicious of experimental drugs or vaccines but have no issue with any of the other drugs or products that are on the market. When you watch television and a commercial comes on for a drug, do you actually think that commercial is running just for the doctor? Do you think medical professionals are the target audience? If so why do they say, “ask your doctor about….”, at the end of the commercials?
Big pharma is trying to get YOU to talk to your doctor about prescribing the drug. If your adamant, he may very well cave it and let your “try it”. At that point you have become a lab rat. People have no issue with this.
Anti-vaxers should follow their beliefs. What they should not do is try to talk anyone out of it. Why would you be so irresponsible to try to talk someone out of a potential treatment? These are personal choices.
Most drugs are experimental even though they have been on the market for decades. If you take it and it does not work, you have just gone through an experiment so the doctor tries something else.

Do you stop him at that point because you don’t want to be a lab rat?
How many common household items, medicines, or products thought to be safe turned out to be toxic? Many say that, “I know someone that took the vaccine and they died”. That may be true, but I know many who took the vaccine that did not and some that did not take the vaccine that are no longer alive. The participants in this discussion circle are pretty big.

If your child is dying and there is a 20% change an untested drug could help, would you fight for that untested drug? What decision would you make? Or, will you go into your anti-vax/anti-experimental drug posture and say, “no way is my child going to be a lab rat”! As for myself, if my child was dying, I would be willing to try anything. Anti-Vaxers should be consistent and become anti-medicine because its ALL experimental.
There are side effects and contraindications attached to all medicine and treatments. The COVID vaccine is no different, it would appear.

I do not promote vaccinations and I do not discourage people. That is personal choices between them and their physician. If anti-vaxers do not want to take the vaccine that is fine but why are they trying to recruit new members to follow along. There are as many people trying to talk you out of vaccine or a medicine as there are promoting it. If someone wants to be an anti-vaxer for the COVID 19 that is their business but if they’re going to make public statements discouraging people from getting a vaccine, at what point do they take responsibility for the outcome of the medical victim should they die? How are you going to explain it to the family that it wouldn’t have made a difference?

Some people have died taking the vaccine. People have died taking the flu vaccine. People have died, 128,000, who died from prescription medicines.
Many prefer to approach this pandemic by trusting their immune system. Each to his own for their approach. But as I have read, this superbug not only attacks people the elderly but the effected groups keep getting younger as the virus continues to look for new victims. We all think we have pretty strong immune systems, but are we certain there is not one weak spot? This super bug attacks that immune system and tries to turn it on itself. The question becomes who or what is trying to kill us? The virus, the government, the health professional or the anti-vaxers?
Anti-vaxers are doing what the have done for as long as there have been vaccines. When you make your decision, you would do well to keep that in mind. Its a risk either way.
Update: Donald Trump is now promoting the vaccine to his supporters. Jim Acosta from CNN is accusing Trump of trying to kill his supporters by telling them to get the vaccine. Now what?

Prediction: I have already said that the school system in Louisiana is pushing mask mandates for children while pushing back on vaccine mandates for all school board employees. “Its good for thee but not for me”. It seems that their “just following orders”, won’t apply when it comes to them, only the children. I predict that the mandating of vaccines for children will come BEFORE the vaccine mandate for the school system employees. Parents WILL NOT demand that all school employees and all government employees go first.
When the time comes parents will get behind the school board and school employees to prevent the school system mandating vaccines against its employees. When the tables turn and aim at kids getting the vaccines the school system will once again be following orders.

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We are quickly approaching the death of conservatism or at the very least being pushed into a state of obscurity.
Throughout its modern history the Republican party has regularly demonized in the media. It’s party and people are called racists, bigots, nazi’s, homophobes, and it is the party of the rich and powerful. They stand accused of trying to destroy social security, and are against the poor and down trodden. All lies of course. Its the politics of deception. All promoted by the biased liberal mainstream media. The ONLY thing that has changed in the attacks by the liberal Democrats is that today they are more open about it. The anger and hatred has exposed itself.
Liberal Democrats have always accused conservatism and Republicans of what it is guilty of itself. Republicans get busted for hypocrisy from time to time but the liberal Democrats are cursed with it.
Many believe we need another political party or get rid of the two party system. There is no time to build a new party and take a decade or two to build up its strengths. We have to strengthen the one we have. A no party system will simply mean the liberal Democrats will have no opposition.

Democrats employ very aggressive tactics for recruiting registered voters. They have made voter registration methods more easily and skewed to their advantage. If you are upset about “vote by mail” that is a liberal Democrat creation and there was a single person behind it, its origin, and his name is Mark Elias a liberal lawyer. If you prescribe to the idea that “Democrats want to open the borders for votes you are only half right. They also want those registration numbers. The slogan used for the local anti-masking campaign was “strength in numbers”, “sticking together” and the 981 members off the UnMask our children group is a reflection of that strength. Political Parties work the same way. Registered party numbers matter, just like that 981 members matter.

By contrast the Republican party sucks at recruitment. It sucks at getting the message out about conservatism, it’s political ideology that it embraces is suppressed at every turn. How does it get its message out? It certainly will not be on any liberal news media networks. On Fox News? Fox News is too busy trying to be “fair and balanced”, with talking heads lining up one after another. A program needs to be created that shows what conservatism really is. Perhaps they assume that everybody already knows but many people don’t. Many people do.
If you were a fan of Rush Limbaugh’s radio program over the decades you learned what conservatism is and is not. He verbally assailed liberal democrats for who they really are. With his death, much has been lost for the conservative movement.

As disgusted voters flee the Republican party to become independents or “no party” or one of the other many parties out there, it is the greatest gift anyone can give the Democrats because they are not bleeding party members and they can recruit more to cover the losses using nefarious means. The Democratic Party is for bigger government, more freebies to its voters, exacting control over you daily lives because they believe they can make better decisions for your best interests. If socialism takes hold it will be born out of the Democratic Party.
This is important to remember, THERE IS NO CONSERVATIVE WING INSIDE THE DEMOCRAT PARTY! BUT THERE IS A LIBERAL ELEMENT THAT HAS TAKEN ROOT AMONG REPUBLICANS.
Democrats are NOT Constitutionalists as it is written. They view it as a worn out document that needs a rewrite. Republicans are constitutionalists.
Conservatism is dying and the Republican Party is not stronger today than it was under Reagan, even though they try to portray it. It is much weaker, and growing weaker by the day. Many Republicans have yielded to compromise. The Republican Party has been infiltrated by a liberal element. Liberals are that nefarious.
Independents/No Party Candidates? – They have no party, no written platform outlining what they are about and they answer to nobody except to voters during the election. They are in the wind, which means they will bend from whichever the wind blows.
The School Board of this parish is a classic example of what you get from Independents. When you combine the independents with the Democrats all leaning toward liberal ideology that includes control over your decisions, they make up 85% of the Parish body.
Republicans which total 2, make up 15% of the body, so do not point to Republicans for blame. They only have a 15% share.

I see people throwing out commentary that shows their aggravated but yet they are registered Democrats or Independents. They are fighting against the very thing they are signed up to. They have been brainwashed by the liberal media that “party doesn’t matter”. But it does! It is one half of my vote. I am a registered Republican and a “partisan”. I never voted for a Democrat, but I have voted for no party independents.
As of the last election, after seeing the capitol riots portrayed as conservative Republicans instead of who they really were, “Bernie Sanders Supporters and Independents who jumped on the Trump train, I won’t be doing that anymore. After watching the school boards decision making as of late and seeing the majority is no party independents, I will no longer vote for any independent unless I am forced to in a runoff against a Democrat. There is no need for them to darken my door or looking to put a sign in my yard, until a runoff against a Democrat. I turn away Democrats without discussion.
I have voted for Republicans whose personalities I did not like and I have voted for Republicans that turned out to be liberals with loyalty to the Democrats but I never voted for them again. I will waste my vote on a Republican before I will waste it on a Democrat.
I will vote for a Catholic Republican but I will think long and hard and study closely before I vote for a Catholic Republican educated in a liberal Jesuit University. I’m funny like that!

Voting is not a popularity contest and your not voting like your in high school for most popular, studious or best dressed. Some people, sadly quite a few, approach it with that mindset. Its an easy fix, just don’t approach it like that. To the Evangelicals that did not like Trump’s tweets or his sinful ways…Keep this in mind. Christianity has been under assault since the early 1960’s and it is getting worse by the day. There is a dotted line between Christianity, Conservatism and the Republican party. There is NO DOTTED LINE from Christianity to anywhere else, except to those hellbent on the destruction using change of the very thing you cherish the most.
Sure give me the speech about how the church can never be destroyed. That is true but there is quite a bit of misery between where we are today and that end that is yet to unfold.
If you register Republican and take the partisan approach if your not happy with a Republican candidate file a complaint with the Republican Party both at the state level and the national level, and try to get them censured and strengthen the party. Leaving it only weakens it. If you want to protest, complain and hate the direction we are going but do not want to walk away from the Democrat party then just keep on fighting, protesting and complaining, your party will give you more than your fill to complain about. Learn to tell the difference between a real conservative Republican and a RINO (Republican in Name only). Also keep in mind there are NO DINO’s (Democrat in Name Only).
The Republican Party has been stuck in a perpetual state of compromise for decades. I don’t see this ending well.
If the Republican Party continues to weaken and Conservatism is lost, we are in for a world of hurt.
Join the Republican Party and become a “partisan”. Strengthen the party, then vote out the ones that do not adhere to constitutionalism and conservative ideals. Make the Democrat Party the minority party by a wide margin. Only then will things change.

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I would suggest that everyone could write to the Republican Party of Louisiana and file a formal complaint against members of the
School Board and try to have them censured. At least they would have complaints on file for them. Unfortunately there are only 2 Republicans.
If your a Democrat or no party independent then complaining about a Republican is wasted breath because your not a party member.
It works the same for non-party members filing formal complaints on Democrats. Its a waste of time.
American is governed by a 2 party system. That’s just the way it is. the alternative is a 1 party system and that system would be run by Democrats and we are seeing what they can do.
The majority of the School Board at 62% are “no Party” or “Independents” which is the same thing. They are not a political party and are not bound by a written platform. They are considered “into the wind”. While being an independent sounds good as an individual voter, things change as an independent elected official. List the reasons you are an a registered independent or no party affiliate and the elected independent can do the same and if each of your lists are completely different it doesn’t change that either of you are still independent.
For example, both of you being independents, your list can espouse conservative values and his list can espouse communist values, nothing changes that your both independents. Neither of you are expected to embrace a written party platform.
Read data and statistics on Independents and you will see the most favored word used is “lean”, as in Independents lean towards conservatism , liberalism, socialism or communism, or populist. This lean is also relative in that whichever the wind blows you can lean the other way.
An independent can tell you they are conservative when speaking to conservatives and be liberal when talking to liberals. Their not lying either. They are not bound by any belief system or ideology than their own. Have you ever seen a political platform, a written document, outlining what they believe in?
I have never seen one. They do not usually do that because in so doing they would scare off voters, so they play both sides to get elected.
You might say that independents answer to the voters and not a political party. That is true…sort of!

If 10,000 people elects an Independent and 1000 complain about him, In the mind of an independent, that’s 9000 that still support him and its probably enough to win an election. He doesn’t have to seek out an endorsement from any political party. He is on his own free to make decisions or cast votes based on his beliefs, number one and secondly influenced by the 9000 that still support him/her.

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People are hesitant to get the vaccine. With the inconsistent information flying around it’s not hard to figure out why?
People have questions that either can’t be answered or won’t be answered. People have died taking the vaccine and while that number is low…it exists. It’s strange that we have become so desensitized to death that we even acknowledge acceptable losses.
So your faced with if you take the vaccine, you could have some level of protection or you could die. The long-term health effects or long term side effects of the vaccine are not known. If you don’t take the vaccine you get the virus and could die and infect others who could die and the long term effects of the Fauci Virus, is not known once you recover. ” (It’s not politically correct to call it the Chinese virus so I had to come up with another name that would be less offensive).

All of the scientists that like to vomit statistics and known facts, fail to tell us which vaccine is the statistically higher killer. They don’t want to cause a panic and interrupt the cashflow of big Pharma I suppose!
We are supposed to find comfort in the idea that those pushing the vaccine the most, Fauci, Bill Gates and others also double as promoters of population control, Doctor assisted suicide and abortion. Perhaps they should have found better spokespersons to promote the vaccine instead of members of the pro-death squad. I do not find comfort in “misanthropists”, all lined up, trying to tell me what is best for me and my family. A misanthropist is a word you don’t hear thrown around much but it should be. A misanthropist is a person who has a hatred, dislike or distrust of humankind. Apparently, there are so many people in the world that hates the human species, they had to come up with a name for them.

The scientists and politicians (read entry on good scientists VS serial killer scientist) goal seems to be pushing out the vaccines to assist in creating “herd immunity”. That is a common catch phrase you will hear in every discussion about the “Fauci Virus”. Think about that phrase a minute “herd immunity”. There are names to describe groups of animal species. A gaggle of geese, a colony of bats, a caravan of camels or a “litter” of puppies or “kittens”. Is the human species regarded as a “herd”, the same as cattle, goats, sheep and llamas (watch it they spit)? Perhaps we are not cattle but more like “sheep”, which seems a little more fitting. The interesting thing about these herds is that they all sooner or later end up in trailer or box car heading somewhere else, instead of out to pasture. Perhaps we are viewed as the herd and they look at themselves as the rancher. Who knows with these crackpots.

I suspect the most important immunity to them is not the “herd immunity” but rather “qualified immunity”. In all this “herd immunity” talk, do people like Fauci, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and other big money people have “qualified immunity”? You know that legal term that protects people from personal financial responsibility if they are negligent, ignorant, or just flat out wrong! Remove Dr Anthony Fauci’s qualified immunity and then I want to hear what his new advice after that will be.
American’s have a tough choice in this decision between life and death potentials. The threat is real. The number of people I know who have died from COVID is growing. We cannot fall victim to the idea promoted that all of these people had “underlying issues”, either known or unknown. It seems to marginalize their death.
That seems to be a default mentality that we need to reject from our consciousness. There is some truth to it, but we should not assume it for all and move on. There are people dying from the vaccine and people dying who did not get the vaccine. We do not know the long term side effects of the vaccine nor the long term side effects from the Fauci virus either. The scientists and the politicians are feeding us generic terms and for many that is good enough, but for those with analytic minds, whose analytic switch stays turned on, we have to have detail with no stone upturned type information.

I voluntarily took the Moderna vaccine as a human guinea pig. I’m not an anti-faxer or anti-masker. I am an anti-mandater. There were several reasons I took the vaccine and it wasn’t without some research. I am one of those evil smokers and I was informed by the media and “scientists” with limited information that I was high risk. I later learned, post vax, that this was based on “scientific expectation”, which is a fancy term for having an expectation that I will be hardest hit if I come in contact with the Fauci virus because of smoking. The word scientific is added in the front of the term to give it credibility. I have since learned that smokers make up 9% of hospital cases and nobody knows why. Scientists can’t figure it out. IF smokers were the hardest hit out of everyone, the smoker-haters would be all over it with daily warnings but that is not what it is happening. Its crickets from the smoker-hater crowd. Interesting!
That’s not to say if I get hit with the virus that all the smoking and neglect of my body won’t all catch up with me and I end up with pie in my face, not to mention the dirt. The hard cold reality is that we are fed daily doses of inconsistent information and people are genuinely confused and not sure what to do.

I also suspected it would be mandated sooner or later if the Democrats took the Whitehouse so I figured I would take the voluntary vaccine formula instead of the mandated formula. I am a bit untrusting of the misanthropists running things.

We have bigger issues than masks that can’t possibly stop a microscopic bug.
So I go into a convenience story with a Plexiglas installed to protect me and the person behind the counter. I have my mask on, and the person behind the counter, with mask pulled down to their chin, is eating a barbecue pork chop while waiting on customers. I set my stuff on the counter and they lick the BBQ from their fingers, dry off the spit on their hand with a dry towel that was used for no telling what and grab my product to scan it and hand it to me. I have to pick up the product with the receipt given to me until I can get to my truck to wipe it down. So the Plexiglas was installed for protection, the masks were on and whole encounter was circumvented by a finger licking good pork chop! Luckily I had my mask on! (sarcasm intended)

In the early days of Covid, I go to Walmart and there is a person, who did not look healthy, hacking and coughing repeatedly and uncontrollably and not covering their mouth. Who knows they could have been patient zero for Covid. It was not a recognizable cigarette cough but one of those wet, phlegmy coughs . Everyone was looking at her and staying away as best they could but this person should not have been out and about, hacking all over the produce. That illustrates the level that people do not control where they go when they are sick.
But hey, we can’t mandate that she wear a mask without making EVERYONE wearing a mask right?

I go to a fast food restaurant with my wife, place the order, pay for it and the person behind the counter reaches inside the cup and pulls out 2 cups. Their fingers went deep into the cup just to pull it out, no gloves.
Again, Plexiglas in place to protect each other with everyone with masks on. For these workers, here is a good exercise to harden your critical thinking skills. Place the stack of cups in the spring loaded cup dispenser with mouth facing up. Stare at the setup and ask yourself this fundamental question. How can you get a single cup out of the dispenser without touching the rim with your unprotected fingers that you just used to just rubbed your nostrils with, or touching the inside of the cup to pull it out? Yes gloves could be a solution but its something even more clever…How about turning the cups over! Luckily the Plexiglas was in place and we all had masks on to control the transfer of germs!
We have bigger problems than masks that can’t possibly work!

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This is an addendum to the previous article outlining 10 items that local elected officials should remind themselves of regularly.
This is not a #11 but rather an addendum because it is more than just a bullet point.

As an elected official you should not be delegating your authority to underlings, appointees or some committee made up of or includes professionals/residents that are NOT elected people. I’m sure its easier and takes some hassle away but often these appointees begin to overstep their bounds and begin making rules, or what looks like ordinances that you should be making collectively as a body. This does happen, I have seen it. I am seeing it. Left unchecked, the next thing you know you allow them to have oversight of you instead of the other way around.
From time to time you must reign these people in and let them know who exactly is in charge. You are elected, your appointees are not. They work for you, not the other way around. Eventually they will show up with a problem and will have a draft already written of some policy or ordinance that needs to be passed, that will resolve that problem. You hand it off to legal for review then you pass it, but what exactly have YOU done towards input in the direction of the solution ? That should be a red flag right from the start.
Its no different than in business. Managers often delegate and they begin to rely on a particular person and the next thing you know you can’t tell who is really running things. This is a disaster for managers and it will be a disaster for you as an elected official.
You delegate enough authority to get a task done so that you do not need to micromanage but you provide guard rails in which they operate.
From time to time you have to reign them otherwise your appointees will hijack your authority and then…there is no real need for you.

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