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James Bovard: Why I Write.

Ron Paul: Coronavirus is the New ‘Terrorism’

Jonathan Turley: Did The FBI Mislead The Senate Intelligence Committee On The Steele Dossier? The Media Is Not Interested.

Laurence Vance: Defund the Pentagon.

Jacob Hornberger: Why Immunity for the CIA?

Jon Rappoport: COVID: Is the Virus Real?

Peter C. Gøtzsche: Censorship in Medical Journals Is Harmful, Also for Patients

Aaron Kesel: Google Developing Tattoos That Turn Skin Into Touchpad; Researchers Developing Skin-drawn Monitor.

Becky Akers: BLM Shows Its True Colors Again

Moon of Alabama: No Evidence Of Foreign Interference In U.S. Elections, U.S. Intelligence Says.

Arjun Walia: Canada Inks Deal With Pfizer & Moderna To Prepare The Nation For “Mass Vaccinations.”

Robert Wenzel: Where Should An 18 Year Old Put Their Graduation Money?

And Ruth Kastner: We Have House Armed Services Committee Democrats To Thank for Trump’s Horrific War Budgets.

Becky Akers on the Churches Obediently Closing Down During COVID Hysteria

Patriot’s Lament Radio talks to Becky Akers regarding the COVID-19 panic and hysteria, and the churches closing down as they bow to their real god, the evil State. Becky is a knowledgeable Bible-believing Christian who defends civil disobedience. She also addresses the TSA (“Thieves and Sexual Assailants”) and the parents who willingly bring their precious children to airports to be criminally assaulted by TSA thugs and rapists. But the main topic here is the churches in today’s Soviet Amerika.

Government’s Coronavirus Restrictions on Daily Life: Will There Be Blood in the Streets? Resistance?

At the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity, regarding the liberty-violating and Constitution-violating restrictions imposed by tyrannical government bureaucrats, Adam Dick says there might be blood in the streets, in businesses, in religious sanctuaries, and in homes, because the rulers’ enforcement of such fascism will increasingly involve violence.

And Ron Paul and Daniel McAdams discuss resistance building to coronavirus “house arrest” orders:

Coronavirus Hysteria: Persecution of Christians on Easter in USSA

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear will have police record the license plates of those who are out and specifically those who are attending Easter services and violating his home imprisonment diktat and those who are caught will be ordered into 14-day quarantine. These power-mad control freaks are real nazis now, as I have already mentioned here. I don’t think the previous governor Matt Bevin would be doing this.

And Becky Akers writes:

A shocking daylight raid of a church service attended by many elderly congregants” featured cops “issu[ing] a whopping $500 fine to every person who refused to leave.” Worse, this persecution “didn’t happen in New York or California, but right in the middle of the Bible Belt — Greenville, Mississippi.” It also gave the lie to the State’s claims that it’s simply protecting us from bubonic plague–sorry, C-virus: the service was a “drive-in” one, “where worshipers were isolated in their own cars and listened to the sermon on the radio.”

Cheer the utterly courageous, defiant pastor with me: “I told them to get some more tickets ready because we will be preaching Sunday morning and Sunday night,” Pastor Arthur Scott said. “One of the police officers said the mayor wanted to make an example of our church…” Oh, yeah, that’s totally Constitutional, as Mark Carroll, who sent me this article, must be snorting.

Speaking of courage and defiance, here’s how one creative reader of LRC is defying the Catholic Church’s anti-Biblical order to shutter its chapels:

“I will be on the steps of my Catholic parish’s church just before 7am [tomorrow, Easter Sunday]. I will test the door, to see if it opens. If not, I will quietly sit on the steps. For how long, I don’t know yet.

“I have already set a minor stage for this by doing two things:

  1. Inform by email one of the priests–a long-time family friend–of my intention (his reply was, well, irritated; I clearly struck a nerve).
  2. Inform by email three good friends who are also parishioners (I intentionally included no RSVP).

“My wife will accompany me, but stand off the church property in the car, in case I am confronted or arrested. I don’t expect that to happen. To any police officer who approaches me, I will merely say that I am waiting for the church to open as the governor specifically exempted churches from any order to close (that order, sadly, came from the treacherous bishops, and the priests…obeyed). … I will not be on public property, nor will I be in spitting distance of anyone else. If no one (priest) duly asks for my removal, I’m not sure what any police officer could do to me, or what lawful order he could issue.

“I have no idea if anyone will join me, but I expect no one. … I did say–in the email read by my priest friend–that I consider my intended action a test to see what our parish priests are made of. They have been notified as a courtesy. I know they’ll be awake. I also know the security cameras will be on.

“As I write this, it occurs to me to wonder if the pastor will have the parish’s uniformed, armed private security guard on duty. He is a close friend, but I did not include him in my heads-ups. I guess it never occurred to me that a locked church campus would need extra security. … I will not confront him or defy his order to leave the premises, should he so order. If he does, I will be profoundly sad.”

Please join me in praying for this martyr-in-the-making as well as our brothers and sisters in Mississippi as they recover from the trauma—and expense—of Our Rulers’ tantrum.

And, while not really related to Easter, but still regarding the rise in coronavirus-related totalitarianism, police in Philadelphia are pulling people off public transportation for not wearing a mask.

News and Commentary

Zero Hedge with an article on Zero Hedge suspended by Twitter, who apparently doesn’t believe in scientific inquiry.

Conor Friedersdorf: The torturers wanted to stop, but the CIA kept going.

Ron Paul: A million Iraqis asked us to leave. We should listen.

Robert Wenzel comments on Bernie Sanders’s socialist programs.

Brandon Smith: How viral pandemic benefits the globalist agenda.

Jon Rappoport on the Church of the Virus, and the China epidemic — implications for America and other countries.

Bill Sardi: The 2020 Coronavirus scare: better than any horror movie.

Alex Rubinstein and Max Blumenthal: Woke wonk Elizabeth Warren’s foreign policy team is stacked with pro-war swamp creatures.

Kevin Gosztola: To rig primary against Bernie, DNC chair Tom Perez nominates regime-change agents, Israel lobbyists, and Wall Street consultants.

Walter Williams on democracy and tyranny.

Moon of Alabama: The war in Afghanistan expands on both sides.

Jacob Hornberger: An unusual lawsuit against Iran.

Doug Bandow: Trump ignores the Saudis’ awful record on religious freedom.

MassPrivateI: Secret Service agents and U.S. Marshals are patrolling the schools.

Jeremy Kuzmarov: Truth a major casualty of the impeachment hearings.

Gateway Pundit: Exclusive: Christopher Wray’s FBI caught in another lie and cover-up — FBI emails on Seth Rich uncovered, and on a dark and dirty FBI agent still being protected by the FBI.

Chris Menahan: U.S. Army funds “Fully Automated Microaggression Detector” to “catch implicit bias” in the workplace.

Sheldon Richman: Trump lays an egg: The Israel/Palestine vision.

Daniel Lazare: Holocaust hypocrisy: Hawks use legacy of Auschwitz to push war.

Jonathan Cook: The Holocaust, BBC and anti-Semitism smears.

Eric Margolis on the Trump-Bibi grand theft property.

Richard Ebeling: FDR and Stalin planned the future of the world.

Laurence Vance on discrimination insanity.

And Alex Nowrasteh: There is no national security justification for Trump’s new immigration ban.

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Brandon Smith: The war pigs are finally revealing themselves.

Antiwar.com: Defense Sec. Esper saw no evidence that embassies were under threat.

Nathan Robinson on how to avoid swallowing war propaganda.

Becky Akers: An embarrassment of embassies.

Target Liberty with an article on FBI spying on domestic American organizations, including CATO Institute and Campaign for Liberty.

Jacob Hornberger says the U.S. is Assassination Nation.

Andrew Bacevich: America has a Samson problem.

John Vibes: Trump brags about selling U.S. troops to Saudi Arabia.

Brett Wilkins: Report: U.S. drone strike kills 60 Afghan civilians and a Taliban commander.

Karen Kwiatkowski asks, Plan E?

David Stockman: The Donald’s assassination of Gen. Soleimani – as stupid as it gets.

William Anderson: The federal “crimes” of the college admissions scandal aren’t real crimes.

Laurence Vance asks, Why do Christian groups support anti-Christian legislation?, and has an article on unlibertarian libertarianism.

Jeff Deist has some thoughts on Tyler Cowen’s “State Capacity Libertarianism.”

Craig Murray: Lies, the Bethlehem Doctrine, and the illegal murder of Soleimani.

Sheldon Richman: Trump’s escalation imperils innocents.

Gareth Porter: Pompeo’s Gulf of Tonkin incident.

Daniel Lazare asks, Who created the Persian Gulf tinderbox?

The Last Refuge asks, Has Trump forgotten about the declassification material he delayed then deferred?

Fox Business with an article on Hunter Biden linked to 2016 identity theft involving deceased brother.

Jason Ditz: Pompeo’s falsehood-laden briefing echoed uncritically by media outlets.

Max Blumenthal: Iraqi PM reveals Soleimani was on peace mission when assassinated, exploding Trump’s lie of ‘imminent attacks’.

Jim Webb asks, When did it become acceptable to kill a top leader of a country we aren’t at war with?

Jack Cashill: Ukrainian 752 shoot-down mirrors fate of TWA 800.

Walter Williams: The new racism.

And Ira Katz on gratitude, and Greta Thunberg.

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Ron Paul: Congress is Trump’s co-conspirator against liberty.

Jacob Hornberger comments on the recent shootings by a Saudi citizen of U.S. soldiers in Florida: “Why do they hate us?”

John Kiriakou on those torture drawings in the NYT.

Becky Akers doesn’t like the TSA.

Gary Barnett: The only truly civilized people are anti-war.

Matt Agorist: 5 people who deserved Time‘s person of the year besides Greta Thunberg.

James Bovard on FBI’s FISA abuse shows need for radical reform. (Actually, just abolish the FBI altogether.)

Arjun Walia: Reasons why many people refuse the flu shot.

Brian Shilhavy: Almost a quarter billion dollars paid out for vaccine injuries by U.S. government in 2019.

Richard Ebeling says that socialism and the Green New Deal are economically impossible.

Anna Bohach: Spokane prosecutes pastor for trying to pray for kids at a public library drag queen show.

Ryan McMaken: How California’s government plans to make wildfires even worse.

Jack Burns: “Drug Recognition Experts” arresting innocent, sober people for DUI at alarming rate based on a hunch.

Zero Hedge with an article on NY Post naming the Trump-Ukraine phone call leaker a.k.a. “whistleblower.”

Gareth Porter on Trump possibly sending 14,000 troops to Middle East.

And Kevin Duffy has this ideology quiz. (Are you more libertarian leaning? Or more totalitarian leaning?)

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Matt Agorist: family facing $2,500 per day fine for firewood stored on property meant for the sick and elderly.

Chris Calton: All human beings, not just capitalists, are self-interested.

WND: Child abusing mother began forcing transgender lifestyle on little boy when he was 3, accused the father of child abuse for “not affirming” the boy to be a girl.

James Caspian: Why detransitioners frighten trans activists.

Activist Post: Special ed students secretly restrained, labeled “high-level threats.”

Sayer Ji: Covering up the causes of breast cancer since 1985: AstraZeneca’s BCAM.

Arjun Walia: Congressman confronts Zuckerberg about censoring information on vaccine safety.

GreenMedInfo: Major journal warns calling breastfeeding “natural” will discourage vaccine and formula use.

Veronique de Rugy: Democrat wealth tax proposals demonstrate economic ignorance.

James Devereaux: How free trade increases peaceful interactions between nations.

Aaron Kesel: The deep state is assassinating Julian Assange.

Daniel McAdams: Lindsey Graham says, “Steal Syria’s oil to pay for U.S. occupation!”

William Astore: The militarization of everything.

WND: CNN fake news vs. ABC fake news.

Marcus Weisgerber: As secret Pentacon spending rises, defense firms cash in.

Jeffrey Harding: The late great state of California.

Richard Ebeling: The NBA’s China problem due to political control over markets.

And The Last Refuge: stunning court-filing by Mike Flynn defense attorney Sydney Powell.

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Jacob Hornberger discusses Max Boot and vicarious courage in Syria, and says that politicians live in a parallel universe.

Craig Murray on what he saw when Julian Assange appeared in court in the U.K.

Caitlin Johnstone says that only cowards and sadists support the persecution of Assange.

Zero Hedge with an article on CIA analysts lawyering up as Brennan, Clapper ensnared in Russiagate probe.

Jon Rappoport on Apple kneeling before China.

Health Impact News with an article on an Arizona senator threatened by fellow lawmaker for stating that foster kids are being sold into sexual slavery, and an article on CPS medical kidnappings and sex trafficking in Philadelphia.

John Walsh on paternalistic noninterventionism, Venezuela and Hong Kong.

Jonathan Cook says that Democrats helped cultivate the barbarism of ISIS.

Laurence Vance on religious discrimination.

WND with an article on court ruling that a mother can force her son into transgender life.

Richard Ebeling on collectivist revivalism and the new attack on liberty.

Robert Bridge says that the American “deep state” would sooner sacrifice the republic than lose again to Donald Trump.

Michael Snyder on civil unrest all over the world.

Matt Taibbi on Hillary accusing Tulsi Gabbard of being a Russian asset.

And Zero Hedge with an article on Greta Thunberg sailing toward public criticism.

More Intrusions in California

“Lawmakers” in California want to silence confessions in the church, by mandating that priests report possible instances of child abuse as heard in a confession. But, as Robert Wenzel notes in that post, the rulers will define “child abuse” however they wish.

So, if a priest hears someone in confession mentioning that his kid didn’t go to school, that might be seen by the ruling bureaucrats as “child abuse.” We do know that Kamala Harris wants to jail the parents of truant (i.e. disobedient, non-gubmint school-attending) children. Yes, they are that serious in their going after the young to indoctrinate them early on.

And what if the rulers see withholding of vaccines as child abuse, and the person in confession happens to mention that he doesn’t vaccinate the kids? Even though in some cases the opposite is true, it is the vaccinating of people that is abuse, when we know that many vaccines contain mercury and aluminum which negatively affect the child’s brain development.

The bureaucrats believe that a parent not providing a child enough “‘warmth,’ ‘attention,’ or ‘normal living experiences’” will be considered abuse, and the priest must turn in the now criminal suspect.

So, whatever is said in the privacy of a confession is between the priest and the parishioner, just like between the doctor and patient. I know it’s kind of an uneasy thing to say that we should trust priests to report child abuse based on the priest’s judgment, because we know that priests and archbishops have not been the most trustworthy when it comes to that kind of thing.

My point is, we shouldn’t trust the government to define what “child abuse” is, when we know about the nation’s CPS agencies and their record of placing kids in abusive foster homes, all the missing and dead kids under CPS supervision, and so on. But the people in charge especially in “human services” are getting crazier and they now see heterosexual parents raising kids and bringing them to church or private school as “abuse” now. i.e. many of the gubmint’s “child care” activists are nuts now.

When we have a society of freedom, people are free to discuss things in private and it stays in private. People will decide for themselves whether or not to vaccinate their kids. The gubmint stays out of the home and it stays out of the church and it stays out of the school.

Sadly, the California communists who want to control the kids don’t understand freedom. If you raise your kids in any way that’s not what the elitists dictate, then they will label you an “abuser,” and then probably take away your kids and hand them over to abusive foster homes.