A vocal opponent of pandemic restrictions asked people to do everything they can to resist government lockdowns and face mask mandates.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) wants every American to peacefully oppose what he calls excessive measures to help contain the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) virus.
The qualified ophthalmologist believes the Biden administration did not introduce tougher mandates and lockdowns based on science. Rather, he believes the Democrats are simply being “petty tyrants.”
“It is time for us to resist, they cannot arrest all of us,” he said in a video shared on Twitter. “We can simply say no, not again.”
The senator believes the nation is at a crossroads and moment of truth. America can either stand together and choose freedom or let fear and propaganda to destroy society, the economy, and future generations.
Paul believes President Joe Biden has already surrendered to the CCP virus, and unconditionally follows every recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
“Biden, we will not accept your agencies mandates or your reported moves toward a lockdown–no one should follow the CDC’s anti-science mask mandates,” he can be heard saying. “If you want to shut down federal agencies again, some of which are not even back to work yet, I will stop every bill coming through the Senate with an amendment to cut their funding if they do not come back to work in person.”
The Republican also criticized House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for forcing lawmakers to wear intrusive face masks in the House chamber.
“Pelosi, you will not arrest or stop me or anyone on my staff from doing our jobs,” he said. “We have either had COVID (CCP virus), had the vaccine or been offered the vaccine.”
“We will not be forced into random screenings and testings so you can continue your drunk with power reign over the Capitol,” he added. “We will make our own health choices, we will not show you a passport, [and] we will not wear a mask.”
The senator considers children to be the worst affected by restrictions because they have been prevented from attending school.
“Children are falling behind in schools, and are being harmed physically and psychologically by the tactics that you have used to keep them from the classrooms during [2020,]” he said in the video.
He believes denying youth the right to an education is unnecessary.
“Children are not at any more risk from COVID (CCP virus) than they are from the seasonal flu,” he can be heard saying. “Every adult who works in school has already had the vaccine or had their chance to get vaccinated.”
The Republican vowed to punish educational institutions that keep preventing children from attending class. He proposed suspend taxpayer funding, and letting parents decide where money goes for their child’s education.
Paul hopes no more government restrictions will suppress individual freedoms.
“The tide is turning, as more and more people are willing to stand up,” he said.
We are at a moment of truth and a crossroads. Will we allow these people to use fear and propaganda to do further harm to our society, economy, and children?— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) August 8, 2021
Or will we stand together and say, absolutely not. Not this time. I choose freedom. pic.twitter.com/XrI2tjdAHW