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Don’t Ever Let Your Child Wear A Face Mask For Any Reason

3 days ago

I just read your article about facemasks in dentists’ offices.  I’m reaching out hoping you have guidance regarding school districts.  
Our small district is suddenly very swiftly removing many rights not only of students but also parents. The facemask situation is just a small piece of a larger picture.  
However, our county numbers are down drastically. Our Governor has suspended the mask mandates, yet our school has become more forceful about them: sending middle school students home if they are caught only three times with them below their noses.  
My child has missed a week since this keeps going, keeps respectfully refusing. Today he is sitting in a small room alone feeling like he’s in solitary confinement.  
I had mask

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Stop Sending Your Friends Depressing Crap

10 days ago

There is a war. The war is with someone who wants to destroy your home, your family, and you. That enemy realizes something: if he wants to control you, your family, and your home — all that enemy needs to do is to control your mind. Controlling your mind is a victory for the enemy. Liberating your mind is a step toward victory for you.
The war is not kinetic, which makes that war considerably harder for some people to recognize, since so many have been inundated with the notion that war is kinetic.
This war is psychological. This war is spiritual. This war is ideological. This war is preparing to be one of the greatest epics ever written. It is hardly kinetic, if at all, and may never be kinetic.
Don’t expect lead to fly, but

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Mask Mandates at Work May Be an Opportunity

April 3, 2021

A reader writes:
I have read your article on never wearing masks. I don’t believe they protect for viruses and that they are actually harmful. I try to support businesses that do not require them. I usually just walk in and no one says anything. I try to share info with others.
My husband does home care and required to wear paper surgical masks while with patients. He has no choice if he wants to be employed.
Please let me know your thoughts on this. I totally understand that people need to stop wearing them. We live in a blue state with many people living in total fear a believing masks & covid injections will protect them.
Thank you for your time.
Sincerely,
Someone with a Case of the Blue State Blues 
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Thank you

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How To Visit a Doctor’s Office or Nursing Home Without Face Masks

March 27, 2021

Dear Allan:
I am a 71-year-old Michigan pastor. I read all your articles on lewrockwell.com and am in full agreement. My wife and I have been married over 50 years; we trust in God and are not afraid of the coronavirus. I haven’t believed any of the government/media propaganda from day one. The best way to fight off a virus is to stay healthy. Governments love crises and want to take away our natural God-given liberties.
Our church has continued to worship in person every Lord’s day as we have for the last 31 years. Almost no one wears a face mask, and nobody in our congregation has gotten Covid. We give the glory to God, not to our cleverness.
I do not wear a mask outdoors or at the grocery store. I do not go to stores that have

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Freedom Isn’t Free, Freedom Isn’t Cheap, Freedom Isn’t Easy. It Comes at Great Sacrifice, But So Few Want To Hear That

March 20, 2021

Hi Allan, 
I just read your response at Lew Rockwell. Great stuff! I live in ———. I have not worn a face mask yet. I was thrown out of my daughter’s soccer game, physically threatened by the athletic director and refused entrance to all others in the city and surrounding counties. I went to war with the school system over mandated masks… in empty stadiums, in open air! Their response was to send several police to games where I would be. I had a doctor friend write me a note so they harassed the doctor with multiple phone calls to his employer and then refused the note because it wasn’t printed on company letterhead. I couldn’t fix it because the doctor wouldn’t take my calls anymore. My regular doctor wouldn’t write a note. She

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What Did You Do in the People’s War, Daddy?

March 18, 2021

There will be a time, perhaps one week from now, perhaps one decade or one century from now, when it is widely understood that the people of the United States were at war by the year 2020, with enemies foreign and domestic.
The victors will write the history that will be read centuries hence. I fully intend to be one of the victors writing that history, and I know I can’t accomplish that alone.
I need men of valor. I need woman of virtue. I need youth of passion. I need elders with heart. I need to surround myself with the one percenters, the outliers. They need not be rich. They need not be famous. But they must be wise not trendy, they must be people of faith not fear, they must be solid not flighty.
It’s nice if they have a

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Shameful CPAC Mask Mandate

March 1, 2021

The reports from the ground are that Covid-19 screening and face masks are required at CPAC 2021 being held in Orlando, Florida this weekend. 
 
Rather than standing by science and standing by values, Republicans, even conservative Republicans, are instead deciding to virtue signal. 
 
Virtue signaling will not work. The media will depict CPAC as a super-spreader event regardless of what precautions are taken by CPAC organizers. 
 
Covid screening via questionnaire is flawed virtual signaling, though far less intrusive than the awful CPAC mask mandate. 
 
Face masks do not work against the spread of respiratory viruses and may even be harmful. This information was reported by Dr Jingyi Xiao and her team in the CDCs peer-reviewed

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The Cleansing of the American People

February 24, 2021

40 years he walked them through the desert, this Moses. 40 years. Two generations. Until a nation of slaves who knew how to abide, and perhaps even prosper, under Egyptian slavery, had become a people hardened by the trials of the wilderness and eager for prospering in a land of their own, and to live lives of faith.
Lives of faith. Not lives of fear. 40 years he walked them through the desert feeding them manna as they moaned about how wonderful the agriculture of Egypt was, how pleasant the servitude was, how easy it would be to just turn back. 40 years, until the moaning generations were replaced by those who couldn’t stand the thought of slavery.
41 years they lived under the communist yoke in Czechoslovakia. 41 years, two

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We Will Dig Down to the Root of This Thing That Ravages This Land and Pluck It Out

February 20, 2021

It starts with the face masks.
It starts with one set of lockdown rules for us, another for them.
It starts with one set of election rules for us another for them
It starts with one set of investment rules for us, another for them
In December 2007, a doctor from Lake Jackson, Texas found himself bolstered by a movement he didn’t really know existed.
Because he ran for the highest office that cycle and spoke truthfully, unceasingly, American politics was never the same again.
Fast-forward three years to the Tea Party. Those running to be congressmen and senators galvanized that movement, and then it shattered into pieces, distracted pieces.
Fast-forward five years to the Trump candidacy. Renewed focus was given to that movement.

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Your Obedience Matters, Because Your Obedience Leads to More Tyranny

February 13, 2021

It’s not 1959. It’s not 1979. It’s not 2019.
Your every action matters in a way that it couldn’t have during any of those times — whether you were a pauper or a billionaire, a parent at home or a celebrity on the red carpet — now, your individual actions mean so much more than they did then.
We are in that kind of moment. Some call them “fourth turnings” after the work on generational theory by William Strauss and Neil Howe. A fourth turning is when crisis brings about rebirth. It’s even more significant than that though. A new epoch is being brought into existence and an epic battle is being waged. Whether you like it or not, whether you recognize it or not, you are involved.
The results portend to be more impactful that the

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Commit

January 20, 2021

Commit.
Commit yourself in all the most important things in your life, whatever those things may be.
A common distinction between conservatism and libertarianism is a lack of commitment. A common distinction between progressivism and conservatism is a lack of commitment.
That’s not always bad.
There is nothing wrong with a lack of commitment to bad things. There is everything wrong with a life absent commitment. How easy it is to go about finding adult men-children and adult women-children living lives absent commitment.
To commit to nothing is practically the moniker of our era. To commit to nothing wholesome or edifying is a little closer to the reality.
There is a series of memes called NPC. The NPC comes from video games:

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Face Masks and Freedom: Beware of Skepticism as a Tool of Inaction.

January 16, 2021

We are taught a healthy and critical mind is skeptical. That is not true. A healthy and critical mind is skeptical when appropriate. Skeptical must never be a default, for then skepticism can be as self-sabotaging as apathy.
To be convinced to not care about the outcome of your own actions, or to not believe that your actions bring meaningful consequences, is one of the greatest harms that can be done to you in the modern era. An additional harm is done to an individual in modernity by injection of undue skepticism in his world view.
Libertarians, conservatives, and other heterodox thinkers of our contemporary and overly trendy era are especially at risk of this.
It can be easy to come to heterodox thinking because one is, by

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Face Masks, Lockdowns, & Would-Be Rulers: The Great Reset Comes Every Sunday

January 9, 2021

The Great Reset comes every Sunday.
It happens when you arise and bow down to your maker, when you do things so hard so much of the week and then humble yourself on the seventh day, ease into the comfort of giving in a little, and reflect on how much better you can be.
None of us are perfect. Reflecting on that detail is so humbling and leveling. Life can make a lot more sense after that few minutes or few hours of prayerful reflection.
You put your other tasks on hold, prioritizing this reflective prayerful period, if you are one who honors the sabbath.
To let all other frivolity leave your mind, like a yoke lifted off the shoulders.
And greater priorities rise up, like cream on the milk, the finest of your life rises up.
In

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When You Assume…

January 6, 2021

They became my Sunday School students. That happened the year before, after Miss Tilly asked me to replace her.
I was in high school and teaching the Book of Genesis according to the material of the day to the middle school students.
I loved those guys and they loved me.
Making this all the more painful. There’s something more self-forgiveable about being an ass in front of someone you don’t really care for. At least I personally find it a little easier to delude myself into saying “So what?” and moving on in a situation where I am surrounded by strangers.
But this one stays with me.
In Genesis 1:6-8, God created the firmament.
In Genesis 1:9-10, God created the dry earth.
One of the kids asked about the word firmament.
My

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Face Masks Refusal Says So Much, Because Courage Is the Prerequisite to All Virtuous Behavior

December 26, 2020

I don’t care if I agree with a person or not. I don’t have a need to surround myself with those who will repeat my own views back to me. But I care very much if that person has guts.
Courage is the prerequisite to virtue.
If a person doesn’t have guts, they can’t be trusted. The rest of their qualities are worthless because the foundation of their character is weak and promises to give way under pressure.
I will always choose a courageous man I agree with 25% over a coward I agree with 95%. One, I know where he stands. The other, I know where he stands until he pulls his head out of the book and walks out into the real world, at which point the cowardly man is a syncope.
It has been the greatest benefit to have this lesson

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Why Technocrats Believe in Face Masks

December 24, 2020

“My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings;Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair!”– Percy Shelley
There’s a group of people who walk the earth who don’t just believe that life can be improved by humans, they take it a step further.
They believe humans can be improved.
While this sentence may not seem irksome to you, because it is so commonplace, I hope in a few paragraphs you’ll see how truly twisted it is.
Most people who observe nature and humanity — the overwhelming majority of people walking the planet — learn some version of “If it ain’t broke, then don’t try to fix it.” Many religions teach this.
Man is created in the image of God, but is fallen.
Man has perfection in him if he can find it.
All creation is of the Creator.

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Face Masks: Why You Don’t Want To Be in the Second World During Times of Crisis

December 16, 2020

“Dear Allan, 
Argentina has been completely locked down for 38 weeks, the longest and most egregious immoral, illegitimate, and illegal evil tyranny in the world that I know of.
As far as I know, the mask mandate is permanent and without exemption. Everyone is masked from the toddlers to the elderly nearly bedridden. And the ‘Karen’s’ of South America are ready to take you to the ground, especially ‘gringos,’ if you don’t mask up.
I have reluctantly put on a bandana.
Allan, what words of advice can you give me?
-Anonymous”
Places Become Prosperous Because They Adopt Freedom 
Prosperous places on earth are prosperous because the people there adopted freedom.
The United States, Hong Kong, Switzerland, and many other places globally

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Is It Prudent To Confront Strangers for Wearing a Face Mask?

December 12, 2020

“Tacit approval” is the allowing of a lie in your presence. It is not you lying by omission or commission, but it is you giving your support to a lie by saying nothing.
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer asks people to not allow tacit approval and to do so peacefully. Unfortunately her version is based on bad science.
I’ll edit her to help her out:
Is it prudent to “politely, but forcefully assertively” confront another person not wearing a face mask in public? That’s what Gov. Gretchen Whitmer asked Michigan residents to do at a July 9 press conference. a thriving desire for honesty asks free people to do.
“But at the end of the day, i It’s on all of us to do our part to educate the people around us whether it is in the store or

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Face Masks: If You Announce Your VIP Status to the World, the World Will Accommodate Your VIP Status

November 30, 2020

Recently, at a hardware store that I called ahead of time, asking for recognition of a face mask exemption, the manager notified all employees that a customer would be coming in unmasked.
I did so, true to my word.
When an employee then got after me about the face mask, he was quickly reprimanded by that same manager and not once but twice sought me out and offered sincere and lengthy apologies for giving me a hard time.
As part of my political consulting work, I have advanced presidential candidates, senators, and congressmen. I go ahead of them and make sure all appropriate accommodations are in place and that they receive frictionless, white glove treatment in all of the usual spots where regular people encounter friction.
It

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Face Masks: We Live in the Era of Gluttony

November 19, 2020

Gluttony does not mean overeating.
Gluttony means: the constant pursuit of decadence to the point of decay and beyond.
The unchecked pursuit of comfort, so prevalent in my own homeland, the United States of America, and exported to the world, goes far beyond food, yet is sheer gluttony.
Decadence around food plays into this as a symptom. It can be no surprise that obesity is so prevalent for self-control seems such a quaint notion in this time and place.
Don’t Blame Immediate Gratification 
It is not immediate gratification that is problematic. The potential for immediate gratification is merely the natural output of a functioning and established relatively free market economy, a treasure of the human experiment that all who

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Today Is the Day That Communism Came to an End

November 17, 2020

Today is the day that communism came to an end.
It was autumn 1989. Momentous things were taking place in the world.
The Berlin Wall had fallen. The people of the Eastern Bloc had succeeded at getting to the West through Hungary. The firm line between east and west was wavering. The situation was moving away from the course that Warsaw Pact communist governments had charted: that their populations must remain captive within the borders of the Communist Bloc.
It was unclear whether this social contagion for freedom would spread into Czechoslovakia.
But then November 17, 1989, arrived, a day etched in history. This was Students Day, a legal holiday. Everything had to close under government fiat. People were off school and off work.

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The Question I’ve Wanted To Answer for Twenty Years Is Suddenly So Clear to Me

November 14, 2020

Shortly after the turn of this century, I found myself standing in one of the halls of political power in former Czechoslovakia, after hearing the umpteenth horror story from communism, and saying to myself “I wish I could live through a little bit of communism to see how normal people allowed it to all happen.”
You see, I just couldn’t believe how this stable and prosperous interwar democracy could find itself in the throes of Stalinist communism and its psychological turmoil. It was shortly after World War II though, in 1948, that the communists came to power and there was a lot of “new normal” to deal with after the horrors of war. Akin to our current era, there was even a period of Czechoslovak communism called “normalizacia”

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Reminder: CDC Says Facemasks Don’t Stop Covid

September 24, 2020

The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has an estimated 15,000 in its workforce; some 88 of them work on Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID), a highly regarded, peer-reviewed journal of epidemiology, published by the CDC.
April 3, 2020 — CDC Face Mask Order On April 3, 2020, the CDC announced that everyone should wear face masks, wash their hands, and clean surfaces in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
CDC 4/3/20: Wear Masks To Fight Covid On April 3, 2020, the CDC advised “Everyone should wear a cloth face cover when they have to go out in public, for example to the grocery store or to pick up other necessities.” Private and governmental policies across the US and internationally were crafted according to

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Shift the Face Mask Focus Off of You and Onto the Downtrodden Employees

September 21, 2020

Dear Stevo,
I would be the exception to what most people do. I read the order and I’ve printed it out many times, along with supporting documents, for others to read and understand.
I do not own a mask. I’ve only been challenged a few times. Never once has this resulted in banishment or a loss in services.
As you can see the local “rule,” has exemptions.  Wearing a mask makes it difficult to breathe, so I demonstrate my opposition openly, and cite the exemption, if challenged by an employee who feels compelled to suffocate slowly.
In the bigger picture, the rules themselves are absurd.  I’ve advised my state rep, health department, and governor that they are way out of bounds.  I send videos and articles to the corporations who

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Even Whitmer’s Mask Edicts Have Loopholes

September 19, 2020

Stop Calling Whitmer A Tyrant If You‘re Being A Mask Coward
You can drive a bus through Michigan’s face mask exemptions.
If you and I took the teleporter to Michigan right now, we might see a lot of obediently masked people, even though Michigan has some of the loosest face mask exemptions I’ve ever seen.
While I love to booh the villain in The Perils of Pauline (1914) as much as the next guy does, looking at Gretchen Whitmer‘s face mask order, she is not a villain, and no fully functioning adult reading these pages is entitled to claim status as a damsel in distress, helpless and in need of saving.
Here are highlights of the Michigan order.
No Masks Until 5 Years Old A lot of states and localities call for masking starting at 2

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The Feds Want to Snoop on Your Encrypted Data. It’s “for the Children.”

September 10, 2020

Although governments continue to insist “it’s for the children,” we should never go back to the dark ages of privacy before easy-to-use encryption. Nor should we allow a “back door” for governments to access our data. This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon. Narrated by Millian Quinteros. Original Article: “The Feds Want …

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How To Fly the Friendly Skies With Your Friendly, Maskless Face

September 7, 2020

The airlines have quickly become a choke point for the face mask orders.
On the ground you have a choice. If Walgreens turns you away, you can go to CVS. If CVS turns you away, you can go to the locally owned place. If Menards turns you away, you can go to Lowe’s. If Lowe’s turns you away, you can order online. If Sprouts turns you away, you can go to a farmers market. If the farmers market turns you away, you can go meet the farmer around back and buy what you need out of the back of his truck. Most of those places don’t turn people away, anyway, at least not if you invoke an exemption.
As predicted, the lockdown doesn’t end when some blue ribbon panel says it ends. The lockdown comes to an end as every locked down person

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The Word ‘Until’ — A Key Reason To Never Explain Your Face Mask Exemption

September 3, 2020

A wise man once said “You’re either selling or being sold.” I disagree with his dichotomous and adversarial view of life, but, indeed, there are some people who constantly look for someone to push around and for whom this approach toward life becomes self-fulfilling.
They are the bullies, the psychopaths, the sociopaths, and the cowards.
This group moves around life looking for key indicators in those around them that communicate to the predator “I have an in,” “I have a hook,” “I can get this guy.”
These people are a key reason it’s disadvantageous to talk about your health, disability, religion or any other matter when trying to invoke a face mask exemption.
Don’t say any more than “I am unable to wear a face mask safely.”

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The Feds Want to Snoop on Your Encrypted Data. It’s “for the Children.”

September 1, 2020

Technology exists that allows anyone to effectively hide from government’s prying eyes as long as they do some basic legwork. The perennially awful US senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) is leading the charge on making sure Americans are denied that ability. Governments Hate Encrypted Data The most basic foundation of that is encryption, which uses math …

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If the Vaccine Comes and You are Still Wearing a Face Mask, You’re in for a World of Pain

September 1, 2020

If I were to lay in bed for the next twenty years, and to then rise, I would not have much strength in my muscles to do the activities I once enjoyed.
I might collapse onto the ground, with my poor quivering atrophied muscles shocked by the sudden immense force that they have been called on to exert in this untrained state.
If I trained every day for a week, I might be able to get out of bed again. If I trained every day for a month, I might be able to go for a walk again.
It’s going to take some doing to work through that kind of rust, and to train yourself out of that kind of neglect — but if you know that going in, maybe that little bit of effort won’t be so bad.
You’ve done harder things. There was a time in your life, early

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