Sleepy Joe stayed up past his bedtime last night to give his first primetime address to the nation, marking the one-year anniversary of the coronavirus lockdowns that have been the single biggest breach of individual liberties in generations.
We would have been better off if he had stayed in bed.
Biden, who has refused to hold a press conference or answer difficult questions thus far, gave a twenty- three-minute speech—which is long by his standards— in which he took shots at former President Trump, took credit for Trump’s efforts of getting the vaccine distributed, and told Americans that they “might” be able to hold small gatherings with family on July 4th.
The arrogance of that statement will be addressed shortly.
Shots At Trump
To kick things off, Biden took a not-so-thinly-veiled shot at former President Trump when he said, “A year ago, we were hit with a virus that was met with silence and spread unchecked, denials for days, weeks, then months. That led to more deaths, more infections, more stress, and more loneliness.”
“Silence,” “spread unchecked,” denials.”
Surely Biden was referring to himself and Dr. Fauci, not President Trump, right?
Even early on, Trump went against the advice of Dr. Fauci, who urged the president not to ban travel from China, a decision which Joe Biden called “xenophobic.” Trump’s actions likely saved millions of Americans from infection and thousands of deaths.
Captain Unity didn’t get off to a very unifying start in his address. Accusing his predecessor of being responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths isn’t a way to unite the country.
Biden continued by claiming once again that masks are necessary to saving lives, even if the science isn’t settled on the matter, contrary to public opinion. Biden said, “Too often, we have turned against one another. A mask, the easiest thing to do to save lives, sometimes, it divides us, states pitted against one another.”
“Follow the science” is the mantra of Joe Biden and the Democrats. Ok, Joe, let’s do that. Here are facts that you and your fellow Democratic leaders fail to mention:
A study in Denmark found that the masks are not the effective form of protection that we have been led to believe.
The New York Times reported, “From early April to early June, researchers at the University of Copenhagen recruited 6,024 participants who had been tested beforehand to be sure they were not infected with the coronavirus.
Half were given surgical masks and told to wear them when leaving their homes; the others were told not to wear masks in public.”
The researchers wrote the following:
“The recommendation to wear surgical masks to supplement other public health measures did not reduce the SARS-CoV-2 infection rate among wearers by more than 50% in a community with modest infection rates, some degree of social distancing, and uncommon general mask use. The data were compatible with lesser degrees of self-protection.”
Over 80% of Americans were wearing mask by the fall, yet the number of cases continued to rise into the new year. If masks are so effective, then why did the number of cases continue to rise? Inquiring minds would like to know.
Schools Are STILL Closed!
President Biden then turned to the question of schools reopening. Biden told the nation that with his “announcement last month of a plan to vaccinate teachers and school staff, including bus drivers, we can accelerate massive nationwide effort to reopen our schools safely and meet my goal that I stated at the same time about 100 million shots of opening a majority of K-8 schools in my first 100 days in office.”
Spare us the BS, Mr. President. You are in the pockets of the teachers’ unions that refuse to go back to work despite overwhelming evidence that students aren’t statistically significant spreaders of the virus.
At this point, the most vocal critics of schools reopening are teachers and staff that largely just don’t want to work. That’s why many of them are making unreasonable demands in exchange for returning to school, including pushing Left-wing policies, like those being demanded by the Los Angeles Teachers union. That particular organization said they will only go back to school if California institutes a wealth tax and Medicaid for all becomes the law of the land.
The Privileges Biden Wants You To Have
Then the inner authoritarian in Biden came out: “in the coming weeks, we will issue further guidance on what you can and cannot do once fully vaccinated, to lessen the confusion, to keep people safe and encourage more people to get vaccinated.”
You’re going to tell us what we can and “cannot do” when fully vaccinated?
This is America, and we are a free people, so respectfully, we will do whatever the hell we want, Mr. President. We are adults and are capable of making our own decisions by weighing the risks and taking appropriate steps to live our lives the way we see fit.
Our Founders must be rolling over in their graves. This usurpation of individual rights is antithetical to the American founding.
Biden continued: “We can’t let our guard down. This fight is far from order—from over…the scientists have made clear that things may get worse again as new variants of the virus spread. We’ve got work to do… So my message to you is this: Listen to Dr. Fauci, one of the most distinguished and trusted voices in the world. He’s assured us the vaccines are safe. They underwent rigorous scientific review.”
Listen to Dr. Fauci? Really, Joe? The doctor who told us not to wear masks, then changed his mind and now wants us to wear two or three masks? The guy who downplayed the threat of the virus early on and then told Trump not to ban travel from China? That guy?
Contrary to what President Biden says, the fight against the virus is coming to an end. Cases have fallen precipitously in the past two months likely because we are approaching herd immunity and the vaccines have been rolled out.
We are going to go back and live our lives no matter what the Good Doctor Fauci and President Biden tell us.
Captain Unity Spreads Division
Then, Biden warned us kids to behave lest he punish us by locking down the country again.
Biden scolded us by saying, “Unity is what we do together as fellow Americans. Because if we don’t stay vigilant and the conditions change, then we may have to reinstate restrictions to get back on track. And please, we don’t want to do that again. We’ve made so much progress. This is not the time to let up.”
He has no authority to lock down the country even if he wanted to. Regardless, Americans are not going to tolerate another lockdown, Democrats want the lockdowns to continue because they love the control that they have over our lives now…What happened to “15 days to stop the spread?”
Joe Biden’s address did nothing to unite the country and may actually have been counterproductive. The net effect from the address is that more Americans are going to be more likely not to take the vaccine after being scolded by the Commander in Chief.
Americans don’t like to be told what to do.
The speech was a failure in its objectives, and Americans should just ignore it. They will be better for doing so.
But hey, at least we finally heard from the president. Too bad it took him more than 50 days to make it happen.