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Rand Paul rips Fauciís coronavirus response, says schools should be reopened
New York Post ^ | June 30th | Bob Fredericks

Posted on 06/30/2020 10:30:39 AM PDT by RandFan

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul on Tuesday ripped into Dr. Anthony Fauci and what he called government “central planners” during a hearing on COVID-19 response, asserting that Americans should not be “sheep” — and that US schools should reopen.

“It is a fatal conceit to believe any one person or small group of people has the knowledge necessary to direct an economy or dictate public health behavior. I think government experts need to show caution in their prognostications,” Paul, a Republican and libertarian, told the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing featuring the Trump administration’s top coronavirus experts.

“It’s important to realize that if society meekly submits to an expert and that expert is wrong, a great deal of harm may occur when we allow one man’s policy or one group of small men and women to be foisted on an entire nation,” Paul continued.

“Take for example government experts who continue to call for schools and day care to stay closed or that recommend restrictions that make it impossible for a school to function. There are examples from all across the United States and around the world that show that young children rarely spread the virus,” he asserted, pointing to countries that have reopened, including Denmark, France and Germany.

“No spike when schools are opened. Central planners have enough knowledge somehow to tell a nation of some 330 million people what they can and can’t do,” he said.

“We shouldn’t presume that a group of experts somehow knows what’s best for everyone. Only decentralized power and decision-making based on millions of individualized situations can arrive at what risk and behaviors each individual will choose. That’s what America was founded on, not a herd with Washington telling us what to do and like sheep we blindly follow.”

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: fauci; ky; openschools; rand; randpaul; schools
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1 posted on 06/30/2020 10:30:39 AM PDT by RandFan
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To: RandFan

A lot more than schools. This is insane. It will do nothing but the public will continue to be buried in lies...


2 posted on 06/30/2020 10:31:51 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: RandFan

Go Rand!


3 posted on 06/30/2020 10:32:09 AM PDT by cdcdawg ("Racist" is just a slur against white people.)
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To: cdcdawg

This is good stuff from Rand. He had Fauci on the ropes. Click the link for more ... I had to excerpt it:(


4 posted on 06/30/2020 10:33:20 AM PDT by RandFan (3C)
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To: RandFan

They are not really Experts.

Their “Science” isn’t one, as shown by the lack of prediction accuracy.


5 posted on 06/30/2020 10:33:37 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: RandFan

“one group of small men” Hilarious..

Go Rand.


6 posted on 06/30/2020 10:38:46 AM PDT by Hugh the Scot
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To: RandFan
The plan is to keep everyone distanced, wearing masks, etc., until September. Then, they let the kids go back to school, and by late September/early October, they declare a "spike" in COVID "cases", and they lockdown again, and insist on mail-in voting.

That's their plan, and I see nothing that is going to stop them from executing it.

7 posted on 06/30/2020 10:38:57 AM PDT by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
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To: Paladin2; All

VIDEO:

https://twitter.com/DailyCaller/status/1277993516203937793


8 posted on 06/30/2020 10:39:14 AM PDT by RandFan (3C)
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To: cdcdawg

Thank you, Senator Paul

Trump needs to ditch Fauci and get some REAL doctors on that task force. Rand would be great but he’s already occupied.

How about Pittsburgh’s Dr. Cyril Wecht? Go listen to the archived June 29 show at this link and hear him rip the lockdowns to shreds.

Oh, by the way...he’s a Democrat.

johnsteigerwaldshow.com


9 posted on 06/30/2020 10:40:51 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog (Patrick Henry would have been an anti-vaxxer)
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To: RandFan

Falci is a little drama queen. Loves the spotlight and is and has been anti Trump. I started out he said it was just a little more than a cold... don’t worry... go to the super bowl and have fun. Then later is was WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE. At the beginning he told us not to wear masks that they actually increased the likely hood of getting covid because people were touching and adjusting it... now it is mandatory to wear masks in some cities and highly advised to wear in all places outside of your home or car with more than three people in it. HE IS EITHER AN IDIOT OR A CRIMINAL LIAR SACRIFICING WE THE PEOPLE FOR HIS POLITICAL AND PERSONAL WISHES


10 posted on 06/30/2020 10:42:43 AM PDT by DOC44
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More than 125,000 Americans have died to date from the virus.

Suuuuure they have... Or maybe it's half that, or even less than half that. Or maybe, half of those died because people like Andrew Cuomo and Phil Murphy forced nursing homes to take COVID-positive people and put them with the most vulnerable people. How those guys sleep at night is beyond me.

11 posted on 06/30/2020 10:43:21 AM PDT by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
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12 posted on 06/30/2020 10:44:22 AM PDT by timestax
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To: Sicon

Latest figures are that close to half of deaths occurred in nursing homes.


13 posted on 06/30/2020 10:47:28 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog (Patrick Henry would have been an anti-vaxxer)
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To: Sicon
That's their plan, and I see nothing that is going to stop them from executing it.

Trump pushing back against it and I see absolutely no signs of him doing it.


14 posted on 06/30/2020 10:48:14 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog (Patrick Henry would have been an anti-vaxxer)
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Just finished the video ...

Everyone should watch it. Rand ripped him to shreds. Fauci did not know what to say! LOL!


15 posted on 06/30/2020 10:48:24 AM PDT by RandFan (3C)
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To: Sicon
The plan is to keep everyone distanced, wearing masks, etc., until September. Then, they let the kids go back to school, and by late September/early October, they declare a "spike" in COVID "cases", and they lockdown again, and insist on mail-in voting.

I agree completely - they aren't being subtle about it either. We're going to get a steady drumbeat of "panic porn" at least through November 3. That's the plan.
16 posted on 06/30/2020 10:51:29 AM PDT by rockvillem
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To: Sicon
Coronavirus
17 posted on 06/30/2020 10:51:38 AM PDT by timestax
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To: Sicon

In person voting by appointment.


18 posted on 06/30/2020 10:54:56 AM PDT by cnsmom
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To: EagleUSA

Yes, but schools should have been the first thing to re-open. If you don’t re-open the schools, then the moms can’t go back to work either, because they have to babysit the kids. If the moms don’t go back to work, half the businesses in the country couldn’t re-open if they wanted to. The schools closing was what caused most of the businesses to shut down even before the government mandated it. So you want to fix that, you need to reverse the steps that caused it, in the right order.


19 posted on 06/30/2020 10:55:53 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: RandFan

I enjoyed that video. Thanks for posting.

Loved it when Rand zinged him about football.
Fauci, ever the weasel, pretends to agree with him
and claims he was taken out of context.

Yeah. That’ll change again tomorrow.


20 posted on 06/30/2020 11:01:05 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog (Patrick Henry would have been an anti-vaxxer)
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