With respect to the two words “general welfare,” I have always regarded them as qualified by the detail of powers connected with them. To take them in a literal and unlimited sense would be a metamorphosis of the Constitution into a character which there is a host of proofs was not contemplated by its creators.
Sad but true – and far too timely and relevant. When fishing without a license – and let’s not even begin to talk about hunting – is more criminal than being an illegal alien, it’s time to replace the government.
Even worse, when it comes to the federal level of government, i.e., the POTUS and Congress, after what the Dems did in the 2020 elections I can’t even honestly say that replacing the government through normatively accepted means, the ballot box, would even prove effective.
But, when it’s time to replace to replace the government, it’s time. Do with that assertion and counsel what you will.
That’s about the size of it these days. A red baseball cap is pretty damn close to all you need for the FBI to come after you and your family. We saw it start under Obama, to prevent the Trump Presidency, and we’ve seen it go further down that rabbit hole since then.
These days, it’s the FBI – really, the whole of the DOJ, but the FBI are the primary myrmidons – who are the terrorists. They even match the original definition of the term. That’s what happens when a paramilitary forced allowed to operated under the Color of Law is either weaponized against a political party’s domestic enemies or chooses to weaponize itself in order to preserve or expand its power and funding.
As with all regulatory agencies when left unchecked, the FDA causes great harm through its hyper-authoritarian stances and rules as well as preventing harm through other rules. It’s why such agencies, operating outside of legislation but having the force of law, need to be regularly checked and forced to defend their actions by properly elected officials.
A perfect case in point is the FDA’s lethal regulations that categorically and absolutely forbid drug manufacturers engaging in any form of speech which can be construed as describing or promoting a use of their drug(s) for any use other than an the FDA approved on-label use, even if the information about this other use is entirely truthful, totally non-misleading, and could help physicians better treat their patients.
As a result of the FDA’s interpretation of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA), manufacturers of pharmaceuticals may face severe penalties for disseminating truthful and non-misleading information about off-label uses before those uses are approved by the FDA. Indeed, some companies have paid settlements of hundreds of millions or billions of dollars in the face of threatened prosecution or trial in civil false claims cases. Governments and other private actors do not suffer the same burdens on their speech, even though the pharmaceutical manufacturer likely has the most complete, up-to-date, and useful information about the product. Moreover, even when it makes economic sense for a pharmaceutical manufacturer to seek FDA approval for a new use, the FDA can take many months or even years to approve such new uses. Patients — especially those with life-threatening conditions — cannot wait for the agency to act. Even with recent changes in the FDCA, if a new use concerns a rare disease — or the drug is off-patent — it may not be economical for the pharmaceutical manufacturer to seek approval of a new use.
And, sadly, this is lethal regulatory intransigence and tyranny. It has killed, is killing, and will continue to kill people. And all for no valid purposes other than keeping the manufacturers of pharmaceuticals on their proverbial knees before the Deep State and maintaining the perceived relevance – and budget appropriations – of the FDA.
With the FDA censoring what drug makers can publish – even when it’s true, simply presented, and efficacious – many doctors aren’t able to know that there are alternative, off-label, treatment options available for their patients. Similarly, this censorship makes it functionally and legally impossible for health insurance providers to cover the costs of those prescriptions. That has, can, and will kill people – all for the sake of the powermongers of the FDA.
This seems to be no longer be true, but in my day, if you wanted to try CHANTIX to aid you in stopping smoking, insurance wouldn’t cover it because it was an off-label use of the medication.
And, if we’re to even begin to believe the current, #Woke sorts, this is systemic racism since non-Whites, especially the Blacks, are less likely to be able to afford medications that aren’t covered by health insurance. Hence, they’re “disproportionately impacted” by the FDA’s lethal regulations upon free speech involving medicines’ uses.
Honestly, American or Democrat, everyone should be calling for a end to the FDA’s lethal regulation and censorship and calling upon the organization to account for and defend its regulations – which aren’t laws but carry the weight thereof without Legislative oversight – or be forced to abandon them.
Ah yes. The FBI Raid Chart. It’s been around since Obama weaponized the entirety of the DOJ against the true-born and rightly-raised People of America. It’s just gotten worse, more overt, and less apologetic in recent years. What they did to President Trump and his family is just the most recent and most egregious offense by The Democrats’ jackboots.
And this is the one thing our self-proclaimed domestic enemies, the Democrats and their sorts, either don’t understand or blindly deny. A lot of us Americans either aren’t especially bothered by the FBI raiding President Trump’s home or, like me, are ambivalent due to this situation being fairly complex. What were far more than merely bothered by is that others haven’t been raided or even investigated and it’s more than obvious that the FBI’s choice of targets have been totally and solely politically motivated.
It’s obvious to a large number of us, irrespective of how we feel about President Trump, that the entirety of the federal agency apparatus and related personnel have been suborned by Democrats and are et al and in toto illegitimate, an enemy occupying force, and a clear and present existential threat to ourselves, our loved ones, and our nation.
Honestly, this is one of the truest statements and memes ever made. It is also one that every single one of Americans’ domestic and racial enemies will deride. Any time anything in the government tries to tell an American that they’re taxing that the government can spend their money better and/or more efficiently than that American can is not just a their, but a liar as well.
But there’s two things to remember about this:
The first is that the government almost never tries to efficient in their spending. Their goal is to continue to need tax monies and to have work to do so as to keep their jobs. Any sort of efficient use of Americans’ tax money is literally contraindicated but it would result in projects being finished, goals being achieved, and, hence, the government agencies or departments within those agencies being reduced or eliminated.
The second is that our domestic enemies are very much not interested in efficiency. They need ongoing, unresolved issues to feed their need for “progress.” They also aren’t really interested in positives outcomes for their projects and “protected” trait-bearers. They are far, far, far more focused on tearing Americans down – reducing our privilege – than raising their people up.