GraceLife Church in Edmonton issued an eloquent statement about Covid-19 and lockdowns. (HT Michael McAuley)
Having engaged in an immense amount of research, interacting with both doctors and frontline healthcare workers, it is apparent that the negative effects of the government lockdown measures on society far surpass the effects of COVID-19. The science being used to justify lockdown measures is both suspect and selective. In fact, there is no empirical evidence that lockdowns are effective in mitigating the spread of the virus. We are gravely concerned that COVID-19 is being used to fundamentally alter society and strip us all of our civil liberties. By the time the so-called “pandemic” is over, if it is ever permitted to be over, Albertans will be utterly reliant on government, instead of free, prosperous, and independent.
As such, we believe love for our neighbor demands that we exercise our civil liberties. We do not see our actions as perpetuating the longevity of COVID-19 or any other virus that will inevitably come along. If anything, we see our actions as contributing to its end – the end of destructive lockdowns and the end of the attempt to institutionalize the debilitating fear of viral infections. Our local church is clear evidence that governmental lockdowns are unnecessary. In fact, it is also evidence of how harmful they are. Without going into detail, we recently lost the life of one of our precious congregants who was denied necessary health care due to government lockdown measures.
Remember your tame buffoons Ferguson et al telling us the (non-existent) ‘second wave’ would be far worse than the first? Yet again they could not have been more wrong. These people should not be allowed to remain in any kind of academic post. They are frauds and liars of the nastiest kind.
One day, when a sober analysis of the last year is done, there may be criminal prosecutions; not for going on holiday to Portugal, but for infringement of human rights, destroying your country’s economy and indeed for crimes against humanity (mass false imprisonment of the innocent). I hope you do not find yourself sharing a bucket with Mr Ferguson, who has been utterly wrong about every ‘epidemic’ in the last thirty years, including Covid, and has cost the taxpayer in excess of £300billion.
It is a crime to shout ‘Fire!’ in a crowded theatre for no reason. It is a far worse crime to scream ‘killer pandemic’ to a whole nation. You are complicit in this crime unless you return to the real world and bring sanity back.
Here’s a glimpse into the reality of government-schooling overlords. (HT my intrepid Mercatus Center colleague Veronique de Rugy)