While Democrats like to pretend they belong to the party of ‘morality’ and ‘goodness,’ the fact is they regularly prove they are some of the most despicable human beings on the planet.
Like former National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins, who left his post last month to become Joe Biden’s “Science” adviser.
While he has regularly claimed that he played (and plays) a nonpartisan role in the federal government, telling NPR recently that neither he nor Dr. Anthony Fauci are “political figures” and their COVID-19 recommendations were solely science-based, a newly uncovered recording says otherwise.
According to The Daily Wire: “During a private October 26 event at the University of Chicago, the physician wandered far afield of medical opinion, offering legal arguments for federal vaccine mandates and maintaining that the threat of job loss should be used to pressure citizens into getting the shots. He also took aim at former President Trump over COVID deaths that occurred early in the pandemic and admitted to greenlighting controversial research that relied on organs harvested from aborted infants.”
The outlet continued:
The event, which included an interview portion along with a question-and-answer session, was hosted by Christianity Today theologian Russell Moore on behalf of the Institute of Politics, an organization founded by senior Obama adviser, David Axelrod. It began with Moore introducing Collins — a personal friend and member of his book club — to a select group of students Moore described as “future elected officials, diplomats, [and] economists.”
Moore explained that Collins got an invite to talk about efforts they made “separately and together to deal with evangelical resistance to the vaccine with COVID and some of the controversies we’ve had over masking and government mandates.”
A couple of things to add at this point:
— In January, the U.S. Supreme Court essentially struck down Biden’s vaccine mandate for private sector companies with 100 or more employees, though the mandate for federal workers and health care staff remains in effect.
— A February report by Forbes says the Biden administration still believes in a broader federal mandate and is looking at ways to implement one.
— Six months before the Chicago event, Collins told Moore in an interview he didn’t believe in a federally imposed vaccine mandate and did not think one was forthcoming.
— By September 2021, however, Biden’s view shifted hard towards a mandate, and Collins made it clear to Axelrod’s students his view had shifted along with the president.
“Speaking from a legal rather than medical standpoint, Collins responded to a question regarding the wisdom of federal vaccine mandates by pointing to the 1905 Supreme Court case, Jacobson vs. Massachusetts, that dealt with the much-more deadly small-pox virus,” The Daily Wire noted further.
The outlet then cited an American Enterprise Institute summary by legal scholar Sean Trende who noted that the obscure ruling was being cited by many non-legal experts as justification for Biden’s vax mandate.
Collins referenced it in just this fashion at the Institute of Politics engagement, telling the students that because of Jacobsen, “There’s no question in my mind that the mandates are legal.”
He went on to argue that intimidation tactics by the government should be used to compel vaccine compliance.
“The US government does have the authority to mandate vaccinations if there is an outbreak that is threatening people, because it’s not just about you, it’s about the people you’re going to infect,” Collins said, though science journals were already reporting by that time that vaccinated people were as likely to spread the then-dominant Delta variant as those who were not vaccinated.
Then he asked rhetorically: “Do [mandates] convince people who otherwise wouldn’t get them?” Answering himself, he said, “Oh yeah, especially if it means losing your job.”
The Daily Wire explained further:
As evidence, he described how successful the threat of unemployment was at persuading vaccine-hesitant NIH employees and contractors to get vaccinated. When Collins made it clear to the 2,000 out of 46,000 workers who had still declined to take the jabs that they were “in serious danger of being fired in the next month if they [didn’t] do something about it,” Collins said he got a “big response.”
“Reality [was] sinking in,” he explained, so that even the “pretty darn resistant” elected to get vaccinated. He then chuckled, “You get the feeling that their resistance was not maybe quite that deeply seated,” and he speculated that deep down, many unvaccinated people may actually want to get the vaccine but resist doing so out of peer pressure. “They’re sort of thinking to themselves, you know, maybe I really should do it, but if I do, I lose my credibility with my peeps,” Collins said.
There is no bigger tyrant in America today than a Democrat who has decided they are ‘doing the right thing.’