From the Valley Patriot, Making the 6th district great again!
Dear Friends and Fellow Republicans,
Don’t Give Into the Elites Who Destroyed Our Lives and Livelihoods During COVID
Normally I would not be writing to you about anything else other than the Election in 7 days, but something was published a couple days ago by a self appointed member of the Establishment, that I thought needed discussion here.
In the Atlantic Magazine, Emily Oster declared we need a “Pandemic Amnesty”. With the under title saying “We need to forgive each other for what we did and said when we were in the dark about COVID”. Being a devout Christian, I believe in the concept of forgiveness and of 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 99th chances. Problem here is, that these people were not in the dark about what they did – the powers that be knew exactly what they were doing early on in the pandemic. They have been proven wrong, and want to escape blame, and then remain free to morally preen about how amazing they are as human beings, and then bash each of us for being such reprobates.
The article goes onto say that early in the pandemic, they had bits of information that it wasn’t necessary to shut down schools, but they did so anyway because of a lack of information. This is as far from the truth as a lie can be. They knew that children weren’t likely to be affected by COVID. They wanted us scared so that we can be more malleable and easy to control.
There is a list too long to print on all the “mistakes” made by the elites in Washington DC and in the state. Among those mistakes are:
1) Doing irreparable harm to our children by closing down schools for the 1st year of the pandemic
2) Believing that immunizations were more effective than natural antibodies
3) Fauci declaring himself to be the official representative of science (science is always questioned, 100% of the time, that is how we learn things)
4) Allowing the CDC to pay for the Wuhan Lab in China to do “gain of function research, literally weaponizing the virus into the monster that it became
5) Trying to scare the population into thinking that COVID was going to be more dangerous than the Spanish Flu of 1918.
6) Having governors such as Andrew Cuomo, Wolf of Pennsylvania, and others put COVID patients in with nursing home patients – causing the death toll to massively increase when early on the CDC had an idea that COVID was likely to be more harmful to the elderly. This caused tens of thousands of unnecessary deaths that should never have occurred.
7) Insulting pretty much every person who was wary about being vaccinated, including firing health care workers who were worried about the effects of a vaccine which had never been tested.
The list goes on and on. I could be here for hours. Feel free to give me your list of mistakes made by those who tried to destroy this country. I may not be able to respond, but I’d like to hear your thoughts.
Fauci once stated that no one was seriously impacted by the pandemic. Not that he’d ever read this newsletter, but I’d like to introduce him to 5 people well known to me who were (along with their families) seriously impacted by COVID:
1) Mekuria Mola
2) Saron Suon
3) Charlie Thach
4) Eugene Conti
5) Leo Dasher
All the above people were well known to me, and died of COVID. Each has their own story to tell. Eugene Conti was one of my delegates in 2020. He worked at a local hospital in Botetourt, and got COVID while there, and died sometime later. Eugene gave his life so that others could live. They couldn’t have a real funeral for the family to grieve. The memorial service had to be online instead. Leo Dasher was one of the 1st people I met after moving into Shenandoah County. If more of us were like Leo Dasher, we’d be living in a better world.
Mr. Suon drove a taxicab for me since 1986. As did Charlie Thach.
The saddest of all was the death of Mr. Mola, who drove for my fleets for approximately 10 years. After having gotten a vaccination, and while wearing a mask, he was picking up his son from an Alexandria City Public School, when another person who was also vaccinated and wearing a mask coughed on Mr. Mola during a conversation. Mr. Mola died 10 days later.
I lost several others who I’d known for years also because of COVID. At least 2 of my constituents in the Town of Strasburg had COVID and were known to me personally. Other drivers in my taxicab fleets perished during the pandemic, I do not know if their deaths were COVID related or not.
Mental health; suffered during COVID. The suicide rate skyrocketed during COVID. 4 people related to me attempted suicide during the pandemic. One actually completed the task (opiate overdose). Many of you lost loved ones or friends from suicide during this time.
Am I supposed to forgive? According to the Bible. Yes I am. And I can “Biblical” forgive someone. But there’s no way in hell that I’m going to forget what the CDC, politicians, power mad bureaucrats, and virtue seeking leftists did to this country. They need to pay with their jobs, reputations, and some with prison time.
Millions upon millions of people saw their small businesses ruined during COVID also. Augusta County GOP Chair Dave Bourne, a bail bondsman, saw his revenue decrease by way over 80% during COVID. These people who demand we forgive them, are they going to reimburse every Dave Bourne in the region? Of course not. They really don’t care about the people who died or the business owners who lost everything. They only care about deflecting blame.
Think about this when voting from now on. Vote like your life depends on it because if we let these people stay in power, it will be our fault for not removing them when we had the chance. They want us to forget what we did to them, and the proof of this is in the link below.
Thank you for allowing me to serve you as your Chair.