(RightWing.org) – Too much of the media and too many Americans are drinking the Kool-Aid. What happened to America? This used to be a country where citizens demanded morals, ethics, and their leaders to tell the truth. It didn’t matter if one was a Democrat or a Republican. Richard Nixon’s Watergate scandal ran him out of Washington, DC, for his lack of honesty. Incoming Speaker of the House Bob Livingston (R-LA) resigned from Congress in disgrace. Congress impeached President Bill Clinton for not telling the truth to a grand jury.
What happened to critical thinking and a healthy dose of skepticism? Is it only for partisans these days? It shouldn’t be. Every American should be skeptical of the government’s actions and politicians’ words. There’s a very simple principle that goes back to America’s founding. It’s the principle that complacency leads to an erosion of trust. Government erodes trust when it gets comfortable with its power and lords over the people who allow it to happen. How do we know this? Because it appears Dr. Anthony Fauci lied about the government gain of function research that might have contributed to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fauci Has Lied Before
Dr. Anthony Fauci is the nation’s leading expert on viruses, pandemics, and endemics. No one questions if he knows his line of work. However, a pattern of lies suggests America should question the good doctor’s integrity. On numerous occasions over the last year, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), who is also a medical doctor, asked Fauci about his COVID policy recommendations. Fauci’s combatant answers suggested he was very defensive, but about what?
Where there is smoke, there is usually fire. As early as September, some in the media accused Fauci of lying about the gain of function research when government documents revealed that the National Institute of Health (NIH) provided grants to EcoHealth Alliance for bat research on coronaviruses.
For nearly a year, Fauci denied the US in any way funded gain of function research in Wuhan, China. That appears to be untrue.
On Thursday, October 21, the NIH admitted it gave a $3.1 million grant between 2014 and 2019 to the group EcoHealth. The grant provided $599,000 in funding towards bat coronavirus research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. The proposal for the grant recognized the extreme danger of the work. It stated, “Fieldwork involves the highest risk of exposure to SARS or other CoVs, while working in caves with high bat density overhead and the potential for fecal dust to be inhaled.”
July 28th NIH says “no NIAID funding was approved for Gain of Function research at the WIV.”
Obviously, they were lied to.
— Oversight Committee Republicans (@GOPoversight) October 20, 2021
It’s believed that COVID-19 escaped from the Wuhan Lab of Virology and started the worldwide pandemic that nearly killed 5 million people worldwide as of October 22.
Sen. Paul Erupts on Twitter
For months, the media and Fauci apologists mocked Sen. Paul. His response was short and to the point:
“I told you so” doesn’t even begin to cover it here: https://t.co/9JFn85I24i
— Rand Paul (@RandPaul) October 21, 2021
Fauci is supposed to be a servant of the people. Instead, he regularly imposes himself on the public, declares what people can and cannot do, and stated he doesn’t care about your liberties. Dr. Fauci doesn’t appear to care about the truth, either. Instead, he cares about his ego. On a recent radio appearance, Hugh Hewitt asked Fauci if his reputation was getting in the way of the message and if he should retire or resign. The NIAH director brushed off the allegations.
How could someone have such a deep blind spot?
How much longer does America have to endure Fauci?
Will there be any accountability to Congress and the American people?
The country deserves better.
Stay tuned. This could get interesting in the days and weeks ahead.
Don Purdum, Independent Political Analyst
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