Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) just called on Americans to resist the COVID-19 regulations being set forward by the United States government, according to The Washington Examiner.
Paul released a video earlier in the week asking his fellow citizens to present a unified public front in rejection of the restrictions being put on the general public.
The staunch conservative said he believes this kind of pushback would be too much for the government and that “petty tyrants and bureaucrats” would likely drop the drastic measures.
“It’s time for us to resist. They can’t arrest all of us,” Paul said in the video. “They can’t keep all of your kids home from school.
“They can’t keep every government building closed, although I’ve got a long list of ones they might keep closed or ought to keep closed.”
We are at a moment of truth and a crossroads. Will we allow these people to use fear and propaganda to do further harm to our society, economy, and children?
Or will we stand together and say, absolutely not. Not this time. I choose freedom. pic.twitter.com/XrI2tjdAHW
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) August 8, 2021
Paul and other Republicans have staunchly supported citizens’ rights to freedom of movement and freedom to do business, considering the drastically high survival rate of the virus and the rights granted by the Constitution.
The Kentucky senator is a physician and a practicing ophthalmologist whose opinions on the virus are arguably more credible than the bulk of the attorneys who are working to shut down the country’s economy.
Paul was specifically critical of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Joe Biden saying “We have either had COVID, had the vaccine, or been offered the vaccine. We will make our own health choices.”
“We will not show you a passport. We will not wear a mask, we will not be forced into random screenings and random testings so you can continue your drunk-with-power reign over the Capitol.”