Religious Exemption To Mandatory Covid Vaccination

Herschel Smith · 24 Aug 2021 · 16 Comments

I authored this paper for an individual who wishes that the name be removed.  The name has been redacted from the copy provided here. In order to assist the reader with a framework for understanding this paper, it should first be emphasized that it is written from a very specific theological perspective.  The necessary presuppositions are outlined at the beginning. It could of course be objected that there may be other (what I am calling "committed Christians") who do not hold one or…… [read more]

45-70 Marlin 1895 By Ruger: A Review

BY Herschel Smith
2 days, 5 hours ago

Nice review, but I would have preferred to see shooting.

Missouri Police Still Have Their Pink Panties In A Wad Over The 2A Preservation Act

BY Herschel Smith
3 days, 5 hours ago

News from the pink panties crowd.

Police chiefs from around the St. Louis area and the state are supporting a new lawsuit seeking to clarify a controversial Missouri gun law.

In affidavits filed in court and in legal briefs filed by nearly 60 police chiefs belonging to either the St. Louis Area Police Chiefs Association or the Missouri Police Chiefs Association, police officials raise questions about Missouri’s new “Second Amendment Preservation Act.”

The chiefs say, “some of the wording and structure of SAPA has inadvertently caused confusion and raised a number of questions that hinder law enforcement’s ability to defend and protect Missouri citizens.”

The move follows multiple failed attempts by police, prosecutors and federal law enforcement officials to get the Missouri Legislature to make changes to the law.

[ … ]

Asked about the potential for changes in the Legislature, Taylor said, “I don’t think there need to be any changes,” adding that he believes the bill was written in a way that both protects the Second Amendment and allows law enforcement to do their job.

In a statement provided in response to questions from the Post-Dispatch Monday, the two associations stressed that the intent was not to overturn the law but to “ensure that law enforcement return to operating and functioning as it always has. The vague language contained within the law has caused confusion and solicited varying legal opinions which has resulted in unintended operational consequences.”

“Unintended operational consequences.”  They want clarification that they can still eat doughnuts with their bestest buddies and partners in stuff, the FedGov.

Here is the clarification they should get.  “State law now stipulates that you arrest and charge all agents of the FedGov who enforce gun control laws of any kind.”

Suck it up, pink panty boys.  This is an evolution that must occur.  It’s inevitable.  It’s going to happen.  These are just the beginning stages.  Decide which side you’re on.

Smart Guns – You Can’t Make This Stuff Up

BY Herschel Smith
3 days, 6 hours ago

Smart guns in the news.

LodeStar integrated both a fingerprint reader and a near-field communication chip activated by a phone app, plus a PIN pad. The gun can be authorized for more than one user.

The fingerprint reader unlocks the gun in microseconds, but since it may not work when wet or in other adverse conditions, the PIN pad is there as a backup. LodeStar did not demonstrate the near-field communication signal, but it would act as a secondary backup, enabling the gun as quickly as users can open the app on their phones.

It sounds like the Babylon Bee, but it’s a serious article. Or sort of.

You can’t make this stuff up.  “Hold on there froggy – it’s raining and I dropped my guns, can you give me a second to access my iPhone?”

More than 1,000 published studies show covid jabs are dangerous

BY Herschel Smith
3 days, 6 hours ago

Natural News.

(Natural News) The group Save Us Now (SUN), based out of the United Kingdom, has compiled a list of all the studies that demonstrate the lethality of Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) “vaccines.”

It turns out that more than 1,000 studies published in scientific journals show that Fauci Flu jabs are dangerous and ineffective at preventing disease and saving lives. Basically everything the world is being told about how great they supposedly are is a lie.

“The ‘safe and effective’ false propaganda, put out by public officials who now are continuing to push this vaccine, is a clear breach of duty,” SUN reports.

But you knew that anyway if you read these pages.  Still, there is enough data in publications that it leaves the guilty without excuse.

Georgia Open Carry

BY Herschel Smith
4 days, 5 hours ago

News from Georgia.

Georgia could introduce a new open-carry gun law thanks to Governor Brian Kemp.

The governor and his wife will hold a meeting with both lawmakers and gun rights advocates in a gun shop on Wednesday. During this meeting, he is expected to announce support for new legislation that could revoke the need for people to have a license to carry a weapon in public. This law would affect both open and concealed guns, according to drafts obtained by the Associated Press.

“Building a safer, stronger Georgia starts with hardworking Georgians having the ability to protect themselves and their families,” wrote Kemp in the obtained draft remarks. “In the face of rising violent crime across the country, law-abiding citizens should have their constitutional rights protected.”

It is unclear whether these remarks will be given during his scheduled address. However, the upcoming conference does come after Republican lawmakers pressured Kemp to readdress his endorsement for constitutional carry during his first campaign for governor.


But wait.  Why now?  Does he feel pressure from campaign promises?  More likely, does he feel pressure from allowing vote tallies to spike in the middle of the night in Georgia, thus placing Georgia right up there with the worst of the culprits and illegal thuggery in the last election?

Well, I hope constitutional carry (and open carry) is passed.  I hope the governor suffers a massive and ignominious fall.

On The Origins Of Covid And The Efficacy Of Ivermectin

BY Herschel Smith
4 days, 5 hours ago

The FedGov has always known that Ivermectin worked to prevent viral replication.  They just don’t want you to have it.

The entire article is worth reading.  It catalogs how gain-of-function research was banned and defunded, but, uh oh, you need to read the fine print and footnotes.

Not, that is, if it is believed that the need is urgent.  Thus, funding still occurred through Fauci’s NAIAD in N.C. (recall the research at UNC Chapel Hill assisting the head of the Wuhan Institute of Virology Lab).

Here it’s interesting that Karl Denninger, who’s usually worth reading, states that:

  • The governments also knew that *****-19 itself was not dangerous most of the time to healthy individuals and they knew why.  It was deliberately engineered that way in an attempt, this paper alleges, as an experiment to be inoculated intentionally into bats in an attempt to see whether doing so could cut off future zoonotic events.  Whether the experiment went wrong by accident or intent is not known, but that it was taking place and both our government and China knew about it, along with knowing that it should not be very dangerous to most people is now established as fact.

Or at least, whether Karl is saying that being unclear, he’s at least alleging that the paper is saying that.

Of course, I never bought the ridiculous notion of the disease being Zoonotic.  It wasn’t, it isn’t, and if you believe that you’re a fool.  No bat had a slobber fest with another animal and made a baby Covid virus.  Nor, I should mention, have I necessarily believed that the virus came from the lab at Wuhan.

George Webb has long argued, and convincingly so, that patient zero was a prostitute at the Wuhan military games several months before any admission of widespread disease, and that the disease was intentionally released there.

Note also that The Daily Mail authored an article entitled Canadian military officer calls for a probe into a ground zero ‘Covid’ outbreak at Wuhan forces games TWO MONTHS before world was alerted to the ‘mysterious new illness‘.

You won’t see that in the U.S. press, yah?

Observing Wildlife

BY Herschel Smith
4 days, 5 hours ago

In Cherokee, N.C., Elk saunter down and across the road, oblivious to traffic, and with no known enemies.

A Mink in the Florida Everglades drags a snake across the road, apparently its meal for the day.

An Eagle eating a carcass gets replaced by a bigger Eagle.  Apparently, they don’t believe in sharing.

The U.S. Has The Dumbest Ruling Class In The History Of Mankind

BY Herschel Smith
6 days, 7 hours ago

Only the best and brightest can wear the black robes of priesthood.

Why Classic Deer Hunting Rifles Will Never Go Out Of Style

BY Herschel Smith
6 days, 7 hours ago

Outdoor Life.

Let’s get this part out of the way first: I am not a Fudd. I own lots of rifles and shotguns with synthetic stocks, I’ve shot smart scopes, and I’ve hunted with AR-style rifles. Plus, I’m a Millennial, at least as defined by age. I know that new shooting technology is useful and has its place. But I think that those traditional, wood-stocked bolt-action rifles have their place, too.

In my opinion, that place is deer camp where tradition thrives. The gold standard here would be hunting with Grandpa’s old gun (perhaps a Savage 99 or Marlin 336), but maybe you didn’t grow up in a deer hunting family, or maybe Grandpa is still hunting with his rifle. Sure, you could shop around for an old, used gun (maybe a classic Remington 700 or a Winchester Model 70), but the nicks and scratches in that rifle won’t be yours. I think there’s still value in buying a new, wood-stocked rifle, marking it with your own memories, and then one day passing it down.

The good news is there are still plenty of quality rifles being made with wood stocks. This fall, I spent my deer season hunting with a new Winchester Model 70 Super Grade rifle that’s fitted with a beautiful maple stock. And, I plan to hunt with this gun for many deer seasons to come.

We were just discussing this a few days ago.  I agree.  But I will say that (a) the number of offerings in fine Walnut stock isn’t what it used to be, and (b) those wood stocks sure are heavy.

It’s also not possible to put enough oils on the stock to prevent swelling without also changing the appearance of the wood.

Why We Need The Marine Corps

BY Herschel Smith
6 days, 7 hours ago

Ed Palm.

So much for reasoning the need, but there is a humanly redemptive sense in which I believe we still need the Marine Corps.

I grew up in a single-parent working-class home in a bad neighborhood. I had no prospects for college. I seemed destined for a life of industrial-strength monotony, and the Corps at the time was the only avenue to distinction open to me. The Marines shored up my flagging self-respect and self-confidence, and I’m sure it has done likewise for countless young men, and now women, who have been put down and underestimated by the authority figures in their lives. In the words of the poet, “I took the [road] less traveled by, /And that has made all the difference.”

The difference is that the Marine Corps is not just a branch of the military. The Army has its elite units; the Navy has its SEALS. But the Marine Corps is an elite fraternity (in a genderless sense) with a distinctive sense of esprit de corps.

That fraternal sense is a Marine thing. If you’ve never been a Marine, you may not understand it.

This is a heartfelt tribute to the history of the U.S. Marine Corps and what it has meant to our history, so I hate to say it to Ed, but this comes from another time, another culture, and another world.

My son saw it after Iraq when the Corps would allow him to train his “boots” the same way he was trained.  He also observed that they were intentionally attempting to rid the Corps of combat experience.

It didn’t take too long until women were invited to join Marine Corps infantry officer training at Quantico, and then on to integrated men/women training at boot camp.  The U.S. Marine Corps is but a shell of what it once was.

They could have taken a different route.  It would have involved making enlistments five or six years instead of four, raising entrance standards for all Marines, more specialized schools, jettisoning the ridiculous notion of large scale amphibious landings, learning to operate in stealth and with distributed operations in smaller teams, learning and applying different means of ingress and egress, and so on.  In other words, many of the things the Marine Raiders do now, except on a wider scale.

It’s too late.  The DoD relies too heavily on JSOC for that sort of thing, so much so that their operational tempo has caused problems.  You can add to all of this the vaccine mandate, and the entire DoD has been eviscerated.

What Ed Palm remembers is now just a phantom – a ghost.

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