Religious Exemption To Mandatory Covid Vaccination

Herschel Smith · 24 Aug 2021 · 13 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]

Army Recruits Drill With Masks On While Back Female Drill Instructor Leads A Chant About MLK

BY Herschel Smith
4 hours, 44 minutes ago

Here.

Lord help us if we ever get into a near-peer conflict.

The U.S. military is done.  Finished.  Kaput.  It is no more.  There is nothing left of it.  It is a hollowed out shell.

UPDATE: NC Renegade posted yesterday.  I missed that.

ACSS Cyclops G2 1x Micro Prism Review (Unboxing)

BY Herschel Smith
21 hours, 24 minutes ago

Rex.

Competition is a good thing.  I like the recent flurry of red dot sight designs, prism sights, LPVO, etc.  If EOTech and Trijicon want to stay competitive, they’re going to have to come down a bit on prices.

But what do I know.

Art Acevedo: A Man Named Trouble

BY Herschel Smith
21 hours, 51 minutes ago

When Art Acevedo was police chief in Austin, he allowed and sponsored forcible blood draws at random traffic stops, conducted by the FedGov.  When he left and went to Houston, his folks perpetrated a deadly SWAT raid on innocent people based on trumped up and false accusations, and they knew them to be false.  Now, he’s being discharged from the Miami PD.

City Manager Art Noriega moved to fire embattled Police Chief Art Acevedo Monday night, ending weeks of speculation and tumult at City Hall and after a pair of circus-like public hearings in which commissioners lashed out at the chief for everything from a misguided statement he made about the “Cuban Mafia,” to the tight jumpsuit he wore during a fundraiser in another city. Technically, the manager suspended Acevedo pending termination, giving him the choice to resign or have a hearing before the city’s five commissioners, the majority of whom have publicly questioned his brief six-month time at the helm.

He was the former Chief of Police of Houston and was hired back in March by the City of Miami to lead its police force. Although Cuban, he was never a Miami Cuban but more Californian RINO than anything else and firmly planted on the side of Gun Control.

How long will it take for PDs to figure out that this guy is trouble and steer clear of him?

The Sovereignty Of God

BY Herschel Smith
21 hours, 57 minutes ago

Via Survival Blog.

“To say that God is sovereign is to declare that He is the Almighty, the Possessor of all power in heaven and earth, so that none can defeat His counsels, thwart His purpose, or resist His will (Ps. 115:3). To say that God is sovereign is to declare that He is “The Governor among the nations” (Ps. 22:28), setting up kingdoms, overthrowing empires, and determining the course of dynasties as pleaseth Him best. To say that God is sovereign is to declare that He is the “Only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords” (1 Tim. 6:15). Such is the God of the Bible. How different is the God of the Bible from the God of modern Christendom! The conception of Deity which prevails most widely today, even among those who profess to give heed to the Scriptures, is a miserable caricature, a blasphemous travesty of the Truth. The God of the twentieth century is a helpless, effeminate being who commands the respect of no really thoughtful man. The God of the popular mind is the creation of a maudlin sentimentality. The God of many a present-day pulpit is an object of pity rather than of awe-inspiring reverence.” – Arthur W. Pink, The Sovereignty of God

Pink’s book is a classic and a must-read for serious Christians.  If you haven’t bought and studied it, tell your spouse that would make a great Christmas present.

Beretta 92X Or CZ Shadow 2?

BY Herschel Smith
1 day, 21 hours ago

I love competition, and not the kind that awards every participant with a trophy.  Competition makes everyone better.  In the end, it’s up to the buyer.

First, Beretta 92X.  This is just an unboxing.

Next, CZ Shadow 2, which seems to be quite popular among competition shooters.

BLUF: This gun is heavy, but it’s a race car and wants to run fast and has a very high capacity magazine (19 rounds).

Informed Consent

BY Herschel Smith
1 day, 21 hours ago

Via Michael Yon, a discussion of informed consent.

Our attorneys have completed a legal “deep dive” on c19 vaccines. Some things are clear:

Under any definition, c19 vaccines are experimental. Any state agent engaging in forced medical experimentation without informed consent is incurring civil and criminal liability for which there can be no valid or lasting indemnification or legally conferred immunity. Any crimes committed are personal to the state actor and these are crimes that can have no statutes of limitation.

All health care workers engaging in medical experimentation are required to ensure that there is no coercion and that there be informed consent. It would be extremely difficult to provide informed consent under the best circumstances under these conditions, but I see no evidence that this is being properly done. This is a personal obligation and breach of these duties creates personal liability and exposure with statues of limitation that never run.

Health care workers have a human right not to engage in medical experimentation under coercion and without informed consent and the way the laws are framed, the duty is between health care workers and patients. These rights are not currently recognized, or they are intentionally ignored in many situations, but lack of enforcement and punishment of crimes is irrelevant to duties, breach of duties and whether or not a crime was committed.

Michael observes that “Coerced Medical Experiments Are Criminal Acts.  Any doctor or lawyer who says otherwise is at best a quack.”

Note that the religious exemption I authored discusses this in detail – not the legal side of things, but the religious and moral side.

Proper informed consent is necessary for proper provider/patient relationships, and the lack of informed consent doesn’t obviate religious duties of the patient either.

Agreement to accept the shot without forcing proper informed consent is to become a stumbling block for others.  It is to entice to sin, and it is thus sinful itself.

But then, most readers probably didn’t really study my exemption paper.

That’s Quite A Testimonial

BY Herschel Smith
1 day, 22 hours ago

I’m convinced!

Via WoG, via Barnhardt.

Would You Depend On Budget Ammo For Your Home Defense AR?

BY Herschel Smith
1 day, 23 hours ago

BLUF: The results of the budget ammo are fairly impressive.

Doubling Down On Stupid

BY Herschel Smith
1 day, 23 hours ago

Southwest Airlines still wants their vaccine mandate.

Southwest Airlines Co. asked a federal court to reject a request from its pilots to temporarily block the carrier from carrying out federally mandated coronavirus vaccinations, saying such an order would put the company’s business, employees and customers at risk.

The Southwest Airlines Pilots Association is seeking to stop the airline from moving ahead with the Nov. 24 deadline for the shots until an existing a lawsuit it filed over alleged U.S. labor law violations is resolved. The union claims Southwest illegally changed work rules during the pandemic instead of negotiating them with pilots.

In related news, they’re trying to piss off the governor of Texas, the incoming CEO says they will cut flights next year if staffing falls short (and it will).

It’s true that if they lose a pilot in a heart attack due to blood clot in a vaccinated pilot (like Delta), the money woes will be much worse, especially if the plane crashes and hundreds of people perish.

AR-15 Zeros And Trajectories

BY Herschel Smith
3 days, 21 hours ago

Via WRSA, this thread at AR15.com is great.  Thanks to the guy who worked so hard putting this all together.

I got it all the first time around (make sure to study all of the graphs and read the discussion carefully).  If you’re unaccustomed to working with Newtonian physics, it may take you a time or two through it.

My complaint: He addresses only 55 grain bullets, and doesn’t seem to make much of barrel length.  I’d like to see this thread expanded to include 68, 75 and 77 grains.  A lot of guys are shooting heavier bullets now.  That affects velocity, and thus changes everything.

But that’s a minor complaint.  To be sure, I haven’t put together anything like this for readers, so I have no room to complain.  I’m sure he put an awful lot of work into this, so he doesn’t need complaints from the peanut gallery.



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