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Pushback: Pilots sue CDC over Biden mask requirement on planes

How the CDC determines its mask policies
How the CDC determines its mask policies

Don’t comply: Ten pilots from three different American airlines — American, Southwest, and JetBlue — have now sued the CDC over the Biden administrations mask mandate requiring everyone to wear masks on airplanes.

A group of commercial airline pilots filed a lawsuit against the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in an attempt to lift the federal transportation mask mandate.

In court paperwork, the 10 commercial airline pilots – who work for American JetBlue and Southwest – argued that the CDC issued an order “Requirement for Persons to Wear Masks While on Conveyances & at Transportation Hubs” on Feb. 1, 2020 “without providing public notice or soliciting comment.”

The pilots are asking the court to “vacate worldwide the FTMM (federal transportation mask mandate)” calling the move an “illegal and unconstitutional exercise of executive authority.”

Biden’s edict was first imposed on February 1, 2021, shortly after he took power. It has been extended several times since, the most recent extension keeping it in force through April 18, 2022. At no time, however, has any data been put forth by the CDC demonstrating that the required masks accomplish anything, while we already have decades of data showing that the masks are useless against viruses like the Wuhan flu.

This new lawsuit is the eighteenth filed against the mandate, though it is the first filed by those who work on the planes.

The pilots claim above that the CDC did not follow federal law when it imposed the mandate is almost certainly correct. New regulations must go through stringent procedures before being imposed, and until the Wuhan panic arrived, always did so. Since then however these procedures somehow no longer mattered, and government officials, both elected and unelected, suddenly decided they had the unilateral power to impose any rules they had dreamed up, instantly, with no new legislation, outside review, or debate.

Whether the pilots will win in court is questionable, not because they don’t have a case, but because the political winds are making it very difficult for the Biden administration to keep these insane edicts in force. Politics, not data, is going to force Biden to abandon the mandate, possibly as soon as April when the present extension expires. If not then, it will certainly be removed prior to the November elections, because the voters nationwide have finally seen through this charade, and are becoming increasingly pissed off that Democratic Party politicians, led by Joe Biden, seem eager to act like petty dictators based on nothing but mindless fear.

If so, the lawsuit will then be moot.

Is this you?
Is this you?

What happens next is what is really matters. Will the voters shrug their shoulders in November, forget the foolishness and goonlike behavior of these Democratic Party politicians for the past two years, and vote for them again? Or will the voters, especially ordinary Democrats, finally wake up and throw them out of office? The political winds suggest we should be hopeful the latter will happen. Recent experience — such as the failure of California’s voters to recall Governor Gavin Newsom — sadly suggests otherwise.

That Democrats might still adhere to this ugly, oppressive mindset, the rest of us must not kow-tow to it. They are utterly wrong, and they prove it repeatedly by their effort to censor, bully, blacklist, ostracize, and destroy anyone who dares point this out. Rather than bow to their intolerance, free Americans must stand up to these bullies, just as these pilots are doing in their lawsuit. Only then will the bullying stop, because bullies are in truth cowards, and always fold when faced with real and courageous opposition.

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From the press release: In this ground-breaking new history of early America, historian Robert Zimmerman not only exposes the lie behind The New York Times 1619 Project that falsely claims slavery is central to the history of the United States, he also provides profound lessons about the nature of human societies, lessons important for Americans today as well as for all future settlers on Mars and elsewhere in space.

 
Conscious Choice: The origins of slavery in America and why it matters today and for our future in outer space, is a riveting page-turning story that documents how slavery slowly became pervasive in the southern British colonies of North America, colonies founded by a people and culture that not only did not allow slavery but in every way were hostile to the practice.  
Conscious Choice does more however. In telling the tragic history of the Virginia colony and the rise of slavery there, Zimmerman lays out the proper path for creating healthy societies in places like the Moon and Mars.

 

“Zimmerman’s ground-breaking history provides every future generation the basic framework for establishing new societies on other worlds. We would be wise to heed what he says.” —Robert Zubrin, founder of founder of the Mars Society.

 

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