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When asked why Horak was so suddenly fired, officials at the hospital provided the typical weasel-worded answers designed to dodge responsibility.
A spokesperson for Lake Region Healthcare deferred questions to Lake Region Medical Group, saying that the “Medical Group Board made the decision about discontinuing Dr. Horak’s practice, not LRH.”
Dr. Greg Smith, the president of the Medical Group Board, said they made the “decision to discontinue Dr. Jeff Horak’s employment contract after a thorough review process.”
“The reasons for Dr. Horak’s separation are a confidential matter,” Dr. Smith said in a statement provided to Fox News on Tuesday. “To be clear, this was a decision that was made by Dr. Horak’s peers who serve on the Medical Group Board, not by Lake Region Healthcare, the community-based hospital where Dr. Horak practiced General Surgery.”
Note that Horak has been working for the hospital for more than fifteen years, as per this radio interview, under a contract that allowed either party to end the agreement at any time, without cause. Until Horak spoke at that school board meeting, the hospital never had any problem with him.
Immediately after his firing there was a big demonstration of local support for Horak, numbering in the hundreds.
If you want to view Horak’s school board speech, you can see watch it here. Note that when he finished speaking he received loud applause. And ironically, Horak made his statement on October 11th. The school board subsequently voted to allow their mask mandate to expire, which it did on October 24th.
It clearly appears that Horak was dismissed because he would not toe the line, had doubts about mask use in his practice as well as the COVID shot mandates, and expressed them publicly. Speaking freely is no longer allowed by our leftist masters who control most governmental, managerial, and administrative positions in America. You will agree with them, or you will shut up. And if you don’t they will punish you.
I think it is time to once again post Andrew Klavin’s 2011 commentary on “shut-upism”. Watch it below. You will be amazed how accurately it describes the modern “debate” tactics of the left and those ruled by fear of COVID.
And what is Klavan solution? It is the same as mine. He concludes, “Whatever you do, don’t shut up.”
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