Dear Judge Jenkins:
Please watch the attached videos. The interview with these 2 doctors is one of the most logical, fact driven, dispassionate, revealing explanations of the data that I’ve seen thus far. The numbers say it all. The lethality of the virus is not what we originally thought. The shutdown doesn’t make sense anymore. Quarantining healthy people does more harm than good. The risks of social isolation are too high.
Destroying Dallas County’s economy is irrational.
A slow death is still a death.
Dying from joblessness and other secondary effects of the shutdown is still dying.
I don’t want to die.
Protect the vulnerable - Trust the healthy.
Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfLVxx_lBLU&app=desktop
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zb6j7o1pLBw
While your stay-at-home order is in line with Governor Abbott’s April 30th deadline, I don’t want Dallas County to extend it further. We have to go back to work May 1st.
Keeping everybody home hurts the Dallas Economy and therefore hurts people.
Human suffering from joblessness is as real as getting the flu - people die from both.
Universal quarantine is incredibly costly, not just dollars and sense costly, but also costly to human life.
A national or even global economic collapse will take the lives of millions of people worldwide from deaths of despair, such as,
loss of identity and purpose, and
loss of human dignity and comfort.
In fact, calls to suicide hotlines, as well as, calls to addiction and domestic abuse hotlines have spiked dramatically.
We were created to work; we were given that assignment from God, starting in the Garden of Eden. You really have no right to take that away.
Remember that the worldwide rise of GDP has pulled millions of people out of poverty and raised their life expectancy. Up-ending that would plunge people right back into abject poverty, misery, and shorter life expectancy. On both sides of the aisle.
Declaring some jobs as non-essential is complete nonsense. All jobs are essential, otherwise, they wouldn’t exist. Everybody plays a small part in the national and global economies and everybody plays the entire part in his own economy. Mass unemployment is not the answer!
I suggest you target and isolate the hotspots and the vulnerable people, bombarding them with medical solutions, and let the rest of us go back to work. We can take personal responsibility for our own hand washing and social distancing.
Testimony on April 7, 2020 to Commissioner's Court - Elizabeth Biesel
Judge Jenkins, I am troubled by your reliance on the flimsy predictive analysis models you use to support your stiff stay-at-home-guidelines.
It appears that the basis for your position comes from the COVID Act Now website. A closer look at how many of the COVID Act Now’s predictions have already fallen short, makes me wonder if something more nefarious is at work. Even the creators admit that “this model is designed to drive fast action, not predict the future.”
The only fast action that I see taking place is tanking the economy and destroying the people along with it. With lightening speed and no real data to prove it, you told us that our offices are somehow more dangerous than our grocery stores.
The COVID Act Now modeling team has recently been scrutinized and criticized for its track record of bad predictions.
Many of its inputs are straight up wrong,
the model does not adjust for key mitigating factors,
and many of its assumptions are outdated.
It feels as if they are using inaccurate algorithms to fear monger leaders into dismantling the greatest economy in the history of our country.
The COVID Act Now model assumes that the only bad thing happening now is the Corona Virus, and the County uses their assumption to order stay at home guidelines under the guise of protecting communities from -say- overrun hospitals - a predicted trend that is not on track to happen as the COVID Act Now data forecasted. Governor Abbott wants his beds back.
The systematic errors that researchers and scientists have called out on the COVID Act Now algorithms caused the creators to actually list the KNOWN LIMITATIONS of their model. The truth is, because of the way this whole crisis has been handled, we still do not know exactly how lethal and prevalent Corona is.
The CDC tells doctors and hospitals to code all COVID-look-alike deaths as COVID deaths, whether or not they have been lab tested. Governors and State Pharmacy Boards hinder access to cheap Hydroxychloroquine, as well as, non pharmaceutical therapies. CDC and FDA block readily available Antibody Testing.
We are spending precious time and stupid money on beds, vents, and masks, but not on first keeping people out of the hospital with available treatments, testing and honest, accurate prevalence data analysis.
Ditch COVID Act Now. Target your quarantines to the sick and to those who are the most vulnerable and immuno-compromised. Balance your course of action with honesty, wisdom, and leadership we can follow. Change your focus to treatment, treatment, treatment! And let the rest of us go back to work!
Dallas Area Conservative Leaders,
The so-called Women’s March, which is really the RADICAL LEFTIST WOMEN's march, is coming to Dallas, to push their message that they can turn Texas Blue. Read here about the radical left’s agenda these marchers are pushing.
Let’s show them where Texas stands!
Send the message in this election year that the Leftist Women’s March does not speak for Texas women or men!!
Gather your friends, club members, and activists, and join in the effort to tell the Leftist Women’s March: #YouDontSpeakForMe!
“TEXAS is DEEP RED" Rally
Across the street from the Dallas City Hall Plaza
In front of the J. Erik Jonsson Library Downtown
1515 Young Street - see map below
On Sunday January 19th
THIS IS NOT A MARCH - Just a RALLY!
Bring signs, Wear Red, Join the Crowd
Consider Taking Uber &/or Carpooling on Uber
American Liberty Forum joins Texas Eagle Forum, & America Can We Talk for this great awakening of standing strong for America!
American Liberty Forum will not meet in December. ALF wishes you a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous and successful New Year! The next ALF meeting is on THURSDAY, January 23rd, featuring Dr. Carole Haynes, Co-Founder of American Citizens Matter and Citizens Matter. ALF welcomes and recognizes elected officials and candidates for the 2020 Primary, March 3rd.
American Liberty Forum, Dallas Eagle Forum, and Park Cities Republican Women hosted Katrina Pierson September 12, 2019 at the Museum of Biblical Art. Katrina was the National Campaign Spokesperson for the 2016 Donald J. Trump for President Campaign. She was appointed as Senior Advisor to the President-elect's transition team and is currently a Senior Advisor for President Trump's re-election campaign after representing America First Policies, the non-profit organization formed by former Trump campaign staff to remain active in legislative efforts outside the White House. Katrina served as a board member for the Dallas Tea Party, founder of the Garland Tea Party, ran a Congressional campaign, and is currently the owner of Pierson Consulting Group. Ms. Pierson is a communications and public relations consultant who has represented political campaigns, multi-million dollar superPACs, and non-profit organizations. She is well known as a political analyst and media contributor on a wide range of issues, including politics, state and federal budgets, civil liberties, community organizing, and health care. Our Associate Sponsors included: Garland Tea Party, Casa Linda Tea Party, Far North Dallas Tea Party, Carrollton Tea Party, Irving Republican Women, Lake Highlands Republican Women, Northwood Republican Women, and Clarion Project. Among the many highlights of the evening was the list of promises made and kept by President Trump. Go to promisesmade.com for details.
The video of her presentation can be watched in three parts by clicking on each separate video:
On Friday, September 27, 2019, I sat in the Law Office of Attorney Tony McDonald for the express purpose of listening to the audio file of the meeting between Michael Quinn Sullivan, President of Empower Texans, Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen, and the former Chairman of the Texas Republican House Caucus Dustin Burrows. Before I heard the audio, I had written the following:
“Recent credible allegations concerning a meeting with Republican Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen, Republican Chairman Dustin Burrows, and Empower Texans President Michael Quinn Sullivan leave little room to doubt that an extraordinary level of corruption and subterfuge has infiltrated our Texas state government. Offering press credentials in exchange for certain favors to be performed by Mr. Sullivan, including targeting 10 Republican incumbents running for re-election in 2020 to be taken out, is abhorrent. For more information, go to Empower Texans, Texas Scorcard, and your state representatives.
In light of the serious and credible accusations surrounding the particulars of this meeting, one begins to wonder what else is being done behind our backs in Austin. Could other back room deals by Speaker Bonnen be the reason we suffered enormous legislative losses in the 2019 86th Legislative Session? Does this question begin to explain why no Republican Party of Texas Platform priorities were passed? Do you wonder how Speaker Bonnen will lead us if he follows Governor Abbott down the road of more compromises on stricter and stricter gun control laws?
If your conclusions draw you to a place of doubt and unease about Speaker Bonnen’s and Chairman Burrows’ probity (the quality of having strong moral principles; honesty and decency - from the Apple dictionary) before, during, and after this infamous meeting with Michael Quinn Sullivan, please join American Liberty Forum in signing the Resolution calling for the immediate resignations of Speaker Bonnen and Chairman Burrows from their Texas House seats.
A copy of the Resolution will be sent to Governor Greg Abbott, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, Republican Party of Texas State Chairman James Dickey, Texas State Senator Bob Hall, SD 2, Texas State Representative Morgan Meyer, HD108, House Speaker Dennis Bonnen, Representative Dustin Burrows, Republican Party Dallas County Chair, Rodney Anderson and SD16 SREC committee members, Susan Fountain and Randy Dunning. It’s time to make a difference!”
After I listened to the audio, David Carruth, Forum Chair of American Liberty Forum, and Russ Ramsland, Founder of Park Cities Preston Hollow Leadership Forum (newly named American Liberty Forum) join me in standing by this Resolution calling for the immediate resignations of Speaker Bonnen and Rep. Dustin Burrows.
While some say that Burrows was caught off guard and did not intend to be a part of this sordid quid pro quo offer from Bonnen, that he got roped in at the last minute, and that he really is a nice guy and votes conservatively (even though his Empower Texans Fiscal Index is an abysmal 47), Burrows still has to go. If Burrows really is a man of integrity, as one man suggested to me after listening to the audio, then Burrows must take one for the team. Do the honorable thing by resigning, admit that he should have never supported a single solitary word that Bonnen uttered in that meeting, and certainly not “expose the dogs” (his words) who voted against taxpayer funded lobbying.
While taxpayer funded lobbying is a terrible thing, an even more terrible thing is the unmitigated, unchecked corrupt wheeling and dealing behind our backs. All for the sake of the Party, not for the sake of we the people. Bonnen’s suggestion that MQS go “pop some guys” and Burrows’ providing the hit list because they didn’t vote for their “benchmark bill” is not surprising in this current dog-eat-dog environment, but to tie their actions to offering a House press pass is whorish.
Of course I support Burrows’ desire to pass a bill banning taxpayer funded lobbying, but what about life bills, real property tax reform bills, bills to save our historic monuments and protect our election integrity and electric grid?? Not to mention forcing the horrendous mental health bills down our throats and increasing government spending by 12%! Would they “kill off 1 or 2 or 3” as a punishment for not voting for those bills?
I was tempted to provide exact phrases from the audio to leave no doubt in your minds that something either criminal or improper happened in that meeting and that the two perpetrators, Bonnen and Burrows, must resign. I decided against it because the language is so disgusting, I couldn’t bring myself to smear another human being the way Bonnen did.
One final point must be addressed. Some have suggested that MQS was wrong to make the audio file known and available to others. He is not wrong. In light of Bonnen’s initial denial of the contents of the meeting, MQS had an obligation to bring forth the evidence. We the people have a duty to hold our elected officials accountable, and we have a right to know what they are doing. Even if there were some level of expectation of confidentiality, verbal or otherwise, MQS was under no burden or imperative to remain silent. In fact, quite the opposite is the case, lest his silence make him a party to the offense.
While MQS’ remaining silent in the name of honoring the expectation of confidentiality advances his own moral piety, an evil would be allowed to progress unchecked. Because God alone is the supreme sovereign authority, honoring His holiness and righteousness trumps any humanistic notions of absolutism. Our choices never stand alone in a vacuum; they are always interconnected with and subservient to Almighty God and His Law. Bonnen’s reckless and lawless actions deprived him of any claims of confidentiality. He does not have a rightful claim to MQS’ silence at our expense or at the expense of the transcendent purposes of God Almighty.
Help clean up Austin by signing the Resolution calling for the Immediate Resignations of Speaker Bonnen and Rep. Burrows. For the love of God and Country and even the Grand Old Party!
SIGN THE RESOLUTION, CLICK HERE
AMERICAN LIBERTY FORUM RESOLUTION
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