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Wisconsin | August 3, 2021

38 Wisconsin parent groups declare they will reject new mask mandates for children

Wisconsin | August 3, 2021

An open letter, signed by 38 Wisconsin parent groups, was delivered on Friday to Governor Tony Evers and President Joe Biden. Their letter announces that the parents outright reject and will fight any future mask mandate or lockdown forced on their children. The groups represent over 20,000 families in Wisconsin.

The 38 Wisconsin groups write to Biden and Evers, “Your renewed calls for lockdowns, enforced mask mandates, and masking in schools is not rooted in science and is objectively cruel to the most vulnerable in our society, our children.”

“Effective immediately we will not: 1. Mask our children in schools 2. Allow you to use your private sector counterparts to enforce invasive mask mandates on our children in various stores or at community activities 3. Subject our children to any further local, regional, or national lockdowns or movement restriction”

“Simply put, these are not your children. They are ours and they too, are Americans with rights. They are our responsibility and our most beloved. They are not yours. We have never and will never co-parent with the government.”

The letter was prompted by rekindled nationwide discussion about masking and restrictions. Politicians and the mainstream media have been warning of the spread of the “delta variant” of COVID-19 and are starting to suggest bringing back old restrictions and guidelines because of it.

This week the Biden Administration and the CDC began recommending that people mask up, even if one has been vaccinated for COVID-19…

(Excerpts from The MacIver Institute)

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Wisconsin | July 27, 2021

LAA Voter Integrity Project: 157,299 Illegal Ballots Cast in Wisconsin Presidential Election

Wisconsin | July 27, 2021

Look Ahead America’s Executive Director Matt Braynard has announced that they have discovered at least 157,299 illegal ballots cast in the Wisconsin presidential election.

The amount of ballots that they believe to have been illegally cast is about eight times the 20,000 vote margin of victory in the election.

According to their report, which was released on Tuesday, the organization has identified seven tranches of illegal ballots.

Tranche 1: Early and Absentee Ballots Cast In the Names of Voters (EABCINV) registered illegally.
Tranche 2: Voters Illegally Claiming Indefinite Confinement (IC) Status as a Reason to Vote
Absentee. Wisconsin did not allow the COVID-19 quarantine as a reason to claim
indefinitely confined status.
Tranche 3: EABCINV matched to permanent, out-of-state moves in the National Change of
Address Database (NCOA). At the time we processed this match in mid-November, the database
contained records as far back as four years prior to as recent as October 1, 2020.
Tranche 4: EABCINV matched to Out of State Subsequent Registrations (OOSSR) using our
national voter database (NVD). In these cases, the voter had registered in Wisconsin and
matched to voters subsequently registered in another state.
Tranche 5: Election Day Ballots Cast In the Names of Voters (EDBCINV) registered illegally.
Tranche 6: EDBCINV matched to the NCOA and OOSSR.
Tranche 7: Unmatchable Invalid Residencies Among EABCINV and EDBCINV…

(Excerpts from the Gateway Pundit)

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District of Columbia, Wisconsin | July 25, 2021

Sen. Ron Johnson Blasts Biden For Policies That Divide Nation

District of Columbia, Wisconsin | July 25, 2021

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., on Sunday slammed President Joe Biden for further dividing the nation.

In an interview on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures,” Johnson railed at administration policies that have emphasized spending and weakened the military.

“You talked about a divided nation, he should stop dividing the nation and he’s done nothing to unify and heal the nation as he said in his Inaugural address,” Johnson charged…..

(Excerpts from Newsmax)

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Wisconsin | July 20, 2021

Wisconsin Lawmaker Calls for ‘Full Forensic Audit’ After Georgia, Arizona Updates

Wisconsin | July 20, 2021

Wisconsin representative on Friday said 2020 election reviews being done in the state should be expanded into a “full forensic audit” following alleged irregularities being revealed in Arizona and Georgia.

State Rep. Timothy Ramthun, a Republican, formally requested “a more comprehensive audit” from former state Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman, who is leading a conducting a review of the election at the behest of Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos along with retired police officers, and the Legislative Audit Bureau, which lawmakers authorized earlier this year to investigate the election.

Vos and the audit bureau did not immediately respond to requests for comment….

(Excerpts from the Epoch Times)

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District of Columbia, Wisconsin | July 20, 2021

Sen. Johnson Sends Letter Pressing Health Agencies On Efforts to Monitor Reports of Adverse Reactions to COVID-19 Vaccines

District of Columbia, Wisconsin | July 20, 2021

“Full disclosure, honesty and transparency will be the only way to regain your credibility and restore the public’s confidence in your agencies

     On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) sent a letter to Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky, Director of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Dr. Janet Woodcock, Acting Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requesting information regarding the agencies’ efforts to monitor and effectively utilize reports of adverse reactions to COVID-19 vaccines. The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) has recorded, in roughly seven months 438,441 adverse events, which is 15 times greater than the weekly average prior to Covid. VAERS may not prove causality, but these numbers suggest it is an early warning system that should be taken seriously. The American people deserve transparency and as much information as possible from the federal government so they may make an informed choice about their own health.

     “In October 2020, prior to any vaccine receiving an EUA, your agencies were expressing and conveying a great deal of confidence in your early warning vaccine safety systems like VAERS,” the senator wrote“Both CDC and FDA included VAERS as one of the primary passive surveillance tools for monitoring COVID-19 vaccine safety. CDC highlighted that VAERS covered the entire U.S. population and its ability to rapidly detect safety signals’ anddetect rare adverse events.’ Now, nine months and 438,441 reported adverse events later, health care professionals are publicly downplaying the effectiveness and validity of these same systems.  For example, on May 3, 2021, Dr. Paul Offit, who is a member of an FDA advisory committee, stated So [VAERS is] a noisy system that frankly is more frightening than helpful.’ Which is it?”

     On June 28, Senator Johnson held a press conference in Milwaukee with families from across the country who shared their experiences regarding adverse reactions to Covid-19 vaccines and how the medical community and federal health agencies have repeatedly ignored their concerns. Full video may be viewed here.  Video and graphs presented by Sen. Johnson available here. Since the press conference Twitter has labeled videos of personal testimony as misleading, and Facebook has censored private groups and individual posts.

The full text of the letter can be found here 

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District of Columbia, Wisconsin | July 20, 2021

Sen. Johnson to Fox Business: Growing Government Reduces Freedom; What Made This Country Great Wasn’t Big Government

District of Columbia, Wisconsin | July 20, 2021

 On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Ron. Johnson (R-Wis.) joined Fox Business’ “Kudlow” to discuss the Democrats’ out-of-control spending and the harmful effects of their economic agenda on the American people and the economy.

  On Congress’ spending proposals:

     “You and I both know you don’t tax your way into prosperity. Growing government reduces freedom, and what made this country great wasn’t big government — it was freedom that allowed Americans to dream and aspire and build and create this marvel we call the American economy, and that’s what Democrats don’t understand. That is what most Republicans do understand.”

      “We all support infrastructure and in normal times the discussion that they’re having might make an awful lot of sense, but these aren’t normal times. We’re $28 trillion in debt. We just basically passed $6 trillion of deficit spending. We’re seeing the warning signs of inflation screaming at us right now. What we should be doing is the $1.9 trillion Covid relief package — $700 billion of that isn’t even scheduled to be spent until 2022 and beyond. Take that $700 billion, repurpose that for $700 billion worth of infrastructure spending — you can have that deal overnight. I would actually support that because it would reduce a lot of harm from the $700 billion or more entitlement programs that is scheduled to further mortgage our kids future.” 

     “In order for us to support an increase or suspension of the debt ceiling, we have to pass some kind of fiscal control. I suggested the Preventing Government Shutdown Act. We’ve got Pat Toomey’s Full Faith and Credit Act; Rick Scott has a bill on the table. We should get something for further mortgaging our kids future. I’m afraid Democrats just couldn’t care less.”

On Democrats’ radical agenda:

     “I’m reading reports that the Democrats will get their budget deal done yet this week. What I can say with the greatest deal of assurance is that what they will spend money on is more entitlements. Now, they may end in five years in the future, supposedly, on paper, so they can get a decent score, but Democrats realize that the government only ratchets in one direction — it goes up, and once you lay in a new entitlement, it’s almost impossible to remove it, so that’s the game they’re going to be playing. They’re going to be trying to pass as many new entitlements as possible. That’s what they did in the Covid relief bill. They’ll schedule them out for a couple years and then supposedly the program sunsets — they won’t sunset. They’ll be reauthorized and will continue to mortgage our kids future. That’s the game that the Democrats are playing right now. That’s the wool they’re going to try to pull over the American people’s eyes.”

(Excerpts from Fox Business)

 

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