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Bill Muehlenberg's commentary on issues of the day...

Corona: All Lives Matter

May 22, 2020

Numerous experts are warning that the lockdowns are far worse than the virus:

Job losses, unemployment, malnourishment, starvation, depression, mental health problems, suicide – these are just some of the direct results of draconian lockdown and shutdown policies that governments

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The State is Not Absolute

May 15, 2020

Do not forget that in the Old Testament both prophet and priest kept kings in check:

The biblical Christian constantly needs to maintain biblical balance and deal with dangerous and incorrect views concerning Christian truths. The disciples 2000 years ago

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Further Thoughts on the Passing Corona Scene

May 14, 2020

My latest ruminations on the corona craziness:

Here is a collection of random reflections on the corona crisis, some older, some newer.

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According to the latest government figures, 2.7 million Australians are now unemployed or underemployed due to the

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The State, Mandatory Health Care, and Eugenics

May 8, 2020

Some thoughts on government power, the public good, and mandatory policies:

Australian leader Scott Morrison recently said that those in some sports codes should not be allowed to play unless they are vaccinated. As one report put it: “Prime Minister

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The Corona Rebel Alliance

May 4, 2020

On the indispensable role of asking questions and holding the State to account:

Not everyone is happy with various government lockdown and shutdown measures as States seek to deal with corona. Many have been critical of numerous matters, such as

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Covid-1984 Concerns

May 2, 2020

When we stop asking questions of the State we surrender our freedoms:

During times of crisis, many people will become overwhelmed by fear, will succumb to panic, and will all-too readily submit to whatever it is that the State demands

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Corona Facts and Realities

May 1, 2020

Keep asking questions and keep looking at the numbers:

One of the many things that has puzzled me somewhat during this crisis is the number of people I had known to be fairly level-headed and rational, who did not buy

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On Corona Tracking Apps

Apr 27, 2020

What could go wrong with a government app?

As expected, there is already a massive debate over the merits or otherwise of the new government COVID-19 tracking app that folks can download onto their phones. A major part of the

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Corona Policy: Facts Versus Fear

Apr 26, 2020

Thankfully many experts are asking tough questions and challenging the accepted narrative:

One day when the corona crisis has well and truly passed, there will be plenty of people who will wonder why the whole world went into such a

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Corona: My Government Right or Wrong?

Apr 22, 2020

Good citizenship should not turn into blind support for the state:

In my discussions about the trade-off between virus containment and lockdown measures, I keep getting folks who seem to think that the state can do no wrong. They have

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A Pro-life Take on the Corona Crisis

Apr 21, 2020

There are more than just medical issues to consider in the corona debate:

Sadly, I have already had my fair share of those who somehow think I do not care about human life because I dare to ask questions about

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Corona, Crisis, and Experts

Apr 20, 2020

The experts and their predictions must be carefully assessed – and questioned if need be:

Much of modern life involves relying on various experts. And much of modern life has to do with making predictions about things, offering projections, making

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This is Why You Must Read Thomas Sowell

Apr 19, 2020

Here are 35 terrific quotes from the great Thomas Sowell:

My thesis here is straightforward; You all need to be familiar with the American economist and social commentator Thomas Sowell. The 89-year-old was a Marxist while younger, but is now

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Mandatory Corona Police Powers

Apr 17, 2020

In a matter of hours a proposed voluntary government corona program seems to have become compulsory:

Well, that did not last very long. Just earlier today I posted a piece in which I looked at Australian government proposals to have

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Big Brother and the Corona Wars

Apr 17, 2020

These shocking stories should send shivers up your spines:

Any student of history understands that often the greatest evils that have been committed have been done by those claiming to have the best of intentions. “This is for your good”

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Lies, Damned Lies and Corona Statistics

Apr 16, 2020

We should all keep challenging questionable corona figures and statistics:

The old saying about “lies, damned lies and statistics” is always relevant, especially at a time like this. With governments, politicians and various ‘experts’ throwing around all sorts of statistics

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