Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) uploaded a video to his YouTube channel that was too much for the left and Big Tech to take. He said that ordinary Americans were done with lockdowns and that if the government tried to shut down our lives again it is “time to resist.” His video got taken down, and the tech giant gave Paul a one-week suspension.
Paul began his video with a plain statement of his refusal to accept the mask mandate recently handed down for House members by Speaker Nancy Pelosi. In telling Pelosi his answer was “no” to further unscientific grants, he told viewers that “they can’t arrest all of us.”
Paul said that his staff had either had COVID, had received the vaccine, or knew that it was available. He refused to accept passports, masks, or random testing from Pelosi or the Biden administration.
He stated that he would stand opposed to any bill proposing to lock down federal agencies or offices and that he would stop any federal bill stopping children from getting back to in-person education. He urged parents to stand with him in preventing further physical and psychological harm to students.
Leftists reacted with typical rage and more of the recurring praise for the Senator’s neighbor who had severe injuries through an unprovoked attack. He was falsely accused, as he usually is, of not being a licensed doctor.
YouTube reacted in the way that conservatives and typical political commentators have unfortunately become more accustomed to removing the video and suspending Paul’s account.
Paul has reposted the video and stated that his ban was a “badge of honor” courtesy of the “leftwing cretins” at YouTube for quoting scientific articles regarding cloth masks.
YouTube stated that the video violates its “misinformation” rules regarding COVID transmission. The company bans users from making any claims that masks are ineffective at preventing the spread of coronavirus.
Sen. Paul also issued a press statement in response on August 10, saying that censorship is very dangerous, “incredibly anti-free speech,” and against scientific progress.