After living through more than two years of extreme pandemic mitigation policies, experts are saying we need answers from the government about why public health officials were allowed to make decisions that damaged peoples’ economic, physical, and mental health.
Tucker said comments like these show how Fauci's thinking is fundamentally opposed to America’s founding principles.
However, Tucker said this is precisely what the courts’ role is, to keep agencies of government in check. He said Fauci’s statements show he does not think the CDC’s decisions are subject to judgment by the courts.
Instead, Fauci thinks, “that's not for us, you know, we need unmitigated power to do whatever we want, so long as our scientists say that's consistent with public health,” said Tucker.
Fauci’s thinking is flawed and shows that he is out of touch with the U.S. Constitution, continued Tucker.
The Epoch Times has reached out to Fauci’s office for comment.
“He works for the [National Institutes of Health], but I guess technically, yes, more so for the CDC, and is announcing that there should be no restraints on the administrative power of deep state bureaucracies at all, not legislators, and certainly not courts.
"Now, to me, that shows what kind of bubble they live in,” Tucker said.
Tucker praised the recent court decision to put a check on the CDC’s mask mandates, which he said proves that the CDC broke the law and overstepped its authority.
“They've tasted power, and they've seen what's possible. They don't want that to go,” he said.
A Few Affected ManyThe lockdown ideology was not born “of epidemiology, virology, immunology ... [but] is born of political paranoia,” said Tucker.
“So, you have this document coming out that basically had the World Health Organization telling the world to copy China,” said Tucker.
Ongoing Economic FalloutTucker said it would have been better for the United States to not have had the trillions of dollars in stimulus money poured into the economy. “And that's when we get the Cares Act that unleashed the fiscal monetary catastrophe that we're experiencing right now. It's all directly related to lockdowns," he said.
He criticized the government for implementing policies that create inflation as a means to collect revenue.
Inflation has been used as a tool by governments since the ancient world as a way of generating revenue without having to tax people, said Tucker.
In addition, the government has fueled inflation by printing more money, “because the thing about money is it's got certain properties, it's got to be scarce, you know, you need to have a predictable quantity of it,” he said.
“Usually when you have an inflation, you have other structural issues going on” like supply chain issues, he said. “We would have opened up very quickly, it would have been two weeks to flatten the curve if Cares Act hadn't passed.”
“It was a massive transfer of wealth from small business to big digital media companies,” he added.
He said, the $6 trillion in payouts spurred inflation. “It's gone, where did it go? Higher prices,” he said, adding: “It's very serious. In other words, they steal half your income, hidden tax, very brutal.”
People start thinking that their income is only going to go down in value. "You now have a new incentive to spend, not to save, not to invest, but to spend and get rid of it in favor of hard things,” said Tucker.
He believes this inflation is here to stay.
Political PrideGovernment officials rarely admit when they are wrong, said Tucker. He said when it became obvious the vaccines don’t stop transmission or when lockdowns didn't really stop the spread, the agencies did not admit they were wrong.
“December was the month of death for [health officials’] reputations forever. They may not admit it, but it's just true.”
Tucker said the draconian lockdowns in China are happening because the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) decides what is true and lies are easier to cover up.
Tucker believes the U.S. government attempted to use that kind of control but people realized lockdowns don’t work, because even with lockdowns COVID-19 increased.
“Once you pursue an extreme policy like this, you suddenly have a really strong incentive to build a story around the policy to justify what you did, given the immense collateral damage in two years of lost education, missed cancer screening, and missed vaccination… depression, unemployment, demoralization, the loss of religious faith, I mean, all these things that have happened to us under the course of lockdowns,” Tucker said.
Instead, the federal response should have followed advice from people like Donald Henderson, an epidemiologist whose global effort helped eradicate smallpox around the world.
“He wrote an epic article in 2006, slamming everything, mask mandates, vaccine mandates, social distancing, travel restrictions, quarantines, business closures, domestic capacity restrictions … it's just not going work. … He ended the article by saying, if you pursue this, you will discredit public health for a generation; you will take a manageable pathogen and turn it into a catastrophe,” said Tucker.
“And we just [had] global collective amnesia about 100 years of public health experience that said 'don't lockdown' was suddenly gone and we all just copied Wuhan. It's one of the more bizarre episodes in the history of humanity.”
Tucker said that we have to decide what we value; the freedoms this country was built on, with checks and balances, or enabling unelected bureaucrats to have free reign?
“What are the fundamental values that we accept as a society? And how did we so easily dispense with all these principles? In favor of this locked-down ideology?”