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Medical establishment tyrants seek to threaten and intimidate local Tennessee doctors.

by Chris Bruffey [a Tennessee Stands contributor]

Now that the dust is starting to settle on the COVID-19 pandemic, one would think it time to honestly evaluate how we fared. Now that the “emergency” is over and we have the benefit of hindsight, we should all be able to clearly see what worked, what did not, and the damage that needs repairing.

A writer in The Atlantic, a liberal-leaning magazine, recently called for pandemic amnesty.

“The case that I'm making is one for grace, but it is also one for recognition that the pandemic has created a tremendous number of problems that we still need to solve,” the article’s author, Emily Oster, told NPR in a recent interview.

Oster’s point is that we should all be forgiven for how we treated each other during the pandemic because we didn’t know any better. She postulates, for example, that we didn’t know that cloth masks do not prevent the spread of the virus. Or that the restrictions enacted to mitigate the spread, such as social distancing and lockdowns, were ineffective.

Of course, many people did know, however, that these policies would have disastrous consequences. In fact, there seemed to be an immediate concerted effort to discredit and silence anyone who challenged the newly formed orthodoxy around the measures taken to respond to the virus. And while some in the media are calling for an amnesty for excusing the most tyrannical impulses during the pandemic, the push to discredit and silence those who do not follow the narrative continues apace. 

A great example is the doctors who spoke up about the need for early treatment protocols. Arguably the most famous of these physicians, Dr. Peter McCollough, previously an eminently respected physician, was recently stripped of his certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine. His November 2020 testimony to a U.S. Senate committee on early COVID-19 treatment protocols was removed from YouTube. And while the medical establishment has it out for Dr. McCollough, he is not the only doctor whose reputation they are trying to ruin, with the tentacles of medical establishment tyranny reaching even to rural Tennessee.

Dr. Denise Sibley, a Johnson City internist, is also in the crosshairs of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). Dr. Sibley was an early critic of mask mandates and an advocate for the early treatment of COVID-19. During the pandemic, she successfully treated many patients with Hydroxychloroquine and Ivermectin, among other drugs. After Tennessee made Ivermectin available over the counter, she partnered with pharmacies across the state to ensure the medication was properly dispensed.

Now, despite being certified and in good standing since 1989, she risks losing her certification from the ABIM because it considers her medical advice to be “misinformation.” We all know this is an effort to silence someone who has been effective at contradicting the medical establishment’s narrative regarding COVID-19 and its effective treatments. In the coming weeks, we will investigate the efforts to silence Dr. Sibley and others who challenge the medical establishment’s narrative and examine what we can do to protect these doctors here in Tennessee.


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TN Attorney General’s Office Files Petition to Withdraw Federal Vaccine Mandate for Healthcare Workers

Thursday, November 17, 2022 | 04:22pm [PRESS RELEASE from Attorney General's office.]

NASHVILLE -  Attorney General Jonathan Skrmetti joined a coalition of 21 states in filing a Petition for Rulemaking, requesting that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) repeal the unlawful federal vaccine mandate for healthcare workers and withdraw related guidance.

“Evidence continues to mount that the ongoing mandate is an unprecedented overreach of the Federal government and has exacerbated shortages of healthcare workers in Tennessee and other states,” said General Skrmetti. “This office will relentlessly protect Tennesseans from federal overreach.”

The petition asks HHS and CMS to repeal the vaccine mandate and withdraw any related guidance. The mandate was designed to work in tandem with other federal vaccine mandates. Tennessee successfully challenged those other mandates, and various federal courts struck them down or set them aside. As a result, the remaining CMS mandate only serves to exacerbate the shortage of healthcare workers and put vulnerable Tennesseans at risk.

Additionally, CMS relied on the spread of the Delta variant to sidestep both notice-and-comment rulemaking and its obligation to consult with appropriate State agencies when announcing the unprecedented vaccine requirement for millions of healthcare workers. After nearly a year, CMS still has not consulted with the States about the vaccine mandate.

As the petition explains, “by encroaching upon States’ traditional police power, particularly without clear congressional authorization or an intelligible principle to guide its discretion, the agency has exceeded its authority.” Accordingly, the multistate coalition now asks HHS and CMS to repeal the regulation and withdraw the related guidance immediately.

In addition to General Skrmetti, attorneys general from Montana, Louisiana, and Arizona led the effort with attorneys general joining from Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Wyoming.


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President George Washington's Thanksgiving Proclamation

Transcript of President George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation from October 3, 1789.

By the President of the United States of America—

A Proclamation

Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor—and Whereas both Houses of Congress have by their Joint Committee requested me "to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness."

Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be—That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks—for his kind care and protection of the People of this country previous to their becoming a Nation—for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his providence, which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war—for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed—for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted, for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.

And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions—to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually—to render our national government a blessing to all the People, by constantly being a government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed--to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shown kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord—To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and Us—and generally to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.

Given under my hand at the City of New York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789

Go. Washington


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