Were you there?

A year ago, many of us gathered at the Covid Truth Seminar, notebooks or phones in hand, recording vital information. We whispered among ourselves, "I knew it!" Maybe we fist bumped our neighbor when a doctor told the truth about COVID-19. 

Thanks to Concerned Doctors, Eagle Forum, Focus on America and Jase Carns, one Sunday afternoon last September, we wrested control from an unaccountable government. That day in a packed ballroom at the Marriott hotel in Birmingham, we learned how to combat COVID-19 lies. 

Fearful lies like stay home, wear a flimsy mask, stay six feet apart and get vaccinated then boosted. 

Do you remember that? 

But mainly, do you remember the brave doctors and nurses? The ones on the front lines, who are there even now? The ones whose names you don’t know, but who are fighting, still, for their patients and for health freedom? 

That day at the seminar, though, the courageous and renowned Dr. Peter McCullough spoke remotely, giving an incredibly informative talk in between flights as he traveled, by the way. There was and is no stopping him. 

That day, Dr. Stewart Tankersley reminded us we're not coming against people. Instead, we're coming up against common issues. And the issue that day was dealing with the catastrophic lies our government had dropped on us. 

Yet, those men, Drs. Jordan Vaughn, David Williams, David Calderwood, Ryan McWhorter and British researcher turned Pfizer whistleblower Michael Yeadon, along with Tankersley and McCullough, weren't having any of it. 

Do you remember? Because we can't forget. 

On that Sunday, we finally had answers and knew why we wouldn't go along with the stupid six feet apart "stand here" squares. 

And why we ignored the audacious voice at the grocery store telling us which way to walk and the fat arrows pointing in the right direction, just in case we got out of order. We also had answers to why masks don't work, why we said no to a rushed vaccine and no to the lie that said natural immunity wasn't enough. 

Do you remember?

Because it's been 368 days since then, and our unelected media-crats finally fessed up to what we've known. 

Social distancing was made up. 

From Dr. Birx: "I knew these vaccines were not going to protect against infection. And I think we overplayed the vaccines."

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky publicly acknowledged in January during a CNN interview that the COVID-19 vaccine was ineffective at preventing virus transmission.

Paul Alexander of the Brownstone Institute wrote, based on 150 studies on masks: "To date (July 2022), the evidence has been stable and clear that masks do not work to control the virus, and they can be harmful, especially to children."

So there's that. 

But what about the terrifying blood clots? Any word from our government? No? 

What about myocarditis, especially in young men? Or are they good with people dropping dead? And pretending it doesn’t happen? 

Because the Europeans have noticed. Why haven’t we?

And, are health professionals reporting adverse events as required at the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting Site or VAERS? 

If you’ve had an adverse event, was it reported? You should ask. 

And what about Alabama's unelected but far too powerful state health officials? 

What about their stupid N-95 mask graphic that popped up weeks ago? Do they not know that we're light years beyond them, and we know they don't work? Or are they ignoring the data?

Because we're not. And we won’t forget their "aww shucks" affect, startling arrogance and lack of accountability. 

We can't forget that our government, on a state and national level, was OK with dismantling people's livelihoods, threatening doctors with loss of license, shutting down our country and our schools and making life a living hell for those who failed to go along with their garbage-dump narrative filled with rotten lies. 

Our government is not for us but for them. 

They are not for our freedom, but for their authority. 

They're not for our health care but for their health mandates.

They are about power and control. 

So, plug your ears when they offer another word about COVID-19, monkeypox or the next scamdemic that threatens our God-given freedom.

As the COVID-19 lies are crumbling, the truth gained that Sunday last year enabled us to stand and fight. 

Thank you, Concerned Doctors of Alabama, Eagle Forum and Focus on America. 

You are what courage looks like. 

Never forget. 

Amie Beth Shaver is a speaker, writer and media commentator. Her column appears every Wednesday in 1819 News. Shaver served on the Alabama GOP State Executive Committee, was a candidate for State House District 43 and spokeswoman for Allied Women. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the policy or position of 1819 News. To comment, please send an email with your name and contact information to Commentary@1819News.com.

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