The nurse quietly handed me a yellow face mask as I groggily awoke. “While you were asleep, the hospital re-enacted their mask mandate.”

I had plenty of questions, but was too dizzy to voice them.

How did germs that didn’t exist 93 minutes ago exist now?” I wondered, thinking that we’d had enough of this nonsense as I slipped the mask over my ears and chin, but not over my mouth. After all this time and all we’ve learned about COVID, how could any hospital CEO or health executive believe that the flimsy face covering they demanded would protect me from anything?

This recent hospital experience made me wonder why patients are still forced to comply with such medical tyranny. Research shows that there is “little to no evidence for the effectiveness of face masks in the general population, neither as personal protective equipment nor as a source control.”

Furthermore, as entrepreneur-turned-COVID-skeptic Steve Kirsch points out, “There are no randomized studies for cloth, surgical, or N95 masks showing that they stop COVID.” The two studies available for cloth and surgical masks show no effectiveness, while real-world data on N95 masks also “show they make absolutely no difference.”

Don’t our health executives know this? And haven’t they noticed all the people who are suddenly dying?

There’s the Old Dominion basketball player who died on the court, and Victoria Lee, an 18-year-old MMA fighter. There’s the Air Force cadet who died on his way to class. Lisa Marie Presley also died suddenly this week at age 54 of apparent cardiac arrest.

And let’s not forget Buffalo Bills’ safety Damar Hamlin who thankfully did not die, but recovered miraculously from an on-field cardiac event.

“Perhaps these events are unrelated, anecdotes, mere coincidences," Bobby Burack writes at “Outkick.” “But it’s conspicuous to see such a trend follow a two-year period in which organizations pressured individuals to receive a novel vaccine known to cause young people myocarditis, the inflammation of the heart muscle.” He goes on to ask if the vaccine could be responsible for such a trend.

Others are asking similar questions, including Richard Hirschman, an embalmer interviewed this week on “Alabama Unfiltered.” Featured on the film “Died Suddenly,” Hirschman was among the first to sound the alarm regarding blood clots and vaccines. In my book, he’s a hero and should be heralded as such.

Even more alarming is the data coming out of the FDA. As Justin Hart, author of the book, “Gone Viral wrote on Twitter the other day, “the FDA finally got around to publishing the data signals on the mRNA vaccine.” The results showed the “risk of lung clots up 50%” and the “risk of heart attacks up 40%+.” His frightening conclusion? “They knew the signals were there and did nada.”

These questions and observations echo our own. The general public wants to know what’s happening and why. We want to know why our health leaders didn’t really tell us that vaccine injuries are real, or that they could bring side effects like blood clots or sudden death. Now is not the time to go on pretending and cheerfully complying when they continue to issue mandates like its 2020.

But the question that really hurts to ask—the question I’ve had since the nurse handed me a mask—is this: When will we stop worshipping Molech?  

Molech was a god, writer R. J. Rushdooney says, whose name meant “King.” “Moloch worship was state worship. The state claimed to be the true and the ultimate order, and religion was a department of state. The Moloch state claimed to have total jurisdiction over man, and was therefore entitled to total sacrifice. It had absolute rights over the life of man.”

But the state does not own us. Executives do not run our lives. They are not our God, and they cannot tell us what to do, unless we let them.

So are we willing to put Molech back in his rightful place as the continued COVID foolishness rears its ugly head? Are we willing to confront the evil that befalls us and thwart tyranny’s advance once again?

It is an unfinished task. But it is one we must complete.

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.

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