In the HBO miniseries “Chernobyl,” Soviet chemist Valery Legasov utters an important truth: “Every lie we tell incurs a debt to the truth. Sooner or later that debt is paid." 

We are presently seeing that statement unfold before our eyes as the truth about COVID and its accompanying “vaccines” comes to light. 

The hubris of those in charge the past four-plus years has been epic, and we continue to exist in the deadly game they created. Thankfully, recent weeks have seen their seemingly impenetrable barricade of lies erode; it's past time they are held accountable as we breach the berm with truth. 

Speaking in an interview with Chris Cuomo two weeks ago, former CDC director Dr. Robert Redfield accepted some of the self-evident realities we've all endured. Had Redfield said these things a year ago, his license would have been threatened in some states. Here are a few of the realities at which Redfield hinted:

  • The CDC stopped tracking “vaccinated” people who became infected because they didn’t want it to sound like the shots were ineffective.

  • We should have been more honest about the side effects of the “vaccine.”

  • The “vaccines” don’t protect against infection.

  • No one should have said that it was a pandemic of the “unvaccinated.”

  • The spike protein is toxic, and they didn’t design it well, because if you get the “vaccine,” they don’t know how much of the toxin an individual’s body produces, nor how long it remains in the body. (Remember they swore that the shots stayed in the arm for only an hour or two?)

The day before this interview, the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals revived a lawsuit, filed two years ago by the venerable, 80-year-old Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) against the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM), the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG), and U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. AAPS claims that these entities “engaged in a coordinated effort to censor and violate free speech and First Amendment rights of physicians who spoke critically about COVID-19 vaccination and the government’s pandemic response measures,” Maggie and Jim Thorp write in an article for America Out Loud News.  

“The AAPS also claimed that the Board Defendants abused their monopoly power by threatening revocation of board certifications of physicians who, in exercising their First Amendment rights, made statements critical of the Biden Administration’s COVID-19 response measures,” the article continues. In overturning the lower court's dismissal, the Court invited review of the issues regarding the potential collusion between the medical boards and the federal government. 

This ruling was followed by another one in the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. It rejected the lower court's dismissal of the case brought against the Los Angeles Unified School District's (LAUSD) COVID shot mandates. The LAUSD defense claimed they could mandate the COVID shots based on a 1905 Supreme Court decision (Jacobson v. Massachusetts) giving governments permission to mandate things like vaccines.

But as Brian Festa explained on the Steve Deace Show, the Ninth Circuit Court said that Jacobson v. Massachusetts could not be used to justify mandated shots which haven’t been proved to prevent transmission (which we know the COVID shots do not). The ruling even delved into the nefarious tricks the health authorities played by changing the definition of vaccine. 

Now the case can go to trial, thus allowing discovery, something long overdue. If this case goes to the U.S. Supreme Court and it rules that government has wrongly imposed these draconian COVID measures, the opportunity for government accountability will finally present itself. 

Then on Monday, June 17, 2024, Kansas Attorney General Kris Kobach filed suit against Pfizer alleging that the latter “willfully concealed, suppressed, and omitted” material facts relating to the COVID-19 vaccine, the most egregious ones regarding safety of the vaccine for pregnant women, its relation to heart conditions, its effectiveness against variants, and its ability to stop transmission.  

Given the reality of the protections the legacy media advanced toward the vaccine over the past few years under the leadership of The Trusted News Initiative, it is past time that those responsible pay dearly for the blood on their hands for shielding our government's actions and those of the perpetrators in the corrupt medical-industrial-complex. 

It is past time that truth receives its payment in full as the assault on lies commences!

Dr. Tankersley is a fourth-generation physician serving in the Montgomery area. He also served on three deployments in the U.S. Army’s Medical Corp, retiring in 2021 as a Colonel in the Alabama Army National Guard. In 2012, Gov. Robert Bentley appointed him to a five-year term on the Alabama Ethics Commission, and in 2020, Gov. Kay Ivey appointed him to the state’s vaccine working group. Besides being involved in church activities, Dr. Tankersley enjoys reading and spending time with his family. 

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