National Health Federation Health Freedom H.R. 6800 Contact Tracing


     We have all faced a major health crisis known as the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, this crisis has been spawned much more by government panic and over-reaction, stupidity, and corporate greed and cronyism than it has by the virus itself. Based upon false numbers and fearmongering, economies and social interactions have been placed in unnecessary, coercive lockdowns that are now being revealed as counterproductive to health and destructive to our freedoms and livelihoods.

     True to form, the U.S. Congress and other governments worldwide have fed the panic by offering multiple legislative bills that will accomplish absolutely nothing to help eradicate a virus that 99.5% of the population will as easily survive as the common, seasonal flu. Rather, these bills are simply camouflaged as “essential” and “life-saving” government actions so that budget-busting and anti-freedom restrictions can be imposed upon a fearful population. The U.S. House of Representatives’ H.R. 6800 – The Heroes Act is one such bill. 

     As Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA) said on May 15, 2020, in opposing H.R. 6800’s passage, “The wholesale lockdown of the American people and the deliberate decimation of their livelihoods has been the single most self-destructive folly in our nation’s history. These Draconian measures have proven much LESS effective at stopping the virus than we were assured -- but have been much MORE effective at destroying the jobs that people rely upon to feed their families.” Despite his and many others’ arguments, H.R. 6800 passed the house largely on party lines. 

     Crafted behind closed doors and without any bipartisan input whatsoever, the so-called Heroes Act (H.R. 6800) is the latest socialist wish list deceptively packaged in 1,800 pages as “coronavirus relief” and with a price tag of $3.6 trillion. 

     This includes almost $1 trillion in additional funding for States, cities, and counties in addition to the trillion dollars that Congress already provided over the last two months. (Congress has already passed four COVID-19 bills with a total cost of $3.6 trillion.) There are no safeguards against the misuse of this $1 trillion, which is being directed to the very States and local governments that have already amply demonstrated themselves to be wasteful and corrupt. 

     The bill is full of other sneaky and corrupt giveaways. It gives the U.S. Postal Service $25 billion without requiring any operational reforms. It bails out multi-employer pension plans on the same basis. There are also major changes to our election system, mandating same-day voter registration and nationwide vote-by-mail. Such Federal intrusion into an election system that is supposed to be operated by the States and not the Federal government is a major centralization of unconstitutional power and invites voter and election fraud. 

     But now to the really nasty part. H.R. 6800 includes the basics of the even more notorious Trace Act (H.R. 6666), which is still in committee and not yet scheduled for a vote. 

     From H.R. 6800’s Subtitle C, “The Securing America From Epidemics Act,” Section 191513, we are confronted with its subparts: “(6) The ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak reflects the pressing need for quick and effective vaccine and countermeasure development” and “(8) CEPI’s mission is to stimulate, finance, and coordinate development of vaccines for high-priority, epidemic-potential threats in cases where traditional markets do not exist or cannot create sufficient demand.” 

     CEPI is the acronym for the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, which was founded in August 2016 at Davos, Switzerland by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. H.R. 6800 requires the United States government to partner with CEPI – essentially the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation – on vaccination development and requirements. This is the same notorious billionaire Bill Gates who has repeatedly been caught pushing a worldwide depopulation agenda through his vaccines. 

     Just as bad, buried on page 515 of this 1,800-page mishmash bill is the “National Testing and Contact Tracing Initiative,” which grants $75 billion to State and local governments for them to implement “testing, contact tracing, surveillance, containment, and mitigation with respect to COVID–19.” However, the types of “surveillance” that can be carried out are not even vaguely specified – that is left to the bureaucrats. But we already know that some unelected Federal officials, like Dr. Anthony Fauci, want individuals to have a “digital certificate” indicating whether they have been vaccinated or have other immunities for coronavirus. And others want to force everyone to put an app on their phone making it easy for federally funded “contact tracers” to track your movements. 

     Given how badly all governments have handled the COVID-19 “pandemic” thus far, through their constant fearmongering, wildly inflated mortality counts, destructive lockdowns, and incredibly bad health advice that fails to even mention nutrition, how can we trust a panicky U.S. Congress to act in our best interests? The quick and sure answer is that we cannot. These 1,800 pages of “legislation” are pure political pork all at the expense of our health, health freedom, and even political rights, and without any benefit to us at all. We will not be any safer. We will not be any healthier. And the mortality rate from any future pandemic will not be less. Indeed, it will be higher. 

     Besides, if everyone and their dog can vote by mail, then what value do our legitimate votes hold? None at all. And with that loss even the slender remnants of our existing freedoms will disappear. 

     The National Health Federation urges all of you to act now by entering your zip code below and then immediately sending off an easy and quick message to your U.S. Senators and tell them to oppose H.R. 6800 as the disastrous, unconstitutional, freedom-grabbing legislation that it is.

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