Ron Paul on the Ebola Scam: $1.4 billion

The Ebola scam meant over a billion dollars in spending. What was that money used to do? How did it help? If you have ten minutes, you might find Ron Paul’s review of what happened with American intervention in the Ebola crisis quite enlightening. [See also, “Ebola Is Not a Reason for Increased Centralized Power.”] If you don’t have time, I can give you the punch line from the text accompanying the video: Remember last year’s panic about Ebola? USAID spent $1.4 billion constructing Read more […]

No One Is Shocked at Ebola Security Theater

The Washington Times tells us what we already knew—that the TSA is merely performing Ebola security theater. Since when is it news that TSA activities are totally ineffective, and a colossal waste of manpower, tax dollars, and everyone’s time? [See also, “Private, For-Profit, Company Fighting Ebola Successfully.”] The Washington Post thought it was worth reporting confirmation of what we all already know: “These scientific studies show that airport Ebola screenings are largely Read more […]

If You Need Proof Obama Is a Control Freak…

Barack Obama often seems disengaged, so why is he acting like a control freak over state Ebola quarantines. While I think the President’s agenda often reveal him to be a control freak, I don’t see it often in his personal behavior as chief executive. He seems to care more about golf than many issues that seem important to others. So what is going on that the President is actively opposing things that are not his business and should not be his concern? Consider this New York Times Read more […]

CDC Proves Central Power Is Not the Solution to All Problems

We have been treated to a string of stories asserting or assuming that only central power can save us from an Ebola plague. But the facts don’t add up. Monday, I pointed out how the media was campaigning for more centralized authority as the self-evident solution to our risk of an outbreak. The big problem is that states have autonomy and the CDC can only offer advice that no one is required to obey. If only we had a Federal cadre of doctor-dictators telling us all what to do, then we would Read more […]

Why Don’t We Ban Travel from Liberia?

The administration claims that it would do no good to ban travel from Liberia, but there are reasons to doubt their claim.   It is still not a time to panic, but the Administration has definitely brought us closer. At the Washington Post website we read: “The ominous math of the Ebola epidemic.” “The speed at which things are moving on the ground, it’s hard for people to get their minds around. People don’t understand the concept of exponential growth,” said Tom Frieden, Read more […]

The Ebola Virus and the Second Greatest Commandment

You’ve contracted the Ebola virus, a horrific disease for which the mortality rate is ninety percent. A dose of serum is sent to save your life, but you also have a colleague infected with the same disease—two patients, one dose. What do you do? If you truly believe in a God who said “love your neighbor as you already love yourself” you do what Dr. Kent Brantly did: You give the medicine to your colleague. Via the SHTFplan blog: “Selfless: American Doctor Infected with Ebola Asks That Only Read more […]