Michael Ingmire: Why Follow Foolishness?

“This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it.” -Excerpt from the 1861 Inaugural Address of Abraham Lincoln

Michael Ingmire

Now is the time for all Americans to exercise our inalienable rights. For our rights are God given, not endowed by government. God-given principles are preferable as there is no practicality or spirituality in government these days. No active intelligence either. When considering our country’s leadership, I feel like a passenger on a ship of fools. Especially when I consider some of the potential mandates, protocols and executive orders the current administration is considering ordering on us all. But unlike the characters in the 1965 Stanley Kramer film, “Ship of Fools,” America currently has no cognizant captain steering our shared vessel.

So why follow foolish?

We need to be informed in our active resistance to current, and possible future, tyranny. We need to back up our lack of compliance with an active knowledge. Remember: mandates, protocols and executive orders are not laws. As we will discuss, there are lawful documents that will aid us in our resistance. How can Joe Biden expect the American people to obey an election-era mandate when he cannot call out our available troops to protect our Southern border? The absence of medical protocols for the people coming across our borders demonstrates the lack of basic intelligence from Biden. People that have had no medical evaluation are pouring over our Southern border, by the thousands.

Why are all Republican Governors not calling out their state National Guard to secure their states? Incompetence crosses the political aisle every day. Our military leaders swore an oath to protect and defend our Constitution. They are failing their oath.

This foolish administration does not wish for our safety, but for our blind compliance. Until Biden and Harris secure our borders, we need not comply to any tyranny on their part. Their inability to handle natural disasters, troop withdrawals, pandemics, among countless levels of incompetence, places us all at risk. Dereliction of Duty can be directly interpreted as a form of treason. 380 plus days of vacation, while in office, speak volumes for Biden’s work ethic and his lack of concern for the American people. His recent public displays in Vietnam, his behavior during the 9/11 anniversary, not to mention his bizarre meetings with world leaders, are ringing endorsements for the 25th Amendment. His actions are a shared embarrassment for our country. Joe Biden is incapable of “leading” and I believe that someone even more nefarious is running things. And as I believe in equal rights for women, Kamala Harris is equally culpable.

So as the election season approaches, we now have a “new” variant. The requests are starting from the Biden administration that we may need to take a “booster.” I wrote about non-compliance to medical tyranny in the August 2023, Politichicks article, “Won’t Get Fooled Again.” Your medical information and records are protected by the Fourth Amendment; they are your own private property. A vax “passport” is a direct violation of those rights, especially considering there is no clinical proof that any of the vaccines are effective (or even safe).   Recently, through the good graces of a friend of mine, I watched a video from Author and Poet, Abdiel LeRoy. Interestingly, he offered some reasonable responses to the increased requests for medical tyranny which is, in essence, a lawful toolkit for non-compliance. One lawful document that Abdiel LeRoy referenced is the Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights, Article 6: “Any preventative, diagnostic and therapeutic medical intervention is only to be carried out with the prior, free and informed consent of the person concerned, based on adequate information. The consent should, where appropriate, be express and may be withdrawn by the person concerned at any time and for any reason without disadvantage or prejudice.”

In other words, you, not the government, have the right to control your own medical destiny. Your consent is the operative phrase to remember. And I do not care if the government shuts down, especially when you consider that they are not effective in their protection of us. They haven’t done their job in an efficient manner in decades.
The government will try to tell you that because of a “national emergency”, such as a pandemic, that your
rights are suspended. They couldn’t be more wrong. As Abdiel LeRoy correctly stated, rights apply more in times of emergency, not less. That is articulated effectively in a document, as written by the American Association for the International Commission of Jurists, called the “Siracusa Principles: On the Limitation and Derogation Provisions in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.” It is definitely a pertinent document to read. Consider, in particular, the first part of Paragraph 58: “No state party shall, even in time of emergency threatening the life of the nation, derogate from the Covenant’s guarantees of the right to life; freedom from torture, cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment, and from medical or scientific experimentation without free consent.”

Your rights are nonnegotiable. To quote the eloquent Mr. LeRoy, “A nation must fall, before individual rights fall. If you have no individual rights, you have no nation.” Regarding medical confidentiality, he further stated: “If the so-called authorities do not know your medical status they cannot target you, discriminate against you or persecute you on the basis of it. The Hippocratic Oath includes the statement I will not divulge.”

The Fourth Amendment of our Bill of Rights states, “The rights of the people to be secure in their persons, their houses, their papers and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures shall not be violated.” In essence, any government, any employer, any travel company that is asking for your medical information is breaking the law. They are in direct violation of your Fourth Amendment Rights, without the appropriate legal, constitutional papers.

To put a sharpened point on it, the word “No” is the only exception that you need. If they ask the nature of that
exception, you can firmly state that they are not permitted to ask you for that information, nor do you have to divulge it. Nor do you have to divulge whether you are vaxed or not; you can advise them that is confidential medical information.

Another point of International Law is the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court which states, “Persecution against any identifiable group” is illegal. That relates to Article 7 regarding crimes against humanity. That also relates to discriminating against a group of people because of their medical status. Any act or statement of persecution of an individual, by a government official, member of the media etc, because of one’s medical status, is a crime against humanity.

The documents I am referencing, along with other documents of international civil rights, are not meant to be relegated to the dusty shelves of museums. They live as long as we remember them and live by their principles. They are a living and breathing doctrine to be embraced as we wish to remain free. Our current situation has been determined by our own foolishness and I believe our most crucial mistake is that we, as a nation, have turned away from God. Our current corrupt government is the result of that lack of devotion.

The most important rule that we all should embrace is referenced in Matthew 7:12: “Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.”

Michael Ingmire

Michael Ingmire, is a musician, writer, commentator, activist and author based in North Carolina. As a musician he has shared stages with artists like John Lee Hooker, Albert King, Bo Diddley, Dr. Mac Arnold, Wilson Pickett, Allen Ginsberg, Kenny Neal, Bob Margolin, among many. Michael's work is available for listening or purchase at reverbnation.com under Michael Wolf Ingmire. Since the death of his nephew, Sean Smith, in the September 2012 Benghazi attacks, Michael’s writing has taken on a strong political edge. He has previously written about Benghazi extensively for The Daily Caller and foxnews.com. Starting in September 2015, Michael has been a consistent contributor to Politichicks, writing about, political, musical, and social topics. His article, “Benghazi: A Tale of Two Reports,” closes out the chapter on Islam in the collection, “Politichicks: A Clarion Call to Political Activism.”

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