Too many legislators mistakenly believe the government’s role of “instituting a system of justice” authorizes or compels them to pass laws to “protect people from themselves.”
Some feel the bill of rights is redundant; the 9th and 10th amendments doubly so.

But if I could add another amdt in the spirit of the 9th and 10th, it would be:

The right of people to do things to themselves which some consider stupid shall not be infringed.

These tweets were motivated by discussions I’ve been having with other legislators about medical marijuana in KY. Legislators shouldn’t be called to decide whether MM is good or bad (or efficacious), but rather whether someone should have the right to decide that for themselves.

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January 6th committee abandoned all pretense of legitimacy when they bent over backwards to exonerate Ray Epps, who persistently directed protestors to go into Capitol, told protestors he expected he’d go to jail and texted, “I also orchestrated it” once his mission was complete.
Ironically, J6 committee didn’t push back on Epps’ narrative that Antifa did it, not him.

Staff and members of the committee so thoroughly beclowned themselves that they sat on the transcribed interview for over a year, and released it only in the final week of their existence.
The full transcript for those who haven’t seen it yet:…
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Dec 9, 2022
18 months ago, I introduced a bill to prohibit the military COVID vaccine mandate. I predicted that thousands of members would quit if the mandate was invoked. I was derided by many prominent individuals. Here’s a thread highlighting their tweets of ignorance and indignation.
Let’s begin with the snarky tweet from US Representative @RubenGallego. It’s one thing to be wrong; it’s another to be snarky and wrong. Perhaps he regrets tweeting this after thousands have left the military over the vax, and many lives have been ruined.
Here’s one of scads of journos who acted like thousands leaving the military wouldn’t or couldn’t happen. Your tweet looks a bit silly now @JohnJHarwood.
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Nov 28, 2022
Tomorrow, I will offer a change to the rules of the US House of Representatives.

My proposal is simple: To suspend the existing House rule that allows 3 days to read a bill, a 2/3 vote of the House will be required instead of a simple majority.
I have served in Congress for ten years. Regardless of which party has been in the majority, Speakers, acting through the majority comprised of their party, have always had enough sway to casually suspend the 3 day rule with only a simple majority.

No good comes from this.
If there were truly a National emergency that required the action of Congress in less than 72 hours, under my proposal the 3 day rule could be waived, but only through bipartisan agreement.

This safeguard is for the American people. I welcome anyone to make arguments against it.
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Oct 11, 2022
KY State Rep. Savannah Maddox and I were invited to participate in the Kentucky Truth Summit in Pendleton. The summit is the product of an alliance of doctors & scientists committed to revealing truth, uniting people, and demanding accountability for harm done by COVID vaccines. ImageImageImageImage
What I heard from the panelists, one of whom is a child, was astounding. They told of life flights, hundreds of days spent in hospitals, continuing neurologic problems, inability to eat, sleep, or walk, excruciating pain, and even death.
We also heard of their silencing, being left with unanswered questions, being shut down by social media for spreading “misinformation,” and the reluctance of some medical professionals to consider the cause of their injuries.
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Aug 31, 2022
🧵I’m concerned that elected Republicans will say “we can’t do much” or “pick one thing to fight” if we gain control of the House while Biden is still president.

But we can do a lot to roll back Biden’s agenda because we have the power of the purse. We just have to be smart.
🧵First we have to abandon the absurd notion that we should pass only one bill to fund everything (often called an omnibus). Our rules call for passing 12 separate bills.

Fund roads, military, NASA, national parks, etc with separate bills! Do not let Biden take them hostage.
🧵Spending bills originate in the House. If we pass 12 separate bills and send them to the Senate, technically we shouldn’t be blamed for shutting down the government if the Senate and President fail to act on them. But there’s a chance the process breaks down, so we could:
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Aug 23, 2022
Science didn’t evolve, Fauci ignored science.

He denied the existence of natural immunity.

He spoke of droplets to avoid acknowledging the size of the virus was too small to be stopped by the filters of loose fitting cloth masks.
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The vaccine trials were designed NOT to show the vaccines didn’t prevent infection or spread, but he spoke as if they did.

He ignored harm caused by locking down people - delayed cancer screenings, untreated diabetes, un-filled prescriptions, mental health (suicides), etc.
He ignored and still ignores all side effects of the novel mRNA vaccines.

The policies he advanced never properly acknowledged that the elderly had exponentially more risk than children.

He cared not about the stunted social and educational development of children.
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