by Noah Remember when every damn Republican you knew worried about "Death Panels?" Now it's good luck trying to find any Republican politician anywhere who will put preserving the health and lives of his or her state's citizens before their own ambitions. The Republican Party is the Death Panel. As if the recent homicidal exploits of Republican Governance exemplified by Florida's Ron DeSantis and remarkably similar pro-COVID actions of other Republican governors such as Tate Reeves (Mississippi), Greg Abbott (Texas), and South Dakota's Kristi Noem to name just a few isn't enough, it's nice to have the Death Cult Party's psychopathic feelings concisely "codified" by one of their own. A small part of me almost wishes that Chris Christie of my native New Jersey was still in power just so I could hear exactly how he would state a pro-Death By COVID position of his own. Here's Kentucky $enator Rand Paul, one of the Death Cult Party's top goons, making his party's position perfectly clear while no doubt cynically trying to solidify his base, keeping an eye on running in 2024.. Americans will die because of this statement but that is obviously the goal. It's more than just an incitement for across the board lawlessness. It's a mass murder manifesto. It's the kind of thing that mass shooters leave behind when they go shoot up a shopping center, a school, a movie theater, even a place of worship. Resist. They can't arrest us all. They can't keep all your kids home from school. They can't keep every government building closed - although I've got a long list of ones they should. We don't have to accept the mandates, the lockdowns, and harmful policies of the petty tyrants and feckless bureaucrats. We can simply say no, not again. Speaker Nancy Pelosi-- you will not arrest or stop me or anyone on my staff from doing our jobs. We have all either had COVID, had the vaccine, or been offered the vaccine. We will make our own health choices, we will not show you a passport, we will not wear a mask. We will not be forced into random screening and testing so you can continue your drunk with power rein over the Capitol. President Biden-- we will not accept your agencies' mandates or your reported moves toward a lockdown. No one should follow the CDC's anti-science mask mandates. $enator Paul's manifesto goes one from there but that's enough for you to get the gist. I'll spare you his typically petulant threats and immaturity. I copied the above directly from his own website. I made no effort to correct his lapses in grammar and his misspelling of the word reign. I would , though, like to note the line "We will make our own health choices." Is this something the women of America should rejoice over? I suppose, though, that republicans are being consistent when they come out as being against protecting our children both from deadly gunmen and deadly viruses when they go to our schools. Good luck kids! You're on your own!!!! Just keep in mind that these daily statements by Republican governing officials are not the result of stupidity. They are the result of malice in the extreme. To say these people are stupid almost smacks of giving them an out. No, these people are not stupid. They are sociopaths at best, murderous psychopaths at worst. Pay special attention to those Republican anti-mask decrees that are making children especially vulnerable to COVID and its more lethal variants. These people are mentally ill and Rand Paul is not alone. This is murder by design. By now, we should not be surprised about the fact that such actions and pronouncements are met with loud cheering from Republican voters. They truly are a Domestic Terror Squad. Republicans across the country are also showing their approval with their cash. DeSantis and Trump in particular are raking in the cash from their pro-death statements and actions. Who needs Afghanistan's Taliban when we have one of our own leading the charge to destroy us from within?