By Duncan Smith

Whatever else Rand Paul is or isn’t, he is a patriot who seems to be one of the few people on Capitol Hill who fully understands the founding principles behind our Constitution.

Mostly, that it was written in a way to give the federal government small, limited powers so as to give states lots of legislative leeway to govern themselves closer to the needs of their own citizens.

But Democrats today are Marxists and they have long rejected this founding tenet of our system.

They believe the federal government is boss, not states, and they try to rule that way.

Rand Paul, a Kentucky Republican, puts them in their place whenever possible.

Like earlier today when he was grilling the regime’s current HHS secretary, the former hack attorney general of California, Xavier Becerra.

Becerra seems to think that big government most definitely has a ‘right’ to know Americans’ COVID vaccine status, among other health issues.

Paul, an actual doctor and science major, said otherwise during Becerra’s testimony before the Senate on Thursday, per Red State:

Paul started off by asking Becerra if he had seen the Israeli study that showed vaccinated people are seven times more likely to get infected by COVID-19 than those who had gotten through the disease naturally. Becerra said he wasn't familiar with it and would have to get back to Paul, but Paul seemed to anticipate that Becerra hadn't seen it — because he already had his response well in hand, and it wasn't pretty.

'Well, you think you might want to be if you're gonna travel the country insulting the millions of Americans, including NBA star Johnathan Isaac who've had COVID, recovered,' said Paul. 'Look at a study with 2.5 million people and say 'you know what? Looks like my immunity is as good as the vaccine or not. Maybe in a free country, I ought to be able to make that decision.’'

'Instead, you've chosen to travel the country calling people like Johnathan Isaac, and others, myself included, flat-earthers,' continued Paul. 'We find that very insulting. It goes against the science.'

Paul proceeded to ask Becerra if he was a medical doctor.

'I have worked over 30 years on health policy-' began Becerra, but Paul cut him off.

'So you're not a medical doctor. Do you have a science degree?' Paul asked.

Becerra answered in the negative, and Paul reiterated that despite this, he travels the country insulting people who have had COVID, researched the studies on the virus, and found their own immunity to the virus sufficient without the vaccine. He put Becerra on the spot for telling these Americans who have looked at the science that they have no right to determine their own medical care.

'You alone are on high and you've made these decisions, a lawyer with no scientific background, no medical degree…this is an arrogance coupled with an authoritarianism that is unseemly and un-American,' said Paul. 'You sir, are the one ignoring the science. The vast preponderance of scientific studies, dozens and dozens, show robust, long-lasting immunity after infection.'

Paul said Becerra should apologize to the American people for his insult, and for treating us as dumb peasants. He then asked if he would apologize to us right then and there. Becerra assured that the HHS only follows the facts, but said nothing toward an apology.

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