(Article by Michael Austin republished from WesternJournal.com)
The candidate is Steve Cox, an independent running to represent California’s 39th Congressional District.
On Monday, Cox responded to conservative commentator Matt Walsh on Twitter, writing, "Whenever anyone says ‘we all die from something’ (or a variation thereof) to justify not taking precautions to help protect others in this pandemic, we should be allowed to shoot them."
"COVID is here to stay. You’re going to get it. It almost certainly won’t kill you but it could. You’ll probably get cancer eventually too unless you die first. Lots of scary things out there. Death is certain. Suffering is unavoidable. Stop cowering. Live your life while you can," Walsh wrote.
If you buy into the coordinated pandemonium coming from establishment media outlets and left-wingers, you might think that COVID-19 remains one of the greatest existential threats facing American existence today.
However, a quick look at the facts proves that, at this moment in time, the threat posed by COVID is negligible.
According to the Peterson Center on Healthcare, in June 2021, COVID-19 was just the seventh-leading cause of death in the U.S.
Heart disease, cancer, accidents, stroke, chronic lower respiratory disease and Alzheimer’s disease all killed more people in June than COVID did.
But those who wish to point out that fact deserve to be shot, according to Cox.
In his response to Cox, Walsh pointed out the absurd amorality of his stance.
"Yes, let’s shoot people who make basic observations about human mortality. This is not a psychotic response at all, Steve. Well done," Walsh responded.
Unfortunately, this independent candidate is not alone in his beliefs.
Leftists have infected the country with their COVID propaganda, which has now left hundreds of thousands — if not millions — of Americans with an irrational fear of a disease that no longer poses more of a threat than cancer or Alzheimer’s.
Why has the left done this? It’s largely because people are now more willing to give the government power over their lives.
But once the government has that power, it will never give it away.