Nearly 30 people stand in front of a heavily traveled commercial corridor today protesting the wave of “mandates” from the U.S. government that seem to be striking downward into local economy, prompting employers to fire people who are healthy and who won’t take the experimental Fauci jab.
“We are fighting the tyranny we are facing in our medical community today,” says Georgia resident Roberta Curtin, with other pro-medical freedom advocates on Gunbarrel Road in Chattanooga, adjacent to Hamilton Place mall.
“People are being fired for having medical freedom. And I don’t believe that anybody should be mandated to take a shot, a vaccine, a pill to keep their jobs. So we need to stand up as Americans and fight for our beliefs.”
Late notice about the protest may account for the turnout. But protestations about abusive federal, state and local government are at no point out of earshot today.
“I am here to stand with our nurses, our government employees, our children,” says Rachel Stafford, a mom of four children who works as an Uber driver, “fighting for our school boards to do the right thing — our city councilmen, our governor. They’re not doing the right thing.”
“We depend too much on the people we elect,” she says, “and we forget that corruption and the devil never take a day of. So, we have to do due diligence to hold them accountable.” Two daughters, Raina Harvey and Scotie Harvey hold signs nearby.
John Baker is a former military 81 mm mortar man. He says people can learn about the dire situation about jabs and overthrow of the government merely by looking. “The information is out there if you look, what’s really happening in this country.” The establishment narrative is false, he says.
Smith’s lonely death, locked in at Erlanger
Glenda Pappu tells of a woman who was “banned from the hospital” in which her husband, Michael Smith, lay dying. Erlanger East told the woman that if she appeared on its property, staff people would call a deputy “and she would be arrested. They sent a deputy there to make sure she was escorted out and could not go back in. I called the sheriff [Jim Hammond] on his cellphone, and told him what was going on. He said there was nothing he could do about it, that the hospital was within their rights to keep her out.
Mrs. Pappu is an organizer for TN Neighbors for Liberty in Chattanooga, which has a regular Tuesday late-morning meeting and lunch at Wally’s in East Ridge. Its Web presence is on the Commie platform, Facebook.
”She could not be with her husband, who was in serious condition, and that the only recourse she had was to get a lawyer and get an injunction. You can’t get a lawyer. These lawyers aren’t doing anything. So, from 3:30 on Wednesday morning, until — I don’t know if she was able to see him last night when he passed early this morning at 5:30. *** I know she wasn’t able to speak with her husband. I don’t know if they allowed her in, or not. This is disgraceful.”