“As I hope all will be able to see, there is an immensely strong scientific and moral case to be made for the end of the current masking mandates, and which if not acted upon, will result in the continued long-run degradation and disgrace of America’s medical institutions, and the perpetuation of political tyrannies which actively threaten the very civil and religious liberties which we hold dear.”
… “asinine” is about the only word fitting for the fact that the staff and patients with Parkinson’s in the Rock Steady boxing class are being forced to cover their mouths during both speech therapy and the physical therapy exercises.
– from “Objections to Current Firelands’ Covid-19 Masking Policies” Material
“… this is why your participation in this petition is of such great importance. When leaders and decision makers face formidable forces of authority from above them, they regularly will give in to their demands, even if the demands are morally wrong or scientifically unsound, simply because such leaders lack a base of known support that has their back in resistance to the demands. Through this plan of petition, you have the opportunity to become such a base of support for the Firelands’ leaders”
Unfortunately in the end, though our class's voice of petition was reviewed and considered by multiple individuals within leadership of Firelands Health Systems, as can be read in their response letter included below, their final decision was a disappointing abdication of their professional and moral duties to commit to acting in a manner consistent with sound science, reason, and moral considerations. They falsely insinuate "agreement" between the cohort of patients and families who object to their mask policy, speaking as if the patients and their family's objections to their policies don't actually stand to refute and invalidate any alleged "supporting" research for the use of masks; the entire purpose of the included objection material was to assert that any alleged "supporting" research or argumentation for mask uses is either invalid, unsound in its conclusions, or out-weighed and invalidated by higher considerations. The entire purpose of the petition was to make known that the patients and their families of the Parkinson's boxing class are NOT in "agreement" with the utilized support and argumentation for continued masking policies. Under the light of all of the objections and considerations presented in the materials of petition that we submitted, this loose wording of "agreement", combined with their decision to double down on the completely irrational and logically fallacious belief that their mask policy will "protect" their "patients and staff", puts on full display their commitment to walking in irrationality, their scientific unprofessionalism, their medical tyranny over their patients, their perpetuation of immoral civil acts of government, and their failure to live up to their assertion of providing "quality medical care" .
“The hospital leaders above have reviewed your information and agree that research regarding this matter can be found supporting both sides regarding mask use. Ultimately, in order to help stop the spread of Covid-19 our facility is following the recommended CDC standards and will continue to do so with the main objective to protect our patients and staff.” – Firelands Staff
“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” – James 4:7
“For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, being ready to punish every disobedience, when your obedience is complete.” – 2 Corinthians 10:4-6