The American Rescue Plan and the Tyranny it Demands
The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) is a multifaceted funding plan that serves as a Trojan horse for tyrannical measures. The ARPA funds have been allocated for every state. Acceptance of these funds requires each locality to blindly follow and implement all CDC guidance. CDC guidance has thus far been just that - recommendations to be used as general guidelines, not law. States, cities, and counties have not previously had to implement CDC guidance without legislative process. However, acceptance of the ARPA funds requires adherence to the CDC guidelines as mandatory without due legislative process. If the terms of compliance are not met, the funding is terminated. The ARPA funds are contingent on implementation of various programs and policies that typically would not be accepted by elected officials.
In this post we will review some of the funding granted to Fairfax and Loudoun counties. In all of the grants provisions measures are in place to ensure the schools are integrated into to requirements. There are set expectations that include implementation of 5G in classrooms, social emotional learning (CRT) and all recommendations for masking/vaccination mandates from the CDC.
The most pertinent concerns with schools
On April 30th, 2021, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) sent superintendents a letter informing them about the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) & Elementary & Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER 111), whereby the Federal Government plans to give to Virginia $22 million in funds. The deadline for schools to submit their Health and Safety plans was July 30th, 2021.
Requirements to get this money to pay for after school programs, enrichment programs, etc. is to open Public schools following CDC "guidelines" to create "unity" across the USA. States and Public School Districts are to update their "policies" every 6 months or when the CDC changes policies. (Private Schools don't need the money so they may or may not be included)
School Superintendents accepting the grants were told by the CDC to "seek public comments" but as long as they have accepted funds, they are required to follow CDC guidance no matter the input from parents.
These policies currently include: universal masking, physical distancing, contact tracing, isolation & quarantines, diagnostic testing before return, and WILL INCLUDE providing Vaccines to school communities and incorporating a public safety nurse for administration in each school.
Schools also have a reporting system which requires reporting that includes sharing "data" on the children.
Policy, programs and mandatory guidance will evolve with the continued funding.
Concerns for State, County and Local Governments
Each county that accepts funds will also be required to adhere to the provisions of the grant and accompanying agency standards. HHS and CDC recommendations for state/county/governmental agencies will be mandatory for receipt of funds. These funds must be spent, accounted for and reported back to the issuing authority. Failure to comply with the outlined provisions results in termination of funds and possible refunds to the issuer. In summary, acceptance and retention of the American Rescue Plan Funds is conditional on full compliance with any and all CDC recommendations. This includes implementation of recommended medical mandates.
These localities are further required to disclose ALL data collected from testing employees, students and participants. This includes but is not limited to local government employees, police and firefighters. There are no provisions for data privacy.
Details of the American Rescue Plan “The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, also called the COVID-19 Stimulus Package or American Rescue Plan, Pub L. No. 117-2 (March 11, 2021), is a $1.9 trillion economic stimulus bill passed by the 117th United States Congress and signed into law by President Joe Biden on March 11, 2021, to speed up the country's recovery from the economic and health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing recession. First proposed on January 14, 2021, the package builds upon many of the measures in the CARES Act from March 2020 and in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, from December.” (Wikipedia)
“On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) into law. Under the Act, $350 billion was provided for eligible state, local, territorial, and Tribal governments to respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency through the Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund (CSFRF) and the Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (CLFRF). The funds are designed to assist governments in responding to the pandemic, addressing its economic impact, and establishing a foundation for a strong and equitable recovery." (CDC) Expenditures must be obligated by December 31, 2024 and spent by December 31, 2026.
Fairfax County Executive Summary
As of September 2021, Fairfax County has received, or is anticipated to receive, $670.3 million, which includes the $200.2 million from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF), $35.6 million anticipated as a result of approved FEMA reimbursements discussed on page 24, $211.6 million in grants and other awards outlined beginning on page 27, and $222.9 million anticipated through the America Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). In addition, Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has been awarded or anticipates funding of $326.5 million (not including the $19.6 million allocated from the County’s CRF award). County grant awards are increased by $6.8 million from the last update due to two new awards discussed beginning on page 41. (Fairfax County)
In addition to the above outlines measures Fairfax County is also using the funds to initiate a Universal Basic Income (UBI) program, which is a hallmark component of socialism. None of these measures are voted on or heard by the public because they are integrated into the grant process.
Loudoun County Executive Summary On June 1, 2021, Loudoun County received its first installment of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) from the U.S. Department of the Treasury in the amount of $40,162,454.50. The Board of Supervisors (Board) appropriated the first tranche of funds to address immediate needs targeted to assist the most hard-hit areas of the County, and to ensure continuation of government services as shown in Table. (Loudoun County)