Speaking to Dan Bongino over the weekend, Senator Rand Paul, who is also a doctor, took aim at the COVID limitations that have come down from the Biden Administration and from Democrat leaders across the nation. Paul announced that the restrictions aren't about restraining COVID, but about owning the American people. Paul spoke out against Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, who complained about the Senate floor that the GOP senators who voted to overturn President Joe Biden's mask mandate were "anti-science" and "anti-vaccine." Schumer announced that "We cannot go back to the days when people were driven by wild theories. Some of the anti-vaxxers here in this chamber remind me of what happened 400 years ago when people were clinging to the fact that the Sun revolved around the Earth. They just didn't believe science. Or 500 years ago when they were sure the Earth was flat." In response to that, Paul stated, "My colleague, Chuck Schumer left out one thing, when they were denying that the Earth went around the sun. It was the government denying that and it was an independent scientist trying to set them straight." [tweet_embed] December 14, 2021[/tweet_embed] Paul was referring to Galileo, the Italian scientist who learned, utilizing the telescope, that the Earth rotated around the sun and not, as was formerly accepted, the other way around. He was the first to see that the moon had mountains. Galileo challenged the accepted wisdom of his time and was placed under a life sentence of house arrest by the Roman Catholic Church in 1633. He died while serving that sentence. "So the danger is when you let science be controlled by the government, or by one sort of monolithic individual like Fauci. It really doesn't have anything to do with science. Science usually discovers the truth eventually. But when science is dictated by the government, that's when you get, you know, Flat Earthers," Paul announced. "They seem to love the character assassination and insults, Senator," Bongino responded. "But listen, as you well know, being an active proponent of God, given rights and liberty liberties is a zero-sum game." [tweet_embed] December 14, 2021[/tweet_embed] "You can't have a big sphere of individual liberty and a big government at the same time. And what's really concerning me, Senator, is he's constantly moving goalposts, which don't seem to be grounded in science at all. He keeps shrinking the sphere of individual liberty, and empowering more and more government. And it's not going to stop until we stop it. There doesn't seem to be an endpoint here," Bongino stated. [tweet_embed] December 14, 2021[/tweet_embed] "I don't think it's been about science for a long time," Paul announced unequivocally. "It's really about conditioning the American individual to submit to the government. And you're right, it never ends, the goalposts will continue to change. And ultimately, more and more of your healthcare will be controlled."