This site uses the phrase, “Ultra-Vires” a lot. We like it. After speaking with lawyers from the US, GB and Canada, we can say safely that it is a fundamental principle in law in all three countries, and likely the entire commonwealth. It means that a government government agency is acting beyond the powers granted in the act it references when enforcing the act. So for instance, if you park your car near a fire hydrant and a parking control officer smashes your car with a sledge hammer and steals your entertainment system claiming its because you were in a no parking zone, that would be acting ultra-vires.
We learned of this in a really interesting video that we posted at least twice from last year, and linked to, another dozen times or more. A British fellow, perhaps a lawyer, explained how Covid regs as enforced in all our nations are in fact ultra-vires and the health or emergency measures act does not grant the powers for the kinds of actions we see every day now, and certainly not for this long.
I have been searching for that video for 2 days now. I cannot find it anywhere in any of my posts, or even on my backup drives. This may actually be a matter of incompetence and not malice, as I may not have used that term storing the video or posting it. But for whatever reason, I cannot find the video, even in SM chats where I posted the link to friends.
Searching for it in last year’s posts, I did notice something else.
A VERY high proportion of the videos we did post from Youtube are gone. Entire channels taken down. Just a grey square where an important or interesting or revealing video may have been.
One of them though, was properly named, and I did find the backup video and managed to restore it for the moment. And yeah, I think it deserves to be seen.
This, is not our first rodeo with government demanding we all get vaccinated for a crazy deadly flu.
60 Minutes from 1976 on The Swine Flu and the vaccine damage it did to a lot of people.