In theory, trials are supposed to be fact-finding missions. In reality, it often turns into word games and manipulation of the rules to obscure the truth. It shouldn’t be a shocker – Original Sin leading to disordered passions and all that – but it’s still a slap in the face the first time you deal with it.

I found out the other day about a process called “Requests for Admission.” Those are statements meant to stipulate facts in a case so the trial doesn’t get bogged down trying to prove that 2+2=4. The questions are phrased to elicit a straight yes/no answer.

Of course, the devil is in the details. And given the nature of the modern practice of law, those details come complete with pitchfork and a distinct smell of sulfur and rotten eggs.

The stench comes from the wording of the questions, changing the language to make the statement false-to-fact in subtle ways that are easy to miss, designed to trap the plaintiff and confuse the issue.

A series of four questions that were asked by a defendant in a COVID shot mandate case is a perfect illustration.

See if you can spot the distortions:

  1. Admit that you requested a religious accommodation to ****’s Covid-19 vaccine policy because of your belief that the vaccine uses fetal cell lines.
  2. Admit that the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine does not contain fetal cell lines.
  3. Admit that the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine does not contain fetal cell lines.
  4. Admit that the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine does not contain fetal cell lines.

It all starts with the first sentence. The religious objection was because the COVID shots relied on tests using the fetal cell line from a baby aborted in the Netherlands, utilizing that literally unholy substance to justify putting the injections on the market. This distortion of the request with carefully crafted wording designed to create confusion by masking that deception with a verbal shell game instead of openly making the effort to uncover the truth is something that violates the very spirit of the law.

Do the listed shots contain fetal cell lines? Well, the drug companies have refused to reveal the ingredients in their concoctions, which leaves the question open to debate. For all we know, they used a ham sandwich in the formula.

Why is there such suspicion of the legal system? Hey, I have no idea what could have caused that.

All this makes me want to use strong soap to scrub off the moral contamination of the system.

P.S. A reminder that I’m in the legal fight of a lifetime. Please contribute to the Dave Platta Legal Fund at GiveSendGo.  Any amount will help and it will help keep alive the battle for the very soul of America versus this corporate tyranny.


The legal process moves at a snail’s pace, which makes it excruciating for someone who’s used to meeting a dozen hard deadlines every day. It’s one of those “the process is the punishment” deals for someone who’s high-energy.

Every morning when I’m doing the Rosary I ask for patience, but I also ask the Lord for a sign that I’m doing the right thing. Today I got one of those signs.

I was working out at the gym (shoulder day for anyone who’s interested) when someone came up to me and thanked me for holding my ground on the corporate mandate. Turns out he was going through the same thing and was going to stand firm as well. He told me my example was his sign that he was doing the right thing. Thankfully, his corporation did the right thing and accepted his religious accommodation request.

His story gave me energy for the rest of my workout. What I did back in September 2021 gave others affirmation and helped steel their resolve. Thank you to all the others that also stood firm.

Now we take the fight to the courts of law. We will prevail.

Ecce venio ut facerem voluntatem tuam, Domine.


I’m not a theological scholar, and I certainly didn’t play one on TV, but it’s clear to me that shot mandates go against Catholic doctrine, the teachings of all forms of Christianity, and against the very essence of the American concept of liberty.

For starters, there’s the fruit-of-the-poisoned-tree aspect. Tissue from a baby aborted in the Netherlands was instrumental in testing the mRNA shots. This isn’t disputed or questioned in any way – they just come right out and admit it with no moral qualms. Right there, hands down, that makes it out of bounds. To knowingly partake in something with a profoundly evil base is Sin with a capital S. Catholics never believe that the “ends” justify the “means.” That single fact is enough to exempt anyone from being forced to participate in a shot mandate under U.S. Code and International law as well. I will not defile my body with this stuff and I have a right, and still further, an obligation to follow my own conscience on this conviction.

Secondly, you have the inherent God-given right to choose your own medical treatment path. The COVID shots being administered in this country are considered by law and acknowledged by the bureaucratic apparatus to be a medical experiment, which means you have the right to decline to participate. There’s talk of an approved shot, but it’s all talk. The approved version isn’t available here and hasn’t even gone into production in the USA. Even with the so-called approved shot, the drug company that makes it was required in the approval letter from the FDA to continue to gather data and treat it as medical experiment. If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it’s a duck. And this thing looks like quackery all day long.

People have been forced to take part in medical experiments against their will in the past. World War II illustrated the evils of forced medical experiments and some Nazis were hanged for this very issue at Nuremburg.  But it wasn’t just our opponents in that war that were committing these vile acts. It happened here as well. One word for you – Tuskegee. I will not passively allow Tuskegee 2.0 to continue.

I’m taking a profound risk with the lawsuit. Going up against billion-dollar corporations with untold political influence and power can leave you as a literal grease spot on the legal and economic highway. I could just write this off, take the L, and move on with my life — you know, be practical because the adversary is just too big.

Except I can’t. I just can’t do that. I’ve spent a lot of time in prayer on this subject, and it’s been made clear to me I can’t just walk away without fighting.

What happened to me happened to thousands of others. Many of them lost careers in fields that are much more vital to humanity than mine. You have first responders of all stripes – doctors, nurses, police, fire fighters, the military – but it should never happen to anyone, anywhere, ever. Compelling someone to violate their religious beliefs and surrender their rights just to put food on the table and keep a roof over their heads is vile. All forms of Christianity teach that we were created in God’s image and that even the least of us carries that divine spark with innate dignity and worth. To force someone to participate in something of this nature is profoundly wrong at its core.

When principles are challenged in this manner and the reasoning used to sanction it is an inversion of the Good, the Beautiful and the True, the word adversary needs to be capitalized because that’s who/what we’re fighting. The Adversary.

I’m not the only one trying to take the fight to the legal system, but I’m one of the ones at the front of the line. Taking the fight public to expose the fundamental wrongs that have been committed is vital to turning this thing around. Each separate victory chips away at the monolith, and brings us one step closer to having it crumble to dust under its own immoral and unconscionable weight.