Fired ethics prof on unethical mandates: ‘We are the victims of a pandemic of compliance’

by Kennedy Hall

‘Do not give up your rights,’ Dr. Julie Ponesse urged listeners at The Democracy Fund’s Faith and Democracy event.

(LifeSiteNews) – Dr. Julie Ponesse, an ethics professor fired for standing up against a Canadian university’s abortion-tainted jab mandate, delivered a powerful speech at The Democracy Fund’s Faith and Democracy event with conservative pundit Glenn Beck last Thursday.

Dr. Ponesse has a background in ancient philosophy, specializing in ethics, and told the crowd during a speech that lasted almost 20 minutes to “not give up your rights.”

The Brownstone Institute transcribed the speech, which is also available to watch as a video.

Dr. Ponesse began the speech by asking the audience to think back to the time before lockdowns were implemented. She asked the audience, “What were you doing then? What was your life like? What did you care about? … What did you imagine about the future?

She told the audience that the person we were pre-2020 is the person she wanted “to talk to” for the duration of her speech.

For 20 years as a professor, she emphasized “critical thinking” and “the importance of self-reflection,” as well as “why democracy requires civic virtue.” In September, she said she “received a ‘termination with cause’ letter” after she questioned and refused to comply with a vaccine mandated at Huron University College in London, Ontario.

She stated she was “dismissed for doing exactly what I had been hired to do … a professor of ethics questioning … and unethical demand.” The audience laughed as she said, “you don’t have to look very hard to see the irony.”

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