The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Saturday blocked a Biden vaccine mandate that would have forced private companies with more than 100 employees to get workers vaccinated, submit to weekly tests, or face steep fines.
Due to start on January 4 and affecting more than 80 million workers, the mandate was to be enforced through the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The appeal court cited “grave statutory and constitutional issues” with the Biden plan, which drew lawsuits from, among others, Texas attorney general Ken Paxton.
“WE WON,” Paxton tweeted after Saturday’s ruling. “The fight is not over and I will never stop resisting this Admin’s unconstitutional overreach!” Paxton told reporters the ruling “gives people hope that they aren’t going to lose their jobs and the president isn’t going to be able to ruin people’s careers and make their lives more difficult.” Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted. “Emergency hearings will take place soon. We will have our day in court to strike down Biden’s unconstitutional abuse of authority.”
A full 26 states had filed suit against the Biden mandate. Louisiana attorney general Jeff Landry called it “unlawful overreach,” adding that the administration “will not impose medical procedures on the American people without the checks and balances afforded by our Constitution.” For West Virginia attorney general Patrick Morrisey the ruling was “good news” and “Biden’s vaccine mandates are unlawful, unconstitutional and just wrong!”
Companies opposing the Biden mandate included the Daily Wire news website. As co-founder and CEO Jeremy Boreing explained, “forcing Americans to choose between their livelihoods and their freedom is a grotesque abuse of power and we won’t be a party to it. We will not incur the cost of implementing this testing regime. We will not incur the liability of inserting ourselves into the private health decisions and information of our employees. Our company was founded to stand against tyranny, and we will.”
Biden charged that “the virus will not go away by itself, or because we wish it away. We have to act.” It had apparently escaped the Delaware Democrat’s notice that the vaccines currently being imposed have not exactly been trouble-free. For example, Finland, Sweden and Norway have paused the use of the Moderna vaccine, citing a risk of myocarditis.
No vaccine is 100-percent effective and in July NBC reported that at least 125,000 fully vaccinated Americans have tested positive for Covid and 1,400 of those have died. Biden failed to recognize that reality and also the issue of vaccine side effects.
Pilots for Southwest Airlines resist vaccine mandates because the side effects might prejudice the medical tests they must pass to keep their pilot’s license. Biden also ignores the reality that some people have valid religious objections to vaccine mandates. Most states, with the exception of West Virginia and Mississippi, allow individuals to apply for religious exemptions to mandatory vaccines based on their religious beliefs and objections.
By all indications, Joe Biden has never considered a voluntary vaccine campaign. For all but the willfully blind, the Biden Junta operates a different dynamic. White coat supremacy exploits a health crisis to expand government power, keep the people in fear and uncertainty, punish political opposition, and raise money. Companies not in compliance with the Biden vaccine mandate could be fined $136,532.
The Delaware Democrat is right about the need for government to act, but wrong about the place where action is most needed.
Instead of sending OSHA snoops into private companies to harass workers and impose fines, independent investigators should be looking into Dr. Nancy Messonnier, the CDC mouthpiece whose telebriefings on the “new virus” faithfully echoed China. Investigators should be checking out former NIH boss Francis Collins, who now admits that NIH funded dangerous gain-of-function research, which makes viruses more lethal and transmissible. How much of that took place on Collins’ watch?
Investigators should be grilling leaders of the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service, which failed to prevent the Covid virus from arriving on American soil. What were the vaunted EIS “disease detectives” up to in China? Above all, investigators need to target Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading white coat supremacist, in government for more than 50 years and wielding massive power without ever facing a vote of the people.
Fauci funded China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) to perform gain-of-function research and lied about it to Congress. In early 2020, Fauci opposed President Trump’s ban on travel from China. Dr. Fauci, whose bio shows no advanced degrees in biochemistry or molecular biology, has reversed himself on virtually every aspect of the pandemic but now claims that to criticize him is to criticize science itself.
Last week Sen. Rand Paul denounced Fauci as “a clear and present danger to the country and to the world” and called on the White House advisor to resign. That won’t happen under the addled Joe Biden, who turns 79 on November 20. Meanwhile, the ruling against Biden’s vaccine mandate is a victory for the people, but the battle against white coat supremacy will carry on.