Can you believe it? A politician that seeks to impower his people with a choice over their own medical treatment? The Democrats couldn’t even fathom such a believe!
In September, Joe Biden announced he would impose a vaccine mandate on medium-to-large sized businesses with 100+ employees. Using certain OSHA loopholes, the Needle Nazi president was able to squeak this mandate by White House ethics lawyers.
A majority of the country has been galvanized against this mandate, and many have even lost their jobs. Luckily, there are a handful of Republican politicians – mostly governors – that are willing to stand up against this federal overreach into our private lives.
On Monday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order barring all COVID-19 vaccine mandates in the state by any entity, including private employers.
Abbott’s brave action sets him up for a potential legal battle with the Biden administration.
I issued an Executive Order prohibiting vaccine mandates by ANY entity in Texas.
I also added the issue to the Special Session agenda.
The COVID-19 vaccine is safe, effective, & our best defense against the virus, but should always remain voluntary & never forced. pic.twitter.com/8hHHLyebCk
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) October 11, 2021
The governor’s order states that “no entity in Texas” could compel proof of vaccination by any individual, including employees or customers. Abbott also called on state lawmakers to take up the issue in an upcoming special session.
‘Follow the science’ Democrats have raged against Abbott’s order as they seek more government overreach at any cost. If they really followed the science, they would see that positive cases and hospitalizations in Texas are in freefall.
Covid hospitalizations continue to decline in Texas & are now at the lowest level since July 29th.
The 7-day Covid positivity rate is below 8% for the first time since July 10th.
Today Texas reported the fewest Covid-related deaths–two–in almost 3 months.
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) October 12, 2021
Meanwhile, tech giants Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google have both told employees that they would need proof of vaccination to return to their offices. Both companies employ large numbers in Texas.
Largest U.S. airline carrier, American Airlines, is based in Fort Worth. Just last week they told their 100,000 to get vaccinated or lose your jobs.
United Airlines imposed a vaccine mandate on its 60,000 employees, around 9,000 of whom are based in Texas.
Over the weekend, a air travel bottleneck ensued after multiple airlines were forced to cancel flights for various reasons. One less spoken about issue the media insists on ignoring is the backlash over company policy to demand vaccines. This created a personnel shortage and a major reduction of flights.
On Wednesday, a federal judge will hear a lawsuit filed by an American Airlines employee who requested an injection to prevent the airline from firing employees who have been exempted from the vaccine.
It’s not yet known how Greg Abbott’s order will effect these policy decisions.
Mandatory vaccinations have become an incendiary political issue in the United States, with many conservatives saying they amount to government overreach.
Author: Asa McCue