The swift and declarative way in which multiple federal judges ruled against Biden’s vaccine mandate for federal and private employees causes one to wonder what the administration has up their sleeve.
White House lawyers must’ve known that judges would rule against a federal mandate, yet they proceeded, perhaps with another angle in mind.
Regardless, the entirety of Biden’s vaccine mandate has been squashed by a handful of federal judges who ruled against it piece by piece until nothing remained.
On Tuesday, A federal judge in Georgia delivered the mandate’s death knell by issuing a nationwide injunction that prevents the U.S. government from enforcing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate on federal contractors. This ruling shuts down the last remaining vaccine requirement put forth by the Biden administration, albeit temporarily.
U.S. District Judge Stan Baker in Savannah, Georgia, said Congress did not clearly authorize the president to use procurement to impose a vaccine requirement on contractors that will have “vast economic and political significance.”
The lawsuit was filed by the states of Georgia, Alabama, Indiana, Kansas, South Carolina, Utah and West Virginia as well as a trade group for contractors.
In September, Joe Biden addressed the nation, claiming his patience was wearing thin with the minority of American adults who refused to get vaccinated against COVID-19. He subsequently took several overreaching and tyrannical steps to combat his frustration including requiring federal contractors to employ only vaccinated workers.
The pandemic has resulted in stagnant economic growth and snarled supply chains yet the Biden administration has done nothing except increase the cost of doing business and furthering industry.
Courts have upheld private mandates as within the right of a business to set terms of employment.
However, courts have blocked several Biden administration vaccine mandates for exceeding executive branch authority and usurping a power over health policy, which is generally left to the states.
A federal judge in Kentucky on Nov. 30 temporarily blocked the contractor rule in the states of Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee. Separate mandates for healthcare workers and for businesses that employ more than 100 people have also been blocked by courts.
Thankfully for everyone in this country, not all is lost to rampant medial tyranny and authoritarianism at the hands of left-wing fascists.
Author: Asa McCue