On Saturday, a US federal appeals court issued a stay that blocked the Biden administration’s mandate to force American employees in the private sector who work for companies with at least 100 employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or to be tested weekly. The court cited “grave statutory and constitutional concerns” with the administration’s mandate.
On Monday, the White House said that businesses should go ahead with the vaccine and/or testing mandate, anyway. The Biden administration is showing complete disrespect and disregard for the rule of law by telling America’s businesses to violate the court’s stay order.
Folks, this is dangerous in that if Biden gets away with it, the administration will act as if they don’t have to listen to the courts from now on. There is a reason why the judiciary is one of the three branches of government. If the Executive branch no longer obeys rulings of the courts, then we no longer have a judiciary. Biden telling businesses to ignore the 5th Circuit is an impeachable offense, but the Democrats control the Congress and they will allow Joe Biden to do whatever he wants unscathed.
If Biden is ignoring his Constitutional duty by ignoring a ruling from the courts, then why should any of us not ignore his unlawful mandate?
“People should not wait,” White House Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters during a briefing. “They should continue to move forward and make sure they’re getting their workplace vaccinated.”
For four years, we heard so much from the Left about President Donald Trump destroying our democracy and about his tyranny, but no one was ever able to pinpoint what tyranny the Trump administration was perpetrating. He didn’t do mask mandates; he didn’t do lockdowns, he never shut down a single business. That was all done by Democrat governors and mayors. Numerous pundits from all the mainstream news outlets talked about how it was imperative to get rid of Trump before he destroys the world. Remember when an Obama appointed judge put a stay on Trump’s so-called “Muslim ban” even though there were no Muslims ever banned, but they were six countries that the Obama administration said were known to have ISIS terrorists who would infiltrate refugees coming into the US? They said Trump was a unique threat to our civil liberties and yet no one ever actually pointed out what civil liberties Trump ever took away.
And yet we are right now experiencing real tyranny under the Biden administration where people are being forced by the government to take a medicine into their bodies that they do not want to take because of a virus that has a 99% survival rate and no one is saying a damn thing about it. In fact, the same cable news pundits are praising the mandate as a great policy for the public health, completely ignoring the real story that the Biden administration is acting as an oligarchy of tyranny by throwing away civil rights and the basic American right to have sovereignty over your own body. The news media couldn’t care less about that.
The 5th Circuit court of appeals halted the mandate on Saturday pending review. The court wrote that “the petitions give cause to believe there are grave statutory and constitutional issues with the Mandate.” Of course there are, but the administration gave the court a double-barreled middle finger and told businesses to ignore the court and go full steam ahead.
Attorneys General in Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, and Utah on top of several corporations requested the pause of the mandate. They argued that the mandate is outside the authority of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the government department that will be in charge of enforcing the mandate. Congress never gave the executive branch the power to enforce a vaccine mandate this way.
The Constitution is not a suggestion. It is the godfather of legal documents that enshrine rights that you have already been granted by God, but what is the point of having it if Joe Biden gets to apply the law selectively?
On Monday, the Biden administration responded by asking the court to remove the pause while dismissing the claims made by the states and companies claiming their request was “premature” since the deadline for the vaccine mandate and testing isn’t until January. Sorry, but stopping tyranny has no schedule. The administration brazenly argued that halting the mandate “would likely cost dozens or even hundreds of lives per day” as the virus spreads. They said nothing about COVID having a 99% success rate.
Since last Friday, 26 attorneys general have challenged the Biden mandate in no less than 5 separate US appeals courts. The Republican National Committee (RNC) said they challenged the requirements in the DC Court of Appeals.
There is one slight problem. When there are numerous petitions files in at least two courts, those cases are consolidated into only one of those courts through a lottery system. The problem is the so-called “lottery system” can be rigged to give the Biden administration a court that would be favorable to it. They rigged an election, so rigging a case to get to the “right” court is not a far stretch. I would want people watching the lottery drawing because a #1 rule is never trust the Democrats.
Georgetown University law professor, David Vladeck, said there is a “high probability” the anti-mandate case will end up before the Supreme Court.
“There are justices on the court who want to rein in the administrative state and this is a case in which those concerns are likely to come to the fore,” Vladeck told CNBC.