Fox News Digital reports that active-duty members of the US Army say they are being pressured and punished for seeking religious exemptions to President Biden’s vaccine mandate. They say they are being targeted with blocked travel, promotion delays and involuntary terminations as part of a “technique of coercion” designed to make them either resign or give up their religious beliefs. I should add, this shortsighted policy comes in a time when threats to America and the free world are rising, and recruitment is way down.
There are more details at the link about this outrageous and unconstitutional coercion, all in the name of a useless vaccine mandate that was instituted on the grounds that it was needed to stop the spread of COVID to others, which we now know the vaccine doesn’t do.
After you read that report, check out this story, which illustrates the unfairness of the policy and the obliviousness of those enforcing it in sharp, personal terms.
Friday, President Biden called Coast Guard Aviation Survival Technician Second Class Zach Loesch and Lt. Commander Christopher Hooper to thank them for their heroic service in rescuing victims of Hurricane Ian. Read the story and you’ll see that they deserved the recognition and thanks for their risky helicopter missions to save the lives of Floridians trapped by rising waters.
Loesch is such a professional that he humbly accepted Biden’s thanks and praise, and didn’t bring up the fact that he won’t be able to heroically save many more lives because Biden’s wrongheaded vaccine mandate is forcing him to leave the Coast Guard within the next 30-60 days. He applied for a religious exemption and was twice denied. He said, “If I had asked any of the people I saved yesterday if they wanted to come with me even though I am unvaccinated, every single one of them would have said, ‘Yes.’”
Loesch told Breitbart News that he loves his job, “I’m really good at it” and “I feel like this is the job that I was born to do.” Since he’s too respectful to say this about his Commander-in-Chief, I will: Those are things that President Biden can never say.