October 13, 2021

Because of President Biden’s strict vaccine mandate, Americans are giving up their jobs, military heroes are facing dishonorable discharges, cities are losing desperately-needed first responders, already-strained hospitals and businesses are facing even worse staff shortages, unions are filing lawsuits, the supply chain is breaking down, and it’s rumored that resistance by airline pilots is largely responsible for hundreds of flights being canceled. All of that chaos is caused by the President’s wrongheaded and authoritarian actions that even he once swore he’d never take.

But for all the suffering and turmoil Biden is causing with his dictatorial vaccine mandate policy, one question remains: Where exactly is that policy?

It doesn’t actually exist. At least not in any official form. He said he was going to order OSHA to make such a policy, but he’s yet to sign an executive order, so OSHA has yet to make the rule, and all these businesses are just enforcing what they anticipate OSHA might tell them to do. As Joy Pullman at the Federalist observes, there is no policy or order or OSHA rule: there’s nothing but press statements.

The legality of this all gets very tricky. The White House is treating this as an “emergency temporary standard,” but those can be challenged in court, and only one of the 10 ETS’s that have been issued in the past 50 years has been upheld. Once it’s actually issued, the lawsuits will hit, so we’re currently seeing all this upheaval due to nothing but a press announcement of Biden’s intention to issue an order to OSHA to make a rule that would likely be overturned in court.

In short, we have a complicated system in place to defend Americans’ rights, and this White House is doing an end-run around it and employers are just going along with it. We’ll see how long they continue to go along if the resistance to it among a large number of their employees continues to hold…

And if entire states refuse to play ball.

Whether you favor vaccine mandates or not, you should hope that this effort to exert such extreme control over American citizens and private businesses without constitutional authority fails because if it succeeds, imagine what other freedoms we’ll soon lose based on nothing more than a threatening press release.

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  • Donny Scott

    10/18/2021 10:49 PM


  • Sherry Coates

    10/18/2021 05:44 PM

    Can you explain what the President is actually saying in this “Executive Order”. Supposedly it is the official vaccine mandate that he is using to force people to vaccinate or lose their job, benefits, retirement, dignity……???????

  • tom jeffs

    10/18/2021 08:25 AM

    WHEN will someone ask Joe Biden to issue an executive order to cancel his "day one" executive order on any subject ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

    LOTS of fodder there, right Mike ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

    I am an Israel Experience 2012 alum + one of four "regulars" of the Huckabee Show as per Jennifer Ruhle - - - - - - -

  • Dwayne Peltier

    10/17/2021 11:33 PM

    I for one have NO intention of complying. I reserve the right to determine what I put in my body, period. It may cost me my job but I will NOT compromise my principles. "Let's Go Brandon"... And the Demoncrackers can take their beloved vaccines & put them where the sun doesn't shine.

  • Mark Hannah

    10/17/2021 08:09 PM

    Governor Huckabee,

    My company is one of those blindly following the Biden mandate. They have stated that it applies to our company because we have contracts with the federal government. They have stated that the mandate applies to all employees, regardless of whether an employee work on a federal contract or not, and that it applies to all of our subcontractors, and sub-subcontractors, and sub-sub-subcontractors, etc., regardless of their number of employees. Some of our subcontractors have fewer than 5 employees. So, not only is this illegal and unconstitutional, but Biden lied when he said that it only applies to companies with more than 100 employees. Furthermore, the fact that exemptions for firmly held religious beliefs are being denied is not only unconstitutional, but it also violates Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

  • Marie Krause

    10/17/2021 04:55 PM

    Glad you mentioned the lawsuits that will be coming, and some employers ARE NOT following Bidens rules around my area. No form of government in America can force ANYone to accept medical orders. I'm 79 years old, and thank God the Father, I have only one medical condition, but there's so much confusion about whether the 'shot' does or does not cause possible heart problems or blood clots..........I'm not going to take that chance. They messed up the facts and they can live with them. There are still some people who have good immune systems and I've been lucky enough to be one of them. If I die, I'm old and have lived a good life.

  • Hugh Spalding

    10/17/2021 02:40 PM

    I believe the Biden Administration is doing everything in its power to circumvent the U.S. Constitution and to negate in every way it can and by any means it can the will of the majority of the American people. Knowing this, concerned Americans should do everything they can to help ensure the integrity of the 2022 mid-term elections and the 2024 presidential election. It is time for concerned Americans to do what they can to ensure democracy and freedom survive amidst the leftist onslaught against democracy, freedom, and basic common sense.

  • Jim Mullen

    10/17/2021 02:26 PM

    Lets go Brandon!

  • James Miller

    10/17/2021 01:54 PM

    Mike, Biden's Vax E.O. has been published in the US Federal Register!

  • Mike Carey

    10/17/2021 01:18 PM

    Would LOVE to see Trump publicly offer assistance to Biden by offering the Trump Team economic gurus along with Trump's expertise to clean up the current Biden mess.
    Yeah Right!