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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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  • Patricia Crawshaw

    10/27/2021 11:22 AM

    I don't understand how our representatives can stand by and let our country be destroyed. From the president down to our local politicians, all were elected (well -except the president) to represent "we the people". Their values are so far left from what our founding fathers intended and they certainly don't even come close to my expectations. It's frightening that they are getting away wit such evil. Other than impeachment, is there a way to fire them?

  • Steven Lechtenberg

    10/25/2021 07:57 PM

    It’s just amazing to watch everyone fall inline to worship at the altar of socialism. It is this herd mentality that is taking our freedoms on sheeple at a time. If Ol Bejing joe gets away with this ruse, what next. Like I have always said, it is easy to scare people when they perceive that it is coming from a position of power. I am 70 years old, had a heart attack 1st of December last year and I will not get THE JAB. Their are too many questions unanswered about this SUPPOSED VACCINE

  • Diane Friedrick

    10/25/2021 08:52 AM

    Who's really pulling the strings and having this old fuddy daddy make these outrageous mandates against the American people? Is it Soros along with Jake Sullivan. or maybe someone worse? If Soros is owning social media, is it he who is controlling the press. Is Obama or Hillary calling the shots from the sidelines?

  • Mary Vienneau

    10/24/2021 06:50 PM

    I totally agree with you!
    God bless America. ????????????????????????

  • Sylvia Cox

    10/24/2021 05:23 PM

    Why would military and govt employees be coerced into the vaccine if they already have had Covid and have the antibodies , much stronger than what the vax can give them ?? Unacceptable and unsafe , disrespectful !!

  • Robert McFate

    10/24/2021 01:08 PM

    It seems that the idiots on the left are making a very serious attempt to cause Revolution 2.0!

  • 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.