Sometimes it doesn’t take verbose legislation with thousands of pages and endless legal jargon to get results for the American people. Sometimes it can be done in one sentence.
Alabama Republican Rep. Mo Brooks proved just that when he introduced a one-sentence bill in the House to block Joe Biden’s unconstitutional vaccine mandate.
The Defund Federal Vaccine Mandates Act states that “No Federal funds may be used to establish, implement, or enforce any vaccine mandate.”
That’s it. Nothing more, nothing less.
Here’s a link to the bill — it’s a short read.
The bill comes as the Biden administration announced Thursday that employees at companies with more than 100 workers will have to be vaccinated by Jan. 4 or receive regular COVID-19 tests.
Every single American should have the ability to make the best decision for them and their own health, without fear of losing their livelihood. Plain and simple. Anything beyond that is an horrific abuse of power and a government reliant upon tyranny.
Rep. Brooks agrees, saying, “The government should not try to intimidate, coerce, or force anyone into receiving the vaccine.”
Due to the rapid speed at which these vaccines were developed and distributed, and the growing list of side effects, hesitancy is understandable.
“Furthermore, it is none of the government’s business who has or has not been vaccinated. The Socialist Democrats’ pipe dream of discriminating based on vaccination status is wholly un-American.”
The time to act is now. Luckily, there are at least a handful of GOP lawmakers willing to do just that.
Biden’s action on the private-sector vaccinations was taken under the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) emergency authority over workplace safety. The mandate applies to 84.2 million workers at 1.9 million private-sector employers.
Another 18.5 million workers for those employers are exempt because they either work remotely or outside all the time, OSHA said.
OSHA estimates that 31.7 million of covered workers are unvaccinated and 60% of employers will require vaccinations, up from 25% today, resulting in another 22.7 million employees getting vaccinated.
The administration’s various vaccine rules cover 100 million employees, about two-thirds of the U.S. workforce, the White House said. OSHA will consider during a 30-day public comment on the private-sector rule expanding the mandate to cover businesses with fewer than 100 workers, officials said.
The private-sector mandate is likely to trigger a legal battle hinging upon the rarely used law on which the action was based and questions over the constitutional limits of federal power and authority over health-care practices. The administration said the action falls well within OSHA’s authority.
Author: Asa McCue