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Biden’s Vaccine Mandate: Mahatma Gandhi’s Lesson For Conservatives

Yes. In the end, you will walk out, because 100,000 Englishmen simply cannot control 350,000,000 Indians if those Indians refuse to cooperate. And that is what we intend to achieve: peaceful, nonviolent, non-cooperation -- till you, yourselves, see the wisdom of leaving.

Mohandas Gandhi, speech to the Indian National Congress from the movie “Gandhi”


The announcement of an Executive Order by America’s alleged President, Joe Biden, that imposed stringent new vaccine rules on federal workers, large employers and health care staff was greeted with fury and outrage by millions of Americans.


In a statement summing-up the illogic of the entire Democrat approach to the pandemic Biden said, “The bottom line: We’re going to protect vaccinated workers from unvaccinated co-workers,” thereby admitting that the vaccine does not work to prevent the disease in those who have received it.


But Biden plans to use the entire power of the federal government to force Americans to take it anyway.


The central enforcement mechanism of Biden's Executive Order directs the Labor Department to require all businesses with 100 or more employees ensure their workers are either vaccinated or tested once a week. Companies could face thousands of dollars in fines per employee if they don't comply.


As CNN reported:


US Postal Service workers would fall under that rule, a senior administration official told CNN, and employees will be required to be vaccinated or face mandatory weekly testing. The Postal Service, a quasi-independent agency, employees more than 640,000 people.

Biden also signed an executive order requiring all government employees be vaccinated against Covid-19, with no option of being regularly tested to opt out. The President signed an accompanying order directing the same standard be applied to employees of contractors who do business with the federal government.

He said 300,000 educators in federal Head Start programs must be vaccinated and called on governors to require vaccinations for schoolteachers and staff.

And Biden announced he would require the 17 million health care workers at facilities receiving funds from Medicare and Medicaid to be fully vaccinated, expanding the mandate to hospitals, home care facilities and dialysis centers around the country.


Republican Governors reacted by threatening lawsuits, with our favorite Governor, Florida’s principled limited government constitutional conservative Republican Ron DeSantis saying, “I just think that that’s fundamentally wrong, and I think that the more and more this has become coercive, where people have threatened mandates and firing and business consequences ... the more people it alienates,” he added.


Governor DeSantis later said, "When you have a president like Biden issuing unconstitutional edicts against the American people, we have a responsibility to stand up for the Constitution and to fight back, and we are doing that in the state of Florida… This is a president who has acknowledged in the past he does not have the authority to force this on anybody and this order would result potentially in millions of Americans losing their jobs. I think we should be protecting people's jobs, not trying to kick people out of work right now. And that's exactly what we're going to be doing in Florida."


Naturally, anyone who wants to be vaccinated should get themselves vaccinated, but Biden’s claim that he’s promulgating the regulations “to protect vaccinated workers from unvaccinated co-workers” is such a logic-defying statement it is hard to take it seriously – but serious it is.


And no one should count on the courts to defend personal liberty in the face of the urge to tyranny that the COVID pandemic has produced in the minds of Democrat politicians.


So, instead of relying on the courts, those of us who believe in science and personal liberty must first act on our own.


How do we do that?


First, lawsuits need plaintiffs to get the issues before the courts. If you live in Florida or another state where the Governor or Attorney General have announced an intention to sue to overturn the Biden Executive Order, contact them and let them know you are prepared to be a plaintiff in a suit against the new regulations.


Second, you have to just say NO. As Gandhi pointed out, A few thousand federal bureaucrats cannot make 80 to 100 million Americans do what they choose not to do.


Third and finally, be prepared to dig-in for the long haul to resist this tyranny. Watch these pages for information on public interest law firms that are representing clients being harassed through these Executive Orders, support them and support people who have lost their jobs or businesses for refusing to comply.


"A 'No' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble." Mohandas Gandhi


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