Ohio Republican Senate candidate J.D. Vance called for businesses to “not comply” with President Joe Biden’s federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate for companies with more than 100 employees and to not pay the associated government fines.
“Joe Biden’s proposed covid mandates are not only illegal and unconstitutional, they’re morally reprehensible. While Joe Biden likes to talk about millions of American citizens as if they’re nothing more than vermin to be ruled by him and his friends, he’s revealed himself to be nothing more than a geriatric tyrant,” Vance said in a statement.
“No American citizen should ever be forcibly segregated by the government over their vaccine status. The Federal Government’s attempt to bully and coerce citizens into choosing between their livelihood and their own bodily autonomy must be resisted. I have a simple message for America’s business community: DO NOT COMPLY. Do not comply with the mandates. Do not pay the government fines,” he urged.
“Don’t allow yourself to be bullied and controlled. Only mass civil disobedience will save us from Joe Biden’s naked authoritarianism,” Vance proclaimed.
"No American citizen should ever be forcibly segregated by the government over their vaccine status."
— JD Vance for U.S. Senate Press (@JDVancePress) September 9, 2021
On Thursday, Biden gave a speech announcing an executive order that mandates additional federal vaccine requirements that will affect up to 100 million Americans.
All federal employees and contractors are subject to the mandate which will force them to receive the COVID vaccination since periodic testing is no longer an option. Biden also mandated 300,000 educators in federal Head Start programs to get the jab. He urged governors to force teachers and staffers to get inoculated as well. Companies with more than 100 employees must mandate that their employees are vaccinated or engage in weekly testing. They will reportedly be fined $14,000 for each violation.
The administration is also ostensibly weaponizing OSHA and the Department of Labor to force postal workers and others to get the COVID vaccine. That move appears to be an effort to skirt constitutional restrictions on executive overreach. Lawyers are reportedly already prepping lawsuits across the nation.
Biden scolded the nation in his White House speech on vaccinations and ordered Americans to comply.
“We’ve been patient but our patience is wearing thin, and your refusal has cost all of us. Many of us are frustrated with the nearly 80 million Americans who are still not vaccinated, even though the vaccine is safe, effective, and free,” he lectured.
“These pandemic politics as I refer to are making people sick, causing unvaccinated people to die,” he dramatically emphasized.
The president asserted during the announcement that vaccines are “not about freedom or personal choice.”
The Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) took a stance against Biden’s edict, saying, “Vaccination should be promoted through education and encouragement – not coercion.” The union represents approximately 30,000 federal law enforcement officers and agents.
Larry Cosme, who is the president of FLEOA, said in a statement: “The Biden-Harris Administration’s action to mandate the COVID-19 vaccine for all federal employees is misguided. Today, 75 percent of American adults have at least their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. We are well on our way to herd immunity based on voluntary vaccination. A mandate at this time only undermines these voluntary vaccination efforts and reduces public comfort in getting vaccinated.”
“We will continue to review the legal landscape for this order and act as appropriate to support our members and voice their concerns. We are a nation built on freedom. We are law enforcement officers who defend that freedom. And we deserve the freedom to make our own health decisions,” he asserted.
One segment will allegedly not be affected by the Biden vaccine mandate… illegal immigrants.
Rebellion over vaccine mandates is in the air:
OSHA has no more authority to enforce this (there’s no statutory authorization) than CDC had to issue the eviction moratorium. Which is to say they both have ZERO authority to do these things. Congress makes the laws in a constitutional republic.
— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) September 9, 2021
Those businesses should openly rebel against any such rule. https://t.co/v52ZNgTrGh
— Chip Roy (@chiproytx) September 9, 2021
— Energy & Commerce GOP (@HouseCommerce) September 9, 2021
Let’s just be honest about what's going on.
A huge proportion of this country has chosen to be vaccinated.
And now a tyrannical public health and administrative bureaucracy has decided to punish anyone who won't comply.
— Blake Masters (@bgmasters) September 9, 2021
Republican legislators: It’s time to resist. Republican Governors: It’s time to resist. Republican Mayors: It’s time to resist. Republican AG’s: It’s time to resist.
Biden’s overreach cannot go unchecked. Now is the time to fight for our voters, freedoms and America. Do it. 🇺🇸
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) September 9, 2021
This isn't a fight against vaccines. This is a fight for whether we have America, or we don't.
— Tony Katz (@tonykatz) September 9, 2021
What would happen if all 2.1 million federal employers refused to play ball with Dictator Biden and did not get the vaccine?
Can our government afford to lose 2.1 million workers in one day?
Can our government afford a union strike?
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) September 9, 2021
Joe Biden told Americans when he was elected that he would not impose vaccine mandates. He lied.
When his decree goes into effect, the RNC will sue the administration to protect Americans and their liberties. pic.twitter.com/XinwFw4bam
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) September 10, 2021
My legal team is standing by ready to file our lawsuit the minute @joebiden files his unconstitutional rule. This gross example of federal intrusion will not stand.
— Kristi Noem (@KristiNoem) September 9, 2021
President Biden has made small business an enemy of his administration. Forcing main street to vax or pay a fine will not only crush an economy he's put on life support—it's flat-out un-American.
To Joe Biden, force is more important than freedom. Americans won't stand for it.
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) September 9, 2021
Physicians, stand up.
— Kris Held,MD (@kksheld) September 9, 2021
The moment you surrender control of your body in order to participate in society you are no longer a free citizen
— George Papadopoulos (@GeorgePapa19) September 9, 2021
If you listen really closely to the livestream of Biden's speech, you can hear the sound of a million lawsuits being filed
— Angela Morabito (@AngelaLMorabito) September 9, 2021
Like all failed leaders, Biden is resorting to brute government force.
— Stephen Miller (@StephenM) September 9, 2021
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