Late on Thursday, the Supreme Court voted 6-3 to block vaccine mandates for private companies with 100 or more employees.
However – the mandate for healthcare workers in Medicare and Medicaid funded facilities was upheld 5-4. Justices Roberts and Kavanaugh sided with more liberal Justices Breyer, Kagan, and Sotomayor.
The mandate for federal employees hasn’t gotten the warm welcome Biden had hoped for.
Some federal employees have decided to fight back. On Thursday, a group called “Feds For Medical Freedom” announced they will be marching in protest of the Joe Biden’s vaccine mandates for federal employees.
“The March To Defeat The Mandates” will take place in Washington D.C. on Jan. 23. The group is a loose coalition made up of federal employees, firefighters and other first responders, and medical professionals.
— Leinad Reyob (@LReyob) January 10, 2022
The Idea Behind ‘Feds For Medical Freedom’
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In September, Joe Biden issued an executive order requiring all federal employees to be vaccinated. Feds For Medical Freedom was formed as a response to that order. A quick perusal of the group’s website explains that they believe that, “the government should not fire workers because of their health conditions or medically-informed health care decisions.”
The group’s statement on the website continues, saying,
“Now is not the time to abandon well-established laws regarding workplace discrimination, informed consent to use unlicensed vaccines, and individualized assessments by employers. Members of the Federal community work every day to ensure the nation’s laws are applied fairly to all citizens. Now, they are fighting the government to ensure the law is applied fairly to all federal workers.”
Vaccine mandates violate our right to peaceably assemble
— Tim Pool (@Timcast) January 12, 2022
Joe Biden Using COVID To Divide Americans?
As Feds For Medical Freedom and those who support them are gearing up to make their voices heard, President Joe Biden seems to be dividing the nation between vaccinated and unvaccinated people.
He continues to use phrases like “pandemic of the unvaccinated” when we are seeing those who have been vaccinated contract the virus. Last month he also predicted a winter of “severe illness and death for the unvaccinated.”
But a campaign of scare tactics and blame may not be enough to persuade Americans to give up their rights to make their own medical decisions. A page on the Feds For Medical Freedom website lists over 20 ongoing lawsuits against the Biden administration.
Putting all civil liberty issues aside, there is no rational justification for any vaccine mandates if the vaccine does not prevent transmission. Which it doesn’t. That should be the end of the argument.
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) January 10, 2022