We all knew that Joe Biden and his administration would pull out all the stops with his address to the American people last evening concerning the vaccine. Right out of the gate, Biden was defensive and heaping blame on those who choose to remain unvaccinated for the surge in COVID cases in America. Not only did Biden blame those who are choosing what is best for their own families, the President of the United States uttered words that were completely un-American no matter what side of the aisle you are on.
“This is not about freedom but about safety.”
I don’t know about you but that reminds me of Benjamin Franklin’s famous quote, “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”
Thankfully, there are some governors in our nation that do stand by what our founding fathers said and are willing to fight for the American people.
South Dakota will stand up to defend freedom. @JoeBiden see you in court.
— Governor Kristi Noem (@govkristinoem) September 9, 2021
I will pursue every legal option available to the state of Georgia to stop this blatantly unlawful overreach by the Biden administration.
— Governor Brian P. Kemp (@GovKemp) September 9, 2021
The American Dream has turned into a nightmare under President Biden and the radical Democrats. They have declared war against capitalism, thumbed their noses at the Constitution, and empowered our enemies abroad.
— Gov. Henry McMaster (@henrymcmaster) September 9, 2021
President Biden’s vaccination mandate is unlawful and un-American. We are committed to protecting Montanans’ freedoms and liberties against this gross federal overreach.
— Governor Greg Gianforte (@GovGianforte) September 9, 2021
The Biden administration has said repeatedly that it would not issue federal vaccine mandates.
In December, then President-Elect Biden made the pronouncement that he wouldn’t make vaccines mandatory. Watch:
“I don’t think it should be mandatory. I wouldn’t demand it to be mandatory,” Biden said at a news conference in Wilmington, Del. “Just like I don’t think masks have to be made mandatory nationwide.”
“I’ll do everything in my power as president of the United States to encourage people to do the right thing and when they do it, demonstrate that it matters,” he said.
On July 25, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki also said a vaccine mandate was “not the federal government’s role.” In May, Psaki effectively said the same thing, as well.
“President Joe Biden’s administration had no plans to impose a federal vaccination mandate or database, White House press secretary Jen Psaki confirmed at a Friday press briefing,” the Daily Caller reported.
However yesterday, that tunes was drastically changed as Biden came out issuing the strictest of mandates to date.
“Biden to mandate all employers (100 workers or more) require COVID-19 vaccinations or weekly virus tests, affecting as many as 100 million Americans,” PBS reported.
Businesses that don’t abide by the new virus policy will face “substantial fines up to nearly $14,000 per violation,” a senior Biden admin official said.
“In addition, Biden will require health care workers at Medicare & Medicaid participating hospitals and other health care settings to be vaccinated, impacting more than 17 million workers,” PBS added.
On Thursday, it nonetheless issued one of the most sweeping overreaches of executive power in generations. Let the lawsuits begin.