Thursday, January 06, 2022

Can Biden Force You To Get A Shot?

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Tomorrow the Supreme Court of the United States will consider whether the federal government can force your employer to force you to get a COVID shot, and use a federal agency to make it happen.

Associated Press says the Court had not been scheduled to hear cases again until January 10.

Tomorrow, they will hear two vaccine mandate appeals.

President Biden says he has not overstepped his authority as president. A number of lawyers say he has.

We'll see what the Court thinks.

I'll be talking about this and the Democrat extravaganza going on in DC today under the guise of  "saving the democracy" on our live radio program this morning.

Here's what you should know.

Be informed, not misled.

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Associated Press says the Court's decision to hear these two cases is to "weigh challenges to two Biden administration policies covering vaccine requirements for millions of workers, policies that large employers and healthcare workers."

According to the National Law Review, the Court's decision was a surprise, and it's unusual because the Court rarely holds oral arguments on an emergency appeal. A single justice usually rules in that situation but it appears numerous federal judges, regardless of their ideological beliefs, agree that the full Court needs to hear the two cases.

It is a big deal. 

The legal showdown tomorrow comes after a federal deadline for compliance, Jan. 4, has come and gone, which affected private businesses through OSHA and affected healthcare workers who work in facilities that receive Medicare and Medicaid funds.

This fight comes after state governors, trade associations, doctors and nurses, non-profits, and private businesses flooded the courts with lawsuits after President Biden claimed in September he has the executive authority to mandate a COVID vaccination for an estimated 84 million Americans.

The tipping point.

As Biden launched his assault on freedom, you may recall that he made this statement to the unvaccinated American people, from the White House: "We've been patient. But our patience is wearing thin, and your refusal has cost all of us."

The National Law Review says, "When the justices hear the cases, they will address whether the mandates should be preliminarily enjoined while there is ongoing litigation in the lower courts."

James Butterfield, an attorney with the First Liberty Institute, says the 5th Circuit issued a "really good opinion" that ruled against the Biden administration and OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Agency.

He says OSHA was created in the 1970s to monitor and enforce workplace safety, but "the Biden administration is 'twisting' that authority to allow OSHA to monitor and enforce the health of tens of millions of Americans."

"OSHA doesn't have the authority to regulate in this field in this way," he says, "this is really an egregious overstep of the federal government."

Butterfield says, "It's really wrong. It tramples over people's religious freedom rights."

We'll see how the Supreme Court responds to what they will hear today.

"Thoughts on Government."

In 1776, John Adams, who would become our second president, wrote in a pamphlet titled "Thoughts on Government." He wrote, "When the annual elections end, there slavery begins."

Some further thoughts on government and religious liberty and freedom.

Several years ago I began to take notice of how both President Obama and Sec. of State Hillary Clinton, had begun using the term "freedom of worship" in place of "religious freedom," or "religious liberty."

That was intentional.

I wrote about it here in this Faith and Freedom Daily column.

And we talked about it on the radio program. 

The First Amendment says, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof."

Whichever way the Court rules on this matter, it is clear that there are those among us who are trying to revise and twist the Constitution to advance their own agenda---to limit the "free exercise thereof."

Many Americans, not all, but many who are declining a vaccination are doing so on the basis of deeply held religious beliefs.

President Biden's actions are an attempt to trample those very God-given, constitutionally protected rights of religious freedom.

Our Founding Fathers spoke often of living out of our conscience according to the dictates of our faith. America has never been about the narrower "freedom of worship" spoken of today by those who seek to "remake America."

We cannot, and must not allow so-called progressives to limit our freedom of religion to choosing which building we spend an hour in on Sunday morning. And that's exactly what Obama, Clinton, Biden, and the rest of the radical left have in mind.

The left has no tolerance for any religious expression---especially Christian expression, in the public square---outside that building. 

Writing to his friend Benjamin Rush in 1812, John Adams said: "Nothing is more dreaded than the national government meddling with religion."


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