Originally published September 15, 2021
Joe Biden is a petty, tyrannical dictator who is forcing millions of businesses to become enforcement arms of his petty administration at the risk of bankruptcy.
That’s all this vaccine mandate is. Back in December 2020, Biden himself admitted that the government wouldn’t mandate vaccinations, and the White House reiterated that several times this year. Like Obama granting amnesty to illegals – which he said dozens of times he couldn’t legally do and then did anyway – Biden is implementing an unconstitutional executive order that will, hopefully, be shot down by the courts.
“But everyone should take the vaccine!” That is irrelevant. Yes, everyone in a high-risk group (over 40) who does not have natural immunity should get the vaccine. It is the best protection against the pandemic. Even if you have a breakthrough infection, as Biden himself said, you are incredibly well-protected from hospitalization or death. But that doesn’t matter, because Joe Biden does not have the authority to do what he is doing.
Joe Biden is a duly elected president, not a dictator. There is no precedent in this country for an executive of the federal government to do what Biden is doing. There is also no precedent for the United States Congress to act this way. At best, there’s a case in Massachusetts circa 1905, but even that isn’t entirely comparable. But Biden is using powers that he doesn’t have to cram down a mandate onto businesses with over 100 employees.
Most small businesses won’t have the stomach to fight back. Biden said that a penalty of $14,000 per week per non-compliant employee would be levied against businesses. So if a company has 100 employees who are non-compliant, that’s $1.4 million a week. That’s far more than many companies’ profit margins.
Companies have a few options. They can force employees to get vaxxed or take a weekly test. If an employee is non-compliant, they would be forced to fire that employee, probably pay severance or unemployment or risk a lawsuit. They could also, if they have around 100 employees, fire a few people so they are not subject to the new order. Or they could retain legal counsel and fight back.
That is what many states and some companies are doing. Most notably is the Daily Wire, a conservative media company with over 200 employees. As Daily Wire co-CEO Jeremy Boreing said, “The Daily Wire does have more than 100 employees but we won’t be enforcing Joe Biden’s unconstitutional and tyrannical vaccine mandate. That’s it. We’ll use every tool at our disposal including legal action to resist.” Co-founder Ben Shapiro reiterated that resolve on his podcast and on Fox News. States like South Dakota, Florida, and Texas are also planning legal action.
But this order is more than dictatorial; it is tyrannical. It is arbitrarily applied to businesses to exclude certain political donors – most notably the United States Postal Service. Around 85% of the political donations from the American Postal Workers Union went to Democrats, including Joe Biden. It would shock no one if other powerful donors, like teachers unions, nurses unions, and big tech get special treatment from the administration.
And this isn’t the end. Anthony Fauci has already said that he wants mandatory vaccinations for air travel and public school, both of which are anti-scientific nonsense. At the height of the pandemic, air travel was never a strong vector of transmission given the powerful HEPA filters that all airplanes have. And his statements on schools are even more ridiculous. “But we already do that and have been doing that for decades and decades,” Fauci says. “I don’t know what school you went to, but the school that I went to, you had to be vaccinated for measles, mumps, rubella, polio, or otherwise you couldn’t go to school. So it is not something new to mandate vaccines for school children.” The same man who said to wear any mask, it didn’t matter what kind, is now informing the public that COVID poses the same health threat to children as measles, mumps, rubella, or polio. This is a lie of epic proportions.
But this is where the narrative and the policy are going to go. Science has nothing to do with what this administration is doing. Biden wants to distract from the horrors of Afghanistan, the rising inflation, and the terrible jobs reports. Biden is a failed president, so he’s trying to be a petty dictator. No one should comply.