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Court Says No, Biden Cannot Enforce Vaccine Mandates For Federal Contractors

By Steve Watson | Summit News | December 21, 2022

A 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that The Biden Administration cannot enforce a COVID vaccine mandate on federal contractors.

“The President’s use of procurement regulations to reach through an employing contractor to force obligations on individual employees is truly unprecedented,” the ruling noted, adding “As such, Executive Order 14042 is unlawful, and the Plaintiff States have consequently demonstrated a strong likelihood of success on the merits.”

Referring to Biden’s Executive Order, the ruling also stated that “Congress has not spoken clearly to authorize such a dramatic shift in the exercise of the President’s power under the Procurement Act.”

The vaccine mandate would affect up to 20 percent of people employed in the U.S., Reuters has noted.

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry, one of the plaintiffs in the case issued a statement asserting that “Today is a victory for freedom,” and vowing “We will continue to stand up against the Biden Administration’s abuses of power that threaten us now and in the future.”

The Ruling comes a week after The Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act, which lifted the COVID vaccine mandate for active duty military personnel.

Republicans in the Senate, led by Rand Paul, had threatened to block the legislation unless the mandate was scrapped.

While the mandate will be sidelined, some 8,000 troops who were given the boot for refusing to go along with it have not been reinstated.

GOP Senators Ron Johnson and Ted Cruz argued tnhatthe discharged troops should be reinstated with back pay, reasoning that the mandate was “illegal”.

However, Democrats stated that reinstating those service members would send the message that it’s acceptable to disobey orders.

“What we’re telling soldiers is, if you disagree, don’t follow the order and then just lobby Congress and they’ll come along and they’ll restore your rank, they’ll restore your benefits, they’ll restore everything, so orders are just sort of suggestions,” Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Jack Reed, D-R.I., said on the Senate floor. “They’re not.”

Some of the service members are taking the fight to the courts.

December 21, 2022 - Posted by | Civil Liberties, War Crimes | ,

1 Comment »

  1. This is indeed a victory and ray of hope for the future, if the attorneys general continue their pursuit of freedom issues and don’t cave in to the “almighty dollar” thrown around by the likes of Soros. Note the fallacy of Democrat thinking (or rather, outright deception) in claiming that, to re-instate those who left the military by refusing the vaxx, is tantamount to legitimizing disobedience of orders. Such particular orders had nothing to do with military function to defend the country, but rather to override free will over one’s own body. Notice the stark hypocrisy here. On one hand they protect the killing of unborn children by abortion, allegedly to guarantee a woman’s sovereignty over her own body, calling such killing “women’s health issues”. On the other, they violate such sovereignty by forcing unwanted and destructive vaxxes. And we elect such total hypocrites and angels of Satan?

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    Comment by Peter | December 22, 2022 | Reply


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