Administration Ignores Court Order, Considers More Mandates
Remember back when they said Trump was the dictator?
On Saturday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Firth Circuit issued an injunction blocking Joe Biden’s tyrannical and unconstitutional federal vaccine mandate from taking effect:
Before the court is the petitioners’ emergency motion to stay enforcement of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s November 5, 2021 Emergency Temporary Standard (the “Mandate”) pending expedited judicial review.
Because the petitions give cause to believe there are grave statutory and constitutional issues with the Mandate, the Mandate is hereby STAYED pending further action by this court.
The Government shall respond to the petitioners’ motion for a permanent injunction by 5:00 PM on Monday, November 8.
The petitioners shall file any reply by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, November 9.https://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/opinions/unpub/21/21-60845.0.pdf
But this doesn’t make any difference to the Biden administration.
Yesterday, White House Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, speaking on behalf of the administration, ordered businesses to disregard the court order and impose the mandate anyway:
“Do not wait to take actions that will keep your workplace safe. It is important and critical to do, and waiting to get more people vaccinated will lead to more outbreaks and sickness.”https://www.c-span.org/video/?515943-1/white-house-deputy-press-secretary-holds-briefing
If the administration does defy a court order blocking the mandate and enforces it anyway, there isn’t much legal recourse.
After all, who enforces federal court orders? Federal law enforcement. And who controls federal law enforcement? The administration.
The only recourse will be to disobey the mandate, which we should do anyway, regardless of whether the courts uphold it or not.
Of course, tyranny is never satisfied. During the same briefing, Jean-Pierre opened the door to a new mandate aimed at keeping unvaccinated Americans from traveling within the country.
When asked by a reporter about a potential vaccine mandate for domestic travel, Jean-Pierre ominously responded:
“So, you know, we say this all the time: Everything is on the table.”https://www.c-span.org/video/?515943-1/white-house-deputy-press-secretary-holds-briefing
This is not the first time the Democrats have floated such an idea. Coincidentally (or not), tightly restricting travel is a feature of nearly all Communist states.
But the more they push us, the more we must resist! They cannot be allowed to win.