PHOENIX — Governor Doug Ducey responded to President Biden’s new COVID-19 mandates, calling his administration “dictatorial” and these latest maneuvers “another egregious big government overreach.”
“Joe Biden has failed us on COVID. He ran for office on a promise to ‘shut down the virus.’ He has failed on this, much as he has failed on the border crisis and in Afghanistan. So now, President Biden’s plan is to shut down freedom.
“COVID-19 is a contagious disease, it is still with us and it will be for the foreseeable future. President Biden’s solution is hammering down on private businesses and individual freedoms in an unprecedented and dangerous way.
“Today marks another egregious big government overreach robbing Arizonans and all Americans of their fundamental rights to make their own decisions about their health and the health of their children.
“President Biden’s dictatorial approach is wrong, un-American and will do far more harm than good. How many workers will be displaced? How many kids kept out of classrooms? How many businesses fined?
“The COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective tools to prevent the disease, but getting the vaccine is and should be a choice.
“These mandates are outrageous. They will never stand up in court. We must and will push back.”
CASPER, WY — Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon pushed back on the Biden administration’s vaccine mandates in a release.
Our Constitution was written and fought for to protect our liberties as American citizens. This administration’s latest pronouncement demonstrates its complete disregard for the rule of law and the freedoms individuals and private companies enjoy under our Constitution. In Wyoming, we believe that government must be held in check.
I have asked the Attorney General to stand prepared to take all actions to oppose this administration’s unconstitutional overreach of executive power. It has no place in America. Not now, and not ever.”LINCOLN, NE — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts (R) on Sunday said his attorney general and officials from other states are looking into how they can “attack” President Biden’s new vaccine mandate in court.
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“I’ve been talking to my attorney general, he is coordinating with the other attorneys general across the country who share similar views about the overreach,” Ricketts told Chris Wallace during an interview on “Fox News Sunday.”
“As we see what these rules are we will be able to know exactly how we will be able to challenge them in court. I’m also talking with my colleagues around the country as well the other governors who feel the way I do, and we’ll be working on other strategies,” he added.
These three governors were among the first of 19 governors to summarily blast the Biden authoritarian move to mandate employee vaccinations. Of course, he did NOT test the power of HIS authority to declare such a mandate. He found a loophole: he “instructed,” OSHA to issue a “Rule” that would include the vaccine mandate. As expected, the uproar against this Nazi-style government overreach has set the U.S. on fire, with several million Americans already pushing back.
The Governors of Arizona, Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, and Wyoming have all expressed their defiance of Biden’s announcement since the announcement.
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Hospitals Step-Up Mandatory Vaccine Madness Going After Hospital Spouses!
The largest health system in Louisiana will start fining employees hundreds of dollars a month if they are married to an unvaccinated person.
“The reality is the cost of treating COVID-19 particularly for patients requiring intensive inpatient care, is expensive, and we spent more than $9 million on COVID care for those who are covered on our health plans over the last year,” CEO of Ochsner Health, Warner Thomas said in an interview with one New Orleans news outlet.
Ochsner Health will start charging employees $200 per month, or $100 per pay period if their spouse or partner is unvaccinated. The “spousal COVID vaccine fee” will begin in 2022, and Thomas said it is not a mandate, saying non-employed spouses and domestic partners can select a health plan outside the Ochsner’s offerings.
“This is not a mandate as non-employed spouses, and domestic partners can choose to select a health plan outside of Ochsner Health offerings,” Thomas said. The fee only applies to domestic partners or spouses, not other dependents such as children, who are covered by the employee’s health insurance.
The announcement was met with condemnation by some on social media, including the Young Americans for Liberty, a libertarian student activism organization.
“This is a taste of what’s coming. There is no end to the madness. Brace,” YAL’s official Twitter account posted.
The rollout of vaccine mandates in hospitals is spurring nurses and other healthcare workers across the country to quit their jobs or face termination over their refusal to comply with the rules. Protests have also formed in recent weeks with healthcare workers holding signs reading phrases such as, “We are still essential,” “Say no to vaccines and yes to freedom of choice,” “Healthcare Heroes” demand medical freedom,” and “Don’t fire last years’ heroes.”
“We were celebrated last year,” Indiana nurse Adara Allen told Fox News this week. “But a few nurses did end up leaving due to [the hospital] not accepting their medical issues or having a reaction or adverse effect to the first dose of the covid vaccine.” Allen was told to no longer come into her hospital in Indianapolis over refusing the vaccine during her high-risk pregnancy.
When you think our government can’t do anything MORE preposterous than what we’ve seen, they take their oppressive actions against the people one more step higher! And even the private sector — Oschner — is finding ways to intrude in greater ways into our lives. So the natural thing to ask today is, “What will the Biden Administration do next?”
Don’t think it can’t get deep and more egregious. I’m certain there is more nastiness to come. Why would I say that? Have you followed what’s happening in Australia?
“Australian riot police fired rubber bullets to dispel a crowd of people demonstrating against Melbourne’s coronavirus lockdown.
More than 200 people were arrested after projectiles thrown by demonstrators injured two officers on Wednesday.
Police were pelted with golf balls, batteries, and bottles during what was the third consecutive day of demonstrations against the COVID restrictions.
The protests defied stay-at-home orders following a two-week closure of building sites in an effort to rein in infections, which have risen in the state of Victoria.
Vaccines have been made mandatory for construction workers and authorities closed construction sites from Tuesday, citing non-compliance with coronavirus rules.
Police are preparing to face more demonstrations in the coming days, deputy commissioner Ross Guenther said, before adding that the motives of some protesters appeared unclear.”
These Aussies are the folks that are calm and gentile and are certainly not prone to violence. If you are interested in what it looks like, do an internet search: “COVID violence in protests over Australian lockdown and mandates.” Look for Sky News reports. It will shock you.
President Biden has only scratched the surface of seizing power from the People. It may appear to you that these moves for more control of Americans have been a slow trek over 18 months. They may have come slowly, but they have — from the beginning — been a stealthy and deliberate process to lull Americans to sleep.
Their government implemented the same attempts against the Australian people. Their angst against their leaders finally reached a boiling point.
Will those same things happen here?