President Joe Biden has made several controversial decisions in 2021. This includes the military withdrawal from Afghanistan, and his apparent refusal to address the southern border crisis.
He’s received plenty of criticism for these, but maybe his most controversial rule involves the pandemic: mandating that all federal workers be fully vaccinated by November.
This is already under fire by many right-wing leaders, and the lawsuits are starting to fly.
From the moment lockdown guidelines began to filter down from the federal government, millions of freedom-loving Americans started to worry about abuse of power.
They weren’t only concerned about overreach from Washington; they were also annoyed by certain state governors flexing their “emergency powers.” Several of these governors are still operating this way, too.
And the debate rages on: is mandating the COVID-19 vaccine a violation of personal freedom?
Well, one group of federal workers certainly believes it is. That’s why they’re pushing back against Biden’s mandate in the form of a serious lawsuit, and they’re not about to back down.
Via The Daily Wire:
A group of federal workers, including several members of the military, are suing the Biden administration over a pair of mandates directing all federal workers and military service members to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
The lawsuit was filed by 10 plaintiffs, which includes four Air Force officers and even a Secret Service agent.
According to the original report in The Washington Post, the lawsuit accuses elected officials of trying to “satisfy their voracious appetites for power.” It further says the mandate is in violation of the First Amendment.
There’s also mention of the administration’s “authoritarian grip” on the country:
Besides its constitutional and statutory claims, the lawsuit, prepared by attorneys in Virginia and San Diego, contains vituperative language for a legal filing, citing the administration’s ‘authoritarian grip’ on the nation and the country’s ‘forty-seven year subjugation’ to Biden’s ‘vapid political career.’
Biden’s mandate came down in September, and it says that all federal workers and contractors must get the coronavirus vaccine. And the deadline for being vaccinated is coming up fast in November.
At the time, the President called this a “pandemic of the unvaccinated,” which elicited an immediate reaction from both sides of the aisle.
This lawsuit isn’t the first to arrive after the announcement, either. After it was revealed that all U.S. service members must be vaccinated, a lawsuit was filed by Army Staff Sgt. Daniel Robert and Marine Corps. Staff Sgt. Hollie Mulvihill.
In other words, the vaccine battle rages on.
The government and most of the mainstream media continues to push the vaccine as an essential part of the nation’s recovery.
On the other hand, many – including medical experts – have claimed the vaccine doesn’t protect someone from getting the disease, nor does it stop the spread. They say it only protects against serious complications.
But either way, the mandate is in place. And the lawsuits might just keep coming.
- A group of 10 federal workers have sued the Biden administration over the vaccine mandate.
- The lawsuit alleges a “voracious appetite for power,” and says the mandate is a constitutional violation.
- Biden’s rule says all federal workers must be vaccinated by November, or face suspension and termination.
Idaho lieutenant gov issues vaccine order, tries to send National Guard troops to southern border while gov is out of state
For the second time this year, Republican Idaho Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin attempted to take advantage of Republican Idaho Gov. Brad Little’s absence to issue a COVID-19 related executive order — but the governor isn’t having any of it.
With Little out of state Tuesday, McGeachin issued an executive order barring employers in the state from implementing vaccine mandates for employees, the Associated Press reported.
Little was in Texas meeting with nine other Republican governors over concerns about President Biden’s handling of the crisis at the U.S. southern border when the order was issued. But after he caught wind of McGeachin’s maneuvering, Little issued a statement saying that he never authorized the order and vowing to repeal it immediately upon his return.
“I am in Texas performing my duties as the duly elected Governor of Idaho, and I have not authorized the Lt. Governor to act on my behalf,” Little said in a statement shortly after arriving in Texas on Tuesday. “I will be rescinding and reversing any actions taken by the Lt. Governor when I return.”
The AP noted that Little is expected back in the state Wednesday evening. The news agency also noted that in Idaho, the governor and lieutenant governor don’t run on the same ticket. In fact, McGeachin is running for governor against Little in the state’s next election.
McGeachin wasn’t finished there, however. She also sought to deploy Idaho National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border this week in Little’s absence.
In a letter to Maj. Gen. Michael J. Garshak obtained by the AP, McGeachin wrote, “As of Wednesday, my constitutional authority as Governor affords me the power of activating the Idaho National Guard. As the Adjutant General, I am requesting information from you on the steps needed for the Governor to activate the National Guard.”
The lieutenant governor’s request was ultimately rebuffed, but Little took notice of the attempt and used it to slam his opponent.
“Attempting to deploy our National Guard for political grandstanding is an affront to the Idaho constitution and insults the men and women who have dedicated their life to serving our state and the country,” Little said in a statement.
In May, while Little was in Nashville, Tennessee, attending a meeting of the Republican Governors Association, McGeachin issued an executive order barring local governments from implementing mask mandates.
Little, who had never implemented a statewide mask mandate in Idaho, called the order an “irresponsible, self-serving political stunt.”
Glenn Beck: Electricity shortages in China mean empty shelves ARE coming. Here’s how to PREPARE
On the “Glenn Beck Radio Program,” Glenn explained why he wouldn’t be surprised to see our supply chain collapse and empty shelves in America in the near future. Shortages are already wrecking our economy, China (where many of our goods are still made) is facing an energy shortage, and the Biden administration sure seems to be doing everything it can to make things worse.
Glenn noted a serious warning from American CEO Mike Beckham: “There’s a major storm brewing in the supply chain,” Beckham wrote on Twitter.
Thanks to China’s centrally planned system, electricity shortages are causing huge delays in product manufacturing. In fact, some items are facing a 33 percent cut in production. “It could dramatically impact every [American’s] life next year. But almost no one knows about it yet,” Beckham warned.
Glenn went on to explain exactly what this means for you — and what you can do to prepare.
Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn break it down:
It Begins: Federal Investigators Are Issuing Warrants for Google to Turn Over Anyone Typing in Certain Search Terms
The federal government is issuing warrants from compliant Google to turn over anyone typing in certain search terms.
But they assure the American public that they can be trusted. Just like the federal government assured Americans they would not abuse the secret FISA courts to spy on innocent Americans!
We now know that crooked feds were spying on Donald Trump, his family, his campaign and his presidency using the secret courts to obtain warrants.
This is your brave new world. Get used to it.
The U.S. government is reportedly secretly issuing warrants for Google to provide user data on anyone typing in certain search terms, raising fears that innocent online users could get caught up in serious crime investigations at a greater frequency than previously thought.
In an attempt to track down criminals, federal investigators have started using new “keyword warrants” and used them to ask Google to provide them information on anyone who searched a victim’s name or their address during a particular year, an accidentally unsealed court document that Forbes found shows.
Google has to respond to thousands of warrant orders each year, but the keyword warrants are a relatively new strategy used by the government and are controversial.
“Trawling through Google’s search history database enables police to identify people merely based on what they might have been thinking about, for whatever reason, at some point in the past,” Jennifer Granick, surveillance and cybersecurity counsel at the American Civil Liberties Union, told Forbes.
“This never-before-possible technique threatens First Amendment interests and will inevitably sweep up innocent people, especially if the keyword terms are not unique and the time frame not precise. To make matters worse, police are currently doing this in secret, which insulates the practice from public debate and regulation,” she added.
The government said that the scope of the warrants is limited to avoid implicating innocent people who happen to search for certain terms, but it’s not publicly disclosed how many users’ data are sent to the government and what the extent of the warrant requests are.