Today, January 13, 2022, the Supreme Court of the United States issued two rulings, the first blocking the Biden administration COVID-19 vaccine mandate through OSHA and the second, permitting the Biden administration’s mandate of healthcare workers at facilities which receive Medicare and Medicaid funds, to stand.
We applaud the first decision and take serious issue with the second.
In the first case, SCOTUS ruled that the Biden administration overstepped its authority by mandating that employees of businesses with more than 99 employees submit to the COVID-19 injections.
Many States, businesses, and nonprofit organizations challenged OSHA’s rule in Courts of Appeals across the country. The Fifth Circuit initially entered a stay. But when the cases were consolidated before the Sixth Circuit, that court lifted the stay and allowed OSHA’s rule to take effect. Applicants now seek emergency relief from this Court, arguing that OSHA’s mandate exceeds its statutory authority and is otherwise unlawful. Agreeing that applicants are likely to prevail, we grant their applications and stay the rule. – 21A244 National Federation of Independent Business vs. OSHA
Our structure of government maintains a separation of powers for a reason and it is precisely so that the three branches of government maintain proper balance by acting as a safeguard against usurpation of power.
Had SCOTUS allowed the OSHA mandate to stand, they would have been permitting the executive branch to amass power nowhere delineated to it in any of our founding documents. This would have meant almost unlimited power for a President.
In the second case, SCOTUS ruled that the Secretary of Health and Human Services is within his bounds of authority to protect the health of those who work in healthcare facilities and those who seek treatment there. We understand this line of reasoning and agree that measures to prevent disease can and should be taken.
But SCOTUS goes seriously wrong when it considers COVID-19 shots a preventative or way to keep staff safe when mountains of evidence to the contrary exist.
Justice was not done today. These injections are not vaccines and they carry significant risk of harm. Moreover, that a court can rule you must inject your body with a product that does not even provide immunity is so far from the intentions of our founding fathers as to make this nation unrecognizable. As a reminder, this was the intention of our founding fathers:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.- -That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, – -That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. – Declaration of Independence