The Biden administration announced today that it is suspending the implementation and enforcement of its unconstitutional vaccine mandate for private sector employers pending the outcome of litigation by the Daily Wire and others.
This is huge news for the 80 plus million American workers currently being asked to choose between their livelihoods and their bodily autonomy.
It’s huge news, too, for the Daily Wire. We were the first in the nation to file suit against the administration for this tyrannical overreach. And just this week, all of the cases filed around the country were consolidated into our court – the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. This puts the Daily Wire at the forefront of the fight against Joe Biden’s assault on our businesses, our bodies, and our private health decisions.
But here’s the thing, this victory won’t mean anything to American workers unless businesses nationwide ALSO stop enforcing and implementing the mandate.
If you run a business and you’ve spent the last few weeks preparing to go along with the Biden plan, I get it. The government has brought enormous pressure to bear and the fines they’re threatening for non-compliance are staggering and could break any company.
But here’s the thing: Unless you’re a government contractor or subject to the health care worker vax requirement or some local or state policy, none of that is in play at the moment. Until the Sixth Circuit or Supreme Court rules otherwise, the OSHA mandate is off. No vaccine requirement. No testing requirement. No masks. No fines. Nothing. You don’t have to do anything.
Don’t do the dirty work for the government. Make them have to defend their unconstitutional bullshit in court BEFORE you give in.
If you believe in the bodily autonomy and basic freedom of your employees – just don’t do anything.
I get that not every company is in a position to fight this the way we’re fighting it. That’s fine. You don’t have to. Just don’t surrender while the fight is still on.
Respect the private health decisions of your employees, and leave the whole ‘fight the government’ bit to us and the other litigants.
And if you work for a company that is forcing this nonsense on you in the name of complying with the OSHA mandate, that’s no longer true. The mandate is no longer being actively implemented. So if you’re being discriminated against on the basis of your vaccination status, that’s your boss – not Uncle Sam.
Don’t let them hide behind the vaccine mandate. Unless we lose in court, none of us has to comply.
And we’re not going to lose. We’re going to kick the government’s ass.
Because the constitution does not give the government the power to force private companies to declare that American workers themselves are a threat to workplace safety. And even if it did, Congress certainly didn’t delegate that power to the unelected bureaucrats at OSHA. And even if they did, OSHA bypassed the legally required administrative procedures necessary to implement such a policy in the name of the COVID emergency.
And there is no COVID emergency! We have a vaccine which is effective at mitigating the threat of hospitalization and death to the vaccinated, and virtually every American who wants that vaccine has had plenty of time to get it.
And with new therapeutics coming online, even the unvaccinated are at a lower and lower risk from COVID.
So the government has absolutely no legal or constitutional right to attack our freedoms in this way.
Joe Biden doesn’t care about any of that, of course. He’s told us his reason for trying to force us all to comply with his tyrannical edict: He’s lost patience with us not doing what he wants.
That may pass for an argument in a communist dictatorship, but we still have the rule of law in this county. And today, Biden and OSHA had to admit just that.
Like I said, huge news. But the fight is just getting started. We still have to win the court case.
Some 600,000 people have already added their voices to our fight by signing our petition telling the Biden Administration they oppose these mandates. Thank you. We’re going to keep you posted on the case as it unfolds, and yes, we’ll probably also ask you to become a paying subscriber over at Daily Wire dot Com. It’s expensive work fighting the government in court. We’re not a charity. We’re a for-profit business that will provide you killer content for your money, but we couldn’t wage this battle without our paying members.
And again, if you’re a business that believes in freedom, the best way you can help is just to stop. Stop implementing OSHA’s illegal mandate because as of today, you don’t have to. Don’t make it easy for them by making your employees choose between their jobs and their freedom.
The views expressed in this opinion piece are the author’s own and do not necessarily represent those of The Daily Wire.