Today is a day of celebration.
We said DO NOT COMPLY. You DID NOT COMPLY. In fact, over a million of you signed our petition saying as much. And today, we kicked the government’s ass.
Today, the Supreme Court has decided, by a huge majority of 6 to 3, to stay the Biden Administration’s unconstitutional private employer vaccine mandate.
It’s a tremendous day for the American people and for the founding idea that this is a limited government of enumerated powers, which exists to protect, not erode, the God-given freedoms of the people.
More, the court’s stay will prevail EVEN IF the 6th Circuit rules in favor of the Biden Administration at some future date.
This spells all but certain doom for OSHA’s unimaginable overreach into the private health decisions of some 85 million Americans whose only crime is having a job at a company with more than 100 employees.
According to the order of the court, and basic common sense, “Although COVID-19 is a risk that occurs in many workplaces, it is not an OCCUPATIONAL hazard in most. COVID-19 can and does spread at home, in schools, during sporting events, and everywhere else that people gather. That kind of universal risk is no different from the day-to-day dangers that all face from crime, air pollution, or any number of communicable diseases. Permitting OSHA to regulate the hazards of daily life – simply because most Americans have jobs and face those same risks while on the clock – would significantly expand OSHA’s regulatory authority without clear congressional authorization.”
The order further states, “Although Congress has indisputably given OSHA the power to regulate occupational dangers, it has not given that agency the power to regulate public health more broadly. Requiring the vaccination of 84 million Americans, selected simply because they work for employers with more than 100 employees, certainly falls in the latter category.”
What does all of that mean? It means we won. It means we’re still free.
It means the complainants, beginning with The Daily Wire, who brought the first in the nation lawsuit against the mandate, and the nearly 60 others, including the Federation of Independent Business and a coalition of states who were invited to give oral arguments before the court, have prevailed in our application for injunctive relief.
And it means that, for today, and very likely forever, Joe Biden’s attempt to turn private employers into the enforcement arm of his federal vaccination scheme will not be implemented.
The scope of just how badly we beat the bastards is hard to overemphasize.
Writing in concurrence with the order, Justices Gorsuch, Thomas, and Alito point out that, had OSHA’s rule been allowed to stand, “the law would afford [OSHA] almost unlimited discretion…”
Says the concurring opinion, “The question before us is not how to respond to the pandemic, but who holds the power to do so. The answer is clear: Under the law as it stands today, that power rests with the States and Congress, not OSHA.”
If the court were to grant such emergency powers, say the Justices, “declaration of emergencies would never end and the liberties our Constitution’s separation of powers seeks to preserve would amount to little.”
Total victory, not just for the millions of Americans who have exercised their right not to be vaccinated, but the millions more who oppose the tyranny of this mandate regardless of their vaccine status.
And utter defeat for the government, which sought to enforce its will on the American people – literally INTO the American people – at threat of financial ruin just because they’re convinced they know better than you.
Drink their tears, my friends, and enjoy your freedom. By the grace of God, you still have it.