Several Republican state attorneys general are speaking out against President Joe Biden’s mandate for public and private sector workers to get COVID shots.
Two dozen state AGs have signed on to a letter to Biden challenging the mandate – specifically those from South Carolina, Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming.
“We’re obviously preparing for what the president said he wanted to do, which seems to be clearly beyond his authority,” Attorney General Dave Yost (R-Ohio) told the “Washington Watch with Tony Perkins” program on Thursday. “It’s important to note that we don’t have a regulation yet, so we don’t have anything to bring to court to sue about, [and] you can’t sue over a press release.”
That being said, Yost suspects that there are “multiple grounds that could be raised here, starting with the fact that Congress writes the laws, not the president.”
During a recent televised address, President Biden said federal employees must be vaccinated. Biden then went on to say this:
“I’m announcing that the Department of Labor is developing an emergency rule to require all employers with 100 or more employees that together employ over 80 million workers to ensure their workforces are fully vaccinated or show a negative test at least once a week. Some of the biggest companies are already requiring this.”
Yost explained that the president does not get to govern by dictate.
“Beyond that, health is not a power that belongs to the federal government at all,” said the Ohio AG. “Throughout our history, health issues have been considered to be part of the police power. That belongs to the states and not the federal government.”
Arizona’s attorney general has already filed a lawsuit to invalidate President Biden’s efforts.
HD Editor’s Note: Why Is This News Biblically Relevant?
For a president who pledged to bring unity to the country, this order — “get the shots or lose your job” — will only bring more of the same: division and distrust. And, in an irony that even the liberal media can’t ignore, his heavy-handed approach will almost certainly turn more people against the very vaccine he claims to promote! But unfortunately, Biden, who was an honors student at the Obama School of Mandates, never learned that the more control government exerts, the more resistance they create. Even now, dozens of governors, attorneys general, and conservative leaders are rallying their troops for an all-out legal war. South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster (R) spoke for a good number of Americans when he vowed, “We will fight them to the gates of hell!”
And he’ll have plenty of company from his counterparts in Florida, Texas, Georgia, Iowa, Arizona, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and every other state that understands this road will lead to an endless string of intrusive dictates that will have far-reaching consequences for civil liberties, conscience rights, religious freedom, human dignity, parental rights, and more.
Nothing about these unilateral actions has anything to do with the actual facts. Dr. Jane Orient, executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, argued on “Washington Watch,” that this isn’t about “following the science.” It’s about following “the dictatorial whims of whoever is talking to President Biden. If we were following the science,” she said, “we would have open discussion. We would have all of the evidence put out in front of people so that they can make the decision. We would stop trying to obstruct, forbid, ban, intimidate people from getting early treatment for COVID. We would be getting some of our facts straight.” There’s plenty of evidence, Orient pointed out, “to show that people have recovered from the illness, have a robust immunity, at least as good as some of the vaccines.” And yet, there’s no accommodation for early treatment and no acknowledgement of natural immunity. It is, as so many experts have agreed, “about politics” — nothing more.
Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) insists, Americans need to be on guard. Individuals and their doctors should be making health care decisions, she argued, not the government. It may be easier to institutionalize one side’s opinion — “But you know what? We call that communism… We are a nation of freedom, free people, and free choice… [The Left] wants power and control.” And yet, as long as these troubling questions go unanswered, Americans have a responsibility to draw a bright red line and resist — otherwise, it will only be the beginning of the end of our rights. As a nation, we must decide: do we want to accept this soft despotism? Or will we work for freedom?
Many also who have read the Bible and what it says about future events, state that vaccine mandates have become jaw-droppingly similar to what we read in Revelation 13 regarding the “mark of the beast.”
In this chapter, the Bible speaks of a coming global leader who will mandate a “mark” on the right hand or on the forehead. Without this “mark”, people will be restricted from being able to buy or sell.
It is very important to state here, that we do not believe the vaccine to be this mark for a myriad of reasons, which the Bible makes clear. However, it does seem undeniable that what we are currently witnessing is being used to desensitize people to such Government overreach and is a harbinger of things the Bible says will come.
As Terry James explains, “If you know Jesus Christ for salvation, according to Romans 10:9-10, you will never have to worry about taking Antichrist’s mark. The current vaccinations for COVID, or for any other disease, is not that prophesied mark. It will come on the scene during the Tribulation, after the Rapture of the Church.“
All these things show clearly the stage is being set and Jesus is coming very soon.