The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has suspended the implementation of its federal vaccine mandate affecting roughly 80 million workers in the U.S. after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit granted a motion to stay its COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS).
“On November 12, 2021, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit granted a motion to stay OSHA’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard, published on November 5, 2021 (86 Fed. Reg. 61402) (“ETS”),” an update on OSHA’s website states.
According to the court order, OSHA is to “take no steps to implement or enforce the Mandate until further court order.”
“While OSHA remains confident in its authority to protect workers in emergencies, OSHA has suspended activities related to the implementation and enforcement of the ETS pending future developments in the litigation,” OSHA added:
OSHA published the Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) this month, laying out the requirements for employers who employ over 100 workers.
The legal challenges came swiftly following the announcement of the rule, which requires employers with over 100 employees to mandate vaccines or implement rigorous testing requirements. The cost of the latter remains on unvaccinated employees, amounting to a “work tax,” as OSHA, specifically, “does not require employers to pay for any costs associated with testing.”The rule prompted businesses, as well as multiple states, to take action, deeming the rule unconstitutional.
“This is 500 pages of a government of a bureaucracy — a government that is being run by executive edict, not in accordance with the typical constitute processes, and the state of Florida is going to respond,” Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) announced following the release of OSHA’s rule.
“And we will combat the OSHA rule. As soon as it’s published, Florida will be joining with Georgia and Alabama, as well with private plaintiffs to file suit,” he vowed.
The rule, which could affect 80 million American workers, was slated to go into effect January 4. The rule includes “planned inspections” as well as hefty fines for violators — up to $14,000 for first offenses.
The case is BST Holdings, L.L.C v. the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, No. 21-60845 in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
HD Editor’s Note: Why Is This News Biblically Relevant?
[Many States understand] this road [of vaccine mandates] 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.
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?
David Fiorazo, in his recent article, “Conscience, Corruption, Shots, and States Rights,” wrote about Biden’s vaccine mandates and how the democrats are using it to “overpow[er] the citizens they were appointed to serve.”
“Since our founders established a system in which all three government branches were accountable to the people, they would most likely be astonished today that the people for which the Constitution was written have done little to oppose the massive growth, recklessness, and unchecked power of the United States government,” he wrote. “Using Executive Orders and mandates, Joe Biden has way too much power at his disposal. The three branches of government are no longer equal and tragically, a handful of justices now dictate public policy, overpowering the citizens they were appointed to serve.”
“Our founders realized the human heart is wicked, and they had the insight to place checks and balances on government,” Fiorazo stated. “They were rightly concerned the fed might seize powers from the states. Thomas Jefferson was one of many who warned that the courts could gain power little by little, advancing like a thief ‘until all shall be usurped from the states. And Biden Harris handlers have taken full advantage.”
“We truly do not give America’s founders enough credit for their wisdom, foresight, and recognition of the need for godliness among the people and those they elect to public office,” he continued.
“The current state of church and nation, however, goes beyond constitutional issues, health, or even medical tyranny. The stakes are eternal. Souls, truth, and righteousness are on the line, and our children are watching. Our freedoms will not last and the gospel could soon be outlawed if the majority of Christians, pastors, and concerned citizens remain casual observers, too busy to either know what’s really happening or to do anything about it,” he warned.
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.
Luke 21:25 KJV – “And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.”