When it comes to vaccines, the right side of the Supreme Court has been slow in recognizing that there is no constitutional authority for mandates by Biden or any public entity. If justices don’t want to find a constitutional right not to be vaccinated, they should at least recognize that there is no constitutional authority to order people to be vaccinated against their will.
The flaws in President Biden’s vaccine mandate include a lack of any proper congressional authorization, a lack of validity under the U.S. Constitution, and an improper delegation of power to an obscure federal agency known as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA.
OSHA was established to protect against injuries to workers. It is hardly the branch of government that should be changing the lives of nearly 100 million Americans. Yet that is what Biden’s vaccine mandate was designed to do, using OSHA as the hammer to pound his senseless nails. His approval rating and that of his vice president are plummeting as a result. Kamala Harris’s approval rating fell to a low of only 28% in a USA Today/Suffolk poll. Biden’s rating in that same poll was not much better, down to 38%. It doesn’t take much imagination to conclude that all this talk of vaccine mandates isn’t doing them any favors.
The unpopularity of vaccine mandates can be felt far outside the White House. A Republican truck driver in southern New Jersey named Ed Durr spent only $153 on his campaign and yet defeated the most powerful Democrat in the state, Steve Sweeney. Southern New Jersey has turned from blue to red, showing that the GOP can retake the Northeast. Sweeney has been slow to concede defeat, yet the liberal media does not blame him as it savaged Trump. Democrat Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) predicts even more landslide Republican victories next year in the midterms.
In Virginia, Republicans swept into statewide offices and recaptured the House Assembly, after years of control by Democrats. Transgender crime in public school bathrooms resulted in surprise victories there, while the oppressive vaccine mandates probably played a role too. If Democrats don’t take a hint, they surely won’t be taking any seats.