Throughout the world, people are standing up against overreaching vaccine mandates, as demonstrated by the courageous trucker-led Freedom Convoy protest that took place in Canada. Sadly, mandatory vaccination gives officials so much power that many are unwilling to let go of it. Vaccine mandates give liberals control over travel, employment, freedom of speech, and even our schoolchildren. Already there are laws in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. that authorize controversial Covid vaccination of schoolchildren without parental consent, or even informing parents that injections were done on their children.
The District of Columbia’s Minor Consent for Vaccinations Amendment Act of 2020 authorizes school officials to vaccinate children as young as 11 years without parental knowledge. The law even instructs insurance companies to hide the procedure on their otherwise required Explanation of Benefits form, thereby concealing from parents what was done to their own children. Make no mistake, vaccine mandates will not cease with the Covid pandemic. Liberals have long sought to end parental authority over children “beyond the threshold of the school door,” as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals proclaimed in 2005 and reaffirmed in 2020. Vaccine mandates under the guise of public health attain that Leftist goal, and far more.
In contrast with their stubbornness on vaccines, Democrats are starting to yield on their mask mandates and lockdowns, with even the New Jersey governor ending his school mask requirements. A new study from Johns Hopkins shows that the lockdowns were harmful rather than helpful. While the Left retreats on masks and lockdowns, they won’t be as willing to retreat on vaccine mandates. It required a 6-3 decision by the Supreme Court against Biden’s employer mandate before he withdrew that, without admitting he was wrong.
Tyrants may adore vaccine mandates, but freedom-loving people certainly do not. Don’t be surprised when the left tries to silence dissent in their usual fashion. They will appeal to “the science,” they will call you nasty names, and they will laugh at you. Though they might have smug looks on their faces as they do it, in reality, those tactics only show how scared they are of losing control. Now is the time to stand up against meddlesome mandates.