Everyone from the president on down has given breathtaking deference to a small group of unelected, underachieving technocrats who pretend they know better than our physicians. Patients unlucky enough to end up in a hospital find that their own physicians cannot even prescribe them medication due to senseless guidelines issued by bureaucrats.
Yet almost no court has been willing to rule against public health officials, even when they step far beyond their authority. Last summer the Supreme Court ruled in favor of a moratorium on evictions by private property owners, while meekly mentioning with timorousness that the moratorium should not last forever.
As if nothing could get worse than eviction moratoriums, now we are seeing vaccine mandates on the rise. The vaccine mandates have consequences far beyond their dubious impact on public health. A labor shortage has developed into a supply chain crisis, which is restricting access by many Americans to ordinary goods that we need and casting a cloud over upcoming shopping for Christmas.
Roughly 20% of truck drivers are unvaccinated, and there is no reason why such a job should face any vaccine mandates. Their contact with others is minimal, as many truck drivers ordinarily sleep in their own rigs during their long trips. The cross-border truck traffic between the United States and Canada is an essential part of keeping goods flowing. A rise in vacant truck jobs could skyrocket as the vaccine mandate comes down against the trucking industry, thereby worsening the supply chain problems.
Before the White House starts throwing their spin on the supply chain crisis, let me make one thing very clear. This crisis is not an earthquake or a tornado. It is not some act of God that came out of nowhere. America’s problems with the supply chain are a direct result of poor leadership by liberal politicians. They made the choice to incentivize people not to work, which, shockingly enough, made people not want to come back to work. No matter what the political bigwigs try to tell you, the buck still stops with them when it comes to the supply chain.