The following article has been authored by a non-clinician.
The calls for a nationwide vaccine mandate are getting louder by the day.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the State of California, and New York City all vowed this week to require their employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
This was quickly followed by news that President Biden will be requiring all federal employees and contractors to be vaccinated or submit to regular testing.
Pundits are predicting that more schools, businesses, and agencies will soon follow suit, and the Department of Justice has declared these mandates constitutional.
MSNBC’s Donny Deutsch articulated this power-grabbing posture during a recent appearance on "Morning Joe." Deutsch explained his utter disregard for everyday Americans and called anyone who disagreed with him an "idiot."
"Whether it’s a mandated mask or a mandated vaccine, there’s an idiot percentage of this population that just needs to be told what to do. And guess what? You don’t have a choice. Too bad," he said.
I have news for Deutsch: that idiot percentage of the population may be larger than he thinks.
In fact, recent polling from Convention of States Action and the Trafalgar Group indicate that a big majority of American "idiots" aren’t buying the propaganda.
In June 64% of Americans said parents should make their own decisions about vaccinating their children. Only 15% say the federal government.
That same month, 63% of Americans said the government should take no action to address new COVID-19 variants, but that citizens should be trusted to respond on their own.
And just last week, a full 72% of Americans said they reject the idea of a vaccine mandate in favor of personal choice. That includes 87% of Republicans, 67% of Independents, and 59% of Democrats.
The mainstream media, and the Biden administration, might support a nationwide vaccine mandate, but they’re so disconnected from everyday Americans that their views oppose nearly 60% of their own party.
Democrats don’t want a vaccine mandate any more than Republicans.
The only groups that do want a mandate, apparently, are the Washington D.C. elite in government and the media who see another opportunity to expand their power and lord their so-called expertise over everyone else.
And make no mistake — the spike in COVID cases is just an excuse to solidify the experiments in authoritarianism we’ve seen over the last 18 months.
Everyone who wanted a COVID-19 vaccine has gotten one.
This includes a huge majority of elderly Americans as well as other at-risk groups.
Predictably, there’s no evidence that the latest case surge is resulting in a spike in deaths —those now contracting the virus are relatively healthy people who are fighting it off just fine without the help of Big Pharma.
To be clear, I’m not opposed to COVID-19 vaccines.
If you want one, you should get one.
But we shouldn’t suddenly throw out hundreds of years of established personal freedoms and rights just to allow the federal government, state governments, and yes, even private businesses, to force medical treatment on individuals.
The most important question the American people must answer isn’t about what is decided. Those are policy debates that can conclude in consensus and compromise.
The most important question is who decides.
Should the so-called experts, unelected bureaucrats, and cable news networks, get to make your healthcare decisions?
Or, should you make those decisions yourself in consultation with your family, friends, and trusted advisors?
I know how I’m answering that question, and based on the results of recent polling, I know how We the People are answering as well.
President Joe Biden and his cronies in state governments have a choice to make: will they move forward with their COVID-19-induced power grab, or will they back off and listen to the voices of their constituents?
Based on their track record, and recent news, it looks like vaccine mandates are moving forward. The best defense against this tyrannical power grab by The Swamp and its allies are common sense state and local governments, who actually care what their voters think.
When he issued an order a few months ago prohibiting vaccine passports, Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., said, "It’s completely unacceptable for either the government or the private sector to impose upon you the requirement that you show proof of vaccine to just simply participate in normal society."
DeSantis, popular in his home state and across the nation, is riding high precisely because he listens to the voice of his constituents and makes sound, freedom-oriented decisions that put trust in people, not government.
We need to elect many, many more leaders like him.
This fight for freedom is winnable.
Readers of this piece should remember that it begins at home.
If others are loud and you are silent, you are responsible for policies you oppose.
Americans are squarely against vaccine mandates; the bigger test is to see how many will turn off streaming TV and make their voices heard, by simply saying "No" to vaccine mandates.
Mark Meckler is president of Convention of States. Read Mark Meckler's Reports — More Here.
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