On September 9, President Joe Biden gave one of the most divisive and discordant speeches in modern American history.
During the speech, Biden announced “the Department of Labor is developing an emergency rule to require all employers with 100 or more employees, that together employ over 80 million workers, to ensure their workforces are fully vaccinated or show a negative test at least once a week.”
First, Biden’s announcement of a federal vaccine mandate is in complete contradiction to what he said about nationwide vaccine mandates late last year. In December, Biden said, “No I don’t think it should be mandatory, I wouldn’t demand it be mandatory.”
Second, Biden’s vaccine mandate is unconstitutional. The federal government does not have the authority to mandate vaccines. That power resides with the states, per the Tenth Amendment. This fact was confirmed by Jen Psaki, Biden’s White House Press Secretary, earlier this year, when she said, implementing a vaccine mandate “is not the role of the federal government.”
Third, the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate is anti-science because it ignores natural immunity.