WASHINGTON, D.C. (LifeSiteNews) – President Joe Biden’s executive order requiring all federal government workers, as well as tens of millions of private sector workers, to be vaccinated against COVID-19 will not apply to Congress members, federal court members, or their respective staff members.
According to Newsweek, since Biden’s executive order specified that it applies to federal workers in the “executive branch,” the mandates will not impact those in the House of Representatives or the Senate, as they belong to the legislative branch of U.S. government.
Similarly, people employed by the federal courts will be exempt, as they are part of the judicial branch.
However, despite citizens in the private sector not being part of the executive branch of government, or any branch of government at all, they will not receive the same exemptions as Congress and the courts.
Instead, they will be required to mandate the vaccination for their employees if their workforce exceeds 100 people.
“In total, the vaccine requirements in my plan will affect about 100 million Americans, two-thirds of all workers,” stated Biden on Thursday.
“So—so here is the thing. We are—we cannot require someone to be vaccinated. That’s just not what we can do. It is a matter of privacy to know who is or who isn’t,” stated Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, in a press conference held on April 29 regarding vaccine mandates for Congress.
“I can’t go to the Capitol Physician and say, ‘Give me the names of people who aren’t vaccinated, so I can go encourage them or make it known to others to encourage them to be vaccinated.’ So, we can’t—we can’t do that,” she added.
Medical privacy, which previously extended to all Americans, now has a selective application under the Biden administration.
As reported by LifeSiteNews, “The orders, which remove testing options included in earlier mandates, apply to 2.1 million government employees and millions of private sector employees with contractors who work with the government. Federal employees risk losing their jobs if they choose to remain unvaccinated through November.”
“In total, the vaccine requirements in my plan will affect about 100 million Americans, two-thirds of all workers,” Biden said.
In effect, citizens will be mandated to receive the vaccine, while their representatives in the House and the Senate, will not be.
This is not the only time Congress has been exempted in a “rules for thee but not for me” fashion.
Many remember that Congress was also exempt from Obamacare, also known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA), an act that many protested as burdensome on the middle class, due to the act requiring citizens to buy health insurance whether they wanted to or not.
People of goodwill can disagree about the safety, efficacy and religious implications of a new vaccine for the coronavirus.
But, everyone should agree on this point:
No government can force anyone who has reached legal adulthood to be vaccinated for the coronavirus. Equally, no government can vaccinate minors for the coronavirus against the will of their parents or guardians.
Please SIGN this urgent petition which urges policymakers at every level of government to reject calls for mandatory coronavirus vaccination.
Fear of a disease - which we know very little about, relative to other similar diseases - must not lead to knee-jerk reactions regarding public health, nor can it justify supporting the hidden agenda of governmental as well as non-governmental bodies that have apparent conflicts of interest in plans to restrict personal freedoms.
The so-called "public health experts" have gotten it wrong many times during the current crisis. We should not, therefore, allow their opinions to rush decision-makers into policies regarding vaccination.
And, while some people, like Bill Gates, may have a lot of money, his opinion and that of his NGO (the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) - namely, that life will not return to normal till people are widely vaccinated - should not be permitted to influence policy decisions on a coronavirus vaccination program.
Finally, we must also not allow the rush by pharmaceutical companies to produce a new coronavirus vaccine to, itself, become an imperative for vaccination.
Unwitting citizens must not be used as guinea pigs for New World Order ideologues, or Big Pharma, in pursuit of a vaccine (and, profits) which may not even protect against future mutated strains of the coronavirus.
And it goes without saying that the production of vaccines using aborted babies for cell replication is a total non-starter, as the technique is gravely immoral.
However, if after sufficient study of the issue, a person who has reached the age of majority wishes to be vaccinated with a morally produced vaccine, along with his children, that is his business.
But we cannot and will not permit the government to make that decision for us.
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FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Bill Gates: Life won’t go back to ‘normal’ until population 'widely vaccinated' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/bill-gates-life-wont-go-back-to-normal-until-population-widely-vaccinated
COVID-19 scare leads to more digital surveillance, talk of mandatory vaccine 'tattoos' for kids' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/covid-19-scare-leads-to-more-digital-surveillance-talk-of-mandatory-vaccine-tattoos-for-kids
Trudeau says no return to ‘normal’ without vaccine: 'Could take 12 to 18 months' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/trudeau-says-no-return-to-normal-without-vaccine-could-take-12-to-18-months
Trudeau mulls making coronavirus vaccine mandatory for Canadians - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/trudeau-mulls-making-coronavirus-vaccine-mandatory-for-canadians
US bishop vows to ‘refuse’ COVID-19 vaccine if made from ‘aborted fetal tissue' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/us-bishop-vows-to-refuse-covid-19-vaccine-if-made-from-aborted-fetal-tissue
** While LifeSite opposes immorally-produced vaccines using aborted fetal cell lines, we do not have a position on any particular coronavirus vaccines produced without such moral problems. We realize many have general concerns about vaccines, but also recognize that millions of lives have been saved due to vaccines.
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Rob Schwab, a licensed insurance agent with extensive training on the Affordable Care Act, explained how Congress was able to exempt themselves from the mandates imposed on all Americans as a result of the ACA.
“The government, as their employer, has been allowed to cover a portion of their healthcare costs, thus creating a sort of subsidy that only government employees enjoy. They did this by allowing Congressional members to purchase health insurance through SHOP, the Small Business Health Options Program. The debate lies in the fact that the U.S. government and its many federal employees hardly constitute a small business,” he wrote in an article published in February 2016.
Currently, over 20 Republican states have recognized the recent vaccine mandates as unjust, and have told their constituents they are considering taking legal action against the Biden administration.
Most notable was the direct and forceful message from South Carolina governor Henry McMaster, who responded to the Biden mandate in a series of Tweets Thursday evening.
“The American Dream has turned into a nightmare under President Biden and the radical Democrats,” he wrote.
“Rest assured, we will fight them to the gates of hell to protect the liberty and livelihood of every South Carolinian,” concluded the governor.