Post by shawn Post by shawn
Gov. Abbott has clearly been against mandates on vaccination but now
it's going to get interesting as I expect multiple law suits will
follow his latest action. Which is to ban any mandate for vaccination
including at private businesses.
It's an interesting decision as it certainly goes against the general
thought of keeping the government out of what private businesses do.
I agree that Abbott may be overstepping here. He's doing just what Biden is,
only in reverse.
Though Biden's proposal only impacts those employed or doing business
with the federal government.
Not true. It also impacts any business in America with 100 or more employees.
Post by shawn
Abbott is attempting to force every
business in Texas to follow his orders even if they have no
association with the state government. Of course he's also trying to
implement his rules over federal employees stationed in Texas which we
know isn't going to fly.
No different than Hawaii, which attempted a couple of years ago to utterl
ignore the Federal Law Enforcement Officer Safety Act, which allows retire
federal agents to carry concealed in all 50 states, regardless of state an
local laws. The Hawaiian state government said it didn't care what federal la
said, they won't allow retired agents to legally carry in the state. They eve
went beyond retired agents and officers. They said only on-duty LEOs ca
legally carry firearms in the state and it applies to federal agents as wel
as local police. If you're not on shift and working, and you're armed, you'r
committing a felony according to Hawaii.
Of course Hawaii state officials have no authority whatsoever to tell federa
agents when and under what circumstances they can carry their issue
equipment. That is determined by federal law and each agency's specifi
policies. So far Hawaii hasn't attempted to prosecute any federal agent
either current or retired, for violation of this law, so they haven't had th
opportunity for a federal judge to explain the basic concepts of federalism t
them and to overturn their state law as void on its face.
Post by shawn
Here's Circle Back Psaki saying they'll steamroll any state that stands in
PSAKI: "Our intention is to implement these requirements across the country,
including in the states where there are attempts to oppose them."
Note she also disingenuously cites legal precedent for vax mandates without
bothering to mention that the very cases to which she refers did indee
mandates but it upheld the power of the *states* to implement them as part of
the powers delegated to them under the Constitution and the 10th Amendment.
Those cases actually refute the power of the *federal government* to impose
vax mandates on the country.
It's also notable how leftists have no problem with states defying *actual*
federal law (as opposed to mere executive orders, like Biden's vax mandate)
with their sanctuary states when it comes to illegal aliens but apparently
sanctuary states for the unvaxxed are outrageous and unconstitutional.
I don't agree with ignoring federal laws while not also challenging
them in court. After all if they are improper/unconstitutional then
they should be challenged in court. That said I can also understand
not wanting to make it easy for ICE to do their work if they aren't
mandated to do so (as in holding on to people that the police have
identified as being here illegally.)
How exactly is ICE not mandated to hold on to people who have been identifie