Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity All Blogs 2021 http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/rss.aspx?blogid=5 Fri, 03 Dec 2021 05:00:00 GMT Fri, 03 Dec 2021 18:04:30 GMT Injunction on President Biden’s Vaccine Mandate for Medical Workers Goes Countrywide Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2021/december/01/injunction-on-president-biden-s-vaccine-mandate-for-medical-workers-goes-countrywide/

Writing Monday regarding a United States district court that day ordering, in the case of Missouri v. Biden, an injunction on the implementation and enforcement of President Joe Biden’s mandate that millions of health care workers take experimental coronavirus “vaccine” shots, I suggested that that order that applies in ten states may be a step toward a countrywide suspension of the mandate.

Here is an update. The following day — Tuesday, a countrywide suspension of the mandate came into being.

On Tuesday, a judge of the US District Court for the Western District of Louisiana followed through with establishing a countrywide suspension of the mandate. The judge’s order arose in a case in which fourteen US states have together challenged the mandate.

Judge Terry A. Doughty, in issuing the Tuesday preliminary injunction order for the case of Louisiana v. Becerra, made the order apply in the rest of the US outside the states where the mandate was enjoined the previous day. He explained that he made this decision because of the need of uniformity in response to the mandate of “nationwide scope.”

Terry also indicated in the new preliminary injunction order that it appears the constitutional failing of the enjoined vaccine mandate for health care workers may persist even if the mandate were enacted by Congress instead of, as it has been, just unilaterally decreed by the executive branch. Terry wrote, “It is not clear that even an Act of Congress mandating a vaccine would be constitutional.”

Megan Redshaw discussed this new order and some other recent court decisions related to Biden’s various vaccine mandates in an informative Children’s Health Defense article you can read here.

Read the new preliminary injunction order here.]]>
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Another Court Knocks Down a President Biden Vaccine Mandate, Enjoining the Mandate on Employees of US Government Contractors Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2021/november/30/another-court-knocks-down-a-president-biden-vaccine-mandate-enjoining-the-mandate-on-employees-of-us-government-contractors/

Earlier this month, in response to a United States appellate court’s preliminary injunction order, the US government suspended implementing and enforcing President Joe Biden’s mandate regarding employees of companies with 100 or more employees taking experimental coronavirus “vaccine” shots. Then, yesterday, a US district court issued a preliminary injunction order against the implementation and enforcement of Biden’s mandate that millions of workers in the health care field take the shots.

Today, another of Biden’s major vaccine mandates was enjoined by a district court in Kentucky. The injunction, which applies in Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee, bars the implementation and enforcement of Biden’s vaccine mandate for employees of contractors of the US government.

In the preliminary injunction order, Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky made the following conclusion regarding the dispute before him in the case of Kentucky v. Biden:
The question presented here is narrow. Can the president use congressionally delegated authority to manage the federal procurement of goods and services to impose vaccines on the employees of federal contractors and subcontractors? In all likelihood, the answer to that question is no. So, for the reasons that follow, the pending request for a preliminary injunction will be GRANTED.
Read here Kaitlin Schroeder’s Dayton Daily News article concerning today’s preliminary injunction order. Read the preliminary injunction order here.]]>
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Good News For Christmas: Biden's Mandate Keeps Losing In Court http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2021/november/30/good-news-for-christmas-bidens-mandate-keeps-losing-in-court/
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Court Enjoins Enforcement of President Biden’s Medical Workers Vaccine Mandate in Ten States Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2021/november/29/court-enjoins-enforcement-of-president-biden-s-medical-workers-vaccine-mandate-in-ten-states/

On Monday, Judge Matthew T. Schelp of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri issued an order of preliminary injunction barring the United States government from implementing and enforcing President Joe Biden’s mandate, enacted via Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services regulations, that millions of workers at facilities that participate in Medicare or Medicaid take experimental coronavirus “vaccines.”

The injunction applies in the ten states that challenged the mandate in the case before the judge — Alaska, Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming.

The decision in this case — Missouri v. Biden — could lead to the US government’s suspension of this mandate countrywide. Such was the outcome earlier this month in regard to Biden’s vaccine mandate for employees of companies with 100 or more employees after consideration of the BST Holdings v. OSHA case in the US Fifth Circuit Court.

Read more about the new district court preliminary injunction order regarding vaccine mandates for health care workers in a Kansas City Star article by Jeanne Kuang here. Read the preliminary injunction order here.]]>
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World Health Organization Opposes Travel Bans Purportedly Imposed to Protect Against ‘Omicron’ Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2021/november/29/world-health-organization-opposes-travel-bans-purportedly-imposed-to-protect-against-omicron/

Omicron is the newly named type of coronavirus that governments are using to spread fear and to impose new restrictions on people’s activities in the name of protecting “public health.” Among those new restrictions, national governments are banning the entry of people who have been in certain countries. For, example, United States President Joe Biden unilaterally declared on Friday (no congressional approval sought or obtained) that most people, with exceptions for US citizens and some others, who have been in any of eight listed countries in Africa over the previous 14 days may not enter America.

Biden says the new restriction is “to protect the public health from travelers entering the United States.” Of course, many Americans and people around the world are fed up with the myriad of government mandates that have been imposed over the last year and a half plus, supposedly to protect them. Enough already. But, for power hungry politicians like Biden it seems there is never enough exercise of power at the expense of liberty.

While Biden cites the World Health Organization (WHO) for details regarding the omicron coronavirus variant, the WHO on Sunday made its own
announcement in which it detailed the organization’s opposition to the travel bans Biden and leaders in other governments have imposed in purported reaction to the variant. Rejecting the tunnel vision approach to countering coronavirus that has assisted governments across the world in trampling on liberty and trashing economies in the name of countering coronavirus, the WHO noted the following fact that is obvious to many ordinary people and quickly rejected by many politicians: “Travel restrictions may play a role in slightly reducing the spread of COVID-19 but place a heavy burden on lives and livelihoods.”

Notably, while the WHO is opposing travel bans in response to omicron, it continues to advocate for other restrictions. The WHO has not become a liberty advocate.

At other points in the ongoing coronavirus panic, the WHO has cautioned against some of the extreme approaches governments have pursued in the name of countering coronavirus and questioned the lack of scientific basis for those approaches as well. For example, in the summer, the WHO
opposed giving experimental coronavirus “vaccine” shots to children. But, then, the WHO backtracked on that advice. Similarly, a year earlier, the WHO turned on a dime from saying most people should not wear masks while going about their daily activities to being gung ho for everyone doing so. This reversal by the WHO followed a similar out of the blue reversal by high level US government officials including National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci and then-Surgeon General Jerome Adams.

Will the WHO stick to its opposition to travel bans, or will it shift to a position in favor of expanded government power as it did in regarding to masks and the experimental coronavirus vaccine shots for children?

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Mexico’s Different Take on Giving Experimental Coronavirus Vaccine Shots to Children Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2021/november/25/mexico-s-different-take-on-giving-experimental-coronavirus-vaccine-shots-to-children/

United States President Joe Biden, a coronavirus crackdown enthusiast, appears to have no qualms about promoting that every American take experimental coronavirus “vaccine” shots and even threatening millions of people with loss of their jobs if they refuse the shots. In contrast, south of the border, Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has distinguished himself by speaking out against an array of violations of liberty governments have undertaken in the name of countering coronavirus. Refreshingly, López Obrador has also taken a more reasoned approach to whether people should take the experimental shots.

More refreshing news came from Mexico in October in reporting at Mexico News Daily that Mexico Secretary of Health Jorge Alcocer Varela not buying into the so-called science backing the effort being undertaken by the US government and many state and local governments north of the border to ensure as many children as possible are given the experimental coronavirus vaccine shots that have recently been made available to them. This effort is being vigorously pursued in America despite children having a very low risk of serious injury and virtually no risk of death from coronavirus. Alcocer, instead, is arguing that the shots pose health risks for children. He has also stated that he does not want the shots for his grandchildren.

Alcorer’s view is consistent with the Mexico government’s disinclination to push giving the shots to children.

It would be nice if some state and local government officials north of the border would learn from the different approach in Mexico and challenge the “everyone should take the shots” propaganda. They could also refuse to participate in the providing of experimental coronavirus vaccine shots to children.]]>
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Democratic Governors Can Oppose Vaccine Mandates Too Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2021/november/23/democratic-governors-can-oppose-vaccine-mandates-too/

Some Republican governors, such as the governors of Texas and Florida, have acted in opposition to government mandates that people take experimental coronavirus “vaccine” shots. Democratic governors, in contrast, have tended to support such mandates or stand aside as they are imposed.

In Kansas, however, the Democratic governor has been challenging the vaccine mandates. Rebekah Chung and Mark Feuerborn
reported Monday at Fox 4 News of Kansas City that Kansas’s Democratic Governor Laura Kelly has said she will sign into law a bill making it through the state legislature that is intended to place a check on mandates that people take the shots.

Kelly’s position now is consistent with the position Kelly expressed in a
November 5 written statement in response to the US government the day before imposing experimental coronavirus vaccine shots mandates on employees who work either at companies with 100 or more employees or in the health care field at facilities that participate in Medicare or Medicaid.

While Kelly was delicate in her criticism of the US government action in her November 5 written statement, she did clearly state her opposition, declaring that she did not believe that “the new vaccine mandate from the Biden Administration” was “the correct, or the most effective, solution for Kansas.” Instead of going along with that mandate, Kelly stated that she would “seek a resolution that continues to recognize the uniqueness or our state and builds on our on-going efforts to combat a once-in-century crisis.”

Alright, Democratic governors, who’s next?

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OSHA Stops Implementation and Enforcement of Coronavirus ‘Vaccine’ Mandate for Companies with 100 or More Employees Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2021/november/17/osha-stops-implementation-and-enforcement-of-coronavirus-vaccine-mandate-for-companies-with-100-or-more-employees/

Here is some good news for many Americans being threatened with the loss of their jobs if they do not take experimental coronavirus “vaccine” shots: The United States government’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced on Wednesday that it has “suspended activities related to the implementation and enforcement” of OSHA’s vaccine mandate applicable to employees at companies with 100 or more employees.

OSHA states the suspension is “pending future developments” in litigation in which a panel of three US Fifth Circuit Court judges on Friday unanimously ruled, as noted in the OSHA announcement, that OSHA must desist from implementing and enforcing the mandate “until further court order.”

Notably, US government mandates that employees of the US government and of US government contractors take the shots remain in effect.

Jacob Sullum provided in a Reason article on Sunday a very informative overview of the court decision in BST Holdings v. OSHA that prompted OSHA’s announcement. As Sullum noted in the introductory paragraph of his article, it appears that the Fifth Circuit judges are likely to make permanent their ruling against this OSHA vaccine mandate:
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit has extended its stay on the Biden administration's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for private employers, which the unanimous three-judge panel called 'fatally flawed' and 'staggeringly broad.' The stay, which the court issued on Friday evening, says OSHA shall 'take no steps to implement or enforce the Mandate until further court order.' It is officially a preliminary pause 'pending adequate judicial review of the petitioners' underlying motions for a permanent injunction.' But the court left little doubt that it would grant those motions, saying 'petitioners' challenges to the Mandate show a great likelihood of success on the merits.'
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‘Show Me Your Papers’: Austria Locks Down the ‘Unvaccinated’ Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2021/november/15/show-me-your-papers-austria-locks-down-the-unvaccinated/

From the beginning, it was clear that the vaccine passports were about creating a caste system in which people who refuse to take experimental coronavirus “vaccines” are subjected to special restrictions on their ability to undertake ordinary activities. In Austria this week, we are witnessing the imposing of an extreme version of such a vaccine passports-based caste system that imposes broad restrictions on the activities of “unvaccinated” individuals.

Enforcement of the new caste system in Austria also impinges on the freedom of people who have taken the shots and carry with them proof that they have taken the shots — effectively vaccine passports. Cops being directed to routinely stop and question people because of the mere fact that the people are out and about is a component of a police state, not a free society.

Philip Oltermann wrote Monday at the Guardian about Austria’s new “lockdown of the unvaccinated.” Oltermann’s article begins with the following:
Police in Austria have begun carrying out routine checks on commuters to ensure compliance with a nationwide ‘lockdown of the unvaccinated’, as the Alpine country tries to get on top of one of the most rapidly rising infection rates in Europe.

The restrictions, which came into effect on Monday morning, will affect almost 2 million Austrian citizens aged 12 and older who have so far not been fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Of those, the 356,000 people who have been vaccinated only once can be released from lockdown if they show a negative PCR test.

Those who are found to be in breach of the rules face fines between €500 and €3,600.

‘It can happen any time and anywhere,’ the interior minister, Karl Nehammer of the Austrian People’s party, said of the police checks. ‘Every citizen has to expect to be checked.’
Read Oltermann’s complete article here.

Oltermann reports that the Austria government has declared it is imposing the extreme restrictions for ten days. We’ll see if it sticks to that time limit. Remember 15 days to flatten the curve? Sufficient public resistance will probably be needed to pressure the government to rescind the restrictions.

The Austrian government is not the first to enforce draconian vaccine passport policies, and it seems unlikely to be the last. Coronavirus remains the excuse du jour for tyranny.]]>
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Injunction on President Biden’s Vaccine Mandate for Medical Workers Goes Countrywide Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2021/december/01/injunction-on-president-biden-s-vaccine-mandate-for-medical-workers-goes-countrywide/

Writing Monday regarding a United States district court that day ordering, in the case of Missouri v. Biden, an injunction on the implementation and enforcement of President Joe Biden’s mandate that millions of health care workers take experimental coronavirus “vaccine” shots, I suggested that that order that applies in ten states may be a step toward a countrywide suspension of the mandate.

Here is an update. The following day — Tuesday, a countrywide suspension of the mandate came into being.

On Tuesday, a judge of the US District Court for the Western District of Louisiana followed through with establishing a countrywide suspension of the mandate. The judge’s order arose in a case in which fourteen US states have together challenged the mandate.

Judge Terry A. Doughty, in issuing the Tuesday preliminary injunction order for the case of Louisiana v. Becerra, made the order apply in the rest of the US outside the states where the mandate was enjoined the previous day. He explained that he made this decision because of the need of uniformity in response to the mandate of “nationwide scope.”

Terry also indicated in the new preliminary injunction order that it appears the constitutional failing of the enjoined vaccine mandate for health care workers may persist even if the mandate were enacted by Congress instead of, as it has been, just unilaterally decreed by the executive branch. Terry wrote, “It is not clear that even an Act of Congress mandating a vaccine would be constitutional.”

Megan Redshaw discussed this new order and some other recent court decisions related to Biden’s various vaccine mandates in an informative Children’s Health Defense article you can read here.

Read the new preliminary injunction order here.]]>
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Another Court Knocks Down a President Biden Vaccine Mandate, Enjoining the Mandate on Employees of US Government Contractors Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2021/november/30/another-court-knocks-down-a-president-biden-vaccine-mandate-enjoining-the-mandate-on-employees-of-us-government-contractors/

Earlier this month, in response to a United States appellate court’s preliminary injunction order, the US government suspended implementing and enforcing President Joe Biden’s mandate regarding employees of companies with 100 or more employees taking experimental coronavirus “vaccine” shots. Then, yesterday, a US district court issued a preliminary injunction order against the implementation and enforcement of Biden’s mandate that millions of workers in the health care field take the shots.

Today, another of Biden’s major vaccine mandates was enjoined by a district court in Kentucky. The injunction, which applies in Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee, bars the implementation and enforcement of Biden’s vaccine mandate for employees of contractors of the US government.

In the preliminary injunction order, Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky made the following conclusion regarding the dispute before him in the case of Kentucky v. Biden:
The question presented here is narrow. Can the president use congressionally delegated authority to manage the federal procurement of goods and services to impose vaccines on the employees of federal contractors and subcontractors? In all likelihood, the answer to that question is no. So, for the reasons that follow, the pending request for a preliminary injunction will be GRANTED.
Read here Kaitlin Schroeder’s Dayton Daily News article concerning today’s preliminary injunction order. Read the preliminary injunction order here.]]>
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Court Enjoins Enforcement of President Biden’s Medical Workers Vaccine Mandate in Ten States Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2021/november/29/court-enjoins-enforcement-of-president-biden-s-medical-workers-vaccine-mandate-in-ten-states/

On Monday, Judge Matthew T. Schelp of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri issued an order of preliminary injunction barring the United States government from implementing and enforcing President Joe Biden’s mandate, enacted via Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services regulations, that millions of workers at facilities that participate in Medicare or Medicaid take experimental coronavirus “vaccines.”

The injunction applies in the ten states that challenged the mandate in the case before the judge — Alaska, Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming.

The decision in this case — Missouri v. Biden — could lead to the US government’s suspension of this mandate countrywide. Such was the outcome earlier this month in regard to Biden’s vaccine mandate for employees of companies with 100 or more employees after consideration of the BST Holdings v. OSHA case in the US Fifth Circuit Court.

Read more about the new district court preliminary injunction order regarding vaccine mandates for health care workers in a Kansas City Star article by Jeanne Kuang here. Read the preliminary injunction order here.]]>
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World Health Organization Opposes Travel Bans Purportedly Imposed to Protect Against ‘Omicron’ Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2021/november/29/world-health-organization-opposes-travel-bans-purportedly-imposed-to-protect-against-omicron/

Omicron is the newly named type of coronavirus that governments are using to spread fear and to impose new restrictions on people’s activities in the name of protecting “public health.” Among those new restrictions, national governments are banning the entry of people who have been in certain countries. For, example, United States President Joe Biden unilaterally declared on Friday (no congressional approval sought or obtained) that most people, with exceptions for US citizens and some others, who have been in any of eight listed countries in Africa over the previous 14 days may not enter America.

Biden says the new restriction is “to protect the public health from travelers entering the United States.” Of course, many Americans and people around the world are fed up with the myriad of government mandates that have been imposed over the last year and a half plus, supposedly to protect them. Enough already. But, for power hungry politicians like Biden it seems there is never enough exercise of power at the expense of liberty.

While Biden cites the World Health Organization (WHO) for details regarding the omicron coronavirus variant, the WHO on Sunday made its own
announcement in which it detailed the organization’s opposition to the travel bans Biden and leaders in other governments have imposed in purported reaction to the variant. Rejecting the tunnel vision approach to countering coronavirus that has assisted governments across the world in trampling on liberty and trashing economies in the name of countering coronavirus, the WHO noted the following fact that is obvious to many ordinary people and quickly rejected by many politicians: “Travel restrictions may play a role in slightly reducing the spread of COVID-19 but place a heavy burden on lives and livelihoods.”

Notably, while the WHO is opposing travel bans in response to omicron, it continues to advocate for other restrictions. The WHO has not become a liberty advocate.

At other points in the ongoing coronavirus panic, the WHO has cautioned against some of the extreme approaches governments have pursued in the name of countering coronavirus and questioned the lack of scientific basis for those approaches as well. For example, in the summer, the WHO
opposed giving experimental coronavirus “vaccine” shots to children. But, then, the WHO backtracked on that advice. Similarly, a year earlier, the WHO turned on a dime from saying most people should not wear masks while going about their daily activities to being gung ho for everyone doing so. This reversal by the WHO followed a similar out of the blue reversal by high level US government officials including National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci and then-Surgeon General Jerome Adams.

Will the WHO stick to its opposition to travel bans, or will it shift to a position in favor of expanded government power as it did in regarding to masks and the experimental coronavirus vaccine shots for children?

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Mexico’s Different Take on Giving Experimental Coronavirus Vaccine Shots to Children Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2021/november/25/mexico-s-different-take-on-giving-experimental-coronavirus-vaccine-shots-to-children/

United States President Joe Biden, a coronavirus crackdown enthusiast, appears to have no qualms about promoting that every American take experimental coronavirus “vaccine” shots and even threatening millions of people with loss of their jobs if they refuse the shots. In contrast, south of the border, Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has distinguished himself by speaking out against an array of violations of liberty governments have undertaken in the name of countering coronavirus. Refreshingly, López Obrador has also taken a more reasoned approach to whether people should take the experimental shots.

More refreshing news came from Mexico in October in reporting at Mexico News Daily that Mexico Secretary of Health Jorge Alcocer Varela not buying into the so-called science backing the effort being undertaken by the US government and many state and local governments north of the border to ensure as many children as possible are given the experimental coronavirus vaccine shots that have recently been made available to them. This effort is being vigorously pursued in America despite children having a very low risk of serious injury and virtually no risk of death from coronavirus. Alcocer, instead, is arguing that the shots pose health risks for children. He has also stated that he does not want the shots for his grandchildren.

Alcorer’s view is consistent with the Mexico government’s disinclination to push giving the shots to children.

It would be nice if some state and local government officials north of the border would learn from the different approach in Mexico and challenge the “everyone should take the shots” propaganda. They could also refuse to participate in the providing of experimental coronavirus vaccine shots to children.]]>
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Democratic Governors Can Oppose Vaccine Mandates Too Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2021/november/23/democratic-governors-can-oppose-vaccine-mandates-too/

Some Republican governors, such as the governors of Texas and Florida, have acted in opposition to government mandates that people take experimental coronavirus “vaccine” shots. Democratic governors, in contrast, have tended to support such mandates or stand aside as they are imposed.

In Kansas, however, the Democratic governor has been challenging the vaccine mandates. Rebekah Chung and Mark Feuerborn
reported Monday at Fox 4 News of Kansas City that Kansas’s Democratic Governor Laura Kelly has said she will sign into law a bill making it through the state legislature that is intended to place a check on mandates that people take the shots.

Kelly’s position now is consistent with the position Kelly expressed in a
November 5 written statement in response to the US government the day before imposing experimental coronavirus vaccine shots mandates on employees who work either at companies with 100 or more employees or in the health care field at facilities that participate in Medicare or Medicaid.

While Kelly was delicate in her criticism of the US government action in her November 5 written statement, she did clearly state her opposition, declaring that she did not believe that “the new vaccine mandate from the Biden Administration” was “the correct, or the most effective, solution for Kansas.” Instead of going along with that mandate, Kelly stated that she would “seek a resolution that continues to recognize the uniqueness or our state and builds on our on-going efforts to combat a once-in-century crisis.”

Alright, Democratic governors, who’s next?

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OSHA Stops Implementation and Enforcement of Coronavirus ‘Vaccine’ Mandate for Companies with 100 or More Employees Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2021/november/17/osha-stops-implementation-and-enforcement-of-coronavirus-vaccine-mandate-for-companies-with-100-or-more-employees/

Here is some good news for many Americans being threatened with the loss of their jobs if they do not take experimental coronavirus “vaccine” shots: The United States government’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced on Wednesday that it has “suspended activities related to the implementation and enforcement” of OSHA’s vaccine mandate applicable to employees at companies with 100 or more employees.

OSHA states the suspension is “pending future developments” in litigation in which a panel of three US Fifth Circuit Court judges on Friday unanimously ruled, as noted in the OSHA announcement, that OSHA must desist from implementing and enforcing the mandate “until further court order.”

Notably, US government mandates that employees of the US government and of US government contractors take the shots remain in effect.

Jacob Sullum provided in a Reason article on Sunday a very informative overview of the court decision in BST Holdings v. OSHA that prompted OSHA’s announcement. As Sullum noted in the introductory paragraph of his article, it appears that the Fifth Circuit judges are likely to make permanent their ruling against this OSHA vaccine mandate:
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit has extended its stay on the Biden administration's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for private employers, which the unanimous three-judge panel called 'fatally flawed' and 'staggeringly broad.' The stay, which the court issued on Friday evening, says OSHA shall 'take no steps to implement or enforce the Mandate until further court order.' It is officially a preliminary pause 'pending adequate judicial review of the petitioners' underlying motions for a permanent injunction.' But the court left little doubt that it would grant those motions, saying 'petitioners' challenges to the Mandate show a great likelihood of success on the merits.'
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‘Show Me Your Papers’: Austria Locks Down the ‘Unvaccinated’ Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2021/november/15/show-me-your-papers-austria-locks-down-the-unvaccinated/

From the beginning, it was clear that the vaccine passports were about creating a caste system in which people who refuse to take experimental coronavirus “vaccines” are subjected to special restrictions on their ability to undertake ordinary activities. In Austria this week, we are witnessing the imposing of an extreme version of such a vaccine passports-based caste system that imposes broad restrictions on the activities of “unvaccinated” individuals.

Enforcement of the new caste system in Austria also impinges on the freedom of people who have taken the shots and carry with them proof that they have taken the shots — effectively vaccine passports. Cops being directed to routinely stop and question people because of the mere fact that the people are out and about is a component of a police state, not a free society.

Philip Oltermann wrote Monday at the Guardian about Austria’s new “lockdown of the unvaccinated.” Oltermann’s article begins with the following:
Police in Austria have begun carrying out routine checks on commuters to ensure compliance with a nationwide ‘lockdown of the unvaccinated’, as the Alpine country tries to get on top of one of the most rapidly rising infection rates in Europe.

The restrictions, which came into effect on Monday morning, will affect almost 2 million Austrian citizens aged 12 and older who have so far not been fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Of those, the 356,000 people who have been vaccinated only once can be released from lockdown if they show a negative PCR test.

Those who are found to be in breach of the rules face fines between €500 and €3,600.

‘It can happen any time and anywhere,’ the interior minister, Karl Nehammer of the Austrian People’s party, said of the police checks. ‘Every citizen has to expect to be checked.’
Read Oltermann’s complete article here.

Oltermann reports that the Austria government has declared it is imposing the extreme restrictions for ten days. We’ll see if it sticks to that time limit. Remember 15 days to flatten the curve? Sufficient public resistance will probably be needed to pressure the government to rescind the restrictions.

The Austrian government is not the first to enforce draconian vaccine passport policies, and it seems unlikely to be the last. Coronavirus remains the excuse du jour for tyranny.]]>
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Injunction on President Biden’s Vaccine Mandate for Medical Workers Goes Countrywide Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/neocon-watch/2021/december/01/injunction-on-president-biden-s-vaccine-mandate-for-medical-workers-goes-countrywide/

Writing Monday regarding a United States district court that day ordering, in the case of Missouri v. Biden, an injunction on the implementation and enforcement of President Joe Biden’s mandate that millions of health care workers take experimental coronavirus “vaccine” shots, I suggested that that order that applies in ten states may be a step toward a countrywide suspension of the mandate.

Here is an update. The following day — Tuesday, a countrywide suspension of the mandate came into being.

On Tuesday, a judge of the US District Court for the Western District of Louisiana followed through with establishing a countrywide suspension of the mandate. The judge’s order arose in a case in which fourteen US states have together challenged the mandate.

Judge Terry A. Doughty, in issuing the Tuesday preliminary injunction order for the case of Louisiana v. Becerra, made the order apply in the rest of the US outside the states where the mandate was enjoined the previous day. He explained that he made this decision because of the need of uniformity in response to the mandate of “nationwide scope.”

Terry also indicated in the new preliminary injunction order that it appears the constitutional failing of the enjoined vaccine mandate for health care workers may persist even if the mandate were enacted by Congress instead of, as it has been, just unilaterally decreed by the executive branch. Terry wrote, “It is not clear that even an Act of Congress mandating a vaccine would be constitutional.”

Megan Redshaw discussed this new order and some other recent court decisions related to Biden’s various vaccine mandates in an informative Children’s Health Defense article you can read here.

Read the new preliminary injunction order here.]]>
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Another Court Knocks Down a President Biden Vaccine Mandate, Enjoining the Mandate on Employees of US Government Contractors Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/neocon-watch/2021/november/30/another-court-knocks-down-a-president-biden-vaccine-mandate-enjoining-the-mandate-on-employees-of-us-government-contractors/

Earlier this month, in response to a United States appellate court’s preliminary injunction order, the US government suspended implementing and enforcing President Joe Biden’s mandate regarding employees of companies with 100 or more employees taking experimental coronavirus “vaccine” shots. Then, yesterday, a US district court issued a preliminary injunction order against the implementation and enforcement of Biden’s mandate that millions of workers in the health care field take the shots.

Today, another of Biden’s major vaccine mandates was enjoined by a district court in Kentucky. The injunction, which applies in Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee, bars the implementation and enforcement of Biden’s vaccine mandate for employees of contractors of the US government.

In the preliminary injunction order, Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky made the following conclusion regarding the dispute before him in the case of Kentucky v. Biden:
The question presented here is narrow. Can the president use congressionally delegated authority to manage the federal procurement of goods and services to impose vaccines on the employees of federal contractors and subcontractors? In all likelihood, the answer to that question is no. So, for the reasons that follow, the pending request for a preliminary injunction will be GRANTED.
Read here Kaitlin Schroeder’s Dayton Daily News article concerning today’s preliminary injunction order. Read the preliminary injunction order here.]]>
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Court Enjoins Enforcement of President Biden’s Medical Workers Vaccine Mandate in Ten States Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/neocon-watch/2021/november/29/court-enjoins-enforcement-of-president-biden-s-medical-workers-vaccine-mandate-in-ten-states/

On Monday, Judge Matthew T. Schelp of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri issued an order of preliminary injunction barring the United States government from implementing and enforcing President Joe Biden’s mandate, enacted via Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services regulations, that millions of workers at facilities that participate in Medicare or Medicaid take experimental coronavirus “vaccines.”

The injunction applies in the ten states that challenged the mandate in the case before the judge — Alaska, Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming.

The decision in this case — Missouri v. Biden — could lead to the US government’s suspension of this mandate countrywide. Such was the outcome earlier this month in regard to Biden’s vaccine mandate for employees of companies with 100 or more employees after consideration of the BST Holdings v. OSHA case in the US Fifth Circuit Court.

Read more about the new district court preliminary injunction order regarding vaccine mandates for health care workers in a Kansas City Star article by Jeanne Kuang here. Read the preliminary injunction order here.]]>
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World Health Organization Opposes Travel Bans Purportedly Imposed to Protect Against ‘Omicron’ Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/neocon-watch/2021/november/29/world-health-organization-opposes-travel-bans-purportedly-imposed-to-protect-against-omicron/

Omicron is the newly named type of coronavirus that governments are using to spread fear and to impose new restrictions on people’s activities in the name of protecting “public health.” Among those new restrictions, national governments are banning the entry of people who have been in certain countries. For, example, United States President Joe Biden unilaterally declared on Friday (no congressional approval sought or obtained) that most people, with exceptions for US citizens and some others, who have been in any of eight listed countries in Africa over the previous 14 days may not enter America.

Biden says the new restriction is “to protect the public health from travelers entering the United States.” Of course, many Americans and people around the world are fed up with the myriad of government mandates that have been imposed over the last year and a half plus, supposedly to protect them. Enough already. But, for power hungry politicians like Biden it seems there is never enough exercise of power at the expense of liberty.

While Biden cites the World Health Organization (WHO) for details regarding the omicron coronavirus variant, the WHO on Sunday made its own
announcement in which it detailed the organization’s opposition to the travel bans Biden and leaders in other governments have imposed in purported reaction to the variant. Rejecting the tunnel vision approach to countering coronavirus that has assisted governments across the world in trampling on liberty and trashing economies in the name of countering coronavirus, the WHO noted the following fact that is obvious to many ordinary people and quickly rejected by many politicians: “Travel restrictions may play a role in slightly reducing the spread of COVID-19 but place a heavy burden on lives and livelihoods.”

Notably, while the WHO is opposing travel bans in response to omicron, it continues to advocate for other restrictions. The WHO has not become a liberty advocate.

At other points in the ongoing coronavirus panic, the WHO has cautioned against some of the extreme approaches governments have pursued in the name of countering coronavirus and questioned the lack of scientific basis for those approaches as well. For example, in the summer, the WHO
opposed giving experimental coronavirus “vaccine” shots to children. But, then, the WHO backtracked on that advice. Similarly, a year earlier, the WHO turned on a dime from saying most people should not wear masks while going about their daily activities to being gung ho for everyone doing so. This reversal by the WHO followed a similar out of the blue reversal by high level US government officials including National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci and then-Surgeon General Jerome Adams.

Will the WHO stick to its opposition to travel bans, or will it shift to a position in favor of expanded government power as it did in regarding to masks and the experimental coronavirus vaccine shots for children?

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Mexico’s Different Take on Giving Experimental Coronavirus Vaccine Shots to Children Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/neocon-watch/2021/november/25/mexico-s-different-take-on-giving-experimental-coronavirus-vaccine-shots-to-children/

United States President Joe Biden, a coronavirus crackdown enthusiast, appears to have no qualms about promoting that every American take experimental coronavirus “vaccine” shots and even threatening millions of people with loss of their jobs if they refuse the shots. In contrast, south of the border, Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has distinguished himself by speaking out against an array of violations of liberty governments have undertaken in the name of countering coronavirus. Refreshingly, López Obrador has also taken a more reasoned approach to whether people should take the experimental shots.

More refreshing news came from Mexico in October in reporting at Mexico News Daily that Mexico Secretary of Health Jorge Alcocer Varela not buying into the so-called science backing the effort being undertaken by the US government and many state and local governments north of the border to ensure as many children as possible are given the experimental coronavirus vaccine shots that have recently been made available to them. This effort is being vigorously pursued in America despite children having a very low risk of serious injury and virtually no risk of death from coronavirus. Alcocer, instead, is arguing that the shots pose health risks for children. He has also stated that he does not want the shots for his grandchildren.

Alcorer’s view is consistent with the Mexico government’s disinclination to push giving the shots to children.

It would be nice if some state and local government officials north of the border would learn from the different approach in Mexico and challenge the “everyone should take the shots” propaganda. They could also refuse to participate in the providing of experimental coronavirus vaccine shots to children.]]>
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Democratic Governors Can Oppose Vaccine Mandates Too Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/neocon-watch/2021/november/23/democratic-governors-can-oppose-vaccine-mandates-too/

Some Republican governors, such as the governors of Texas and Florida, have acted in opposition to government mandates that people take experimental coronavirus “vaccine” shots. Democratic governors, in contrast, have tended to support such mandates or stand aside as they are imposed.

In Kansas, however, the Democratic governor has been challenging the vaccine mandates. Rebekah Chung and Mark Feuerborn
reported Monday at Fox 4 News of Kansas City that Kansas’s Democratic Governor Laura Kelly has said she will sign into law a bill making it through the state legislature that is intended to place a check on mandates that people take the shots.

Kelly’s position now is consistent with the position Kelly expressed in a
November 5 written statement in response to the US government the day before imposing experimental coronavirus vaccine shots mandates on employees who work either at companies with 100 or more employees or in the health care field at facilities that participate in Medicare or Medicaid.

While Kelly was delicate in her criticism of the US government action in her November 5 written statement, she did clearly state her opposition, declaring that she did not believe that “the new vaccine mandate from the Biden Administration” was “the correct, or the most effective, solution for Kansas.” Instead of going along with that mandate, Kelly stated that she would “seek a resolution that continues to recognize the uniqueness or our state and builds on our on-going efforts to combat a once-in-century crisis.”

Alright, Democratic governors, who’s next?

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OSHA Stops Implementation and Enforcement of Coronavirus ‘Vaccine’ Mandate for Companies with 100 or More Employees Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/neocon-watch/2021/november/17/osha-stops-implementation-and-enforcement-of-coronavirus-vaccine-mandate-for-companies-with-100-or-more-employees/

Here is some good news for many Americans being threatened with the loss of their jobs if they do not take experimental coronavirus “vaccine” shots: The United States government’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced on Wednesday that it has “suspended activities related to the implementation and enforcement” of OSHA’s vaccine mandate applicable to employees at companies with 100 or more employees.

OSHA states the suspension is “pending future developments” in litigation in which a panel of three US Fifth Circuit Court judges on Friday unanimously ruled, as noted in the OSHA announcement, that OSHA must desist from implementing and enforcing the mandate “until further court order.”

Notably, US government mandates that employees of the US government and of US government contractors take the shots remain in effect.

Jacob Sullum provided in a Reason article on Sunday a very informative overview of the court decision in BST Holdings v. OSHA that prompted OSHA’s announcement. As Sullum noted in the introductory paragraph of his article, it appears that the Fifth Circuit judges are likely to make permanent their ruling against this OSHA vaccine mandate:
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit has extended its stay on the Biden administration's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for private employers, which the unanimous three-judge panel called 'fatally flawed' and 'staggeringly broad.' The stay, which the court issued on Friday evening, says OSHA shall 'take no steps to implement or enforce the Mandate until further court order.' It is officially a preliminary pause 'pending adequate judicial review of the petitioners' underlying motions for a permanent injunction.' But the court left little doubt that it would grant those motions, saying 'petitioners' challenges to the Mandate show a great likelihood of success on the merits.'
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‘Show Me Your Papers’: Austria Locks Down the ‘Unvaccinated’ Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/neocon-watch/2021/november/15/show-me-your-papers-austria-locks-down-the-unvaccinated/

From the beginning, it was clear that the vaccine passports were about creating a caste system in which people who refuse to take experimental coronavirus “vaccines” are subjected to special restrictions on their ability to undertake ordinary activities. In Austria this week, we are witnessing the imposing of an extreme version of such a vaccine passports-based caste system that imposes broad restrictions on the activities of “unvaccinated” individuals.

Enforcement of the new caste system in Austria also impinges on the freedom of people who have taken the shots and carry with them proof that they have taken the shots — effectively vaccine passports. Cops being directed to routinely stop and question people because of the mere fact that the people are out and about is a component of a police state, not a free society.

Philip Oltermann wrote Monday at the Guardian about Austria’s new “lockdown of the unvaccinated.” Oltermann’s article begins with the following:
Police in Austria have begun carrying out routine checks on commuters to ensure compliance with a nationwide ‘lockdown of the unvaccinated’, as the Alpine country tries to get on top of one of the most rapidly rising infection rates in Europe.

The restrictions, which came into effect on Monday morning, will affect almost 2 million Austrian citizens aged 12 and older who have so far not been fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Of those, the 356,000 people who have been vaccinated only once can be released from lockdown if they show a negative PCR test.

Those who are found to be in breach of the rules face fines between €500 and €3,600.

‘It can happen any time and anywhere,’ the interior minister, Karl Nehammer of the Austrian People’s party, said of the police checks. ‘Every citizen has to expect to be checked.’
Read Oltermann’s complete article here.

Oltermann reports that the Austria government has declared it is imposing the extreme restrictions for ten days. We’ll see if it sticks to that time limit. Remember 15 days to flatten the curve? Sufficient public resistance will probably be needed to pressure the government to rescind the restrictions.

The Austrian government is not the first to enforce draconian vaccine passport policies, and it seems unlikely to be the last. Coronavirus remains the excuse du jour for tyranny.]]>
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Injunction on President Biden’s Vaccine Mandate for Medical Workers Goes Countrywide Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/congress-alert/2021/december/01/injunction-on-president-biden-s-vaccine-mandate-for-medical-workers-goes-countrywide/

Writing Monday regarding a United States district court that day ordering, in the case of Missouri v. Biden, an injunction on the implementation and enforcement of President Joe Biden’s mandate that millions of health care workers take experimental coronavirus “vaccine” shots, I suggested that that order that applies in ten states may be a step toward a countrywide suspension of the mandate.

Here is an update. The following day — Tuesday, a countrywide suspension of the mandate came into being.

On Tuesday, a judge of the US District Court for the Western District of Louisiana followed through with establishing a countrywide suspension of the mandate. The judge’s order arose in a case in which fourteen US states have together challenged the mandate.

Judge Terry A. Doughty, in issuing the Tuesday preliminary injunction order for the case of Louisiana v. Becerra, made the order apply in the rest of the US outside the states where the mandate was enjoined the previous day. He explained that he made this decision because of the need of uniformity in response to the mandate of “nationwide scope.”

Terry also indicated in the new preliminary injunction order that it appears the constitutional failing of the enjoined vaccine mandate for health care workers may persist even if the mandate were enacted by Congress instead of, as it has been, just unilaterally decreed by the executive branch. Terry wrote, “It is not clear that even an Act of Congress mandating a vaccine would be constitutional.”

Megan Redshaw discussed this new order and some other recent court decisions related to Biden’s various vaccine mandates in an informative Children’s Health Defense article you can read here.

Read the new preliminary injunction order here.]]>
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Another Court Knocks Down a President Biden Vaccine Mandate, Enjoining the Mandate on Employees of US Government Contractors Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/congress-alert/2021/november/30/another-court-knocks-down-a-president-biden-vaccine-mandate-enjoining-the-mandate-on-employees-of-us-government-contractors/

Earlier this month, in response to a United States appellate court’s preliminary injunction order, the US government suspended implementing and enforcing President Joe Biden’s mandate regarding employees of companies with 100 or more employees taking experimental coronavirus “vaccine” shots. Then, yesterday, a US district court issued a preliminary injunction order against the implementation and enforcement of Biden’s mandate that millions of workers in the health care field take the shots.

Today, another of Biden’s major vaccine mandates was enjoined by a district court in Kentucky. The injunction, which applies in Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee, bars the implementation and enforcement of Biden’s vaccine mandate for employees of contractors of the US government.

In the preliminary injunction order, Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky made the following conclusion regarding the dispute before him in the case of Kentucky v. Biden:
The question presented here is narrow. Can the president use congressionally delegated authority to manage the federal procurement of goods and services to impose vaccines on the employees of federal contractors and subcontractors? In all likelihood, the answer to that question is no. So, for the reasons that follow, the pending request for a preliminary injunction will be GRANTED.
Read here Kaitlin Schroeder’s Dayton Daily News article concerning today’s preliminary injunction order. Read the preliminary injunction order here.]]>
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Court Enjoins Enforcement of President Biden’s Medical Workers Vaccine Mandate in Ten States Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/congress-alert/2021/november/29/court-enjoins-enforcement-of-president-biden-s-medical-workers-vaccine-mandate-in-ten-states/

On Monday, Judge Matthew T. Schelp of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri issued an order of preliminary injunction barring the United States government from implementing and enforcing President Joe Biden’s mandate, enacted via Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services regulations, that millions of workers at facilities that participate in Medicare or Medicaid take experimental coronavirus “vaccines.”

The injunction applies in the ten states that challenged the mandate in the case before the judge — Alaska, Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming.

The decision in this case — Missouri v. Biden — could lead to the US government’s suspension of this mandate countrywide. Such was the outcome earlier this month in regard to Biden’s vaccine mandate for employees of companies with 100 or more employees after consideration of the BST Holdings v. OSHA case in the US Fifth Circuit Court.

Read more about the new district court preliminary injunction order regarding vaccine mandates for health care workers in a Kansas City Star article by Jeanne Kuang here. Read the preliminary injunction order here.]]>
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World Health Organization Opposes Travel Bans Purportedly Imposed to Protect Against ‘Omicron’ Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/congress-alert/2021/november/29/world-health-organization-opposes-travel-bans-purportedly-imposed-to-protect-against-omicron/

Omicron is the newly named type of coronavirus that governments are using to spread fear and to impose new restrictions on people’s activities in the name of protecting “public health.” Among those new restrictions, national governments are banning the entry of people who have been in certain countries. For, example, United States President Joe Biden unilaterally declared on Friday (no congressional approval sought or obtained) that most people, with exceptions for US citizens and some others, who have been in any of eight listed countries in Africa over the previous 14 days may not enter America.

Biden says the new restriction is “to protect the public health from travelers entering the United States.” Of course, many Americans and people around the world are fed up with the myriad of government mandates that have been imposed over the last year and a half plus, supposedly to protect them. Enough already. But, for power hungry politicians like Biden it seems there is never enough exercise of power at the expense of liberty.

While Biden cites the World Health Organization (WHO) for details regarding the omicron coronavirus variant, the WHO on Sunday made its own
announcement in which it detailed the organization’s opposition to the travel bans Biden and leaders in other governments have imposed in purported reaction to the variant. Rejecting the tunnel vision approach to countering coronavirus that has assisted governments across the world in trampling on liberty and trashing economies in the name of countering coronavirus, the WHO noted the following fact that is obvious to many ordinary people and quickly rejected by many politicians: “Travel restrictions may play a role in slightly reducing the spread of COVID-19 but place a heavy burden on lives and livelihoods.”

Notably, while the WHO is opposing travel bans in response to omicron, it continues to advocate for other restrictions. The WHO has not become a liberty advocate.

At other points in the ongoing coronavirus panic, the WHO has cautioned against some of the extreme approaches governments have pursued in the name of countering coronavirus and questioned the lack of scientific basis for those approaches as well. For example, in the summer, the WHO
opposed giving experimental coronavirus “vaccine” shots to children. But, then, the WHO backtracked on that advice. Similarly, a year earlier, the WHO turned on a dime from saying most people should not wear masks while going about their daily activities to being gung ho for everyone doing so. This reversal by the WHO followed a similar out of the blue reversal by high level US government officials including National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci and then-Surgeon General Jerome Adams.

Will the WHO stick to its opposition to travel bans, or will it shift to a position in favor of expanded government power as it did in regarding to masks and the experimental coronavirus vaccine shots for children?

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Mexico’s Different Take on Giving Experimental Coronavirus Vaccine Shots to Children Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/congress-alert/2021/november/25/mexico-s-different-take-on-giving-experimental-coronavirus-vaccine-shots-to-children/

United States President Joe Biden, a coronavirus crackdown enthusiast, appears to have no qualms about promoting that every American take experimental coronavirus “vaccine” shots and even threatening millions of people with loss of their jobs if they refuse the shots. In contrast, south of the border, Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has distinguished himself by speaking out against an array of violations of liberty governments have undertaken in the name of countering coronavirus. Refreshingly, López Obrador has also taken a more reasoned approach to whether people should take the experimental shots.

More refreshing news came from Mexico in October in reporting at Mexico News Daily that Mexico Secretary of Health Jorge Alcocer Varela not buying into the so-called science backing the effort being undertaken by the US government and many state and local governments north of the border to ensure as many children as possible are given the experimental coronavirus vaccine shots that have recently been made available to them. This effort is being vigorously pursued in America despite children having a very low risk of serious injury and virtually no risk of death from coronavirus. Alcocer, instead, is arguing that the shots pose health risks for children. He has also stated that he does not want the shots for his grandchildren.

Alcorer’s view is consistent with the Mexico government’s disinclination to push giving the shots to children.

It would be nice if some state and local government officials north of the border would learn from the different approach in Mexico and challenge the “everyone should take the shots” propaganda. They could also refuse to participate in the providing of experimental coronavirus vaccine shots to children.]]>
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Democratic Governors Can Oppose Vaccine Mandates Too Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/congress-alert/2021/november/23/democratic-governors-can-oppose-vaccine-mandates-too/

Some Republican governors, such as the governors of Texas and Florida, have acted in opposition to government mandates that people take experimental coronavirus “vaccine” shots. Democratic governors, in contrast, have tended to support such mandates or stand aside as they are imposed.

In Kansas, however, the Democratic governor has been challenging the vaccine mandates. Rebekah Chung and Mark Feuerborn
reported Monday at Fox 4 News of Kansas City that Kansas’s Democratic Governor Laura Kelly has said she will sign into law a bill making it through the state legislature that is intended to place a check on mandates that people take the shots.

Kelly’s position now is consistent with the position Kelly expressed in a
November 5 written statement in response to the US government the day before imposing experimental coronavirus vaccine shots mandates on employees who work either at companies with 100 or more employees or in the health care field at facilities that participate in Medicare or Medicaid.

While Kelly was delicate in her criticism of the US government action in her November 5 written statement, she did clearly state her opposition, declaring that she did not believe that “the new vaccine mandate from the Biden Administration” was “the correct, or the most effective, solution for Kansas.” Instead of going along with that mandate, Kelly stated that she would “seek a resolution that continues to recognize the uniqueness or our state and builds on our on-going efforts to combat a once-in-century crisis.”

Alright, Democratic governors, who’s next?

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OSHA Stops Implementation and Enforcement of Coronavirus ‘Vaccine’ Mandate for Companies with 100 or More Employees Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/congress-alert/2021/november/17/osha-stops-implementation-and-enforcement-of-coronavirus-vaccine-mandate-for-companies-with-100-or-more-employees/

Here is some good news for many Americans being threatened with the loss of their jobs if they do not take experimental coronavirus “vaccine” shots: The United States government’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced on Wednesday that it has “suspended activities related to the implementation and enforcement” of OSHA’s vaccine mandate applicable to employees at companies with 100 or more employees.

OSHA states the suspension is “pending future developments” in litigation in which a panel of three US Fifth Circuit Court judges on Friday unanimously ruled, as noted in the OSHA announcement, that OSHA must desist from implementing and enforcing the mandate “until further court order.”

Notably, US government mandates that employees of the US government and of US government contractors take the shots remain in effect.

Jacob Sullum provided in a Reason article on Sunday a very informative overview of the court decision in BST Holdings v. OSHA that prompted OSHA’s announcement. As Sullum noted in the introductory paragraph of his article, it appears that the Fifth Circuit judges are likely to make permanent their ruling against this OSHA vaccine mandate:
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit has extended its stay on the Biden administration's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for private employers, which the unanimous three-judge panel called 'fatally flawed' and 'staggeringly broad.' The stay, which the court issued on Friday evening, says OSHA shall 'take no steps to implement or enforce the Mandate until further court order.' It is officially a preliminary pause 'pending adequate judicial review of the petitioners' underlying motions for a permanent injunction.' But the court left little doubt that it would grant those motions, saying 'petitioners' challenges to the Mandate show a great likelihood of success on the merits.'
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‘Show Me Your Papers’: Austria Locks Down the ‘Unvaccinated’ Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/congress-alert/2021/november/15/show-me-your-papers-austria-locks-down-the-unvaccinated/

From the beginning, it was clear that the vaccine passports were about creating a caste system in which people who refuse to take experimental coronavirus “vaccines” are subjected to special restrictions on their ability to undertake ordinary activities. In Austria this week, we are witnessing the imposing of an extreme version of such a vaccine passports-based caste system that imposes broad restrictions on the activities of “unvaccinated” individuals.

Enforcement of the new caste system in Austria also impinges on the freedom of people who have taken the shots and carry with them proof that they have taken the shots — effectively vaccine passports. Cops being directed to routinely stop and question people because of the mere fact that the people are out and about is a component of a police state, not a free society.

Philip Oltermann wrote Monday at the Guardian about Austria’s new “lockdown of the unvaccinated.” Oltermann’s article begins with the following:
Police in Austria have begun carrying out routine checks on commuters to ensure compliance with a nationwide ‘lockdown of the unvaccinated’, as the Alpine country tries to get on top of one of the most rapidly rising infection rates in Europe.

The restrictions, which came into effect on Monday morning, will affect almost 2 million Austrian citizens aged 12 and older who have so far not been fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Of those, the 356,000 people who have been vaccinated only once can be released from lockdown if they show a negative PCR test.

Those who are found to be in breach of the rules face fines between €500 and €3,600.

‘It can happen any time and anywhere,’ the interior minister, Karl Nehammer of the Austrian People’s party, said of the police checks. ‘Every citizen has to expect to be checked.’
Read Oltermann’s complete article here.

Oltermann reports that the Austria government has declared it is imposing the extreme restrictions for ten days. We’ll see if it sticks to that time limit. Remember 15 days to flatten the curve? Sufficient public resistance will probably be needed to pressure the government to rescind the restrictions.

The Austrian government is not the first to enforce draconian vaccine passport policies, and it seems unlikely to be the last. Coronavirus remains the excuse du jour for tyranny.]]>
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