A federal judge appointed by President Donald Trump has blocked one of his successor’s coronavirus vaccine mandates.
In a blistering ruling Saturday, U.S. District Judge Terry Doughty, of Louisiana, ruled that President Joe Biden cannot mandate workers in the federal Head Start program to get the shot, Fox News reported.
Biden’s mandate also includes an insane requirement for children aged 2 and older to wear masks indoors, or when in close contact outside.
“Nonsensical” for toddlers to wear masks
The vaccine mandate requires all Head Start staff, volunteers, and contractors to get the shot by Jan. 31. Head Start is a federal education, health, and social work program for poor families with kids up to 5 years of age.
Doughty’s ruling is a victory for the 24 states that sued over the mandate. According to Fox, Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall (R) praised the judge for intervening against “the nonsensical and damaging practice” of forcing toddlers to wear masks, and for preventing disruption to Head Start programs.
In a scorching opinion, the judge cited Ronald Reagan’s famous quote about the most terrifying words in English being, “I’m from the government, and I’m here to help,” and compared Biden to a tyrant.
Doughty attacked Biden’s vaccine mandates as a threat to the very constitutional bedrock of the country.
“If the Executive branch is allowed to usurp the power of the Legislative branch to make laws, then this country is no longer a democracy — it is a monarchy,” the judge wrote, according to Fox.
Supreme Court to hear cases this week
Indeed, Biden has dealt with the millions of Americans who have refused the vaccine like an imperious, capricious king.
In his ruling, Doughty noted that Biden, before he declared that “patience” was “wearing thin” with unvaccinated Americans, initially said he would not make vaccines mandatory.
Of course, the Head Start mandate is only one of Biden’s sweeping mandates on COVID-19 vaccines, which have received a mixed response so far and which have left many unvaccinated workers in jeopardy of losing their jobs.
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear two cases on Biden’s mandates this Friday.