A federal judge has just shut down Joe Biden’s tyrannical COVID mandates for teachers and kids in the federal Head Start program.
Judge Terry A. Doughty, a Donald Trump appointee, permanently blocked the vaccine mandate forcing all staff and volunteers to get the COVID shot by January 31 of this year, as well as a mandate forcing children above the age of two to wear masks.
Judge shoots down vaccine, mask mandate
Doughty found that the agencies that imposed the sweeping edicts impacting 273,600 Head Start staff, 1 million volunteers, and 864,000 children went beyond their statutory authority.
Without saying so directly, Judge Doughty called Biden a tyrant, quoting The Federalist on the separation of powers.
“The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elected may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny,” the passage from James Madison says.
The public interest in “liberty” (a foreign concept, maybe, to Biden and his allies) weighs in favor of blocking the mandates, Doughty said.
“The public has a liberty interest in not being required to take a vaccine or be fired from their jobs. The public interest must be taken into account before allowing Agency Defendants to mandate vaccines,” the ruling read.
The judge had previously blocked the mandates in January on a temporary basis, but the block is now permanent in 24 states for the remainder of the case unless another court order overturns it, the judge said.
Biden rolled out vaccine mandates last year, declaring that “patience” was “wearing thin” with those refusing to take the shot. Judge Doughty quoted Biden’s hateful words in the ruling.
While Biden has toned down his demagogic rhetoric, he continues to defend his mandates in court despite the demonstrable failure of the shots to block transmission.
Democrats in general have been easing mandates for months as the public moves on from COVID, but some mandates remain. Republicans have called on Biden to abandon what remains of his forced vaccination regime after his claim that the COVID pandemic is “over.” (Biden also unilaterally wiped out student loan debt on the premise that COVID was an ongoing emergency.)
Biden, of course, is just making up the rules as he goes along — as tyrants tend to do. Thankfully, there are still judges out there who are brave enough to remind Biden that there are limits on his authority.