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Federal Court Stays Vaccine Mandate for Navy Seals
Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate is not only unconstitutional but is also threatening our national security as members of our fine military are being forced to get the jab or face being fired.
Here’s what you need to know: last November, 35 United States Navy Seals sued Mr. Biden over his vaccine mandate for active duty servicemembers. These Navy Seals were informed they could face court-martial or involuntary separation if they don’t receive the vaccine while arguing that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and the First Amendment protect their sincerely held religious beliefs.
Shockingly, the Biden administration has not granted a single religious exemption from the vaccine mandate proving he does not care about religious freedom. Forcing a service member to choose between their God and defending our freedoms is appalling. Now their careers, families and financial security is being harmed simply for freely exercising their religious liberties.
In his order, Judge Reed O’Connor said, “The Navy servicemembers in this case seek to vindicate the very freedoms they have sacrificed so much to protect. The COVID-19 pandemic provides the government no license to abrogate those freedoms. There is no COVID-19 exception to the First Amendment. There is no military exclusion from our Constitution.”
Well said, Judge O’Connor! I could not agree more.
This is a big win for religious and medical freedoms and our country’s national security.
Gosar Urges Supreme Court to Reject Unconstitutional Worker Vaccine Order
You’ll recall I previously discussed that Mr. Biden issued his unlawful Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rule requiring private businesses with 100 or more employees to enforce vaccine mandates, and I have received a flood of letters from troubled constituents raising grave concerns over this brazen mandate. I quickly went to work and introduced a joint resolutionto terminate the vaccine rule. As I have repeatedly stated, this is radical government overreach. There is nothing in the Constitution or the law granting the federal government the power to force anyone to inject medicine into their body as a condition of employment.
Because of the flood of lawsuits against Joe Biden’s mandate, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments over whether the United States government can enforce COVID-19 vaccines. Enforcement of the power-grabbing mandate has been put on hold until the high court resolves the matter. The policy was set to fully go into effect this week.
During oral arguments, liberal Justice Sotomayor made this ridiculous claim: “Those numbers show that omicron is as deadly and causes as much serious disease in the unvaccinated as delta did. … We have over 100,000 children, which we’ve never had before, in serious condition and many on ventilators.”
This is wildly false. A lie.According to HHS data, as of Jan. 8 there are about 5,000 children hospitalized in a pediatric bed, either with suspected covid or a confirmed laboratory test. This figure includes patients in observation beds. So Sotomayor’s number is at least 20 times higher than reality, even before you determine how many are in “serious condition.”
Even the far left Washington Post called Justice Sotomayor out for her lies and had this to say: “It’s important for Supreme Court justices to make rulings based on correct data. But Sotomayor during an oral argument offered a figure — 100,000 children in “serious condition … many on ventilators” — that is absurdly high. She earns Four Pinocchios.”
This week, I joined over 200 Republican lawmakers in filing another amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court requesting the court halt the OSHA rule arguing that Congress did not give OSHA to authority to impose a vaccine mandate.
“Congressional members have an interest in the powers they delegate to agencies not being abused—the legislative authority vested in the federal government belongs to Congress, not the Executive branch. In this case, the promulgation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) of a sweeping, nationwide vaccine mandate on businesses intrudes into an area of legislative concern far beyond the authority of the agency. And it does so with a Mandate enacted through OSHA’s seldom-used ‘emergency temporary standard’ (ETS) provision that allows for bypass of notice and comment rulemaking under certain circumstances. That OSHA exceeded its authority in enacting the ETS Mandate is not a ‘particularly hard’ question,” members wrote in the brief.
I look forward to the ruling from the Supreme Court.
Unfortunately, the news didn’t get any better last month. This week, the Biden administration released its December jobs report. Despite Mr. Biden’s spin that the report showed “historical results,” the report provided little consolation to the 3.6 million Americans who lost their job during the pandemic and have yet to get it back. This was the worst jobs report of Mr. Biden's presidency so far, December saw the fewest jobs growth, missing Mr. Biden’s own projections by more than half.
Since taking office, Joe Biden has presided over the largest inflation crisis since the 1970s - capped off with a staggering 6.8% inflation rate to end the year. And as Biden insists everything is great, 83% of workerssay their wages have not kept pace with Bidenflation.Sadly, despite his frequent campaign pledge, Joe Biden has failed to “shut down” the virus. However, he has managed to shut down the economy.
Gosar Takes Action to Ensure Proper Care for Veterans and Their Families
Servicemember Group Life Insurance (SGLI) and Veterans Group Life Insurance (VGLI) policy coverage amounts have not changed since 2005. With record high inflation caused by Mr. Biden’s runaway spending programs, it’s time to increase the maximum amount we allow for beneficiaries of Veteran Affairs life policies so our veterans can provide their families with financial stability and peace of mind.
This week I was very proud to cosponsor H.R. 3793, the Supporting Families of the Fallen Act which increases the SGLI/VGLI maximum coverage amount from $400,000 to $500,000. We owe a tremendous debt to our men and women uniform and their families for the sacrifices they make defending our freedom. Adjusting the coverage amount to help veteran families in times of tragedy is one way to ease the pain and stress should one of our service members make the ultimate sacrifice. I am honored to join this legislation and work for its passage.
Hey Arizona! Guess who is coming to my congressional district to give us a national update?
That’s right. President Trump!
Come to the meet up.
I’ll be there too!
What: President Trump's Save America Rally
Where: Canyon Moon Ranch, Florence, AZ (Congressional District 4)
America is real. It’s not some melting pot or just some arbitrary borders with a random collection of world travelers just dumped into it. America is a real nation with a real historic identity, founding principles, philosophies, values, aesthetics.
Demographics are destiny. Human beings are different from each other, and it doesn’t help anyone to lie about it and pretend that everything is a social construct.
If America replaces its existing population with foreigners who are more violent or less capable, then this country will suffer. I don’t know why that’s so hard for people to grasp. It’s really quite simple.
America has a cultural identity that’s legitimate and worthy of defending. Diversity isn’t America’s strength, and if managed incorrectly, it can actually be its crippling weakness. America’s strength is its bedrock: the American people. And these people deserve to be protected from a globalist elite that hates them and wants them humiliated or destroyed and replaced or dead.
Tweet of the Week
Paul Gosar: @DrPaulGosar :Chinese made fentanyl delivered to Mexico and walked and driven across our border. Sold to young adults 18-35 by mixing fentanyl into other recreational drugs. 100,000 dead in 2021. Seal the border. Life in prison for drug dealers.
Responding to a Tweet by fellow colleague Lauren Boebert.
@laurenboebert: Fentanyl is the leading cause of death in adults aged 18-45. We constantly hear the government focused on COVID, but I’ve yet to see a federal mobilization to address the issue. Perhaps our Border Czar has some ideas?
Picture of the Week
Watson Lake, Donavon Zoffka
This photo was taken and submitted by Donavon Zoffka. It features Watson Lake,near Prescott.
Thank you Donavon!!
Now, who is next!?
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