Polls show that no less than 50% of Americans are against vaccine mandates. While that may be reassuring, it says more about those who do not oppose them than it says about those who do. Just last year, even Nanci Pelosi said that vaccine mandates are “Just something we can’t do.” At that time, the idea was so far from the Overton Window, it was unthinkable. But after months and months of the likes of Don Lemon suggesting the opposite, that has changed.
The idea of vaccine mandates has been slowly introduced into the conversation, until now, many people not only accept it as normal but as desirable. The fact that Pelosi could go from her former position to supporting Biden’s mandates just shows, once again, that she and her contemporaries don’t care about what’s right and what’s wrong.
This kind of flip-flopping is only possible in a culture where the people have been lulled into the expectation of perfect safety. This is an important part of the fiction of authority, the idea that some people have the right to rule others. As long as we believe that perfect safety is possible or even desirable and that some have the right to rule others, the idea of mandates becomes possible.
“He who would trade liberty for security, deserves neither liberty nor security.”
– Benjamin Franklin
History has shown us that it takes just 3% of the population for a people to have a chance at successfully resisting tyranny. This was true of the American Revolution, of course, but it has proven true throughout history. So the fact that 50% of Americans oppose the mandates still should give us hope.
But it isn’t just the voting public that is divided right down the middle on Biden’s mandates. According to ZeroHedge.com, 27 Republican governors have committed themselves to opposing Biden’s unprecedented executive order. The order mandates that no fewer than 80 million working people be vaccinated, submit to weekly testing, or their employers be fined. The fines amount to $14,000 for each violation.
If an employee refuses the vaccine, each week he or she goes unvaccinated and untested is another violation. That means one employee could cost a company as much as $56,000 a month. Clearly, an employer would be forced to fire anyone who refuses to be vaccinated or tested, as many of us would and are.
Certainly, when faced with unemployment, millions of people who are otherwise unwilling to get the jab will reluctantly submit. Those who do will face the risk of heart-swelling, blood clots, and become living factories for COVID protein spikes. The idea of a mother or father or modest means being backed into risking severe illness and unknown long-term side effects is unthinkable.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said, “When you have a president like Biden, issuing unconstitutional edicts against the American people, we have a responsibility to stand up for the Constitution and to fight back, and we are doing that in the state of Florida.”
We couldn’t agree more.