An Oppressive and Inept Government
Vaccine Mandates Are Violating Americans’ Personal Rights
Up until this point, I’ve not said anything on GH15 about covid or the vaccines. But it is now time I did so.
Never before in the history of America has our government forced us to comply with a mandate or not be allowed to work, attend school, travel, engage in entertainment, or eat in restaurants.
Various state governors, legislators, and mayors, had already required masks to participate in public activities. Unsurprisingly, we have seen much pushback against those mandates, including lawsuits. Now Biden has gone farther and mandated COVID vaccinations for large groups of Americans. Many people, conservative and liberal alike, are expressing their disdain for these mandates. On September 9, Joe Biden announced his administration’s “Path Out of the Pandemic” Executive Order.
In an outstanding article that addresses this, Intercessors for America (IFA) states:
“The mandate has become reality. The federal vaccine mandate we were told would never be issued has actually just happened. The Biden Administration issued an Executive Order mandating the vaccination of virtually most of the nation, interfering in our private lives and intruding in private businesses. This mandate is a power grab of freedom. It is chilling how deep into our lives the federal government has burrowed. Just as shocking, a large portion of our nation is willingly giving up freedom for the promise of safety or convenience. Why force Americans to get this shot that is causing adverse affects and is not as effective as natural immunity after recovering from Covid? Let’s break down what has just happened.
“What was in the Executive Order? Three actions are the bottom line mandating forced vaccines:
All government employees MUST be vaccinated in 75 days with no option to test out. Religious exemptions are purportedly still in effect, however, in New York all religious exemptions have been removed as an option.
All people who work with the federal government IN ANY WAY must be vaccinated. That means government contractors, those who service Medicare or Medicaid patients, those who receive any federal funding or touch the federal government in any way are mandated to be vaccinated.
Companies with 100 or more employees must force employees to take the shot for a totally vaccinated workforce.
“These mandates are said to affect about 100 million Americans. Ironically, Americans are being forced to take the shot but border crossers and refugees are not mandated. Members of Congress, their staff, and those who work for the federal court system are also not mandated.
“‘We’ve been patient. But our patience is wearing thin…’ Those chilling words spoken by Biden at the White House press conference were an ominous threat of action against the freedom to choose to receive the Covid shot.
“Can they do that? Many legal experts are debating the constitutional ability of the President’s office to issue an Executive Order mandating a medical procedure for every American. Some say that even if vaccines can be mandated, only the states could possibly do so. The sweeping new mandate has triggered a flurry of activity in law firms and state houses across the nation as lawyers are hustling to push back on this edict from the administration and protect freedom. There are several Christian legal organizations that are dedicated to protecting our constitutional rights. Liberty Counsel is one such group.” (The entire IFA special report entitled Mandating Government Control can be found by going to their website IFApray.org or by clicking here.)(1)
Intercessors for America’s Camille Solberg, IFA Governmental Affairs Director, wrote an excellent article on September 18th discussing these mandates, in which she says:
“The bottom line is this: will we be coerced into action or choose based on informed and freely derived consent? Today vital and needed healthcare professionals are being walked out the door and terminated from hospitals and clinics based solely on the fact that they refuse to receive a vaccine! As a result, there are reports of new rationing of healthcare services...Unconstitutional restrictions imposed on travel, gathering in churches, eating in restaurants without a vaccine passport, masks, and other mandates have generated an unprecedented number of confrontations and lawsuits. Liberty Counsel has been inundated with health care and other professionals seeking religious exemptions from the Covid-19 vaccine mandate. The same individuals who saved and risked their lives for over a year in hospitals serving those with Covid are now being forced to leave their roles if they refuse the vaccine.
“In a big answer to our prayers, this week a New York Court granted health care workers relief against the vaccine mandate. Liberty Counsel Founder and Chairman Mat Staver said, ‘This is a great victory for all healthcare workers in New York who have sincerely held religious objections to the COVID shots…”(2)
On September 17th, The Epoch Times’ Kash Patel discussed a Trafalgar Group Survey done for The Convention of States. (The Trafalgar Group is a nonpartisan and well-respected political survey organization.) The poll showed “72% of Americans reject vaccine mandates in favor of personal choice.” Conservatives are the most likely to believe vaccines should not be mandated by government, however, even 59% of people identifying themselves as liberals agree. Kash says this does not mean most people are “anti-vaxers.” Many, like himself, may believe the vaccines are helpful, but still feel individuals should have the right to decide if they are right for themselves or their family members.(3)
The Fiasco on the Southern Border
Beginning around the 10th of September, a huge influx of migrants began to pour through the southern border at Del Rio, Texas. According to the Val Verde Border Humanitarian Coalition, the migrants are from Haiti, Venezuela, and Cuba.
By Friday, September 17th, while Biden enjoyed his beach vacation, the number of individuals gathering under the international bridge at Del Rio increased from about 2,000 to over 15,000. This huge number of people finally prompted the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol to close the international bridge there. “‘This is as bad as I’ve ever seen it. There is no southern border. It’s pure chaos,’ said U.S. Rep. Tony Gonzales, R-Texas, walking near the Rio Grande where the Border Patrol is containing the migrants prior to processing.”(4)
This despicable situation caused by Biden and his administration is a true humanitarian crisis. By Sunday, there were up to 15,000 migrants trying to live under the bridge. Local law enforcement and humanitarian groups are overwhelmed, not equipped to manage this many people coming all at once. Over 400 Border Patrol agents have been sent there adding to the more than 1000 state troopers and National Guardsmen sent in by Texas Governor Greg Abbott.
Last Thursday, Governor Abbott took action when the federal government did not. In a news article by CNN He said, "The sheer negligence of the Biden Administration to do their job and secure the border is appalling. I have directed the Department of Public Safety and the Texas National Guard to surge personnel and vehicles to shut down six points of entry along the southern border to stop these caravans from overrunning our state.”(5)
He continues, "The border crisis is so dire that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection is requesting our help as their agents are overwhelmed by the chaos. Unlike President Biden, the State of Texas remains committed to securing our border and protecting Americans."(6)
The federal government did finally gather about 3,300 migrants from Haiti and return them back to their country on Sunday. They have plans to process about 3,000 more. But the New York Times reported Monday morning the Haiti government is asking the U.S. to please stop the deportation as they have no ability to care for all these people either.(7) One wonders if the MILLIONS of dollars our government spends DAILY on this problem might have been better spent helping the people in their country of Haiti, rather than in a tent camp on our southern border.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection recently released data showing that federal officials so far this year have ‘encountered’ or apprehended 1.74 million unauthorized migrants in the United States so far this fiscal year.”(8)
Pray with me:
Father, it is painful to watch those who want to fundamentally transform America into a weak, globalist nation. The hypocrisy, lies, manipulation, lust for power and ungodly plans of so many in our government are beyond disgusting - they are evil. We weep as we watch the dismantling and disintegration of our nation. It is all because we rejected You and invited those who dishonor You and Your ways to rule us. We are now reaping the whirlwind. (see Hosea 8:7)
But we still believe it works. Appealing to You, from hearts of humility and repentance, still works. We still believe Your mercy triumphs over judgment, that Your mercies endure forever. We believe Your heart is to redeem, not judge. And that when You find someone to stand in the gap You do not have to release the judgment deserved. (Ezekiel 22:30-31) Here we are.
And we are asking for grace and mercy, not on the merits of our actions, but only on the merits of the blood of Your son, Jesus, the Savior of the world. We know You delight to honor His sacrifice. We know His blood on the mercy seat satisfies Your justice and releases Your love. For the sake of that love, for the sake of our destiny to take the gospel to the ends of the earth, for the sake of billions of people around the world, forgive and heal our land.
We also pray for Governor Abbott, that You would give him wisdom from above as he navigates these unprecedented times. Protect our customs and patrol agents. Watch over the children and so many innocent ones (continue to pray as you are led). In Jesus’ name, amen.
Nothing but the blood of Jesus!
“For my pardon, this I see,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus, For my cleansing this my plea,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.
“Oh precious is the flow, that makes me white as snow.
No other fount I know,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.”(9)
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