On Monday, Texas Republican governor Greg Abbott stood up to Joe Biden’s attempt to force vaccines on people in a major way.
After the governor has previously banned vaccine mandates from governmental entities, he took it a step further now, issuing an executive order entirely banning vaccine mandates in the state by employers, including private employers.
Abbott stated, “No entity in Texas can compel receipt of a COVID-19 vaccine by any individual, including an employee or a consumer, who objects to such vaccination for any reason of personal conscience, based on a religious belief, or for medical reasons, including prior recovery from COVID-19. I hereby suspend all relevant statutes to the extent necessary to enforce this prohibition.”
Prior to announcing that game-changing order which will likely pave the way for more red states to join the fight, Abbott noted that he had issued a number of executive orders “aimed at protecting the health and safety of Texans, ensuring uniformity across Texas, and achieving the least restrictive means of combatting the evolving threat to public health,” and that “COVID-19 vaccines are strongly encouraged for those eligible to receive one, but must always be voluntary for Texans.”
He also pointed out that he had previously issued executive orders to bar “governmental entities and certain others from imposing COVID- 19 vaccine mandates or requiring vaccine passports” but in “yet another instance of federal overreach, the Biden Administration is now bullying many private entities into imposing COVID-19 vaccine mandates, causing workplace disruptions.”
He concluded, “This executive order shall remain in effect and in full force unless it is modified, amended, rescinded, or superseded by the governor. This executive order may also be amended by proclamation of the governor.”
“Abbott also called on the Texas state Legislature to pass a law with the same effect. The executive order would be rescinded upon the passage of such legislation, the governor’s office said,” CNN reported.
GOP governors such as Abbott and DeSantis have been a major thorn in the side of Biden and his radical plans for America – as a result, the two have become a target for the president and the Democrat propaganda machine known as the mainstream media.
In September, President Biden attacked Abbott and DeSantis, beginning by boasting, “We’ve made enormous progress against the virus through the summer. And now we put ourselves in a strong position to battle this Delta variant. That’s why the actions I proposed on vaccines last week are so critical. From requiring federal workers to get vaccinated, requiring healthcare workers to be vaccinated, requiring employers with over 100 employees to institute vaccine and or test protocols calling on for them to be able to know what their employees are doing before they walk through the door. Calling for vaccine or test requirements to enter big venues. And a whole series of steps I posed to protect our kids in schools.”
He continued, “We’re facing a lot of pushback, especially from some of the Republican governors. The governors of Florida and Texas are doing everything they can to undermine the life-saving requirements that I’ve proposed.”
In reality, GOP governors like these two are the only things stopping Biden from completely having his way with the American people.
Author: Matthew Avery