The United States Supreme Court struck a blow for freedom this week by knocking down Joe Biden’s COVID vaccine mandate for employers.
The Biden administration should never even have tried to do this. They have no right to infringe on people’s freedoms in this way.
The court did allow the mandate for certain healthcare jobs.
FOX Business reports:
Supreme Court blocks Biden OSHA vaccine mandate, allows rule for health care workers
The Supreme Court on Thursday issued mixed rulings in a pair of cases challenging Biden administration COVID-19 vaccine mandates, allowing the requirement for certain health care workers to go into effect while blocking enforcement of a mandate for businesses with 100 or more employees.
The latter, an Occupational Safety and Health Administration rule that took effect on Monday, said that businesses with at least 100 employees needed to require workers to get vaccinated, or get tested weekly and wear a mask.
The Court ruled that OSHA lacked the authority to impose such a mandate because the law that created OSHA “empowers the Secretary to set workplace safety standards, not broad public health measures.”
“Although COVID-19 is a risk that occurs in many workplaces, it is not an occupational hazard in most,” the Court ruled. “COVID–19 can and does spread at home, in schools, during sporting events, and everywhere else that people gather. That kind of universal risk is no different from the day-to-day dangers that all face from crime, air pollution, or any number of communicable diseases.”
Liberals went positively bonkers over the decision.
I want everybody to remember that the Supreme Court has said the government doesn’t have the authority to make people wear a mask when it later says it *does* have the authority to force women to give birth against their will.
— Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC) January 13, 2022
If the Supreme Court striking down the vaccine/testing requirements for large employers infuriates you, wait until this summer when they overturn Roe. The Supreme Court will seal its fate as an illegitimate entity counter to democracy and we must make sure it hears our voice!
— Ben Meiselas (@meiselasb) January 13, 2022
SCOTUS sitting in the safety of its ivory tower vaccinated & protected cocoon blocks large employer vaccine mandate so that less privileged Americans continue to be at risk to Covid-19 but allows mandate for healthcare workers – so they can be treated safely if they get sick…
— Shanlon Wu (@shanlonwu) January 13, 2022
These leftists are the same people who accused Trump of being an authoritarian.