To Hell with Your Job! By Chris Knight (Florida)
Fear not, oh valiant Covid fighters, hope is not yet gone! A Washington Post-ABC News poll found 16 percent of unvaccinated US workers would get the jab, 35 percent would ask for a medical or religious exemption and 42 percent would quit their job. That indicates a strong level of resistance to the Covid-vax regime, even if probably most of those people are not up to date at the latest VAERS adverse effects figures, or evidence of the ramifications of Covid vax spike proteins.
“A new poll suggests a significant share of unvaccinated Americans may be resistant to COVID-19 vaccine mandates put in place by their employer.
A Washington Post-ABC News poll asked unvaccinated workers whose employers have yet to impose a vaccine mandate what they were likely to do if getting vaccinated was required to go into the workplace.
The poll found 16 percent of unvaccinated workers would get the shot, 35 percent would ask for a medical or religious exemption and 42 percent would quit their job.
When asked what they would do if they weren’t given an exemption to opt out of the requirement, 18 percent of those surveyed said they would comply and 72 percent said they would quit.
Just 18 percent of respondents said their employer currently requires workers to be vaccinated, and about 30 percent of workers whose employers don’t have mandates are unvaccinated, according to The Washington Post.”
This shameless assault upon the common good, will lead to a society divided by medical apartheid, as many have now noted.
“Progressives, whose various echo chambers have led them to believe COVID is a modern-day apocalypse despite a 98 to 99 percent (at least) survival rate, predictably march in lockstep against bans on vaccine mandates. It is perhaps the only time progressives defend private enterprise against public regulation, broadly speaking. But the Right is divided over the question of what role, if any, the state should play in regulating private sector vaccine mandate promulgation and enforcement.
The private sector vaccine mandate, much like the roiling debates over Big Tech regulation, is a proxy for a broader intellectual fault line on the Right. That divide is between the more adamantly classical liberal, libertarian-inspired belief that the quintessence of sound governance is simply permitting individuals and private entities to do what they wish, and the more common good-inspired belief that the breadth and depth of the threat from our woke ruling class is such that we must be less skittish about the prudential use of state power to secure the deplorables’ basic way of life.
On this matter, as in many other matters, the DeSantis-style common-good conservatives have the better of the doctrinaire “let businesses do whatever they want” libertarian absolutists. It is important to understand why.
President Ronald Reagan once said, “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.'” That was probably true when the Gipper said it, but times have changed. The new, 21st-century threat comes in the form of a sprawling, paninstitutional ruling class whose public and private sector branches alike worship at the secular altar of wokeism. That ruling class has no interest in abiding by any sort of neutral “live and let live” niceties; its interest is in banning conservative speech from social media, soft-banning conservative ideas from the academy by means of “microaggressions” and “safe spaces,” and so on. As I have argued, we should think of the new “most terrifying words” as, “I’m from the ruling class, and I’m here to subjugate you.”
Vaccine mandates will be a convenient fig leaf for a ruling class already gung ho at the possibility of precluding conservatives from the full panoply of in-person public life: air travel, concerts or even private banking services. Accordingly, the governing imperative is to use state power to protect those who may harbor not-unreasonable reservations about the COVID vaccines against woke capital and woke businesses champing at the bit to forsake those who have made a different decision about what to do with their bodies than what our elites may wish.
Dispensations will always be made, but the default legal rule should be a general ban on private sector vaccine mandates. Those still very concerned about COVID, after all, can always vaccinate themselves: The vaccines presumably work well, as we are constantly told.
It is the obligation of patriots in 2021, to quote Claremont Institute Senior Fellow David Reaboi, to “know what time it is.” On vaccine mandates, that means following the DeSantis lead, and, as now appears to be necessary, launching strategic state-led lawsuits against an overzealous Biden Administration dead-set on making COVID hysteria the law of the land.”