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Just this past July, a reporter asked White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, “Is that a sign that perhaps the Federal Government should step in and issue mandates and, if not, are you putting the needs of unvaccinated people ahead of the needs of vaccinated people?”
Jen Psaki replied, “That’s not the role of the Federal Government. That’s the role that institutions, private sector entities, and others may take. That certainly is appropriate. Also, local communities are going to take steps they need to take in order to protect people in their communities.”
I personally don’t mind when private businesses and communities decide to have their own mandates and regulations; that’s the beauty of the freedom that is within America. If a community or job expects me to comply with something I don’t agree with, I can simply not agree to take part in their practices and find somewhere else to reside and/or work.
You want a Christian bakery to bake you a cake in celebration of your gay-ness? Well, they have every right to exercise religious exemptions from anti-discrimination laws. You can literally go anywhere else to have your gay cake. (No shade on the gays, but this was an actual court case – see Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission).
In July, Jen Psaki said it is “not the role of the federal government” to force Americans to get vaccinated. pic.twitter.com/C64KEP3d3C
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) September 9, 2021
Oh, President Joe Biden didn’t believe in mandating vaccines OR masks nationwide just back in December…
Biden back in December on vaccine mandates: “I don't think it should be mandatory, I wouldn't demand it be mandatory.” pic.twitter.com/RI08vIkFfk
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) September 9, 2021
I’m all for understanding that ‘times change’ … buuuut bodily autonomy freedoms should not.
Oh, Nancy Pelosi stated that ‘we cannot require to someone to be vaccinated’ back on April 29th, 2021.
Pelosi stated, “It is a matter of privacy to know who is and who isn’t.”
Here’s that clip, too. (Just fast forward to 35:55.)