Abbott Completely Bans Vaccine Mandates By Any Employer In Texas | Eastern North Carolina Now | On Monday, Texas GOP governor Greg Abbott, who had already banned vaccine mandates from governmental entities, went further, issuing an executive order entirely banning vaccine mandates in the state by employers, including private employers.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
    Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the The Daily Wire. The author of this post is Hank Berrien.

    On Monday, Texas GOP governor Greg Abbott, who had already banned vaccine mandates from governmental entities, went further, issuing an executive order entirely banning vaccine mandates in the state by employers, including private employers. He wrote:

    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.

    In his preamble to that declaration, 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    He concluded, "This executive order shall remain in effect and in full force unless it is modified, amended, rescinded, or superseded by the governor.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 The executive order would be rescinded upon the passage of such legislation, the governor's office said," CNN reported.

    In September, President Biden attacked Abbott and Florida GOP Governor Ron DeSantis; last May DeSantis signed a bill allowing "the state to issue fines beginning Sept. 16 if people are asked to show proof they have received a COVID-19 vaccine before being allowed in businesses, schools, or government buildings," as WFTV 9 reported.

    Biden started 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."

    The Daily Wire is one of America's fastest-growing conservative media companies and counter-cultural outlets for news, opinion, and entertainment. Get inside access to The Daily Wire by becoming a member.
Go Back

HbAD0

Latest Op-Ed & Politics

President Joe Biden conceded during a CNN town hall event on Thursday night that he should visit the U.S.-Mexico border to see the crisis that has erupted under his leadership, but he claimed that he just has not had enough time to do it.
As D.C. resources begin to buckle under the strain of thousands of migrants being sent to the nation's capital from Texas, the Biden Administration has taken steps to solve the problem by hiring them all as IRS agents.
Moderate Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) defended the Democratic Senate’s revived climate spending and tax plan on Sunday.
Actor Russell Brand blasted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) in a video recently posted on his YouTube channel over stock trades that her husband has made in recent days that line up with legislation being pushed by Congress.
Scratching Beneath the Surface Reveals a Struggling Labor Market
President Joe Biden said during a CNN town hall event on Thursday night that there is not much he can do to lower soaring gas prices, which have reportedly reached as high a $7.59 in at least one town in California.
The two books of my summer reading paint a picture of America that is both unsettling and understandable. Anne Applebaum is an award - winning historian and prizewinning author.
The Indiana State Senate passed a bill that bans nearly all abortions, the first such ban to be advanced after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.

HbAD1

A federal judge has rejected Democratic groups' request that he block — or stay — his Aug. 5 order placing Green Party candidates on the N.C. election ballot.
San Francisco will hold an annual sexual festival popular among gay men this weekend even though the city declared a local health emergency over the Monkeypox outbreak earlier this week.
Today, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) announced $60 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) Grant Program.
President Joe Biden appeared to mock during a CNN town hall event on Thursday those who reject vaccine mandates because they believe in “freedom.”
Anthony Spinner, a Wisconsin man who'd recently been broken in half during a backyard wrestling match, attempted to argue his way into the Kingdom of Heaven by showing Saint Peter the Ukraine flag he placed on his Twitter bio.
The nationwide baby formula shortage is far from over, with nearly one-third of all formula in the U.S. still not stocked, according to a report.
The House of Representatives voted largely along partisan lines Friday to pass a ban on certain semi-automatic firearms, though the bill is not expected to make it through the Senate.
The NCTA had endorsed Cheri Beasley previously before Beasley went all in on Defund the Police (raising thousands of dollars from that crowd before she got caught)
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki did not dispute that President Joe Biden’s poll numbers have cratered in recent months and instead placed part of the blame on unvaccinated Americans.

HbAD2

 
Back to Top