There are only a few places left on Earth that have shown themselves to still keep the idea of human freedom paramount. While mandatory vaccination efforts and health passports have spread around the globe as fast as the rise of the virus itself, some places have chosen to take a stand for the freedom of speech, freedom of business, freedom of health and the freedom of personal choice. In the United States, the leaders of this train of thought have come from a focal point of Florida and Texas.
As of this week, Texas Governor Greg Abbott has increased the protections of the people of Texas by signing in an executive order that bans all vaccine mandates for all businesses in the state, public or private. Businesses that attempt to impose mandates over its workers will face ineligibility to receive a grant from the state and lose any ability to create state contracts.
Abbott has said that the executive order will remain in place until lawmakers in the state can pass legislation making the order the law of the land. This is a fantastic move forward in the right direction, and provides more evidence on how individual state governments still have the capability of standing up to protect its own people against federal overreach.
The executive order by Abbott states, “In yet another instance of federal overreach, the Biden Administration is now bullying many private entities into imposing covid 19 vaccine mandates, causing workforce disruptions that threaten Texas’s continued recovery from the covid 19 disaster.”
The order continues with, “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 religious belief, or for medical reasons, including prior recovery from covid 19.”
When introducing the new executive order, Abbott gave a statement saying that, “The covid 19 vaccine is safe, effective and our best defense against the virus, but should remain voluntary and never forced.”
Thank you for continually doing a great job, Greg Abbott. The people of Texas appreciate the work that you do.