Animal’s Daily Lock-Down News

Before we start, check out my latest in military commentary over at Glibertarians!

Now then:  Issues & Insights posits that we may be close to the end of Kung Flu lock-down lunacy.  Excerpt:

President Joe Biden has insisted that Americans must be vaccinated to protect against the spread of new variants of the virus. He even tried to mandate it for private businesses with more than 100 workers and for federal health care employees.

But not so fast.

On Monday, responding to a suit brought by Missouri and nine other states, a federal district judge temporarily halted the vaccine mandate for health care workers at Medicare- and Medicaid-affiliated facilities.

The order is meant to “ensure that federal agencies do not extend their power beyond the express delegation from Congress,” wrote Judge Matthew Schelp of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, a Trump appointee.

Best of all, his order isn’t valid only in Missouri, but in the nine other states — Alaska, Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, New Hampshire, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming — that joined the Show Me State in suing the federal government.

“The Missouri led coalition just obtained an injunction HALTING Joe Biden’s CMS Healthcare worker vaccine mandate,” Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmidt wrote. “This was an egregious overreach. We’re fighting back and winning. More to come.”

Honestly, this entire thing has been all about egregious overreach, from the word go.  The list of unconstitutional actions taken by various levels of government during this “crisis” would fill several volumes.

But there are some upsides; a year of Zoom-schooling has given plenty of parents some startling insights into what their darling little kiddies are being taught by the minions of the national teacher’s unions, and plenty of them are pissed off.  That’s a plus.  Also, people are – hopefully – starting to rediscover what some of their constitutionally defined rights are, such as the right to cross state lines and, yes, to petition their government for a redress of grievances.

So sure, there are some silver linings – and it may not be done yet.  The article concludes:

If Biden chooses unconstitutional mandates or other draconian restrictions on Americans’ freedoms, he might consider what’s happening in Europe. There, hundreds of thousands have taken to the streets protesting lockdowns and other measures. With Biden’s plummeting popularity and Americans’ growing sensitivity to having their rights trampled, it could happen here too.

We can hope!