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This Will End Biden’s Covid Tyranny

Many red states in the last few months have banned public entities from mandating the COVID-19 vaccine. This is a step in the right direction but does not go nearly far enough. Private employers and state and local governments are still free to impose COVID-19 vaccination requirements on employees…

On a side note, Title VII protections for people of faith are probably what is keeping companies from letting more people go. Anyone fired for not taking the vaccine, who has expressly cited his religion as the reason for not doing so, can file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) citing religious discrimination.

With so many Republican states failing to rise to the occasion, Congress needs to step into the void. Republican lawmakers should introduce a bill that mirrors those of Tennessee and Montana, or at least one requiring employers to recognize an exemption for any reason. Under the latter option, Florida, Iowa, and Kansas’ bills should be the model because they do not allow employers to vet the legitimacy of exemptions requested. All must be honored.

U.S. Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene’s H.R. 2317, the “We Will Not Comply Act,” introduced in August, also provides a good template. The Georgia Republican’s bill would extend protections from Title II of the Civil Rights Act, which forbids discrimination in public places based on race, color, religion, and national origin, to those unvaccinated from COVID-19. Read more…

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