“When the law-givers ignore the law, is there any obligation to obey the law-givers?”

No, there most certainly is not. At that point, there is but one duty or obligation laid upon the true Patriot: to throw off his oppressors; to dismantle the structural mechanisms of tyrannical rule to the last nut, bolt, and cog; and to take all necessary steps to see that the tyrant’s malign influence is scoured from the land he wilfully betrayed and besmirched.

This question arises in the wake of the Biden regime – the right word, as it conveys the fundamental essence of the thing, as in capo regime…as in gang of thugs – announcing it doesn’t give a tinker’s damn for the recent  federal court stay of its order to private employers of 100 or more to require all employees submit to the Jab – else be Jabbed, themselves, with extortionate fines applied by OSHA.

Which lacks lawful jurisdiction to decree such a thing.

Well, the Fifth Circuit of Appeals – which is a court and a federal one, at that – with legal/constitutional authority to bind the power of the federal government – issued a stay.

Which means that the Jabs cannot lawfully be required – or the fines applied – until after due process of law has elaborated.

Full stop. For now, at least.

This is the way it once worked when this country was governed by laws.

The very bad precedent of executives ordering has of course been around for some time; it predates the Biden regime.

It made possible this regime’s executive ordering.

But – until now – no executive in modern times has ordered in defiance of a federal court order.

That being something very arguably impeachable.

Something that arguably calls for more.

Boy, does it ever. In fact, the situation calls for nothing short of extreme measures in response—the most extreme measures possible, with no action, tool, or tactic ruled unfair or out of bounds. But while we await the squaring of shoulders, steeling of spines, and firming of resolve that precedes every battle, this might be a decent enough first step.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has called state legislators to come together next week for a special session to consider several proposals that push back against Biden’s authoritarian COVID-19 vaccine mandates for workers and employers.

The main piece of legislation being weighed is a proposal to decide whether the state should withdraw itself from the partisan oversight of Biden’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The measure was introduced earlier this month and sponsored by Republicans Sen. Travis Hutson and Rep. Ardian Zika after OSHA had finally issued its Emergency Temporary Standard relating to Biden’s vaccine mandate for businesses with 100 employees or more.

The Republicans hold the majority in both chambers of the Florida state legislature, so it looks likely that the proposal will pass easily. The GOP leaders of both the House and Senate have even already indicated that they intend to kick OSHA’s authority to the curb.

In a statement to an outfit called the News Service of Florida, House Speaker Chris Sprowls laid it all out bluntly.

“If OSHA, the Department of Labor and OSHA, is going to be weaponized as a way to hold hostage businesses throughout the state of Florida, no problem. We want a different plan.

We want out of OSHA. We’ll submit our own regulatory authority and say goodbye to the federal government.”

You may think such maneuvering a waste of time, a stall, or a half-measure; you may very well be right about that, too. The legal process for “separating from OSHA” will undoubtedly be interminable, taking years to unfold in the admittedly iffy event it’s allowed to move forward at all. But I gotta say, that last sentence gave me goosebumps just the same. And there’s more.

The separation from OSHA may not be completed anytime before Biden’s mandate for businesses kicks in on January 4th, but the legislation’s special session will also decide on several other proposals that will provide robust protections for workers and businesses against Biden’s crippling federal overreach.

Some of the other proposals that will be discussed by lawmakers next week include: preventing government employees from being forced into vaccination, requiring employers to allow vaccine exemptions for workers, prohibiting the state’s surgeon general from forcing anyone to get vaccinated against their wishes, giving parents the sole authority over vaccination status and mask-wearing by their children in schools, and giving workers the ability to sue over vaccine mandates, among other important measures.

Florida’s legislature – thanks to decisive action by Governor DeSantis to call a special session—is demonstrating to the rest of the republican states in the nation that they are taking the fight against Biden’s federal overreach extremely seriously – they have already been right about resisting lockdowns and other authoritarian measures to limit the spread of the virus – and now they are leading the way once again in the fight against the federal mandates.

How many other states will follow suit?

Well, that really is the question now, ain’t it? One way or the other, for better or for worse, we’ll soon find out.

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Barry

This is what I want to see as the first step, the states take back their rights as laid out constitutionally, and if/when the courts side with the lawless, the state just sticks up it’s middle finger in the direction of DC.

kennycan

Too bad we don’t get to join in on the fun since Cooper stole the Governorship.

Barry

That day will come to an end.

MarkMatis

Rules for thee but not for me.

THAT has been the way of Our Betters for MANY years now!!!

SteveF

Last year I commented somewhere, probably Daily Pundit, “If there’s one set of rules for the government and another for you, you are not being governed, you are being ruled.” Mike copied that here, and then Ol’ Remus noted it in his Woodpile Report … and then Ol’ Remus died.

ceh9876

The rule of law in America died on July 5th of 2016.
There are no longer valid laws that apply to me from the federal govt.
There are only laws to be ignored.

kennycan

That’s an interesting date. Significance?

SteveF

Oh, if only there were a vast repository of information at your fingertips, with a convenient way to search it!

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kennycan

I thought it was the day they let BJ get away with Perjury.

But hey, that was nearly 20 years earlier. So that can’t be it.

Was it the day they lied about a Terrorist Attack by Al Qaeda against our Embassy, killing an Ambassador and 3 other Americans, on the anniversary of 9/11 and blamed it on a spontaneous reaction to a video. Then they arrested the video maker. No, that was a Clinton action 4 years before.

Perhaps it was the time that a President got the IRS to attack his political opponents. Nope that was much earlier too. Maybe it was that same President running guns to Mexican Cartels to get Americans killed as he hoped to institute Gun Control. No that was much earlier as well.

Sorry, I’m at a loss at what ended the Rule of Law in 2016. I thought it was already dead by then.

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Barry

Yea, it was dead way before then. That was the day Comey let shrillary off the hook, so perhaps for some people it was the first time they noticed the rule of law was dead.

boron

I fail to understand why the Federal government under the nominal leadership of Joseph Biden is pushing the people of the United States of America into a hot war

SteveF

If we can find out who’s benefitting from all this we may be able to figure out who’s calling the shots and why.

kennycan

Perhaps we should look at people meeting in Davos, Jackson Hole, Jeckyll Island and/or Beijing.

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Barry

Sounds like a nuclear target list.

kennycan

Ready. Aim…

Barry

To be fair, the federal gov thinks they are immune to the fallout that is coming. They believe they will not suffer when the war comes.

I think they are dead wrong.

kennycan

I would suggest that when the time comes some people younger, more skilled, and more dangerous than I takes the war to them directly.

Metaphorically of course. 😉 😉

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MarkMatis

HOPEFULLY!!!

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