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Biden using private companies to enforce vaccine mandates is chilling

This is for me the single most disturbing part of his address.

Biden is not saying that vaccination is or should be legally compulsory. There is in fact no law in the US which says that vaccination is compulsory.

However he is trying to make it in effect compulsory by getting the Department of Labour to force private companies to make it so.

In other words, vaccination is being made in effect compulsory, but without law.

The honest thing would have been for Biden to come forward and say that vaccination should be compulsory, and to propose a law or laws to Congress and to the states to make it so. However he is afraid to do that, so he is hiding behind private companies, who he is trying to get to do the same thing for him.

It is the abdication of responsibility and accountability in what is still supposed to be a constitutional Republic.

If it also reminds you of the way the government now uses the Big Tech companies to police online content for it, so that it can avoid being held accountable for violating the First Amendment, then so it should, because it is in effect the same thing.

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Dnipro Tuesday Evening, 31st Jan

Cold days the past few, and few more weeks of it to come, I suppose it is winter. Snowing lightly now, but has been cold enough that roads aren't too bad, no ice which is always good. Despite this being a cold country, Ukrainians always seem to struggle in ice, always crashes buggering up the traffic flow. I have been driving helping with evacuation relocations the last couple days, so been kept busy enough, and haven't had my usual morning routine and have missed my walks, and a few of the Durans posts, although I have tried to keep up. I have a couple days to rest before helping again on Friday and over the weekend, unless things deteriorate, and we get called in to help, which is always a possibility.

Everything else just ticking over, people are exhausted, I know I say that a lot, but it's because they are, and every day I am reminded of it. The streets are full of people in need now. Many people going through rubbish bins, begging near shops, on side of road ...

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