“One is the loneliest quantity,” Three Canine Evening famously sang over 5 a long time in the past. However all it takes is one courageous soul preventing in opposition to the tide to encourage 10. Ten turn into lots of. Lots of turn into 1000’s. 1000’s turn into thousands and thousands. Tens of millions turn into a brand new majority.
Riverside County, California, Sheriff Chad Bianco is one.
On Monday, Sheriff Bianco announced he “is not going to implement the (COVID-19) vaccine mandate on Sheriff’s Division workers.” In response to a cascade of draconian state directives and the Biden administration’s overt warfare on the unvaccinated, Bianco asserted his constitutional responsibility to guard the general public “from the prison ingredient, in addition to being the final line of protection from tyrannical authorities overreach.” Native media and institution public well being “consultants” have condemned Bianco, however he refuses to again down:
“In November 2018 the residents of Riverside County elected me as their Sheriff. I stood earlier than God and swore an oath to the Structure of the USA, and the Structure of the State of California. … As your sheriff I’ve an obligation to protect your liberty and freedom.”
Chicago police officer and Fraternal Order of Police president John Catanzara is one.
Catanzara is main the cost in opposition to heavy-handed Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s vaccine mandate. Talking on behalf of the rank and file, he declared two weeks in the past that his union is “100% in opposition to mandated vaccines for our members” and blasted the dearth of research for long-term unintended effects or penalties. “To mandate anyone to get that vaccine, with out that knowledge as a baseline, amongst different points, is a ‘hell, no’ for us.”
The multiplier impact is actual: “It ain’t simply our guys. It’s the sergeants, lieutenants and captains,” Catanzara factors out. “This can be a united entrance.”
New York public faculty trainer and founder of Teachers for Choice Michael Kane is one. He has been a tireless advocate for folks and educators within the Massive Apple. His group is “100% in opposition to pressured medical mandates for any American to maintain their job, particularly educators.” On Monday, Kane was joined by a number of hundred public faculty workers, households and metropolis employees who overtook Foley Sq. in opposition to Mayor Invoice “The Bully” de Blasio’s authoritarian vaccine mandate with no testing opt-out various. Those that declare non secular or medical exemptions can be barred from instructing within the classroom; faculty workers have till Sept. 27 to get the jab or lose their job.
Kane isn’t alone. He helped encourage 1000’s of protesters to hitch a march on Monday evening throughout the Brooklyn Bridge as they waved indicators taunting “Come and Make Me,” “Let Me Name My Personal Photographs,” “My Physique, My Selection” and “No Medical Apartheid.” The combat has simply begun. As Kane warns, “There are various different medical mandates which are coming quickly, and we stand in opposition TO ALL OF THEM!”
Broadway star Laura Osnes is one.
Final month, she quit a one-night profit live performance after the venue required all actors to get the COVID-19 shot and no choice to offer a damaging COVID-19 take a look at was prolonged to her. She walked away from the efficiency alternative as a result of “there’s a lot that’s nonetheless unknown” in regards to the experimental jabs. “I stand by the choice my husband and I, with enter from our doctor, have made for ourselves, our household planning and our future,” she wrote on Instagram. “I imagine people have the correct to do the analysis, seek the advice of a physician, and are available to their very own conclusions earlier than deciding whether or not or to not get any injection.”
Emily Dahl is one. Hannah Redoute is one. Bailey Korhorn is one. Morgan Otteson is one. Collectively, they’re the 4 members of the Western Michigan College soccer crew who banded collectively to sue the varsity over its obligatory vaccine coverage citing their First Modification-protected non secular liberty. Final week, a federal choose granted their movement for a preliminary injunction in opposition to WMU, blocking the college from kicking them off the crew after their requests for non secular exemptions had been denied by faculty officers.
Twelve different WMU athletes have since joined the quartet’s lawsuit: Taylor Williams, Jake Moertl, Maxwell Huntley, Kaelyn Parker, Annalise James, Reilly Jacobson, Kia Brooks, Aubree Ensign, Sydney Schafer, Danielle Natte, Nicole Morehouse and Katelyn Spooner.
In June, 153 well being care employees within the Houston Methodist Hospital system stop or had been fired for refusing to undergo obligatory jabs as a situation of employment.
Two weeks in the past, 30 maternity ward nurses and staffers resigned in protest of the upstate New York Lewis County Common Hospital’s vaccine mandate with no non secular exemptions — forcing the power to shut the maternity division.
On Saturday, six Los Angeles police officers filed a federal lawsuit in U.S. District Courtroom in search of to overturn the division’s vaccine mandate. They don’t seem to be alone. Greater than 2,300 LAPD workers have filed notices in search of non secular exemptions, and one other 300 officers and workers have filed for medical exemptions — collectively constituting 20% of the workforce.
Bear in mind: All it takes is one. Ten turn into lots of. Lots of turn into 1000’s. 1000’s turn into thousands and thousands. Tens of millions turn into a brand new majority. That is how tyranny ends.
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