By John and Andy Schlafly
A record-breaking 10.1 million unfilled jobs were reported last Friday as though this were a positive measure of economic growth. Supposedly ordinary Americans are doing so well that employers cannot even fill basic jobs.
But many of those unfilled jobs are due to the growing employer mandates for the Covid vaccine, mandates that Anthony Fauci announced will sharply increase as soon as the FDA grants its full approval in a month or so. Fauci praised the unaccountable FDA on Sunday, and said he hopes more employers will impose vaccine mandates.
"For those who do not want, I believe mandates at the local level need to be done," Fauci said. This unelected bureaucrat seeks more vaccine mandates against employees, while the Biden Administration abuses its power by requiring the vaccine in the military.
More than 90 million Americans have declined the Covid vaccine. Cash offers, lottery prizes, and even threats of being fired have not moved this large sector of our country to comply with Fauci’s pipe dream of a fully vaccinated America.
The early recipients of the Covid vaccine are already being told that it is wearing off, and they may need to receive another vaccine soon. Many of them had an unexpected adverse reaction the first time, and polling shows that more workers would quit their job over a vaccination requirement than a pay cut.
Far from uniting the country, Biden is dividing it by allowing Fauci and other entrenched public health officials to run roughshod over cherished American freedoms. An enormous crowd of 3,000 people gathered at the Michigan state capitol on Friday to protest vaccine mandates in that state.
Referring to Vice President Kamala Harris, State Rep. Matt Maddock (R-MI) told the activists, “Kamala said she didn’t trust the Trump vaccine. Are we supposed to trust theirs?”
Millions who oppose the push for mandatory vaccination are actually rank-and-file Democrats, as the New York Times admitted in dismay in its own analysis of who is declining the jab. Minorities and many young liberals are eschewing the Covid vaccine, not just rural white evangelicals whom liberals have tried to scapegoat for the disease resurgence.
Americans rejecting the Covid vaccine constitute a population larger than all of Germany, unlikely to switch just because socialists at the FDA mysteriously label the Covid vaccine as no longer experimental. VAERS, the vaccine injury reporting database, tells a story different from Fauci’s by listing more than 12,000 incidents of people dying after receiving the Covid vaccine, leaving behind countless loved ones.
Many of the employer mandates, such as that by Microsoft, seem senseless. Microsoft produces software with little necessary face-to-face interaction by its workers with the public, or even with each other, yet requires Covid vaccination to the glee of its founder, longtime vaccine pusher Bill Gates.
Liberals always knew that a significant percentage of Americans would decline the Covid vaccine no matter what the D.C. bureaucrats say or do. Distrust of government is healthy and particularly high among many Democrat voters, such as minorities. Videos released and then taken down of Obama’s birthday party over the weekend did not increase trust in public officials. Obama and others were filmed partying away without masks, while leading Democrat politicians insist that even schoolchildren be required to constantly wear masks.
NFL football players are not required to take the Covid vaccine and several have spoken out against attempts to ostracize them. Notable Olympic athletes declined the Covid vaccine, too.
Meanwhile, a silver lining is a government backlog in processing green card applications for foreigners to fill 100,000 jobs, typically better paying, which should be going to Americans. Green cards not issued by the end of September will expire.
It is not merely “conspiracy theories” which result in a significant unvaccinated population. For years the vaccine police were already complaining about people who decline ordinary vaccines, and wrongly blamed them for outbreaks when the real source was untested immigrants.
Millions of illegal aliens swarming over our border untested for Covid-19 are contributing to the resurgence in the disease, especially in Texas. Yet liberals try to blame unvaccinated Trump supporters rather than close our border to the influx of the disease.
In Texas, a federal judge recently blocked enforcement of Executive Order GA-37, which would have stopped taxpayer-funded groups from transporting potentially millions of Covid-infected illegal aliens into and through Texas. Biden should return all those illegal migrants to their countries of origin. The Biden Administration insists that the Texas Executive Order would interfere with federal jurisdiction over immigration, and impede alleviation of overcrowding in border facilities. Yet it is Biden’s open-border stance which attracts the illegal aliens into our country, while he could easily block their entry and spreading of Covid here.
John and Andy Schlafly are sons of Phyllis Schlafly (1924-2016) and lead the continuing Phyllis Schlafly Eagles organizations with writing and policy work.
These columns are also posted on pseagles.com.