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Federal Judge Blocks Biden's Vaccine Mandate for Head Start Program

The ruling follows a lawsuit brought by the attorney generals of 24 US States against the Biden mandate


On Saturday, a Louisiana federal judge ruled that President Joe Biden cannot uphold mandates for teachers in the Head Start early education program to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

U.S. District Judge Terry Doughty wrote in his decision that Biden’s administration unlawfully bypassed Congress with a mandate requiring workers in Head Start programs be vaccinated by Jan. 31.

Head Start is a federally funded educational program that promotes education for children under six from low-income families.

Doughty said in his decision that the separation of powers is essential to the country’s founding. He also quoted former President Reagan, “the nine most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.'”

“If the Executive branch is allowed to usurp the power of the Legislative branch to make laws, then this country is no longer a democracy — it is a monarchy,” Doughty wrote.

“This two-year pandemic has fatigued the entire country. However, this is not an excuse to forego the separation of powers. If the walls of separation fall, the system of checks and balances created by the founders of this country will be destroyed,” concluded Doughtry.

The lawsuit was brought by the Attorney Generals of 24 states, all of whom praised Doughty’s decision.

“This victory will help ensure that numerous Head Start programs will continue to operate rather than have to fire teachers and cut back services to children. And this win will forestall the nonsensical and damaging practice of forcing masks on two-year-olds,” said Alabama’s Attorney General Marshall.

The ruling on Saturday affects Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Wyoming, and West Virginia.

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2 responses to “Federal Judge Blocks Biden’s Vaccine Mandate for Head Start Program”

  1. pandusa says:

    Cheer up Michigan. Gov. Whitless and the FBI ain’t looking so good. They may be coming down with a bad case of “Smollett ’22”. I hear it is terminal in politics.

  2. Allenales says:

    I congratulate those who live in a “free state”. I however am in the tyrannical state of Michigan. Does anyone see any way the freedom of choice teachers in this state have any way to fight back against the state forcing an unwanted chemical into their bodies.