Twenty years ago, terrorists intent on destroying our Republic attacked our citizens and country in a heinous way by deliberately flying airplanes into buildings with the intent to instill fear. The thought is that the fear would cause our country to pull back into itself and become less free and more isolated. In this process, Americans would become less free.
What the terrorist failed to foresee was the resolve of the American people against an attack from outside our nation and how we, as a people, would coalesce against this attack. Every year around 9/11 I think about that attack on our Republic and how it was meant to destroy us. But Americans came together and fought. I think of the quote by Abraham Lincoln where he stated, “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we lose our freedoms, it will be because we have destroyed ourselves from within”.
Yesterday our own President, who is clearly overstepping his constitutional authority, announced several initiatives that he says are meant to protect the people of the United States and I believe the things he announced are clearly not constitutional. The President stated in his announcement that it’s not about freedom or about choice, it’s about personal safety. When he said that I was reminded of a Benjamin Franklin quote “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”
How do I know these recently announced mandates are unconstitutional? First, the Biden administration is using rule-making authority to create law and that is outside the scope of what the Executive Branch can do constitutionally. There are three co-equal branches of both our State and Federal governments. The Executive Branch, whose job it is to conduct the daily business of our country, the Legislative Branch, whose job it is to write the laws and rules, and the Judicial Branch, whose job it is to make sure that the other two branches are following the Constitution in the execution of their jobs.
In addition, I think the Biden Administration knows these mandates are unconstitutional when you have the Chief of Staff of the President, Klain, state in a retweet that “OSHA doing this vax mandate as an emergency workplace safety rule is the ultimate workaround for the Federal Government to require vaccinations”.
Sen. Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas retweeted a post warning Klain that “Courts consider intention when hearing cases, and the retweet could prove to be problematic during future challenges”. Cruz, further commented in another tweet, “Important,” foolish RT from WH chief of staff. He said the quiet part out loud. Biden admin knows it’s likely illegal (like the eviction moratorium) but they don’t care.”
If the Biden Administration knows these mandates are unconstitutional, why do them? The answer is clear, they know the Judicial Branch is a deliberative branch and will take some time to put a stop to it. By the time there is a stop a good number of the initiatives would have been implemented and to put it bluntly you can’t un-vaccinate a person who didn’t want to be vaccinated.
I consider these unconstitutional mandates that the President is attempting to push on the American people and the people of Iowa to be an affront to our civil liberties and I will fulfill the oath that I took as a Soldier and as a Representative to defend my country from enemies both foreign and domestic and I will uphold the Constitution of both the United States and that of the State of Iowa. I will do everything in my power and control to keep your freedoms intact and to stop this tyranny from the Executive Branch of the United States Government. My wish is that we do exactly as we did when we were attacked from terrorists from outside the United States and band together against this new tyranny as one people who will never forget this most recent attack on our freedoms and liberties.