Sterilizing the soldiers

The Antipresident is reportedly going to issue a waiver that will permit the Pentagon to mandate vaccinations for the US military on Friday:

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin is expected Friday to announce a mandatory vaccine policy for all active-duty forces in the U.S. military, Fox News has confirmed.

The directive that all 1.3 million service members will be required to get shots in their arms comes just days after President Biden urged all federal employees to get vaccinated

In a speech last week, Biden said he was directing the Defense Department to examine how to make the COVID-19 vaccine mandatory. 

The Department of Justice was also asked by the president to look into the legality of mandating for the military a vaccine that has yet to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration. 

DOJ officials said a vaccine mandate would require a presidential waiver. 

Officials told Fox News that Austin will make his recommendation to the White House tomorrow, and the formal announcement is expected to come Friday. About 64{cc08d85cfa54367952ab9c6bd910a003a6c2c0c101231e44cdffb103f39b73a6} of active-duty forces are fully vaccinated.

I’ll admit that I fully expect the US to collapse before the year 2034. But I didn’t seriously entertain the possibility that it might happen more than a decade prior.

What, exactly, does Mr. Austin think he is going to do if one-third of the armed forces flat-out refuses the vaccines? They’ve been under pressure to get vaccinated for months already and have stood firmly against it. And now they’re all just going to submit to an order of deeply questionably constitutionality on the basis of a waiver provided by a man suffering from dementia who they all know perfectly well was not elected their Commander-in-Chief?

Perhaps they will. Or perhaps this is really about flushing the patriots and independent thinkers out of the military and they’ll be offered easy and graceful honorable discharges. We’ll find out soon enough.