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    The Pentagon has officially dropped the U.S. military's COVID-19 vaccine mandate nearly 17 months after it was first imposed by the Biden administration under Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin. The controversial policy has been under fire from Republicans since its inception, amid an increasingly dire recruiting crisis for new troops. Defense officials' latest order follows through on language in the 2023 defense budget bill, which President Joe Biden signed into law in late December. According to Defense Department data cited by Reuters, 3,717 Marines, 1,816 soldiers and 2,064 sailors have since been discharged for refusing to get vaccinated.  Austin encouraged all service members to still get vaccinated and boosted but announced the military would no longer discharge troops who refuse the shot. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin announced the formal repeal of the military's COVID-19 vaccine mandate in a Tuesday evening memo Biden ordered all military members to get vaccinated against COVID-19 in August 2021 RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 2 Next Jerome Powell slaps down Federal Reserve colleagues who have... Top Oversight Republican opens INVESTIGATION into...
    by Micaela Burrow   While the Biden administration has officially reversed the military COVID-19 vaccination mandate, servicemembers who escaped discharge for refusing the vaccine still risk retaliation and could be booted anyway, experts told the Daily Caller News Foundation. Ongoing class action lawsuits thwarted the military’s efforts to discharge thousands of troops who objected to the mandate before the 2023 National Defense Authorization Act, which President Joe Biden signed into law Friday, overturned it. However, servicemembers may risk reprisal even after the deadline passes for the Department of Defense (DOD) to implement the repeal, staining the records of thousands of servicemembers for the remainder of their careers, experts explained to the DCNF. “There’s nothing to repair what’s already happened. There’s nothing to address the improper handling of medical exemptions, the violations for Religious Freedom Restoration Act and what the future looks like, whether it’s for religious reasons or other reasons,” R. Davis Younts, a military defense attorney, told the DCNF. Potentially thousands of unvaccinated servicemembers — those denied medical or religious exemptions or wanted to challenge the order — were issued formal letters of reprimand, Younts...
    The House overwhelmingly passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) on Thursday, paving the way for next year's Defense budget to hit a record $858 billion. The total amount is $45 billion more than proposed by President Joe Biden. The 4,000 page of legislation includes, to the president's dismay, language that would rid the Pentagon of its mandate requiring all service members to be vaccinated against COVID-19. If it becomes law, the mandate would be dropped for all active duty service members within 30 days of its enactment. The final 323-70 vote saw a majority of lawmakers from both parties in favor of the bipartisan funding legislation. Forty-five Democrats and 35 Republicans voted against passing the NDAA. The House exceeded the two-thirds majority required to pass the legislation with 174 Democrats and 176 Republicans on board. Now the Senate will take up the bill before it goes to Biden's desk. The House passed the massive $858 billion NDAA on Thursday, which will scrap the military COVID-19 vaccine mandate RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next White House...
    by Micaela Burrow   Thousands of troops already discharged for refusing the COVID-19 vaccine won’t return to service after Congress’ last-minute defense bill sought to overturn the Pentagon’s mandate. The Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps have separated at least 8,400 active duty and reserve troops for spurning the Department of Defense’s (DOD) August 2021 requirement that all servicemembers receive the COVID-19 vaccine, according to information the DOD provided to the Daily Caller News Foundation. While the compromise legislation released late Tuesday directs the Pentagon to rescind the mandate, it stops short of requiring the military to restore discharged troops to their prior positions or provide reparations. “The end of President Biden’s military COVID vaccine mandate is a victory for our military and for common sense,” incumbent House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy said in a statement. “Last week, I told the president directly: it’s time to end the COVID vaccine mandate and rehire our service members.” The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) overall authorizes $857.9 billion in defense spending for the 2023 fiscal year, $45 billion more than the Biden administration initially requested. Republican lawmakers previously threatened to oppose the...
    Congressional Democrats are preparing to include language in the annual defense funding bill that would repeal a coronavirus vaccine mandate for all U.S. troops, according to a new Fox News report. While the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) will include a provision putting an end to the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all service members, it will not reinstate those who were discharged or lost their benefits for refusing the jab the last few years. It would, however, look into compensating those who face consequences for not getting the vaccine. The bill, according to Fox, is expected to be released Wednesday and could be voted on in the House later this week. The move is a big win for Republicans, who have since day one opposed compulsory vaccinations, and a defeat for President Joe Biden, who imposed the requirements shortly after the inoculations were developed. House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy said earlier this month that he won bipartisan agreement to lift the mandate during a White House meeting with Biden, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate...
    Republicans' months-long push to end the military's COVID-19 vaccine mandate is gaining traction as Congress readies to pass the annual defense budget before the end of this year. The final draft of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is set to be released this week, and GOP lawmakers are demanding a provision to roll back the pandemic-era policy that they warn poses a grave threat to national security. The must-pass legislation comes before the House Rules Committee on Monday.  Roughly 3,400 active duty troops have been sidelined because of their refusal to get the jab or a pending religious exemption as of this past spring, according to a recent letter by Senate Republicans. Legislators arguing for the rule to end point out that the loss of manpower in the US military is exacerbating an already-worsening recruitment crisis within its ranks.  House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy, who's expected to take the Speaker's gavel next year, said during a Sunday television interview that President Joe Biden seemed open to repealing his vaccine mandate when they met last week.  The White House confirmed...
    President Joe Biden has agreed to end the US military's COVID-19 vaccine mandate, House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy suggested on Sunday. McCarthy, who is expected to be House Speaker in the new Congress, told Fox News' Sunday Morning Futures that he spoke with the president about a provision to end the rule included in this year's annual defense budget. Republicans have been pushing for months to end the military's two-jab rule, arguing that its depletion of America's fighting forces presents a threat to national security.  Now that they've secured a narrow House majority for next year, McCarthy said he made clear to Biden that there will need to be areas of 'compromise' for any hope of legislative success. 'I had a meeting with the president, I laid out very clearly what the difference  will be with a new Republican majority,' McCarthy said. 'Through what is the [National Defense Authorization Act], the national defense bill, we will secure lifting the vaccine mandates on our military.' The California Republican said he was 'very clear' with Biden on House Republican priorities - like...
    Republican lawmakers in the Senate and House of Representatives are demanding that Congress hold off on passing the annual defense budget until a provision is added to strip President Joe Biden's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for military members. More than 3,000 troops have been rendered inactive as of this past April with the rule going into effect, according to a letter co-led by Florida Sen. Rick Scott on Wednesday. He and a dozen top senators including Rand Paul and Lindsey Graham are calling for a vote on an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would see the vaccine provision removed in exchange for passing the bill. In a separate letter led by Texas Rep. Chip Roy on Tuesday, House Republicans are demanding that the new NDAA go a step further and end so-called 'woke' policies in the military. 'We must prioritize the promotion of a lethal military and ready force to defend our nation’s interests around the globe,' Roy's letter reads.  It's co-signed by Reps. Andy Biggs of Arizona, Bob Good of Virginia and Barry Moore of Alabama. Their...
    Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin instituted a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for National Guard troops late last year, with a deadline of June 30, 2022 for troops to have both CDC-mandated shots - or risk losing out on getting paid and trained House Republicans sent a letter to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Wednesday demanding he lift the COVID-19 vaccine mandate that they say has kept roughly 45,000 National Guardsmen inactive since the end of June. The memo, obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com, was authored by Rep. Michael Waltz of Florida - a member of the House Armed Services Committee and the first Green Beret elected to Congress. It’s signed by more than a dozen of his colleagues including GOP Conference Chair Rep. Elise Stefanik and Republican Study Committee leader Rep. Jim Banks. They call on Austin to lift the vaccine mandate immediately in light of the military-wide staffing shortage and harrowingly fast advancements in rival nation forces like China. ‘All of this is happening with the backdrop of a recruiting and retention crisis the military services have not seen in decades,’ the...
    On Tuesday morning, 36 airmen in the active-duty Air Force, the Air Force Reserve, and the Air National Guard filled a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in Omaha, Nebraska, challenging the legality of President Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate on service members in the Air Force.  It is one of the largest lawsuits against the military mandates that has been filed to date. The airmen have all applied for a religious exemption to the mandate because taking the vaccine violates their sincerely-held religious beliefs.  They are seeking a judgment that the mandate violates the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (“RFRA”) of 1993, as well as the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.  They are also seeking an injunction to stop the Air Force from discharging them and others in the Air Force who have requested religious exemptions from the mandate.  The airmen are represented by lawyers from the Alliance for Free Citizens (where I am general counsel) and the America First Policy Institute. The airmen are almost all stationed at Offutt Air Force Base near Omaha,...
    A federal judge in Georgia on Tuesday has temporarily allowed an Air Force officer to remain unvaccinated against COVID over the vaccine's 'connection to abortion', making her the first member of the branch to be excused from the military-wide vaccine mandate.  U.S. District Court Judge Tillman E. Self III granted a preliminary injunction for the anonymous Air Force Reserve officer in court documents obtained by DailyMail.com that were shared on Tuesday. The judge's order described the Air Force's procedure to accept a low rate of religion-based coronavirus vaccine exemptions as 'illusory and insincere.'  The judge, who is based in Macon, Georgia, ruled the Air Force had infringed the officer's First Amendment rights when the internal review process rejected her initial filing. She completed a religion-based waiver last year and appealed the Air Force's rejection in December of last year.  The court's decision comes eight days after more than 3,000 service members in the Air Force were granted exemptions for medical or nonreligious reasons - a first within the military's branch.  'It seems illogical to think, let alone argue, that plaintiff's...
    An Army officer's career was hanging in the balance on Tuesday night after he tweeted criticism of the force's COVID vaccine mandate and suggested his fellow military members resign in protest at the rule. Lt. Col. James A. Attaway III, a professor of military studies at Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas, who had served in the Special Forces, joined the debate on mandates on Saturday. The Pentagon brought in a vaccine mandate in August, and the Army reported a 96 percent vaccine completion rate for active duty soldiers and a 79 percent completion rate for reservists as of January 26. On February 2, the Army announced that it would begin firing those who still refused to get vaccinated. Attaway responded on Saturday to a tweet about the news, stating: 'The vaccine doesn't stop you from getting or transmitted [sic.] Covid, but we're mandating that the most healthy population on the planet get vaccinated or be discharged? It's time to resign …' Lt. Col. James A. Attaway III, pictured with his children, on Saturday tweeted his disapproval of the...
                 The First Liberty Institute (FLI) on Monday amended their lawsuit against the Department of Defense and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to sue for religious protections for all members of the U.S. Navy. The suit, which originally only included U.S. Navy SEALs, claims the Navy has been unwilling to grant religious exemptions to the coronavirus mandate handed down by President Joe Biden. Citing the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, FLI insists that the federal government is violating the federal law that has remained in place for years. Furthermore, the group contends the mandate is an issue of constitutional rights, in which the military is not honoring religious freedom. “Our clients are boldly leading the fight against the vaccine mandate, but no service member should face discipline or punishment for following their faith,” Mike Berry, General Counsel for First Liberty Institute, said in an emailed statement. “The fact that the military continues to demonstrate hostility to anyone who expresses religious objection to the vaccine mandate shows that the Biden Administration does not care about religious freedom. The lawsuit seeks to protect...
    The U.S. military is on the verge of dismissing hundreds of trained fighter pilots for refusing to take the coronavirus vaccine, an active-duty Marine told Tucker Carlson on Monday. Lt. Col. Scott Duncan is just one of the many aviators who was denied a religious exemption after the Department of Defense’s mandate on all active-duty service members went into effect on Nov. 28. If Duncan's appeal is denied, he will be discharged from the military for choosing to forego the vaccine. Duncan has flown over 300 combat missions, including 200 carrier landings for the Marine Corps. MARINES SAY THEY'RE BEING ‘CRUSHED’ FOR VACCINE REFUSAL: ‘A POLITICAL PURGE’ "I am not unique in my situation," Duncan told Tucker Carlson on Monday. "There are many incredibly qualified individuals with a tremendous amount of experience, and we believe that that can be a detriment to national defense in the event we separate that many aviators." More than 200 Marines have been booted and thousands more face the same fate for refusing to submit to the vaccine. Duncan said he and many of his fellow Marines "do disagree with the pedigree and the...
    The Marine Corps granted two religious exemption requests for the coronavirus vaccine, the service announced Thursday, marking the first time any such accommodation was affirmed despite thousands of requests. Religious exemptions are hard to come by in the military. This is the first the Marines have granted in at least a decade, according to the Military Times. The lack of such accommodations as it relates to the coronavirus has also become a source of political division, a microcosm of the perpetual debate regarding whether mandating the vaccine comports with people's First Amendment rights. Even though each service branch has reached the mid-90th percentile in vaccination rate among active-duty troops, the select few who have refused, a count that is approximately in the tens of thousands, are finding allies on the political right. MARINES GRANT TWO RELIGIOUS EXEMPTIONS, MARKING FIRST ACROSS MILITARY BRANCHES Dozens of Republican lawmakers and the America First Policy Institute, a policy group backed by former President Donald Trump, filed an amicus brief in support of a group of roughly three dozen Navy SEALs who successfully sued the...
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has sued President Biden over the administration's military vaccine mandate, citing the governor's authority 'as Commander in Chief and on Texas's sovereignty.' Abbott filed suit Tuesday in Texas, asking a federal judge to overturn Biden's vaccine requirement, in a filing that repeatedly invokes Abbott's own authority as commander of chief of the guard, which is subject to complex jurisdiction. Under overlapping statutes, state national guards remain under the command of governors except when they are called up for federal by the president. Title 10 of the U.S. Code applies to active duty military, while Title 32 applies to the Guard.  Texas Governor Greg Abbott sued President Biden and Pentagon officials over the military vaccine mandate 'Defendants’ intrusion into the discretion and scope of Title 32 commanders is contrary to the balance of power between federal and state officials set out by the U.S. Constitution and federal law,' Abbott argues in the suit, which names Biden in his professional capacity. 'It is unlawful for Defendants to attempt to override the Governor's authority to govern his troops, and...
    A federal judge has blocked the firing of 35 members of the US Navy who refused to comply with the military's COVID-19 vaccine mandate on religious grounds, as the military branches began axing non-compliant soldiers and officers. On Monday, US District Judge Reed O'Connor of the Northern District of Texas issued a preliminary injunction saying there is 'no COVID-19 exception to the First Amendment' and that the pandemic doesn't give the government the license to 'abrogate those freedoms.' The troops sued the Department of Defense - along with President Joe Biden and top military officials - in November.  They argued that getting injected with vaccines developed 'with aborted fetal cell lines would force them to violate their sincerely held religious beliefs by causing them to participate in the abortion enterprise,' according to the lawsuit. O'Connor, 56, a Republican, was appointed by President George W. Bush in 2007.   Pentagon spokesman Charlie Dietz told DailyMail.com that they are 'studying the decision.' A judge has blocked the firing of 35 members of the Navy, including Navy SEALs, who did not want to get...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci, who serves as the director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the chief medical advisor to President Joe Biden, has said that he expects the definition of full vaccination to eventually be changed to include boosters. "It's gonna be a matter of when, not if," the definition changes, Fauci said during an interview on CNN. COVID-19 vaccine mandates imposed by the public and private sectors during the pandemic have proven to be quite controversial. If the definition of full vaccination is eventually changed to include a booster dose, governments and businesses with vaccine mandates would likely start requiring people to get a booster dose in order to be considered fully vaccinated. Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby Holds Press Briefing | LIVE youtu.be
    CNBC host Jim Cramer expressed frustration Monday with people who have chosen to not get vaccinated for COVID-19 and proposed the idea of a nationwide vaccine mandate for all Americans to be handled by the military. “How do we save lives and get business back and put dinner on the table? Simple: the federal government needs to require vaccines,” Cramer stated during an episode of “Mad Money.” Cramer elaborated, “There are still some things that need to be done at a national level, and this is one of them.” (RELATED: Heritage Foundation Launches Fresh Lawsuit Against Biden Admin Over Vaccine Mandate) WATCH: A vaccine requirement is essential in winning the war against COVID, @JimCramer said pic.twitter.com/CLkKU83h3m — Mad Money On CNBC (@MadMoneyOnCNBC) November 30, 2021 “It’s time to admit we have to go to war against Covid. Require vaccinations universally. And have the military run it,” Cramer went on to say. “If you don’t want to get vaccinated, you better be ready to prove your conscientious objector status in court, and even then you need to help in the...
    Even worse, according to Cramer, "We left vaccination policy to individual companies." "It’s just plain wrong, and most of us are sick of it," the anchor added, eventually stating, “It’s time to admit that we have to go to war against COVID. Require vaccination universally. Have the military run it.”Anything else?Mediaite noted that a federal vaccine mandate isn't something that a president can simply demand. The issue is nuanced, and a sweeping directive such as that would almost certainly end up in court. In fact, Biden's vaccine mandate for private companies has already been halted by a federal court order. And so has his vaccine mandate for health care workers. In the latter case, the ruling judge did not mince words when illuminating how Biden's mandate stood in opposition to America's republican system of government. "Congress did not clearly authorize CMS to enact ... this politically and economically vast, federalism-altering, and boundary-pushing mandate, which Supreme Court precedent requires," U.S. District Judge Matthew Schelp declared.
    CNBC host Jim Cramer expressed outrage at Americans who have refused to get vaccinated against the coronavirus and suggested the White House consider creating a universal vaccine mandate for all people in the United States.  "So it's time to admit that we have to go to war against COVID," Cramer said on his long-running business program "Mad Money" on Monday. "Require vaccination universally. Have the military run it. If you don't want to get vaccinated, you better be ready to prove your conscientious objector status in court."  President BidenJoe BidenDearborn office of Rep. Debbie Dingell vandalized Pfizer to apply for COVID-19 booster approval for 16- and 17-year-olds: report Coronavirus variant raises fresh concerns for economy MORE has not suggested a nationwide vaccine mandate but on Monday assured Americans that the surest way to protect themselves and others from all variants of the coronavirus is to become fully vaccinated and boosted.  “If people are vaccinated and wear their mask, there is no need for the lockdown,” Biden said during a speech at the White House regarding the emergence of the latest variant of the virus,...
    As many as 10,000 US Marines are expected to miss the branch's mandate to be fully vaccinated by next Sunday, November 28, as this year's COVID death toll grows to more than twice last year's. The Marines' vaccination rate, 94 percent, is the lowest among the military, raising questions about what it means for safety and readiness for the branch that is often the US's first line of defense. The Navy, in comparison, has a 99.7 percent vaccination rate ahead of the same Sunday deadline. In the Army, 95 percent of soldiers have received at least one dose. Active duty soldiers have until December 15 to be fully vaccinated, with the Army saying that those who refuse will not be allowed to re-enlist or be promoted. The military branches set their own deadlines after the Biden administration announced plans to mandate the vaccine for service members back in August.  As many as 10,000 Marines are expected to miss the coming Nov. 28 deadline to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as the death toll doubles from last year's Marines are younger than...
    Only 68 per cent of the US is military is fully vaccinated against the coronavirus with less then five weeks to go before the mandate deadline passes. About 468,000 – or 32 percent – of the military’s 1.46 million total employees weren’t fully inoculated Wednesday ahead of the November 28 target date for active-duty Navy and Marines. About 82 percent of the total force has received at least one jab, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said, meaning about 263,200 members have yet to receive a single dose of an FDA-approved vacc2ine,  The figures are more promising among the active-duty force, where 97 per cent have received at least one shot and 87 per cent are fully vaccinated. Active Army troops must be fully inoculated by December 15, while Reserve and National Guard employees have until June 30, 2022 to get the jab, the US Army said. About 468,000 – or 32 percent – of the military’s 1.46 million total employees weren’t fully inoculated Wednesday ahead of a November 28 deadline There have been 383,560 coronavirus cases and 578 deaths in the...
    During a Tuesday interview on FNC’s “Fox & Friends First,” Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL) slammed President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate. Mast argued that the “massive government overreach” would not only affect the workforce and military now but also the workforce and military of the future. He also suggested the left is trying to weed out conservatives in government agencies by forcing everyone to get vaccinated. “It’s not just those that are already in the workforce,” Mast outlined. “I’ve talked about this in terms of the military as well. You have those that are those in the military that if they don’t get vaccinated, they’re going to be shuttled out. Joe Biden wants to shuttle them out on a dishonorable discharge, meaning they’re not going to be able to get a security clearance after the military, go to the FBI or the CIA or local law enforcement, but also, all of those people in West Point, Naval Academy, Air Force Academy or one of the universities that are studying to be a nurse or a doctor — they’re being shuttled out...
    The past few months have been particularly difficult for the members of our military. The disastrous withdrawal in August of U.S. forces from Afghanistan was a devastating blow to the men and women in uniform who fought so valiantly to keep the Taliban from controlling the nation. President Biden’s rejection of the advice from his military advisors led to the collapse of the country and all the progress our military has made over twenty years. To add to this debacle, our military family had to endure the loss of thirteen service members who were killed while trying to evacuate people during the chaos. As if this was not demoralizing enough, ten days later U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin issued a department-wide memo mandating the COVID-19 vaccine for all members of the military. This sweeping mandate is rather aggressive considering covid mortality rates in the military are a minuscule 0.02 percent. As we have learned, healthy young adults like our soldiers are not primary candidates to die from covid, and the data supports this. Although the vaccine should be encouraged, a...
    Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson weighed in on the US military's COVID-19 vaccine mandate on Monday, slamming it as a ruse to identify 'sincere Christians,' 'free thinkers' and 'men with high testosterone levels' in the US armed forces. During the diatribe, Carlson, 52, condemned the requirement as 'dishonest' and a 'political purity test' - and accused military officials of 'brainwashing' soldiers hesitant to the get the jab with Satanic writings. 'To this day, only 46 members of the entire US Military died from the coronavirus over the last year-and-a-half,' chides Carlson at the start of his piece. Tucker Carlson went on another on-air tirade against the US military's COVID-19 vaccine mandate on Monday, slamming it as a ruse to identify 'sincere Christians,' 'free thinkers,' and 'men with high testosterone levels' Tucker Carlson reveals a powerpoint from the U.S. Army justifying vaccine mandates with a slide that says "How many children were sacrificed to Satan for the vaccine?" along with listing the 7 tenets of Satanism pic.twitter.com/a6SmmNwLvS— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) September 21, 2021 'Suicides, by contrast, kill many, many times...
    A TOP Army officer claims to have resigned over Joe Biden's vaccine mandate and slammed the "Marxist takeover of the military." Lt. Col. Paul Douglas Hague said he wrote to his superiors to say he would be leaving his post after 19 years service, calling the order "tyrannical." 5Lt. Col. Paul Douglas Hague said he has resigned from the militaryCredit: Instagram/Katie Phipps Hague 5Hague, who is based at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, also cited what he called an 'ideologically Marxist takeover of the United States government'Credit: Getty Hague's resignation letter was shared by his wife on Twitter. In it he wrote: "First, and foremost, I am incapable of subjecting myself to the unlawful, unethical, immoral and tyrannical order to sit still and allow a serum to be injected into my flesh against my will and better judgment. "It is impossible for this so-called ‘vaccine’ to have been studied adequately to determine the long-term effects." 'MARXIST TAKEOVER' Hague, who is based at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, also cited what he called an "ideologically Marxist takeover of the United...
    He also decried what he characterized as "an ideologically Marxist takeover of the military and United States government at their upper echelons." "I would like nothing more than to continue in the Army to reach my 20 years of active federal service and retire with my pension," added Hague, who is currently stationed at Fort Bragg. "However, I instead will join those who have served before me in pledging my Life, my Fortune, and my Sacred Honor to continue resisting the eternal and ever-mutable forms of oppression and tyranny — both from enemies outside our nation's borders, and those within."Anything else?After critics online asked why Hague decided to resign over the COVID-19 vaccine despite accepting the many other vaccines considered mandatory before serving in the armed forces, Hague's wife, Katie Phipps Hague, tweeted that her husband "didn't resign over a vaccine." "He said he felt the vaccine was being used as a political tool to divide and segregate Americans. He then went on to list many other reasons for his resignation — none of which have anything to do with...
    An Army lieutenant colonel's resignation letter is gaining attention on social media after he used it to protest the COVID-19 vaccine mandate and what he described as the "Marxist takeover of the military." The resignation letter by Lt. Col. Paul Douglas Hague, tweeted out by his wife and shared with Fox News, said he was resigning from the Army after 19 years of service and forgoing his pension primarily because of the Pentagon's mandatory COVID-19 vaccination order for all U.S. military service members. PENTAGON ORDERS COVID-19 VACCINATIONS FOR SERVICE MEMBERS "First, and foremost, I am incapable of subjecting myself to the unlawful, unethical, immoral and tyrannical order to sit still and allow a serum to be injected into my flesh against my will and better judgment," Hague, who is stationed at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, wrote in the letter. "It is impossible for this so-called ‘vaccine’ to have been studied adequately to determine the long-term effects."  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said the vaccines are safe and effective.  Hague listed multiple other reasons for his resignation, including what he views...
    Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Tuesday weighed in on the Pentagon announcing that all active-duty military members are required to have received a coronavirus vaccine by September 15. Buttigieg told CNN’s “New Day” that when he was in the military, he “got vaccinated all the time.” He added that getting vaccinated is “part of the job and for your own good.” “When I was in the military, I got vaccinated all the time,” Buttigieg recalled. “We would have a medical day; you would go through all your stops, you would get your vision checked, you would get your shots. I mean, it was the most routine thing imaginable and, of course, it’s about keeping our troops safe, but also by keeping our troops safe. We’re helping to keep our country safe. Remember, anytime an unvaccinated person is infected with this variant, that’s one more person, one more place, one more body where this virus cannot only cause direct harm, not only go on to infect somebody else but can also mutate and turn into another variant. That’s why so many people’s lives depend on every individual making that choice or responding to...
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