Interesting, isn’t it? The Supreme Court blocks the Biden administration’s workplace vaccine mandate for large businesses, evidently buying into the idea that American workers have a right to “choose” what to do with their bodies and decline the COVID-19 vaccine. COVID has caused tremendous physical harm to millions of people across the world and has killed indiscriminately. Still, the Supreme Court believes in individual choice, and in this case, the “right” to infect, harm and potentially kill others.

So, if it’s that important to give U.S. workers the domain over their bodies, why are women in Texas being forced to bear babies they don’t want? The Supreme Court is supposedly “pro-life.” But how is allowing disease and death to circulate in the workplace a “pro-life” stance?

Even more importantly, how can Justice Amy Coney-Barrett suggest publicly that the Supreme Court isn’t partisan and political? Hypocrisy, anyone?

Teri Merrill 

Winchester

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DavidSparkman

Covid has caused tremendous mental damage to Americans. Most can no longer think for themselves. The Vaccine is not a vaccine unless you change the definition of a vaccine. Omicron is not a Covid-19 virus. It is more like a cold or flu virus in it's effect on the human body. The huge number of deaths references are deaths with Covid, not deaths from Covid. Actual deaths from Covid are being estimated at about 30% of the reported numbers. That puts it close to what the Flu kills every year before Covid. Due to misdiagnosis, Flu is way down. Then think of all the people that died because government blocked HCQ and is trying to block ivermectin. We, the non-thinking people of this country are the problem. As Al Capp said in his cartoon: "We have met the enemy hand he is us.".

Spock Here

Sparky's krap kills. He should be ashamed.

Lou Knapp

The women in Texas have a choice. They are adults. Be sure a condom is around, or as Nancy Reagan famously said "Just Say No".

Spock Here

Wow, Lou....not surprising you think the women who are to blame. How bout men go get themselves a vasectomy, or, maybe "don't ask." And not all females who are pregnant are adults.....

Alsochristie

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rgsheppard

As usual, this writer and the other writer of similar opinion, have inaccurately interpreted the SCOTUS opinion. The SCOTUS opinion has nothing to do with the pros-cons of the vaccine and can not be compared to Roe. The opinion is a legal opinion about the power of the President to mandate. Substitute abortion for vaccine mandate and you'll understand, hopefully, that a President never mandated abortions, but that it was decided in the courts, just like this decision. The President never had the authority to mandate the vaccines/masks and OSHA never had the authority to enforce it. That's a role of Congress - called separation of powers. Even with this opinion, individual companies can impose their own policies regarding vaccines and masks. That's the way it should have been. This was a good ruling.

Old Western Man

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Jonboy3000

I fail to see that folks not being vaccinated or wearing a mask isn’t a hazard in the workplace. Of course, the SCOTUS is now making medical decisions. These justices have been placed in this position by minority elected Presidents and are not representative of the majority of the country. It’s time to take action and reform the court.

Alsochristie

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john brown

With 6 of 9 justices of the catholic faith, we no longer have a supreme court, we have catholic tribunal

Old Western Man

"Progressive" bigotry is so hot right now. [lol][beam]

Doc Samson

Yes, because there is zero diversity of thought or opinion within Catholicism, right? Hey, guess what? ALL the justices have... hair!!! And wear clothes!!! And live in houses!!!!!!! OMG!!! Totally biased against the bald, naked, and homeless... [lol][lol][lol] Oh, Pr0g's! You never fail to amuse! [thumbup][thumbup][thumbup]

Alsochristie

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Bose-Einstein

I guess now OSHA has no authority to mandate hard hats and steel toed shoes. Personal freedom over smashed heads.

Doc Samson

As your boy Sporky likes to say "Waht about waht????" [lol] I know, I know, you're a Pr0g so you don't have to follow your own guidelines...

john brown

that is so republiklan...lol

Catherine Giovannoni

The Court's latest ruling simply demonstrates the desperate need for court reform. The Supreme Court needs to be expanded to meet the needs of a much more populous country. It needs a code of ethics that prevents justices from sitting on cases where they have a conflict of interest. It needs term limits; I'd propose 25 years, more than enough time for a justice to make a mark. And, it needs clear rules about when in a president's term a new justice may be appointed, with a provision that if the Senate fails to advise upon a new appointment within one month, it will be deemed to have consented to that appointment. We need to take these measures to restore confidence in the Supreme Court.

Old Western Man

Your only solid and agreeable point is term limits, though making their mark isn't their constitutional purpose. Packing the Supreme Court so that every new administration can get their agenda rubber stamped by SCOTUS is a terrible idea, and the Senate's advise and consent role is one of the many prescient constitutional checks and balances against radical societal change and should remain as is.

What you really advocate is a Potemkin Court to validate a populist monarch. Thankfully, the US Constitution was written to thwart people exactly like you.

Doc Samson

@OWM - As far as I can tell, having once been a Pr0g myself, and reading the constant unserious postings here, they literally cannot understand our Constitution, much less why it is important. Pr0g-Leftism is a mental disorder that very few can be cured of... and I'm serious. Super serious! [beam]

Bose-Einstein

What?? like you are going to confession? Second, you are admitting to a mental disorder. Finally, Doc bares his breast.

Old Western Man

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“If you’re not a liberal when you’re 25, you have no heart. If you’re not a conservative by the time you’re 35, you have no brain.” - (multiple attributions)

Alsochristie

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Bose-Einstein

Yes

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