Supreme Gift For Joe Biden

Today the Supreme Court of The United States upheld the stay on Biden’s vaccine mandate for businesses with 100 or more employees. The Court in a 6-3 decision said that Executive Branch could NOT use the regulatory power of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to, in Ron Klains words, “work around the Constitution” and issue health mandates to private businesses.

Republican politicians and conservative news outlets such as Fox News were touting this as another failure of the Biden administration and a victory for freedom and liberty.

What all these conservative talking heads are missing is that the decision by SCOTUS is a HUGE GIFT to Joe Biden. The Court handed him an Ace, a “get out of jail free” card that he can keep in his pocket. Biden can pull this Ace out if the virus pandemic goes South on him. This decision will allow Joe Biden to say, “C’mon man, I had a FOOL PROOF PLAN to shut down the virus but SCOTUS prevented me from executing my PLANIf my plan had been implemented, the virus would have 100% been eliminated.

There is no way to prove Biden wrong. Play the “Get out of jail free” card and blame ANY disastrous turn of the virus on the Court. “It’s the Courts fault and all those Trump appointed justices, Kavanaugh, Barrett, and Gorsuch that are making you suffer and your loved ones to die.  This is why we need to realign the Supreme Court”. 

If they play this right, they can blame almost anything wrong on this decision. 

Supply chain issues.  “Look, look, the shelves are bare in stores because my plan to “shut down” the virus wasn’t implemented because of the Supreme Court’s decision” 

Voting rights.  “No joke.  We need to have Federal election laws because states are suppressing you right to vote, by not allowing universal mail-in voting during this continuing pandemic, created by the Supreme Court”.

Any problem can be blamed on the virus because of the Supreme Court’s decision.

This is NOT a failure for the administration. This is one SUPREME GIFT to Joe Biden.

Good Men. True Heros

All too often the news media throws around the work “Hero“. They use it to describe someone who makes a speech about climate change or some other faux outrage, someone who protests, even for criminals who are justifiably shot.

Here are a couple of examples of what I believe are HEROES. You probably have not heard of them.

This new year’s day, 12 men assaulted 1 man in the New York City subway. The victim was shoved onto the tracks in front of an oncoming train. The victims arm was broken in the fall. An unnamed 36-year-old man leapt down into the roadbed and lifted the victim to safety. The man who saved the victim was hit and killed by the oncoming train.

In March of 1992 at the Niagara Falls Convention Center in New York, a five ton monster truck went out of control and crashed into the crowd of spectators. 82-year-old Lester Gilliam saw that the truck was about to crush a 10-year-old boy so he leapt into action, grabbed the boy, and threw him to safety. Mr. Gilliam was crushed to death by the out of control truck.

These were ordinary men who sacrificed their own lives to save another. They did not know the people that they saved. They just knew that something needed to be done and did it.  Without hesitation.  Without thinking about the consequences to themselves.

These good men are heroes.