The Divided States of America and the Autocrat that Rules Them

Americans looked on with horror at the restrictive policies and measures adopted by countries like Australia and Canada in response to recent COVID surges. Perhaps some thought that the United States would remain the land of liberty, untouched by extreme edicts and methods of enforcement. President-elect Biden himself denounced in December the suggestion that the COVID-19 vaccine would be mandated: “No, I don’t think it should be mandatory. I wouldn’t demand that it be mandatory, but I will do everything in my power, just like I don’t think masks have to be made mandatory nationwide… I will do everything in my power as the President of the United States to encourage people to do the right thing.”

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki reiterated in July that a vaccine mandate does not fall within the purview of federal authority, but remains a decision delegated to local communities and private sector individuals and corporations. The CDC director further promised this summer that “there will be no nationwide mandate.” Apparently, the ability of Americans to exercise freedom in regards to matters of personal health has disappointed President Biden, as too few have chosen “to do the right thing” by way of vaccination. 

By Joe Biden’s logic, Americans ought to be afforded the unfettered freedom to end the life of their pre-born babes, but not to decide what to have injected into their bodies. As part of the White House’s “science-based approach” to combat the pandemic, Biden announced his contentious plan to “vaccinate the unvaccinated.” By now, most Americans are aware of Biden’s intent to force all employers with more than 100 employees to enact vaccine mandates or ensure those unvaccinated submit to weekly testing. 

While President Biden on Saturday commemorated the 20th anniversary of 9/11 by praising the “unity” of Americans, his tenure in office has so far seen the desertion of American citizens in Afghanistan, the devaluation of pre-born Americans, and the effective segregation of the unvaccinated and vaccinated, all serving only to deepen existing divisions.  

The strong-arming that Biden seeks to employ through his “science-based approach” fails to acknowledge that while the vaccine does afford protection against severe illness, hospitalization, and death, it does not entirely prevent transmission. Furthermore, Psaki admitted that immigrants will not be subjected to a vaccine mandate, rendering them more bodily autonomy than American citizens. 

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Aly is a military spouse and mom to two. She has a special interest in international security and foreign affairs, having lived overseas, worked with Sister Cities International and served as a commissioning editor for an international relations website. Aly holds a Masters in Global Studies and International Relations from Northeastern University and currently resides in Tennessee.
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2 thoughts on “The Divided States of America and the Autocrat that Rules Them”

  1. It’s just a question of time before the USSA surpasses Australia and Canada. Down that slippery slope we go, down the toilet of the Deep State. This is NOT a health/disease issue, it about control. It’s about turning citizens into Yes people, whatever you say people. It’s about BIG, BIGGER, BIGGEST gubment. And it’s working.