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Thu Apr 22, 2021, 01:10 PM

Tennessee House passes bill to ban local, state governments from requiring COVID-19 vaccine

Source: The Hill

Tennessee House passes bill to ban local, state governments from requiring COVID-19 vaccine

BY JORDAN WILLIAMS - 04/22/21 10:48 AM EDT

The Tennessee House of Representatives passed a bill banning state and local governments from requiring COVID-19 vaccines.

The legislation, House Bill 13, states that “a law enforcement agency or governmental entity of this state or a local government, or the governor or chief executive of a local government by executive order, shall not force, require, or coerce a person to receive an immunization or vaccination for COVID-19 against the person's will,” according to the bill’s text.

The bill was passed by a 72-19 vote, and it now heads to the Senate.

The measure would take effect immediately upon the governor’s signing.

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/549702-tennessee-house-passes-bill-to-ban-local-and-state-government-from

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Reply Tennessee House passes bill to ban local, state governments from requiring COVID-19 vaccine (Original post)
DonViejo Apr 22 OP
rockfordfile Apr 22 #1
bluestarone Apr 22 #2
Under The Radar Apr 22 #3
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Apr 22 #21
IrishAfricanAmerican Apr 22 #4
HUAJIAO Apr 22 #17
IrishAfricanAmerican Apr 22 #18
Under The Radar Apr 22 #22
Turbineguy Apr 22 #5
bucolic_frolic Apr 22 #6
DBoon Apr 22 #8
oldsoftie Apr 22 #14
SoCalNative Apr 22 #7
old guy Apr 22 #11
Harker Apr 22 #9
ZonkerHarris Apr 22 #10
twin_ghost Apr 22 #12
mac56 Apr 22 #13
Ford_Prefect Apr 22 #15
Warpy Apr 22 #16
Norbert Apr 22 #19
Griefbird Apr 22 #20
paleotn Apr 22 #25
Griefbird Apr 23 #29
turbinetree Apr 22 #23
paleotn Apr 22 #24
Initech Apr 22 #26
appleannie1 Apr 22 #27
Marthe48 Apr 22 #28

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 01:12 PM

1. How un-American

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 01:13 PM

2. Hope this is illegal AFTER

The vaccine is FULLY approved!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 01:18 PM

3. Jesus! Are red states competing to see who can create the most Supreme Court challenges?

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Response to Under The Radar (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 04:27 PM

21. They know the SCOTUS deck is stacked in their favor.

This is called the "Keep Biden From Getting Any Credit for Ending the Pandemic Law." You know that if T**** was still in the WH they'd make the vaccines mandatory, and officially name the drug the "President Donald J. T**** World-SavingVaccine.''

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 01:24 PM

4. Red state GOPs are overplaying their hand in many areas.

I expect a strong pushback in the next couple of elections.

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Response to IrishAfricanAmerican (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 04:01 PM

17. By the next couple of elections it will be too late...

If this keeps up, we'll all be dead.

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Response to HUAJIAO (Reply #17)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 04:07 PM

18. 2022 is next year...... I think??

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Response to IrishAfricanAmerican (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 04:43 PM

22. I agree, it opens a Pandora's box on the power of the government

Government’s power to enforce public safety is at risk . - Other vaccines wouldn’t be enforceable to attend public schools, shoe removed and scanned by TSA at airports will no longer be enforceable or even body X-ray at airports fir that matter, seatbelts mandates no more, city ordinances for trash, pollution and sewage will be unenforceable. .... basically anything that is a requirement to protect the general welfare of citizens will not be enforceable if the Supreme Court rules in favor of this.
I doubt that it flys

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 01:25 PM

5. Gotta keep the epidemic going!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 01:34 PM

6. Man are they stupid. Why just covid, why not all other vaccinations? Shingles, HPV, DPT, Pneumonia

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #6)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 01:53 PM

8. Smallpox, MMR, etc.

If you allow one deadly disease to be an exception, why not all?

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #6)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 03:34 PM

14. Exactly what i thought. nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 01:43 PM

7. They can't block private businesses from requiring it

so at least there's that.

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Response to SoCalNative (Reply #7)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 03:14 PM

11. This.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 02:10 PM

9. You'd think that those who squawk about states' rights

in relation to the federal government would also be accepting of a municipality's rights in relation to state government.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 02:37 PM

10. Thanks Trump!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 03:16 PM

12. What do Repulicans Do About the Carpert Burn on their knuckles?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 03:21 PM

13. Republicans' motto:

"Never go further than far too far."

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 03:42 PM

15. One more step towards secession...That's the GOP plan to secede from Federal oversight.

The GOP expect to paralyze government on every level they can. Whether by denying federal authority directly or by claiming states' rights where none exist. They intend to fight the same battles they lost over school integration and many other equality issues by painting the Democrat led Federal government as an overbearing parent who should be resisted on every level.

The I.C.C. alone has enough established jurisdiction to defeat this one. Can you imagine the effect of quarantine against Tennessee products and transportation through the state due to possible toxic spread? Do you recall what happened during the mad cow scare? That is just one agency. SCOTUS won't help them either. They've chosen to take a stand in the middle of a legal swamp where there is NO solid ground under them.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 03:53 PM

16. Tennessee right wingers, always doing the wrong thing

since before it was even a state. There will undoubtedly be lawsuits, wasting everybody's time and money because a gang of medically ignorant wingnuts wanted to throw their weight around.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 04:10 PM

19. The party of less government strikes again.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 04:18 PM

20. Are government agencies authorized to force any medical procedures on unwilling recipients?

Certainly there can be consequences if one refuses to get vaccinated, such as ineligibility for benefits or employment, but that's not forcing a person to receive the vaccine. The only instance I know of forcing a medical procedure on an unwilling person is forced birthing, which is unacceptable.

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Response to Griefbird (Reply #20)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 05:04 PM

25. In matters of general public health?

You're goddamn right you can be forced and should be. I couldn't attend primary school, secondary school or college without my vaccinations being up to date. The simple reason is, to protect those who can't be vaccinated for legitimate medical reasons. It's called being a good citizen, not a goddamn asshole.

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Response to paleotn (Reply #25)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 12:02 PM

29. I was parsing the word "forced".

It implies that one is held down and injected against their will. As I said, you may not be eligible for benefits, etc. (such as an education), but you're not being forcibly injected against your will. I completely agree that it is sociopathic to refuse a vaccination because you have been deluded by lies, or because you are stubborn and stupid, especially when that puts others at risk; however, using emotionally charged and inaccurate language gives opponents a toehold for rebuttal.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 04:46 PM

23. I just wonder if these assholes had gotten shots prior to going into a school

so that other little tykes wouldn't get , Oh I don't know chickenpox, measles, polio...........someone should put up a billboard in the state and ask, since those virus's can also kill you.........

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 05:00 PM

24. Lining up to be virus food.

I'm done with these people. Fuck them. Let them die.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 05:06 PM

26. Seriously... are they trying to keep this going forever?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 05:26 PM

27. Are Republican states trying to see which one can kill the most people?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 05:58 PM

28. I crossed this state off my travel list

and crossed off it stays.

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