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5 Important Quotes From Justice Thomas's Dissent in Biden v. Missouri

Leah BarkoukisLeah Barkoukis| @LeahBarkoukis|Posted: Jan 14, 2022 8:00 AM

The Supreme Court on Thursday blocked the Biden administration’s vaccine-or-test mandate for large private employers but temporarily allowed a separate vaccine requirement for healthcare workers to take effect while challenges continue in lower courts.

In Biden v. Missouri, which concerns a vaccine mandate for healthcare employees at Medicare and Medicaid-certified facilities, the justices were split 5-4.

The Department of Health and Human Services issued the rule, which applies to more than 10 million workers, in November, but two federal district courts – in Missouri and Louisiana – put the rule on hold in roughly half the states.

In an unsigned opinion, the court emphasized that a key responsibility of the Department of Health and Human Services is “to ensure that the healthcare providers who care for Medicare and Medicaid patients protect their patients’ health and safety.” To do so, HHS has long required those providers to comply with a variety of conditions if they want to receive Medicare and Medicaid funding. Because COVID-19 “is a highly contagious, dangerous, and — especially for Medicare and Medicaid patients — deadly disease,” HHS determined that a vaccine mandate was necessary to protect patients because it would decrease the chances that health care workers would both contract the virus and pass it on to their patients. Such a mandate, the court wrote, “fits neatly within” the power given to HHS by Congress. (SCOTUSblog)

Justices Clarence Thomas filed a dissenting opinion, which was joined by Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch, and Amy Coney Barrett.

Below are some of the most important quotes from that opinion.

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Re: 5 Important Quotes From Justice Thomas's Dissent in Biden v. Missouri
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2022, 07:59:23 pm »
Justice Thomas is spot on with all five points.  I would add to point 3 by pointing out that the jab isn't actually a vaccine, but has been described as a "therapeutic treatment" for a disease that does not yet exist in the employee.

And as brilliant as the dissenting opinion is, the majority opinion was the exact opposite, full of lies, emotion, and non-rational persuasion. 
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