US District Court Federal Judge Thomas Rice has ruled in a massive lawsuit between nineteen employees of the State of Washington and the City of Spokane against Governor Jay Inslee, Spokane Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer, Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste among other state agency leaders. The state workers, firefighters, Department of Social and Health Services workers, and State Troopers have sued on the grounds that the COVID19 vaccine mandate violates their civil rights. KXLY.com reports the suit states, “the plaintiffs are on the brink of having adverse employment action against them. It claims that in each case “a form of disability or sincere religious belief requires them to decline vaccination.”
A Decision From a Federal Judge That Will Make Your Blood Boil
Judge Rice, in a decision that will cause freedom-loving American’s blood to boil not only ruled against the state workers but added insult to injury.
“The Supreme Court has long endorsed state and local government authority to impose compulsory vaccines… Federal courts have routinely analyzed such cases using rational basis and regularly reject cases similar to this one that challenge vaccine mandates based on free exercise of religion.”
It looks like Judge Rice skipped a day of Law School when they taught about Justice John Marshall Harlan‘s ruling in Jacobson v. Massachusetts, (197 U.S. 11) who said ““We are not inclined to hold that the statute establishes the absolute rule that an adult must be vaccinated if it be apparent or can be shown with reasonable certainty that he is not at the time a fit subject of vaccination or that vaccination, by reason of his then condition, would seriously impair his health or probably cause his death.”
“Moreover, the State has a legitimate government interest in preventing the spread of COVID-19, as endorsed by the Ninth Circuit,” Rice continued. Seeming to reveal his own bias, Judge Rice added that Governor Inslee’s proclamation “is well-supported by extensive medical evidence, recommendations by professional organizations, and aligns with other measures already in place in other governmental settings.”
Here’s the part though that should have the American people up in arms:
“It is well settled that loss of employment does not constitute irreparable harm,” he writes, citing federal precedent from 1974.
Loss of employment… in the middle of one of the most massive economic crises in the history of humanity… “does not constitute irreparable harm.” Taking away your capacity to feed, house, and clothe yourself and your family at a time when inflation is robbing our wallets daily and rendering our bank accounts bereft of value, this deluded judge actually thinks that ” loss of employment does not constitute irreparable harm” in 2021. This is INSANITY.