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People’s rights

We live in an age where people’s rights in these United States are being trampled, squashed, ignored – call it whatever you want, and that’s okay in some people’s books.

I also support our right to take or not take any vaccine we wish or don’t wish to take. Schools, medical facilities, churches, and many more businesses or entities are seeing the effects of people debating the vaccine and their right to take or not take it.

Many believe that the government mandating the vaccine goes against our rights as United States citizens to decide our own health direction. Debates and the associated hurt feelings from both sides of the discussion continue; staunch vaccine takers find no ill in a vaccine being mandated for the general population. Those who have an issue with being forced to take the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) vaccine relate it to sheep being herded into a pen to be sheared, or slaughtered.

Liberty Council reported, “On Aug. 24, 2021, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin sent a memorandum to all Department of Defense employees requiring them to get the COVID shot, active military personnel are now walking away. But, as the memo concedes in one sentence buried in the middle of the directive, this ‘mandatory vaccination’ demand is limited to an FDA-approved COVID shot, and, importantly, no such shot is available.

“On Aug. 24, Secretary Austin sent out the ‘Mandatory Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination of Department of Defense Service Members’ in which he stated, ‘The Secretaries of the Military Departments should impose ambitious timelines for implementation. Military Departments will report regularly on vaccination completion using established systems for other mandatory vaccine reporting.’

“The mandate is scheduled to be in place by September 15 or sooner.

“Significantly important, the memo also states, ‘Mandatory vaccination against COVID-19 will only use COVID-19 vaccines that receive full licensure from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in accordance with FDA-approved labeling and guidance.’ (Emphasis added.)

“There is currently NO FDA-approved COVID-19 shots available anywhere in the United States. Every COVID shot in America remains under authorization of emergency use, which means people have the ‘option to accept or refuse’ them.”

Interestingly, the United States military is experiencing an exodus of employees, volunteers, etc., due to the mandate for a still EUA vaccine.

The medical industry is experiencing a nursing shortage – long hours, fewer employees and a mandate for an experimental vaccine is causing low numbers of people that want to work in the high-stress environment.

Some businesses are choosing to allow only vaccinated people in, some are choosing to allow all people in; their bottom lines will tell which way they continue as 63 percent of the United States has received one shot, and 53 percent is fully vaccinated.

I guess that for the unvaccinated it will come to a decision if they want to purchase a product from a certain retailer or not, and for the retailer – if they want to sell products to the entire population or cut off part of their market.

 The near future will dictate which way the United States goes. 

So far, it’s looking like our way of life as we know it is in jeopardy.

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NEWS

SPECIAL: Student detained after bringing knife to school

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Commissioners address SRO funding

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  By JACKIE TAYLOR Linn County News jackielcn@linncountynews.net   After Linn County Sheriff Kevin Friend spoke on School Resource Officer (SRO) activity, County Commissioner Jim Johnson commented at their Monday meeting that the commissioners needed to clear... [More]

Pleasanton Council discusses annexation

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SPORTS

Blu-Jays hope for first strike Friday

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Prairie View football 3-0 after defeating Parsons, 38-14

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    LINN COUNTY NEWS holtadam82@yahoo.com The Prairie View football team continues to perform at a high level as they hosted Parsons on Sept. 17.  The Buffalos took control of the game early on both sides of the ball, which led to an eventual 38-14 victory.... [More]

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