“One is the loneliest number,” Three Dog Night famously sang over five decades ago. But all it takes is one brave soul fighting against the tide to inspire 10. Ten become hundreds. Hundreds become thousands. Thousands become millions. Millions become a new majority.
Riverside County, California, Sheriff Chad Bianco is one.
On Monday, Sheriff Bianco announced he “will not enforce the (COVID-19) vaccine mandate on Sheriff’s Department employees.” In response to a cascade of draconian state directives and the Biden administration’s overt war on the unvaccinated, Bianco asserted his constitutional duty to protect the public “from the criminal element, as well as being the last line of defense from tyrannical government overreach.” Local media and establishment public health “experts” have condemned Bianco, but he refuses to back down:
“In November 2018 the residents of Riverside County elected me as their Sheriff. I stood before God and swore an oath to the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of the State of California. … As your sheriff I have an obligation to guard your liberty and freedom.”
Chicago police officer and Fraternal Order of Police president John Catanzara is one.
Catanzara is leading the charge against heavy-handed Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s vaccine mandate. Speaking on behalf of the rank and file, he declared two weeks ago that his union is “100% against mandated vaccines for our members” and blasted the dearth of studies for long-term side effects or consequences. “To mandate anybody to get that vaccine, without that data as a baseline, amongst other issues, is a ‘hell, no’ for us.”
The multiplier effect is real: “It ain’t just our guys. It’s the sergeants, lieutenants and captains,” Catanzara points out. “This is a united front.”
New York public school teacher and founder of Teachers for Choice Michael Kane is one. He has been a tireless advocate for parents and educators in the Big Apple. His group is “100% against forced medical mandates for any American to keep their job, especially educators.” On Monday, Kane was joined by several hundred public school employees, families and city workers who overtook Foley Square in opposition to Mayor Bill “The Bully” de Blasio’s authoritarian vaccine mandate with no testing opt-out alternative. Those who claim religious or medical exemptions will be barred from teaching in the classroom; school employees have until Sept. 27 to get the jab or lose their job.
Kane is not alone. He helped inspire thousands of protesters to join a march on Monday night across the Brooklyn Bridge as they waved signs taunting “Come and Make Me,” “Let Me Call My Own Shots,” “My Body, My Choice” and “No Medical Apartheid.” The fight has just begun. As Kane warns, “There are many other medical mandates that are coming soon, and we stand in opposition TO ALL OF THEM!”
Broadway star Laura Osnes is one.
Last month, she quit a one-night benefit concert after the venue required all actors to get the COVID-19 shot and no option to provide a negative COVID-19 test was extended to her. She walked away from the performance opportunity because “there is so much that is still unknown” about the experimental jabs. “I stand by the decision my husband and I, with input from our physician, have made for ourselves, our family planning and our future,” she wrote on Instagram. “I believe individuals have the right to do the research, consult a doctor, and come to their own conclusions before deciding whether or not to get any injection.”
Emily Dahl is one. Hannah Redoute is one. Bailey Korhorn is one. Morgan Otteson is one. Together, they are the four members of the Western Michigan University soccer team who banded together to sue the school over its mandatory vaccine policy citing their First Amendment-protected religious liberty. Last week, a federal judge granted their motion for a preliminary injunction against WMU, blocking the university from kicking them off the team after their requests for religious exemptions were denied by school officials.
Twelve other WMU athletes have since joined the quartet’s lawsuit: Taylor Williams, Jake Moertl, Maxwell Huntley, Kaelyn Parker, Annalise James, Reilly Jacobson, Kia Brooks, Aubree Ensign, Sydney Schafer, Danielle Natte, Nicole Morehouse and Katelyn Spooner.
In June, 153 health care workers in the Houston Methodist Hospital system quit or were fired for refusing to submit to mandatory jabs as a condition of employment.
Two weeks ago, 30 maternity ward nurses and staffers resigned in protest of the upstate New York Lewis County General Hospital’s vaccine mandate with no religious exemptions — forcing the facility to close the maternity department.
On Saturday, six Los Angeles police officers filed a federal lawsuit in U.S. District Court seeking to overturn the department’s vaccine mandate. They are not alone. More than 2,300 LAPD employees have filed notices seeking religious exemptions, and another 300 officers and staff have filed for medical exemptions — together constituting 20% of the workforce.
Remember: All it takes is one. Ten become hundreds. Hundreds become thousands. Thousands become millions. Millions become a new majority. This is how tyranny ends.
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Sheriff Chad Bianco, good for you. Sheriff Bianco, you are a hero of mine, for standing up for what is right!
I wonder how long it will be, before he gets canned/fired/cancelled, and someone who will be a “yes sir” man gets put in his place? That said, like you i commend this sherrif for HONORING HIS OATH to defend the constitution!
Couldn’t have said it any better… You guys are both spot on!
The silent majority has remained silent far too long as its Constitutional Rights have been slowly eroded during this pandemic by our authoritarian president and Blue State governors. As a result, Joe Biden and his handlers felt confident that they could completely ignore the Constitution and decree that all Americans working in companies with one hundred or more employees must take the COVID-19 vaccine or undergo weekly testing. Thankfully, as Michelle Malkin has documented, this egregious overreach by the Biden-Harris Administration has now sparked a growing backlash of courageous individuals that will stand against the left’s dictatorial response to the pandemic and fight to protect the rights of both vaccinated and unvaccinated Americans.
Weak, corrupt, cognitively impaired, and delusional Joe Biden believes he was given a mandate to rule by virtue of winning an election that was stolen by the dishonest Democrats. What Biden fails to understand is that a political mandate is not a gift. It must be earned by gaining the confidence of the majority of citizens by exercising wise leadership. By this standard, Biden has failed completely.
I’ve often said, IT IS BECAUSE We “silent majority”, STAYED SILENT for too long, that the left’s gotten to where it is!
What about those with acquired immunity? Early on, the CDC and FauxXi said this would be the best defense – even better than a “vaccine” that wears off in a few months.
It is also interesting how the “my body, my choice” crowd applies this slogan selectively. It’s okay to say that when you want to commit murder of the defenseless – not okay if you don’t want to avoid a government mandate to become a guinea pig.
Good for Sheriff Bianco and those of like mind!
The only way to acquire immunity is to become one of them and accept the mark of the beast which is the vaccine.
Even taking it, isn’t a Guarantee you are immune. JUST LOOK at commiefornia, and all their REIMPOSED mask mandates..