Who’s really running the country?

Paul GleiserWho's Really Running the Country?


The showdown that was fast approaching over vaccine mandates has been put on hold at least for now. As you’ll recall, President Biden issued an executive order mandating that all businesses with 100 or more employees require their workers to be vaccinated as a condition of employment.

That order has been stayed by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. The court cited, “grave statutory and constitutional issues.” In other words, by what authority does the President of the United States get to order the injection of something into our bodies as a condition of holding our jobs?

Disclaimer. I am vaccinated. But no one told me I had to be. I made my own decision. Biden’s order effectively removes that discretion.

“But there are lots of examples of vaccines being required,” you say. “My kids have to be vaccinated in order to go to school.” True. But that’s a state requirement. It didn’t come from the federal government. And the “grave constitutional issue” to which the Fifth Circuit refers flows from the Tenth Amendment, which reads,

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

Plain and simple, the president can’t make your rights as a citizen conditional upon doing what he says. So, for now, the 20 to 40 percent of nurses, firefighters, police officers, airline pilots, truck drivers, etc., who, for their own reasons, don’t want to take the jab, won’t be immediately laid off. In an economy desperately short of workers, that’s good news.

As we said here a couple of weeks ago, if the goal is to get the country vaccinated, the government would do better to persuade us than to order us.

But the urge to order us arises from the fact that over the past 30 years we, as a society have pushed every single kid in school to go to college. Teachers and parents effectively said, “You don’t want to be stuck driving a truck, do you?” Or fixing air conditioners? Or cars? Or any of dozens of trades that are absolutely essential and that require specific knowledge and training and that pay well but don’t require a college degree.

Beyond overvaluing college in general, we have even more greatly overvalued a handful of elite universities – read: Harvard, Yale, Princeton, etc. Graduates from these institutions are disproportionately represented in the national government and many of these individuals actually believe that their elite education gives them not only the right but the duty to tell us how to live.

Here’s a simple statistic. From 1970 to 2011 the number of lawyers tripled while the population grew by only 45 percent. So ask yourself this. If half the lawyers in the country disappeared and half the truck drivers disappeared, whose absence do you think we’d notice first?

That’s correct. And if the stay on Biden’s executive order isn’t made permanent, we’ll quickly find out who really runs the country.

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Paul Gleiser

Paul L. Gleiser is president of ATW Media, LLC, licensee of radio stations KTBB 97.5 FM/AM600, 92.1 The TEAM FM in Tyler-Longview, Texas.

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4 Responses

  1. Rich says:

    As an attorney, I can only say, I agree with you.

  2. Debbie Nicholas says:

    This “president” want to turn our country over to COMMUNISM, Look at OMAROVA for example, Whom is definitely HORRIBLE FOR OUR COUNTRY

  3. Michael Reagan says:

    I have said this time and time again; World Economic Forum. Google them and read their 2019 Manifesto on “One World Government”. And if anyone listened to any of the G-20 or G-27, whatever this summit calls itself; the terms “One World” and “One World Government” was tossed around as much as many of us use the word “Like” in a sentence. Do not be deceived. It is about the goal of One World Government by the Corporations and those who think they are the elite. All us little people are inferior and stupid; or did you forget that? Chaos, hatred, and divisiveness are their tools. What angers me the most is the normal citizen chooses to turn a blind eye to the war against our way of life. WE ARE AT WAR PEOPLE. These nuts want to utterly and completely destroy our Republic. This jam up of ships and lack of supplies, inflation, idiotic school boards turning our kids against us, war on fossil fuels, war on white people, war on our law enforcement (see BLM latest comments on the new Mayor of New York City wanting to clean up that trash heap of crime), war on sanity is all by design. Covid was by design; see the 2019 World Economic Forum’s “War Gaming” this very scenario. The puppet masters are Bill Gates, George Soros, Prince Charles, Fritz the Nazi as I call him (Leader of the WEF), Henry Kissinger (yes he still lives and breaths), and many other of the ultra rich who want to rule the world and us. Never ever forget China and Russia’s role in all this. Think about the chaos the Democratic Party has spread in the last 9 1/2 months! Think about the chaos the radicals have spread sign 2019 in deep blue states with BLM and Antifa!!! We MUST wake up, stay focused on these people, their goals, and above all else engage your State, Local, and Federal government people expressing your strong opposition to all this nonsense. Respectfully bug the hell out of them and demand they (who represent YOU and your family) do what is right and just. If you do not, we are dead ducks. It is as simple as that.

  4. Fly says:

    It is my understanding (from a Nurse at one of the hospitals in Tyler) that the local hospital staff is still under the mandate to be vaccinated by December 5th, 2021 – The suspended mandate is the one issued under the OSHA Law. The mandate issue by CMS (Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services) is still in effect – There are lawsuits attacking the CMS Mandate, but no “stoppage” as of yet!

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