Ep44 – Just Get the Shot Already: The Supreme Court and Vaccine Mandates with Patrick MacFarlane
There’s a lot of talk about President Joe Biden’s announced COVID-19 vaccination requirements for employees of private businesses but there’s been little talk of whether he has the authority to do so. In this episode of Mentally Unscripted, Paul and Scott welcome Patrick MacFarlane of Liberty Weekly and the Libertarian Institute to discuss the legal issues of Biden's COVID-19 vaccine mandate.
COVID-19: Wisconsin Deaths shows 4 deaths in the 0-19 age groups (checked on 11/15/2021)
False Consensus Effect: Our tendency to overestimate how much others share our opinions.
When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail
Illusion of control
Define your terms
Claims that the Jacobson v. Massachusetts case establishes a legal precedent for compulsory COVID-19 vaccine are incorrect.
In a truly deadly situation, compulsory vaccination wouldn’t be necessary because people would voluntarily take it.
The theory of popular sovereignty, or the idea that government is based on the consent of the people, means that the government has only the powers granted to it by the Constitution.
A doctor who performs a procedure without obtaining your informed consent is committing battery against the patient.
Our legal system proceeds on the presumption of constitutionality.
It’s problematic when we don’t or can’t ask what reasonable assessments have been done to warrant compulsory vaccinations. How much does the law take this question into account when deciding the legality of mandating vaccines?
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