Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), along with Kevin Cramer (R-ND) recently introduced bills that would ban vaccine mandates, as well as mask mandates.
In a press release, Cruz argued that these bills are designed to protect Americans’ “rights and privacy.” Thus, the proposed bills “would prohibit federal COVID mandates,” which would mean “no vaccine passports,” “no vaccine mandates,” and “no mask mandates.”
Cruz also added that the proposed legislation also will provide “civil rights protections for employees from their employers,” namely by the cessation of “discrimination baed on vaccination status.”
“The American people must have the freedom to exercise personal choice when it comes to protecting their health and the health of their families,” Cruz continued, reaffirming his longstanding commitment to freedom and liberty.
In addition, Cruz also issued a formal statement regarding the proposed bill, which began by emphasizing the fact that Americans constitute “self-governed people” that have access to more than sufficient information regarding how to speak with their physicians in order to determine the optimal decision “for themselves and their families.”
Cruz also observed that the Biden administration, along with its allies, has routinely bullied or attempted to force individuals to comply with varied demands for mandated masks and vaccines, in spite of the fact that the administration’s guidance regarding the pandemic has been largely “haphazard.”
In addition, the current efforts undertaken by the Biden administration will achieve nothing, aside from “infringing upon the rights of the American people.”
On the other hand, Cruz and Cramer’s bill will ensure the protection of Americans “by preventing the federal government from allowing itself to make these important decisions on their behalf.”
Various measures in the bill would prohibit mask mandates on any public property, and it will also prohibit any funding allocated for the enforcement of mask mandates. Moreover, measures in the bill also call for blocking any mask mandates in the future, which the Biden administration may be presently contemplating.
In terms of the vaccination component of the bill, it would be unlawful to mandate for any individual to “receive any COVID-19 vaccine originally approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) without first obtaining the patient’s informed consent.”
Parents and guardians are also extended protection through this legislation, namely by requiring the approval of a parent or guardian prior to the administration of any COVID vaccine to anyone under the age of 18.
In other words, that measure is designed to prevent schools from giving students under th age of 18 a vaccine without obtaining “legal guardians’ permission.”