Our nation, while experimental in the early days, has taught the world what it means to be truly united. It’s right there in the name, after all, and the idea of working together, in harmony, is a major component of our American DNA.
That’s why the latest vitriol coming out of the White House is so disturbing, as it clearly appears to pit the federal government against the states that make up the union herself.
President Biden condemned Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., Greg Abbott, R-Texas, and other Republican governors on Thursday for their responses to COVID-19 and threatened to use his presidential powers to overrule their authority.
During a speech at the White House regarding his executive order to boost COVID-19 vaccinations, Biden called out the Americans who have not been vaccinated.
“This is a pandemic of the unvaccinated,” said Biden. “And it’s caused by the fact that despite America having [an] unprecedented and successful vaccination program, despite the fact that for almost five months, free vaccines have been available in more than 80,000 different locations, we still have nearly 80 million Americans who have failed to get the shot.”
Biden then pivoted to go after governors who he believes are not enforcing adequately strict COVID-19 protocols.
“And to make matters worse, there are elected officials actively working to undermine the fight against COVID-19,” he said. “Instead of encouraging people to get vaccinated and mask up, they’re ordering mobile morgues for the unvaccinated dying from COVID in their communities.
Then came a fairly direct threat.
“If they’ll not help, if these governors won’t help us beat the pandemic, I’ll use my power as president to get them out of the way,” he added.
Both Florida and Texas have been largely erring on the side of freedom as it pertains to the pandemic, trusting their own citizens to do what’s best for themselves and their loved ones.