The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments this week challenging President Joe Biden's COVID-19 vaccine mandates for businesses and medical workers.
The former mandate would force businesses with 100 or more employees to vaccinate their workers while the latter would compel hospitals that receive federal funding to require the same.
These mandates clearly violate the limitation of powers envisioned by the Founders. They would be shocked and horrified to learn that the president is trying to force healthcare decisions on millions of Americans, and they would wonder how the Constitution they wrote has been so misinterpreted.
They wouldn't have to look much farther than the Supreme Court. Over the last 100 years, the Supreme Court has warped and twisted our founding document so that today, the federal government has nearly unlimited power. Combined with a cowardly Congress that has given up its power to federal bureaucracies, these bad decisions have given the president the legal cover to attempt these unconstitutional mandates.
It's unclear whether the Court will allow them to stand. But whatever they decide, we shouldn't have to rely on their good graces to maintain freedom and liberty in this country.
Under the constitutional structure the Founders intended, the president would never have imagined such broad authority. His role would be to execute the laws passed by Congress. If Congress didn't pass a vaccine mandate, he shouldn't have the power to impose one on his own.
An Article V Convention of States is the only way to restore that original structure. The Supreme Court will never roll back federal power, and we shouldn't have to rely on them to do so.
A Convention of States is called and controlled by the states and has the power to propose constitutional amendments. These amendments can limit the president's power by banning executive orders and forcing Congress--not executive agencies--to make all the laws under which we live.
With this complete package of amendments in place, the president will be stripped of all power except what he needs to execute the laws passed by the people's representatives. That's his proper role under the Constitution the Founders wrote, and that will be his only role after we call a Convention of States.