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Letter: Federal overreach

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

It is interesting to take note of the growing resistance to President Biden’s vaccine mandates. The mandates are unconstitutional and clearly evidence of federal overreach.

The mandate involving vaccinating the National Guard is beginning to encounter resistance. I cite the example of Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt having made a firm stand against the federal mandate. As commander of the Oklahoma National Guard, he issued the following statement: “I hereby order that no Oklahoma Guardsman be required to take the COVID-19 vaccine notwithstanding any other federal requirement.” It appears that the checks and balances built into the Constitution by the founders are beginning to take hold. To further fortify the governor’s stance, the commanding general of Oklahoma’s National Guard has ordered, “No negative administrative or legal action will be taken against Guardsmen who refuse the COVID-19 vaccine.”

Both have challenged the mandates and federal authority. I...

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