South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem has released an op/ed in the Washington Times defending her position vetoing legislation protecting her state from onerous vaccine mandates.
Noem declared that she is just standing up for limited government values by refusing to protect the individual rights of South Dakotans from vaccine mandates dictated by their employers.
“We are now seeing a battle in the Republican Party between the populist wing and traditional limited government conservatism. Some so-called conservatives want to regulate businesses to prevent them from requiring a COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment. Still, my beliefs do not allow me to waive the constitution because I disagree with a private business,” she wrote.
However, there is nothing in the U.S. Constitution that prevents a state from exercising their right to protect their citizens from invasive restrictions that harm their liberty. Private business is regulated all the time in various forms across the country at every level of government. Noem is deliberately misrepresenting the facts of the matter as she shills for mandatory vaccines. Read more…