(DailyVantage.com) – One of the most controversial subjects these days is the vaccine mandates handed down by the Biden Administration. Several military personnel have filed a lawsuit against the Department of Defense (DOD), arguing that the directive violates their Constitutional rights. Despite these lawsuits winding their way through the courts, several of our heroes have, unfortunately, recently been discharged from their duties.
On Monday, December 13, the Air Force revealed it discharged 27 airmen for refusing to get the vaccine, which, according to the mandate, was required by November 2. According to spokeswoman Ann Stefanek, those relieved from their duties were all first-term enlistees, none of whom applied for exemptions.
It’s unclear what type of discharge the airmen received, as the Air Force doesn’t disclose this information. However, Senator Roger Marshall (R-KS) succeeded in having language added to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which is still working its way through Congress. It states any servicemember fired for refusing the jab must be either discharged under honorable conditions or receive an honorable discharge.
A few things we got included in the Senate PASSED NDAA:
✅ Protection From Dishonorable Discharge For Unvaccinated Servicemembers
✅ Establish Standards For DoD COVID Exemptions
✅ Require DoD To Recognize Natural Immunity
— Dr. Roger Marshall (@RogerMarshallMD) December 15, 2021
These are the first servicemembers to face repercussions since the mandates went into effect. The controversy within the military mirrors that of the United States as a whole; many want their body autonomy recognized, their medical decisions left up to individuals, not the government.
With other effective mandate dates rapidly approaching, it’s unlikely we’ve seen the last of these types of discharges, and it could very well put the country’s security at risk. Perhaps the government should take a step back and realize individuals know what’s best for their bodies.
What do you think; are our heroes being treated fairly?
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