They are some of the best warriors the nation has and Joe Biden just learned why you should never mess with them.
A group of SEALS has just won a battle against the Biden administration.
Judge Reed O’Connor of the US District Court of the Northern District of Texas issued a preliminary injunction against Biden’s military mandate stopping the administration from enforcing Biden’s vaccine mandate.
O’Connor wrote in his ruling:
Our nation asks the men and women in our military to serve, suffer, and sacrifice. But we do not ask them to lay aside their citizenry and give up the very rights they have sworn to protect. Every president since the signing of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act has praised the men and women of the military for their bravery and service in protecting the freedoms this country guarantees.
In this case, members of the military seek protection under those very freedoms. Thirty-five Navy Special Warfare servicemembers allege that the military’s mandatory vaccination policy violates their religious freedoms under the First Amendment and Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The Navy provides a religious accommodation process, but by all accounts, it is theater. The Navy has not granted a religious exemption to any vaccine in recent memory. It merely rubber stamps each denial. The Navy servicemembers in this case seek to vindicate the very freedoms they have sacrificed so much to protect. The COVID-19 pandemic provides the government no license to abrogate those freedoms. There is no COVID-19 exception to the First Amendment. There is no military exclusion from our Constitution.
Having considered the briefing, oral argument, relevant facts, and applicable law, the Court concludes that Plaintiffs’ Motion for Preliminary Injunction should be and is hereby GRANTED.
This is a big win for the Navy SEALS and an embarrassing loss for the Biden administration. SEALS successfully communicated that the slow response from the Pentagon to process their exemptions violates their religious rights.
As of the writing of this post, the Pentagon has yet to approve a religious exemption. The Navy and the Air Force have begun dismissing members based on their vaccination status in December of 2021.