While Democrats’ vaccine mandates have not become a reality, some have taken it upon themselves to make the COVID vaccine a condition of freedom. A Franklin County, Ohio judge has made getting the COVID jab a condition of parole in no fewer than three cases in a single week. While Democrats pretend that receiving the vaccine is still optional, they forget to mention that it’s not optional for all.
Many skip getting the vaccine for religious o philosophical reasons. Others are concerned with the lack of research or the fact that the FDA hasn’t even given it full approval. Some have allergies. But if any of those three people have any of those concerns, they will be forced to choose between their deeply held beliefs — or freedom. The Columbus Dispatch reports:
A Franklin County judge recently began including vaccination against COVID-19 as a condition of defendants’ terms of probation.
Common Pleas Judge Richard Frye said last week he added the vaccine as a condition on three cases in the week of the roughly 20 sentences he imposed.
He said he discussed the matter in open court with the defendants, and they attributed their unvaccinated status to procrastination. None raised any philosophical, medical or religious objection.
“It occurred to me that at least some of these folks need to be encouraged not to procrastinate,” Frye said in an interview. “I think it’s a reasonable condition when we’re telling people to get employed and be out in the community.”
The judge says he refuses to “speculate” about important matters like medical or religious exemptions, but the Dispatch reports that one man was forced to get the jab to receive parole for “improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle” — which nabbed him two years on probation. He must get vaccinated within 30 days.
A spokesman for the Ohio Supreme Court says he doesn’t know of any other judges forcibly vaccinating people over minor crimes. Even the liberal ACLU has an issue with these forced vaccinations. “At a minimum, it appears to be problematic,” says ACLU lobbyist Gary Daniels.
“I just wanted them to be safe in the community,” the judge says — but is anyone really “safe” when the government is forcing people to receive a vaccine?