STARNES: If Biden Targets Small Businesses My Media Company WILL NOT COMPLY

I warned small business owners that the Biden Administration will soon target our companies with his unconstitutional vaccine mandates — and sadly, I was correct.

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Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” that the administration has not ruled out a federal vaccine requirement for small businesses.

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on Saturday block the mandate for companies with more than 100 employees, citing grave statutory and constitutional concerns.

“The president and the administration wouldn’t have put these requirements in place if they didn’t think they were appropriate and necessary. The administration is certainly prepared to defend them, but let’s step back for a moment and just look at why these are so important,” Murthy told Martha Raddatz of ABC News. “Throughout our history that we have seen, we had to use vaccine requirements to protect the population, starting back with George Washington when he required troops be inoculated for smallpox, and schools started having vaccine requirements. If you think about our workplace, it’s important our workplaces are safe, that workers feel safe, and our customers feel safe. We know at this point in the pandemic when we’ve come so far, and we have 75,000 cases a day, it’s important we take every measure possible to make our workplaces safer.”

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Raddatz asked what would happen if the order survived a legal challenge. Would the president target employers with fewer than 100 workers? Watch the answer below.

“Well, Martha, certainly nothing is off the table at this moment, but the focus is implementing the current rule that OSHA put out. Let me just emphasize that what we put out in a report recently is that average businesses that put these requirements in place see a 20% vaccination rate increase, boosting them in the 90s. If vaccines are a key pathway out of the pandemic, this will do a lot to get us toward the finish line,” Murthy said.

I employ several dozen fulltime and part-time workers at Starnes Media Group. I also own KWAM 107.9 FM, 990 AM, the dominant news-talk radio station in Memphis.

Since the start of the pandemic I have instructed our employees to get their medical advice from their personal doctors, not the government or talking heads on television.

Unlike many so-called “conservative” cable television channels and radio networks, I have not required our employees to wear face coverings nor have I required our staff to get vaccinated.

And should the Biden Administration require small businesses to comply with his unconstitutional orders, I will not comply. If need be, we will take our fight to the courts.

President Biden has no right to dictate the health decisions made by the employees of Starnes Media Group. And employers have no right to coerce or blackmail employees with threats of unemployment if they don’t get the jab.

And if the president or his agents come knocking on my front door demanding to see my papers, I will gladly distribute personal copies of the United States Constitution and then demand they get off my property.