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Legislative Update; Vaccine Mandates, What We Know

Friday, October 1, 2021



Friday, October 1st, 2021 --

Last month, President Joe Biden announced his unconstitutional nationwide vaccine mandate. The president cannot unilaterally make these demands of you, and I believe our moral duty is to stand up to this tyranny and government overreach. 

While I believe that civil disobedience is the route to go, I recognize that many of you face extremely tough decisions in your employment and educational situations. Many have contacted me and are concerned that you will have to choose between keeping your job and career on track or making the medical decisions that are right for you. Hopefully, I can provide you with some helpful information; This is NOT legal advice and should not be treated as such. This is what I believe it will take for change to occur, and it will not be easy. 

First, President Biden’s mandate does include exemptions for medical reasons. If you have medical concerns about getting the vaccine, I encourage you to go to your primary care doctor and discuss these issues. Getting a doctor’s note may be the best way to exercise this option.  

Second, the unconstitutional mandate also includes an exemption for religious reasons. This is a very important and personal topic. The Wisconsin Catholic Conference recently wrote a letter which stated: “Should the Church or any other organization force a person to receive the COVID-19 vaccine? No. Nobody should violate the sanctity of conscience by forcing a person to do something contrary to his or her conscience.” 

You can view the entire letter here

Furthermore, some of the vaccine manufacturers have not conclusively stated whether aborted fetal tissue cells were used in the development of their vaccines. I strongly believe in the sanctity of life, and I believe abortion is a sin. These are sincerely held religious beliefs of mine. No one should be forced to take a vaccine if they cannot be sure whether it violates the tenets of their faith. This is a perfectly legitimate religious exemption.  

Additionally, the mandate also allows people to participate in weekly COVID testing instead of getting a vaccine. This may be burdensome, but it is an option if you have no desire to get the vaccine. Don’t be bullied into making a medical decision you do not want to make. You have options, and your employer should know them and provide you with this information.  

Finally, if you are concerned that you will be fired for exercising your individual rights, you can choose to call your employer’s bluff. Because of President Biden’s actions, the economy has ground to a screeching halt. Businesses across the country are unable to hire new employees and find new workers. The hiring market is worse than ever, and every employer is desperate to retain their workforce. If you are a good employee, you are too valuable to lose.  

I can not tell you that everything will be OK if you just do x, y, or z. But that is what the government is trying to do by saying, “just wear a mask,” wear two masks, just get vaccinated 1, 2, and  3 times.  It will take good people like you to exercise their rights and take responsibility for their actions, and continue to fight against government intrusion into our private lives and decisions.

Choose Freedom, 

Cal Bahr

State Representative, 31B


If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact my office or me. If you have other needs, please email my Legislative Assistant, Grayson, at

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