Inslee booster mandate exacerbates current public health challenges
Gov. Jay Inslee has issued a directive saying that to address the continuing threat of COVID-19 and “ensure the health of our workforce” there will be a permanent COVID-19 vaccination requirement for workers in Washington state's executive and small cabinet agencies. He includes the addition of boosters in that mandate and encourages other agencies to follow suit.
COVID-19 is serious, but it is no longer a public-health crisis. It has become like other viruses that we have to deal with and do so in reasonable and voluntary ways. This directive is not reasonable or appropriate. And it doesn’t serve public health or the state workforce.Read the entire blog
Statement on Governor Inslee’s Press Conference and U.S. Supreme Court Ruling in West Virginia v. U.S. EPA
Over the past decade, Washington state has consistently missed its CO2 targets. Politically driven climate policy in Washington state, King County, Seattle, and elsewhere has failed to reduce the risk from climate change.
Washington’s climate policies have consistently put politics ahead of the environment and pitted sustainable solutions against prosperity. That is simply a losing strategy, for people and the environment.Read the entire blog
Celebrate our independence by reflecting on the promise of our republic
I’ll admit that I often look at national holidays as simply being an opportunity to spend more time with my family and forget to reflect on the reasons for the day off. With the American experiment frequently feeling like it is on the verge of collapse, we should spend some time between the 4th of July fireworks and the now way-too-expensive hotdogs to reflect on why our republic was designed the way it is and how it was supposed to function.Read the entire blog