A new law has been proposed in South Carolina that would make it a criminal offense for an employer or any individual to ask someone about their “vaccine” status.
The proposed legislation would consider asking if someone has received a vaccine or not a misdemeanor crime, and is being described as a “Don’t ask” bill.
“The government has no place in making you or telling you to take the vaccination, or threatening your livelihood if you don’t,” state Rep. William “Bill” Chumley (R-District 35), who is a cosponsor of the bill, said.
After it’s filing a few days ago, House bill H. 4848 has been sent to committee.
The bill states, “Any representative of a public, private, or nonprofit entity who inquires about the Covid-19 vaccination status … must be fined not more than fourteen thousand dollars or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.”
Chumley called it a “freedom and job protection issue.”
“South Carolina didn’t want to get in this fight,” Chumley continued. “It was brought to us by the federal government.”
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), withdrew Biden’s covid vax mandate after it was blocked in the Supreme Court. The agency said that over 84 million workers would have been affected if the mandate had gone through.
Rep. Chumley said in an interview with Fox Carolina that he laid the blame on vax mandates for causing the labor shortages that the U.S is now seeing, which is having a devastating effect on the supply chain.
“States have a right to impose certain laws if they want to, and to not impose others we feel are unconstitutional,” he explained.
Others disagreed, however and labor law attorney Jeremy Summerlin of Greenville said “When you work it out practically, how it would play out in the real world, it’s insane.”
Summerlin said that he was doubtful that the state’s rights argument would be considered strong enough to stand up in court.
“You put employers in an impossible position,” he added.
Rep. Chumley said that the state had no desire to get involved with “the affairs of private businesses” and felt that the introduction of this bill would better safeguard workers’ choice.
While the world has seen a huge amount of tyranny around vaccines, including Canada’s scorched earth approach to truckers who need to deliver goods to the U.S but have now been locked in because of the mandates, the proposed legislation is a breath of fresh air for a covid wary population.
More data is being released that show vaccines of the covid variety are not at all effective at stopping transmission of the virus, nor stopping the spread of the virus.
Vaccines are also not preventing hospitalization as the majority of patients now being admitted to hospital are fully vaxxed.