The following article by Steve MacDonald has been republished with permission from GraniteGrok.
Virginia’s new Attorney General, Jason Miyares, has made it clear that mandatory COVID vaccination’s by Colleges is not legal in Virginia.
“Attorney General Miyares has issued a legal opinion that Virginia’s state institutions of higher education cannot require the COVID-19 vaccine as a general condition of students’ enrollment or in-person attendance,” an announcement from the Virginia Attorney General’s Office read on Friday.
The AG points out that the Virginia Assembly of Delegates could legally craft a law that would require The Jab at cesspools of higher indoctrination. But they’ve not done that.
BREAKING: I've issued my first ever Attorney General opinion – Virginia state universities cannot mandate the COVID-19 vaccine as a condition for enrollment or in-person attendance.
Check it out here ⬇️⬇️⬇️ pic.twitter.com/dliMICczCZ
— Jason Miyares (@JasonMiyaresVA) January 28, 2022
The message is simple: Unless the law provides that authority, we’re not only not going to enforce it, we’re not going to let others ignore it. So, the attorney general isn’t actually banning them; the absence of law supporting the mandates prohibits them.
Attorney General Jason Miyares is vaccinated and boosted and recommends that others consider doing the same, but his office notes “nowhere in the code of Virginia does the law say that Virginia public institutions can require vaccinations as a condition of enrollment or in-person attendance.”
Do you see what he did there?
Instead of assuming that a state or a public agent had the authority to deny citizens a right because the legislature was silent, he acknowledged that individuals retained that right until the legislature had spoken.
It would then follow that if the delegates did try to enact such a law, the people could challenge it.
Is there any chance we can get one of those attorneys general here in New Hampshire?