There are always a handful of governors that you hear about in the news whether it’s good or bad.

On a weekly, and sometimes a daily basis, we hear news about Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, California Governor Gavin Newsom, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, and a few others.

But there is one that one comes up every once in a while, but she is really on of the best governors in the country. That person is Alabama Governor Kay Ivey, or as some call her…Meemaw.

Once again, she is taking a stand at defending freedom for Alabamians.

Let me start this by saying that Gov. Ivey is not against vaccinations. This whole time, she has been pushing for them and encouraging people to get them. She was also one of the people who decided to end lockdowns before everyone else did, even though it was a little later than others.

On top of that, she also put an end to the additional unemployment benefits because it was harmful to businesses in Alabama.

So I think it’s safe to say that she cares about safety while preserving freedom as much as possible. That’s exactly what we’re seeing out of her again as she is taking action to prevent people from being fired from their places of employment over the tyrannical mandates Biden enacted.

Ivey issued an executive order directing state agencies to work with the Alabama attorney general’s office on legal challenges to Biden’s federal mandates. The governor also exempted state agencies from state laws that would require an agency work with the government on mandating an individual be vaccinated or an employer require his employees be vaccinated.

Ivey’s order stops short of directing state agencies to resist the mandates altogether, however. The agencies are still required to enforce the mandates in line with federal law, but each agency must “take all practical steps to notify the affected business or individual that the State of Alabama does not approve, condone, or otherwise endorse the imposition of such a penalty.”

“The federal government’s outrageous overreach has simply given us no other option, but to begin taking action, which is why I am issuing this executive order to fight these egregious covid-19 vaccine mandates,” Ivey said in a statement. “Alabamians – and Americans alike – should and must have the choice to roll up their sleeves to get this shot and certainly not forced by government. While President Biden laughs at the idea of protecting your freedoms, I will continue fighting for Alabama businesses and their employees.”

Following the executive order, the Alabama Attorney General followed suit saying,

“Alabama-based employers should liberally construe – in favor of the employee – any exemption sought by an employee for medical or religious exemptions with regards to vaccine mandates. My office is preparing its lawsuit to challenge the federal government’s federal-contractor vaccination mandate and will seek an immediate injunction.”

Alabama is a pretty good state to be in as far as freedom goes.

Photo Credit: Alabama EMA

Daniel

Daniel is a conservative syndicated opinion writer and amateur theologian. He writes about topics of politics, culture, freedom, and faith.

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