NYC firefighters protest outside Gracie Mansion as unions predict 20% drop in manpower, full firehouse closure when vaccine deadline hits at 5 pm on Oct. 29th.
Vaccine mandates are not only wrong, they’re unconstitutional.
Nobody, and I mean NOBODY, should have the ability to make you put something in your own body if you don’t want to.
Bodily autonomy is the most BASIC of all human freedoms.
If you were to bring the Founding Fathers back from the dead (in the spirit of the Halloween season) and explain to them that the US federal government, with the aid of countless local governments, are trying to FORCE the American people to get vaccinated and that they’re using bribery, extortion, and blackmail to do it, our zombified ancestors would be the first to lead the revolt.
This goes against everything they stood for…and that’s is why it’s so invigorating to see the patriots of the Fire Department of New York stand up to the tyranny destroying their city.
Firefighters are taking to the streets to protest NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s unconstitutional and un-American vaccine mandate, even with the vaccination deadline only hours away.
New York’s Finest and other anti-mandate demonstrators rallied outside Mayor Bill de Blasio’s residence, the historic Gracie Mansion, to protest his vaccine mandate the day before the city’s deadline for city workers to get the shot.
NY’s Finest Stands Up To Tyranny
FDNY union members have told city officials multiple times that this mandate and its associated deadline—set for 5 pm on October 29th—would lead to catastrophic consequences. Most notably, they predict a shortage of firefighters and EMS personnel, as it is estimated that the mandate will put at least 20% on unpaid leave.
That number works out to be about 46,000 of the city’s 160,000 municipal employees – who have until end of business today to get the jab or face an indefinite unpaid leave.
Andrew Ansbro, president of the Uniformed Firefighters Association, said that his members felt “insulted” by de Blasio’s order, which was announced just last week, and he is concerned that 30% to 40% of firehouses may have to close.
“I have told my members that if they choose to remain unvaccinated, they must still report for duty,” Ansbro said in a news conference. “If they are told they cannot work, it will be the department and city of New York that sends them home. And it will be the department and the city of New York that has failed to protect the citizens of New York.”
That means it’ll be a failure on the part of Bill de Blasio (aka William Wilhelm, Jr.).
While Ansbro put it delicately, another firefighter rejected eloquence and chose bluntness when explaining why he’s angry: “It’s not about the fricking vaccine. It’s about the city not stepping on our nuts.”
And he’s completely right…
But do you know what de Blasio is saying with his city’s citizens on the CUSP of chaos? Is he willing to sit down with the unions and negotiate? Is he meeting with constitutional lawyers to see if he’s even allowed to do what he’s doing?
De Blasio Doesn’t Care About New Yorkers
Instead, this is what the mayor had to say: “I am not having second thoughts. We expected that a lot of the vaccinations would happen toward the end of the deadline. We also know a lot of people make the decision once they really realize that they’re not going to get paid. That’s just the human reality.”
No, Bill, that’s not “human reality.” That’s called extortion…and it’s illegal.
You’re a failure, Bill… plain and simple.
Your city has seen soaring crime rates, soaring death rates, more pollution, and more corruption than ever before. All that work that Koch and Giuliani did to clean that city up, and it only took YOUR time in City Hall to make it a mess again.
Hopefully, the courts make the right decision here…
There’s a lot riding on the lawsuits that unions have filed against the city – and we can only hope that justice and decency win out.
Good luck to the FDNY and the rest of the workers of NYC who are looking to keep their bodily autonomy.
The nation is behind you.
“I have no ambition in this world but one, and that is to be a fireman. The position may, in the eyes of some, appear to be a lowly one; but we who know the work which the fireman has to do believe that his is a noble calling. Our proudest moment is to save lives. Under the impulse of such thoughts, the nobility of the occupation thrills us and stimulates us to deeds of daring, even of supreme sacrifice.” – Chief Edward F Croker