ILA President Harold J. Daggett Blasts Government Agencies Demanding Mandatory Vaccinations

Covid VaccineILA President Harold J. Daggett Blasts Government Agencies Demanding Mandatory Vaccinations; American’s Freedom Comprised By Lawmakers Overstepping Authority

NORTH BERGEN, NJ (August 23, 2021) – The President of the International Longshoremen’s Association today blasted Federal, State and Local municipalities and employers who are forcing Covid-19 vaccinations on those who choose not to receive it.

Harold J. Daggett, International President of the ILA, who, himself was vaccinated earlier in 2021, said lawmakers at every level have overstepped their authority by forcing vaccinations on individuals who don’t want it.

“I don’t understand why our government is trying to force vaccinations down the public’s throat,” said President Daggett.  “Everybody should have a right to choose on their own.  Our U.S. Government and local authorities are chipping away at our freedom.  Once the government tells you what you have to do, that’s Socialism, bordering on Communism.  I served in the Armed Forces during the Vietnam War and generations of American soldiers gave their lives to keep our nation free.”

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday granted full approval to Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine which set off a torrent of declarations by hospitals, colleges, corporations, and government agencies, demanding vaccines for their students or workers.

The ILA President blasted New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio who announced earlier this week that all education department employees would have to be vaccinated by Sept. 27, without the option of submitting to coronavirus testing instead.

“Mayor de Blasio’s actions are typical of so many misguided politicians who spent a career promoting “Free Choice” but now are acting like dictators when it comes to the Coronavirus vaccine,” the ILA leader said.

President Daggett believes the public can self-police themselves, taking necessary precautions to protect themselves and their loved ones.

“I am very disappointed in the actions of President Biden, his Administration and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) for their mixed messages on Covid and for an alarming heavy-handed approach to demand vaccinations,” said President Daggett.

“I chose to receive the vaccination, but neither I, nor any government official or agency, have any right to tell another American to do something they are not comfortable in doing.  Protecting our health is important, but protecting our freedom and liberty is equally important,” concluded ILA President Harold Daggett.