Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has put her administration in the control of the Oklahoma National Guard by firing the director of the guard. General Mark Milley, whom Fallin appointed, was ousted by Fallin, a strict opponent of the vaccine mandates to be included in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2018, but in a letter the governor is saying he was pushed out.
This year, Congress passed the NDAA to provide $700 billion in funding for the military and U.S. government to provide an increase in defense spending which is included in the 2018 budget.
Fallin, who is on record saying that parents should have the right to choose whether their child is vaccinated, has led a campaign to restrict vaccinations. “If we are going to do vaccines, I believe we should do it properly,” she said. “There’s certain vaccines that parents should not have. There’s certain vaccines they need, but not all of them.”
Fallin has worked diligently to restrict public access to vaccines by writing dozens of new rules within her administration.
However, Fallin wasn’t a supporter of the NDAA, which includes the so-called religious exemption in which non-medical exemptions could be a factor. “If every senator and every member of Congress calls out on this religious exemption, we might get to where we want to go on that,” Fallin said.
Now the irony is rich as Fallin, who removed General Milley, was listed on a group of military brass who are in the organized efforts to delay making vaccinations mandatory for Oklahomans on a single page website.
Additionally, Fallin is under investigation by the Attorney General after it was alleged she ordered state troopers to use force on mentally ill women who were allegedly violent.
– Chris Hardt is an Oklahoma-based attorney who contributes to PoliticalJournalism.com and has appeared on several radio and television programs to discuss politics.