By Jonathan Davis | 29 December 2021
CONSERVATIVE BRIEF — U.S. Marines, among the military’s smallest but exceedingly patriotic branches, say their service is being “crushed” by President Biden’s vaccine mandate, suggesting that it is intentional.
“To date, 169 Marines have been discharged for refusing the vaccine, and thousands more face the same fate after the Department of Defense’s mandate on all active-duty service members went into effect for the Marine Corps on Nov. 28,” Fox News Digital reported, quoting several currently serving Marines who see what is going on as a “political purge.
Marines are permitted to apply for a religious exemption, but so far not a single application regarding the COVID-19 vaccine, “or any vaccine for that matter, has been approved, a Marine Corps spokesman” told the outlet, which added:
Several Marines who refuse to get the shot were granted anonymity by Fox News Digital, so they could speak freely. They said they are witnessing a “political purge” by the Biden administration that is forcing out the military’s “best and brightest” over deeply held beliefs they say are protected by the First Amendment.
“There’s something fundamentally wrong at this point with our nation’s leadership,” said a major with more than 17 years of active service. “We are facing an unconstitutional edict that I think is very targeted as a political purge, taking out some of the best and brightest soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and guardians from the Space Force.” […]