On Dec. 14, Gov. Mike Dunleavy signed a letter along with four other state governors, requesting that U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin “reconsider” the mandate that all National Guard members get the COVID shot or face punishment.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbot

Two days later, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott went a step further, telling Austin, flat out, that Texas will not impose President Biden’s mandate on its National Guard members.

Thirty-eight members of the Alaska National Guard sent Dunleavy a letter back in early September, urging him defend them from coercive vaccines which would have a “negative impact on military morale, cohesion, and readiness.” Dunleavy had remained publicly silent on the issue until announcing that he had signed the joint request letter earlier this week.

Gov. Abbot, however, has been actively defending his guardsmen for months.

In August, he signed an executive order prohibiting “governmental entities” in Texas from enforcing vax mandates. That was followed up with an October order that Texas guardsmen not be punished for declining the experimental injections.

Abbot’s Dec. 16 letter to Secretary Austin comes after the Department of Defense threatened to cut off the flow of federal dollars for unvaccinated guardsmen late last month.

“As Governor of Texas, I am the commander-in-chief of this State’s militia,” Abbot wrote to Austin. “In that capacity, on October 4, 2021, I ordered the Adjutant General of Texas to comply with my Executive Order GA-39. If unvaccinated guardsmen suffer any adverse consequences within the State of Texas, they will have only President Biden and his Administration to blame. The State of Texas will not enforce this latest COVID-19 vaccine mandate against its guardsmen. If the federal government keeps threatening to defund the Texas National Guard, I will deploy every legal tool available to me as Governor in defense of these American heroes.”

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Texas goes further than Alaska to defend National Guard from COVID jab

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Neil DeWitt says:

    Looks like Texas governor has some guts! Maybe Dunleavy will learn something from them.

  • Proud Alaskan says:

    Dunleavy is under a rock he’s not standing Tall for Alaskans

  • Marie says:

    As usual, the great state of Texas shows the way.

  • Natural Alaskan says:

    Just one of many issues that need addressed at Alaska’s constitutional convention.

  • John J Otness says:

    Alaska being a big military state Dunleavy had to join the others for his precarious political lifes continuation.
    When it came to really standing he again Shrank down into his wormhole as he did When Pervowitz
    was Mayor of Anchorage and was mandating all those small businesses out of existence.
    We all must remember that Dunleavy is a Chameleon shadow of a conservative who was weaned in
    the communist NEA school indoctrination world. He is a Fauci cheerleader pushing the poison
    on we the people. Nothing is as it seems here in Neverland CCP DOMINION and Epstein did not. hang themselves.

  • jh says:

    –Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in Texas, says “We are Securing Our Border Since Biden Won’t do it.

  • JH says:

    Recent news you will never hear about from the LEFTIST ALASKA NEWS MEDIA:
    —–Dr. Oz as a Senator, will take a conservative approach, which is definitely something that is needed in Congress at the moment. “The View” slammed the fact that Dr. Oz is running for Senate, and they’re trying to cancel him. Dr. Oz stated on Fox News that “they hate that I’m empowering you, the American people, but I will not be canceled.
    He said he has a full vision for America – including a response to COVID.
    Dr. Oz says today, America’s heartbeat is in a code red in need of a defibrillator to shock it back to life.”
    —–House Bill 1332, dubbed the “Empowering Parents With Curriculum Transparency” bill, would require school districts to share their curricula on public websites, starting the upcoming 2022-2023 school year.
    Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that legislation he’s proposing would allow parents and teachers to sue schools and employees to sue employers who make them participate in policies or teaching involving the principles of critical race theory (CRT).
    The Republican governor has already banned CRT teachings in public schools. The proposed Stop Wrongs to Our Kids and Employees (Stop WOKE) Act would be the first legislation of its kind in the nation, “going on the offense against both corporate wokeness and critical race theory in our schools,” a prepared statement from the governor’s office said.
    CRT evolved from Marxist teachings of critical theory and paints most of what goes on in society as dominated by a power struggle between the race of the oppressor and that of the oppressed. It’s the theory that propels Black Lives Matter, and demonizes the country’s Founding Fathers. Woke is term used to suggest that someone has been “awakened to the fact” that people are oppressed for characteristics such as race, sex, class, or gender identity.
    “Nobody wants this crap!” DeSantis said during the announcement at a recreation center in the middle of the state.
    “You’re not doing that here in the State of Florida.”
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