Statement on Federal COVID-19 Mandates

Last week, President Biden signed an executive order that would force all private businesses with more than 100 employees to require Covid vaccination for all of their employees, a demographic which includes approximately 100 million American citizens. Aside from the blatant disregard for the bodily autonomy of well over one fourth of our nation’s citizens, these actions set a dangerous precedent suggesting that a single executive has the power to unilaterally dictate what free Americans are allowed to put into their bodies, even against their will.

Decisions of such magnitude should stay between each individual American and their doctor.  The actions taken by the Biden administration are tantamount to an act of war upon the people of United States of America, and the State of Arkansas. This will be fought at the state, county, and municipal levels. No government has been granted the authority by any constitution or charter, federal, state, or otherwise, to compel private actors to endure medical procedures against their will.

Moreover, the acquiescent stances taken by many on the morality of compelled medical procedures by employers on employees are no less heinous and should be fought with the same vigor as government mandates. These past 18 months have seen a fundamental shift in the ideas of sovereignty, individuality, and liberty within this nation. The Libertarian Party of Arkansas repudiates any executive orders, mandates, or discriminatory action on behalf of the President toward citizens who choose to command their own health to the degree they are granted by their own personal sovereignty.

The Executive Committee of the Libertarian Party of Arkansas passed a resolution this weekend that clearly states our position on personal sovereignty and self-ownership (below).  We ask all Arkansans’ to join us in opposing this ongoing affront to our liberty by signing the petition at

In Liberty,



Michael Pakko
Chair, Libertarian Party of Arkansas



Whereas, the Libertarian Party of Arkansas opposes the initiation of force as a means of achieving political or social goals; and

Whereas, government mandated lockdowns and other restrictions to attempt to mitigate the spread of SARS-CoV-2 have demonstrated limited, if any, benefit while causing incalculable direct harm to lives and livelihoods of its citizens; now, therefore, be it

Resolved, that the Libertarian Party of Arkansas condemns all mandates and coercions on behalf of federal, state, local, or municipal government regarding SARS-CoV-2 mitigation, management, or treatment as the initiation of force and interference with individual bodily sovereignty, and reaffirms the right of individuals to freely choose or reject any management strategy as they judge appropriate for themselves.

  • Passed by unanimous vote of the Executive Committee of the Libertarian Party of Arkansas, September 11, 2021.
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