Situated about an hour south of Dallas on Interstate 45 is the town of Corsicana, Texas. This bustling community of roughly 24,000 Texans serves as the county seat for Navarro County—and it could lead the way in the movement for medical privacy. 

After the far-reaching vaccine mandates of the Biden administration were announced on Thursday, one Corsicana City Council member is proposing a resolution in defiant response. The resolution reiterates that the city of Corsicana is beholden to its citizens to uphold the Constitution, which includes (under the Fourth Amendment) a right to medical privacy and freedom. 

Authored by City Councilman Chris Woolsey, the resolution states that in accordance with the council’s oath to abide by the laws of the United States and Texas, the city of Corsicana will in no way infringe on the individual right to choose whether to get the COVID vaccine.

Unless the Texas Legislature takes action in the upcoming special session to oppose the overreach of Biden’s executive governing, local communities taking a stand could be many Texans’ best chance at retaining medical sovereignty. 

“The illegal, unconstitutional assault by the federal government this afternoon on our basic right to security in our person is frightening,” said Woolsey.

“No Corsicana taxpayer dollars should go towards enforcing these mandates. It is incumbent upon Congress to hold the president accountable for his unconstitutional actions, but it falls on local governments across the country to honor our oath of office, protect our citizens, and assert that we will NOT sit idly by while the American dream is systematically destroyed.”

While Woolsey submitted the resolution for consideration at their next meeting on Monday, September 13, Corsicana Mayor Don Denbow did not add the resolution to the agenda.

Texas Scorecard attempted to contact Denbow’s office to determine why the resolution was not accepted, but we have not received a response as of publishing. 

Griffin White

After graduating high school with an associates degree in fine arts, Griffin chose to seek experience in his field of interest rather than attend university. He describes himself as a patriotic Fort Worth native with a passion for cars and guitars. He is now a fellow for Texas Scorecard.