Fighting Mandates


A key part of Defending the Republic’s mission is to fight the unlawful and unjustified governmental mandates to receive the experimental and unapproved COVID-19 “vaccines.” To fulfill this mission, Defending the Republic is representing armed service members across the nation in challenges against the Department of Defense COVID-19 vaccine mandate, the FDA’s decision to approve the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, and the armed services’ refusal to respect the religious freedoms of our troops to reject these vaccines.

Currently, Defending the Republic is fighting these mandates in venues such as Florida and Texas. Defending the Republic has also sued the Food and Drug Administration to force the production of all documents submitted by Moderna in support of the dubious FDA approval of their “Spikevax” COVID-19 vaccine. Litigation in that case is still pending. We have also submitted an amicus brief to the Supreme Court in opposition to the Biden Administration’s OSHA vaccine mandate, informing this nation’s highest Court that the mandate would require millions of Americans to be subjected to experimental vaccines that had not been approved by the FDA. 

Follow the following Cases and Support our Legal Team:

Alvarado v Austin
On May 18, 2022, attorneys Arthur Schulcz of Chaplains Counsel, PLLC, Brandon Johnson of Defending the Republic, and Andrew Meyer of the Finn Law Group filed a lawsuit initiating a class action on behalf of 31 Military Chaplains from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard challenging Secretary of Defense Austin’s COVID-19 vaccine Mandate and the Secretary’s directive not to grant any religious accommodations

Coker v Austin
In Coker v. Austin, Defending the Republic is representing a number of armed service members who are challenging the Department of Defense COVID-19 vaccine mandate on the grounds that (1) the armed services are requiring these troops to receive experimental “vaccines” in violation of DOD policy and their right of informed consent; and (2) that the FDA’s approval of the Pfizer vaccine was improper and unlawful.

Bazzrea v USCG
On behalf of members of the U.S. Coast Guard, Defending the Republic – along with co-counsel Dale Saran and Simon Peter Serrano of the Silent Majority Foundation – filed a class action lawsuit against the Coast Guard, the Department of Defense, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Department of Homeland Security. Defending the Republic has also alleged the implementation of the Coast Guard COVID-19 vaccine is unlawful, as these service members are ordered to receive unlicensed vaccines under an Emergency Use Authorization “as if” they were FDA-licensed vaccines. We are also challenging the COVID-19 vaccine mandate itself as unlawful, and asking the Court to enjoin the Coast Guard from enforcing the vaccine mandate against all Coast Guard members who have religious objections to these “vaccines.”

Bongiovanni v Austin
Defending the Republic has filed suit on behalf of a group of military service members in the Middle District of Florida – Tampa Division, asking a federal court to uphold their constitutional and statutory rights to refuse the experimental COVID-19 injection mandated by the Department of Defense.

These service members, who have risked their lives for their country, have sincerely held religious beliefs which require abstention from the COVID-19 injection. This right of refusal is supported by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

They have been denied this right, and forced to choose between their jobs and the jab. Our military deserves better and we are fighting on their behalf. After sacrificing so much, these patriots deserve to have their voices heard and their rights upheld.