By Duncan Smith
Tyrannical Democrats and their new Marxist corporatists are floating the notion of requiring Americans to have a “COVID passport” if they want their normal lives back.
The electronic documents — the databases of which will be hacked because all such databases always are — are meant to be utilized for people to get into venues, travel, and patronize businesses.
All in the name of ‘COVID safety.’
But red states are doing what red states do: They are pushing back against this Orwellian big government nonsense like our founders pushed back against King George.
And Texas is the latest state to step up and say, “hell no” to these marks of the beast.
The Epoch Times reports:
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed an executive order barring so-called 'vaccine passports' that would require Texans to show proof of vaccination before using a service or making a purchase.
Abbott's move follows a similar order issued by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican, who cited privacy concerns as a reason for doing so.
According to Abbott, the order exempts nursing homes and long-term care facilities.
So-called 'vaccine passport' systems have been proposed in several countries and some airlines have floated the idea. New York state started rolling out its 'Excelsior' system that would require New Yorkers to show proof of vaccination at major events, although it is reportedly plagued by errors.
Pro-privacy and civil liberties groups have said such a system would not potentially violate the 1996 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) law but may create two classes of vaccinated and non-vaccinated people.
'Every day, Texans return to normalcy as more people get the COVID vaccine. In fact, this week, Texas will surpass 13 million doses administered,' Abbott said Tuesday. 'Those shots help slow the spread of COVID, reduce hospitalizations, and reduce fatalities.'
'But, as I have said all along, these vaccines are always voluntary and never forced. Government should not require any Texan to show proof of vaccination and reveal private health information just to go about their daily lives,' said Abbott. 'That is why I issued an executive order that prohibits government-mandated vaccine passports in Texas. We will continue to vaccinate more Texans and protect public health and we will do so without treading on Texans' personal freedoms.'
Red states must continue to band together to backhand Biden and his merry band of Democratic Stalinists who are still trying to use COVID to justify taking away our rights and liberties.
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