People projected the government might at some point require papers proving you were vaccinated and the idea was pooh poohed. But now, it looks like we’re here.
The Biden White House is working on developing a “vaccine passport,” which may then become required to get into events, enter businesses, go on cruises, potentially to travel anywhere you would have to prove you have a negative test or have been vaccinated.
If businesses jump on board with all this, it could mean that very quickly you would be very limited if you were not vaccinated and in the government system.
This is a good thing according to the WaPo because it could “motivate skeptical Americans” to get vaccinated.
There is evidence vaccine passports could motivate skeptical Americans to get shots. Several vaccine-hesitant participants at a recent focus group of Trump voters led by pollster Frank Luntz suggested their desire to see family, go on vacation and resume other aspects of daily life outpaced fear of the shots, particularly if travel companies and others moved to require proof of vaccination.
Translation: you will force people inherently to have to get it.
WaPo tries to soft-pedal that motivation but the LA Times Legal Affairs columnist, former U.S. Attorney and DOJ official Harry Litman flat out says that should be part of it and applauds the coercion. Shocking that this guy also teaches Constitutional Law.
Vaccine passports are a good idea. Among other things, it will single out the still large contingent of people who refuse vaccines, who will be foreclosed from doing a lot of things their peers can do. That should help break the resistance down.
— Harry Litman (@harrylitman) March 28, 2021
If you fear the virus, get vaccinated. If the vaccines work, then why are you concerned about anyone else if you are protected? But it sounds like that whole argument “my body, my choice” only applies to abortion, they may end up not making it “your choice.”
Meanwhile liberal feminist former Clinton supporter Dr. Naomi Wolf blasted Litman’s remark as “anti-American” and raised an alarm about it all, saying it isn’t just about the virus but about the tech that can then be employed.
.@naomirwolf sounds the alarm on the push for 'vaccine passports': "I am not overstating this, I can't say it forcefully enough, this is literally the end of human liberty in the West if this plan unfolds…"#NextRevFNC pic.twitter.com/rmAC3YKKP4
— The Next Revolution (@NextRevFNC) March 29, 2021
It’s so flipped Wolf she’s praising Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis for saying he wouldn’t go for vaccine passports.
Litman got ratioed but there were still a shocking number of people who thought it was just cool to force people to be vaccinated and foreclose people from society if they weren’t vaccinated, who also didn’t understand or care about any of the concerns raised by Wolf, who didn’t see or care about the tech issues or government control.
Vaccine passports are a violation of individual freedom and a dangerous privacy risk regardless of the entity mandating their use.
— Ben Domenech (@bdomenech) March 29, 2021
I remember when the idea of domestic vaccine passports were conspiracy theory.
— russ 💯 (@RussellOkung) March 29, 2021
Vaccine passports should be entirely opposed as a total unconstitutional invasion of privacy and government overreach. Just evil. https://t.co/eOmvndLq2C
— Steve Milloy (@JunkScience) March 29, 2021
Vaccine passports violate #1A right of association by having government predetermine where you can/can't go & where you can/can't engage in commerce or association. They are unequivocally first step in a social score used by #CCP.
— Michael D. Brown (@MichaelBrownUSA) March 29, 2021
Authoritarian leftists want a Chinese-styled social credit system here in America. Vaccine passports via the Govt or private sector would create a two-tiered caste system.
Every elected GOP officeholder worth a damn should publicly oppose this un-American concept immediately!!! https://t.co/hPuvhUMTW5
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) March 29, 2021
Meanwhile people entering illegally aren’t being tested, don’t need any form of ID and are in some cases just being released outright into the country. And this makes sense how?