(RightWing.org) – If you’re like many Americans, you probably feel like you’re in the middle of a herd headed to a destination you don’t want to go. In December, COVID-19 vaccines began rolling out to the states. By May, tens of thousands of Americans received the shots, and the government hailed its campaign to vaccinate as many Americans as possible a resounding success. By early summer, governors eliminated mitigation orders, but you just knew something else was looming on the horizon.
It didn’t take long for the powers that be to start taking verbal jabs at the unvaccinated. As the Delta variant rate of infections rose, President Joe Biden and federal officials, not so subtly, issued warnings that those not vaccinated would cause new restrictions to be put in place if they didn’t get with the program. Now, some lofty American’s are trying to force the unvaccinated into immunization by threatening their jobs and lifestyles through unofficial vaccine passports.
Peer Pressure and Unofficial Vaccine Passports
What Biden, Dr. Anthony Fauci, and Democrats pursued over the last few months would be paramount to bullying on a playground. Through the power of suggestion, they manipulated and coerced millions of people into getting vaccinated. While the COVID vaccinations fall under Emergency Use Authorization (EAU) status, it’s likely unconstitutional to establish a federal or state vaccination mandate.
In some Republican states like Florida and Texas, it’s not flying. The two governors squashed mandated vaccinations like a bug and are fighting against those who prefer government powers over personal responsibility.
However, peer pressure is a powerful and dangerous tool. Biden and Democrats are getting around government mandates by encouraging states, local governments, school districts, and especially businesses to force vaccinations without an official passport.
In July, Biden issued decrees that federal employees would get vaccinated or lose their jobs. Soon, Facebook and Google said if an employee wants to return to work, they must be fully vaccinated. Then, beginning in early August, California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom decreed that healthcare workers and school district employees would get vaccinated, or it could get very uncomfortable for them.
Even universities are requiring vaccinations as a condition of attendance. On Thursday, August 12, Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett denied an appeal from an Indiana University’s students pleading for the nation’s highest court to consider overturning the school’s vaccine mandate.
Cities Create Unofficial Vaccine Passport to Enjoy Life
Individuals need to show proof of full vaccination to have any hope of enjoying life in New Orleans, New York, and San Francisco. Some cities will also accept a negative COVID test as well. Additional cities are expected to follow their lead.
Want to go back to school?
Do you have dinner plans?
Would you like to go to a movie, a concert, casino, or a sporting event?
In other words, would you like to live your life?
Well, you better be fully vaccinated, or governments and businesses will prohibit you from enjoying activities you once took for granted. You know, the things you thought were rights but apparently turned out to be privileges.
What the Left has created is a discombobulated mess of patchwork vaccine requirements.
All of this is happening under the guise of the “tool.” Governors and local officials say America isn’t going back to pre-pandemic days until you’re vaccinated. No other mitigations are needed because the government now has the “tool” to control the pandemic. Or, is it a “tool” to control people?
Expect to hear more talk of the “tool” moving forward. If the powers to be can’t control half of America one way. They’ll try another.
Unofficial vaccine passports were inevitable.
Don Purdum, Independent Political Analyst
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