Amid the fears that Americans experienced over the course of this COVID-19 pandemic was a concern over just how much the crisis would be exploited by the powers that be to further control us.
This is a common concern for Americans anyway, with out nation being born out of a strong distrust and disdain for certain forms of government. And so, as the coronavirus disaster continued to unfold around the nation, we the people began to worry about our freedoms.
Would we be rounded up and forced into vaccination lines? Would there be contact tracers gaining access to our telephones to keep tabs on us?
And, perhaps most notably, would we be forced to prove our immunity to get back to “normal”? That questions hasn’t been fully answered just yet, but we do know that Texas isn’t having any part of it.
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Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order Tuesday morning banning the creation or use of a “vaccine passport.” It prohibits state agencies or political subdivisions in Texas from creating a “vaccine passport” or conditioning services on a person’s COVID-19 vaccination status.
“Everyday, Texans are returning to normal life as more people get the safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine. But, as I’ve said all along, these vaccines are always voluntary and never forced,” Governor Abbott said in a video announcing the order. “Government should not require any Texan to show proof of vaccination and reveal private health information just to go about their daily lives.”
The move comes just as New York City announced that they are nearly ready to roll out their own version of such a “passport”, furthering the political stereotypes of these two locales perfectly.
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