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Texas Governor Bans COVID Passports For Government And Some Private Entities

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Again, I’m not necessarily against them. Just like I’m not against many Bat Soup Virus measures. Social distancing, no touching, wash your hands, even masks, up to a point. It’s all about moderation. I’m not wearing a mask when I’m out and about except where required. I won’t wear one while walking on the greenway. Kiss my butt if you’re upset. Stay 6 feet away. Do the little things to protect yourself and others. The problem is, many players want to use this for power and control. They want to shift the goal posts. And they don’t seem shy about constantly breaking the barriers. Nor about abusing the measures that are smart. And COVID passports are ripe for abuse

Texas governor bans mandated COVID-19 ‘vaccine passports’

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott used his executive power Tuesday to ban state government and some private entities from requiring COVID-19 “vaccine passports” to access services, in the latest move from a Republican governor pitting public health campaigns against personal freedom and private choices.

According to Abbott’s order, state agencies and political subdivisions, and public and private organizations that receive public funding in Texas cannot require people to prove that they have been inoculated against the coronavirus.

The mandate also states that it will supersede any conflicting local executive orders and calls for the Texas Legislature to take up COVID-19 vaccine requirements during its ongoing current session.

“We will continue to vaccinate more Texans and protect public health — and we will do so without treading on Texans’ personal freedoms,” Abbott said in a statement announcing the order.

Remember, the same people who want all these COVID passports are the same ones who blew a gasket over Arizona’s SB1070, which they said was all about people showing their papers to prove they were in the U.S. legally. Not too mention being dead set against having to show ID to prove you are who you say you are and can legally vote.

Abbott said the U.S. Constitution does not empower the federal government to mandate proof of vaccination. The White House has ruled out a national “vaccine passport,” saying it is leaving it to the private sector to develop a system for people to show they’ve been vaccinated. The Biden administration is developing guidelines for such passports, touching on privacy, accuracy and equity.

And that’s the rub: you have the China Joe admin saying they won’t do it, but, for all intent purposes, giving the old wink wink nod nod for the private sector to do this. Which will then become the U.S. government putting out standards, backing this, and coming out with something so they’re all the same and reliable.

The states planning on using COVID-19 vaccine passports — and the ones that won’t

The use of so-called COVID-19 “vaccine passports” is quickly becoming a divisive issue across the US – with several states, including New York, embracing the idea, while others have already moved to ban them.

Last month, New York became the first state in the nation to formally launch a digital vaccine passport for Empire State residents to verify that they’ve been immunized against the coronavirus. (snip)

Hawaii Gov. David Ige told reporters Monday that his state is testing the technology needed for a vaccine passport, but that there is still more work that needs to be done.

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker has also said that he supports passports, but added that they should not be required to enter an event or facility.

“As long as it is your choice,” Pritzker told reporters, according to “If people ask you to show that for a particular venue or private venue, they have the ability and right to do that. You don’t have to show that to them. You don’t have to be to go to that venue or be engaged in that activity.”

What Pritzker is attempting to do is entice private entities to require them, so government doesn’t have to be the bad guy. Right now, you have Florida, Texas, Georgia, Tennessee, Missouri and Nebraska being dead set against the passports. It’ll be interesting to see how this plays out over the next few weeks.


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