Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) announced this week that he signed executive order SB72 forbidding vaccine passports.
“We are not supporting doing any vaccine passports in the state of Florida,” he told reporters. “It’s completely unacceptable for either the government or the private sector to impose upon you the requirement that you show proof of vaccine to just simply be able to participate in normal society.”
“You want to go to a movie theater, should you have to show that?” DeSantis asked. “No. You want to go to a game, should you have to show that? No. You want to go to a theme park? No. We’re not supportive of that.”
And Pat Robertson said on the 700 Club Wednesday that being required to prove your vaccination status via a passport is a disturbing move toward government monitoring of people’s movements.
“This is a step toward Big Brother surveillance and we should fight it with everything we’ve got. It sounds very benign, ‘O yeah, we’ve got a passport, I’ve had a vaccine, that means I can go where I want to.’ Uh uh. It means Big Tech is gonna be watching you,” Dr. Robertson explained.
And former Rep. Justin Amash (L-MI) says “vaccine passports” are a big step toward the loss of freedom.
“A ‘vaccine passport’ is not ‘what we already do,'” he tweeted. “It’s not proof of vaccination for (international) travel or schooling. It’s proof of vaccination for everyday living — groceries, restaurants, movies. It’s disingenuous to conflate the former with the latter.”
“I believe a vaccine passport—even one privately managed—will have exceedingly negative consequences for society,” he said in a tweet. “I also don’t believe the government will stay out of it; nor do I believe they’ll stop at COVID or vaccinations. The expansion of the Patriot Act/FISA is instructive.”
He followed up with another tweet on Wednesday saying, “A vaccine passport—a unified, centralized system for providing or denying access to everyday activities like shopping and dining—would be a nightmare for civil liberties and privacy, and it would exacerbate existing social disparities connected to wealth, privilege, and race.”
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