It has been a while since I last posted. Not being on most of the ‘classic’ social media channels makes it difficult for my posts to be spread as widely as they used to be. This post is important because it points out another piece of evidence in the slow degradation and destruction of freedom in the United States of America.
When the Patriot Act was passed in 2001, just about everyone in America thought it was a great idea. It would help to make this country’s citizens safer. Most politicians were probably sincere in wanting to help the country, some were opportunists waiting to gain more control. The inconveniences that the Patriot Act brought could be lived with. In some cases, it has helped, but at what cost? We have all seen, heard, or read about accounts where young children or the elderly have been hurt or terrified during what should have been routine searches at an airport. I usually have to use a wheelchair myself at airports because of the distances involved and have been subjected to some pretty strange searches. Normally, I don’t mind, but remember that like anything, the personnel screening for security people follows a bell curve. You have the really bad, the average, and the really good. If you get a really bad one, it can be a nightmare because these people have their own agenda and you never know what it is. In 2019 we started to see another type of ‘crisis’, and some politicians saw another opportunity.
The restrictions brought about by COVID-19 were extreme. Business closed, people confined to their homes, and shortages of critical supplies. A control freak’s dream. Control freaks like the majority we currently have in Congress. But wait, now we have a vaccine, and the world will be bright and sunny once again, right? There are some who will not or cannot take the vaccine. These people are the new pariahs. They are being portrayed as ignorant or evil, and not as citizens of a country that has the right to choose their own healthcare options. Don’t believe me? Oregon has just passed a law that if you haven’t been vaccinated, you cannot enter a business or church without a mask. You’re probably thinking that’s sensible, but some people who cannot have the vaccine also cannot wear a mask for an extended period of time. But let’s examine the implications of this ‘law’ a little bit further.
How will these business or places of worship know you have been vaccinated? They will have to see your vaccination card, a medical document. Isn’t that a HIPPA violation? It also will help create a new industry of forged cards until the government decides that they will have to be the ones to issue them with some kind of security device such as a magnetic strip to be read (all businesses and churches ready to invest in readers?) And, as time goes on, will we see it get to the point where you cannot enter a store or business without your card, mask or no mask? No buying or selling. These cards essentially become the ‘vaccine passports’ that you hear about in the media. And while some states may ban them, international carriers (airlines) and government-controlled transportation (trains) may ban those who do not have one from travel, it’s already happening.
I live in a state that has or will ban such passports. But will places like New York or Illinois be next? Will the government, at some point, tell us that we cannot have a regular passport unless we’ve had a vaccination? And let me just say, if you really believe that it’s okay that everyone should be forced to vaccinate, then you must also believe that it’s okay for the government to limit free speech, to demand that all citizens relinquish their firearms, that people with a house larger than a certain size should be forced to house illegal immigrants, and that we should all pay reparations for something that was done over 100 years ago by people that have never had any relation to you. In short, you are against the Constitution of the United States of America and you believe in socialism and/or communism as a way of life.
The Constitution and The Bill of Rights guarantees all citizens certain things. Certain people in Congress and, apparently, throughout the United States would like to see these rights stripped from us. It’s a harsh thing to say, but in my view, these people are traitors to the United States of America as what they are trying to do gives aid to countries that have flat-out stated that they are enemies of America. The definition of a traitor is giving aid and comfort to the enemy. Encouraging rioting and racism (even against Caucasians,) which degrades the fabric of society or secretly sending large sums of money to an avowed enemy are just a couple of examples of traitorous acts. Do you know of any of our politicians that have ever done that?
We have a duty to ourselves, our children, and future generations to ensure that our democratic republic survives and thrives for them. We can only do that by adhering to the originating document of this country. If you don’t believe that, there are plenty of other countries you can choose to move to that will be happy to limit your rights for you.