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The Washington Post— still flying the flag of Democracy Dies in Darkness—reported that “Vaccine passports are on the way.”
Their headline goes on to read that even the mighty Post recognizes the challenge of forcing such a request on a free people may have its limits. The story itself is garnering national headlines. The historical implications are mostly flying under the radar, though.
Conservative platforms like Newsmax offer their own reporting on the news. Still, there is a strange blackout occurring across the legacy media regarding what it means to compel citizens to ‘carry papers.’ The very idea of barring free passage or otherwise exercising individual rights reeks of Soviet-era suppression at its best. At its worst, the notion dovetails the totalitarianism that cloaked large parts of the world during the 20th century.
Is this the comparison the Biden administration was hoping for?
It’s fair to say many Americans will simply disregard the decree. At least, in places like Florida or Texas, which have already begun reopening to the chagrin of Uncle Joe and company. The outcome will likely result in a national game of chicken where one side blinks then backs down. The curiosity will come when pro athletes refuse to carry their vaccine passports. Are they going to be denied the opportunity to play? The Houston Astros are no strangers to scandal. Perhaps, they should be the guinea pig to test the government’s will in this endeavor.
A team from Texas with a Texas-sized ego seems like the perfect candidate to see if Biden and Harris will blink first.
As always, this has been the World According to Chris.
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