As much as I hate it, it looks like vaccine passports are going to become a thing whether we like it or not. The European Union will allow free travel as early as this summer for people who have been fully vaccinated, but the problem with this is that we all know that the only way to prove you’ve been vaccinated is to carry documentation certifying you received the required doses. The fact that there is a stipulation on this is proof positive that the idea of vaccine passports will become a requirement for international travel in the future.
This isn’t necessarily the most ridiculous thing in the world. To get a passport at all, you have to provide quite a bit of information about yourself that you don’t necessarily want to spread around. When it comes to international travel, there are a lot of hoops you end up having to jump through to get from one place to another. You accept a lot more than you normally would to go visit family back home in another state.
Where this really concerns me is that the hysteria here in America has created a fertile environment for the introduction of new laws cracking down on the average American’s ability to move around unrestricted. We have never had any requirement in this country to have any documentation whatsoever to be able to freely live our lives. But this new idea of making vaccinations a requirement to get back to normal is extremely troubling.
I’ve made comparisons in the past to the “show me your papers” mentality of the Soviet Union, and we live in a country that is supposed to be diametrically opposed to such a philosophy. I believe that a majority of Americans oppose the idea of having to carry around a document to prove they’re allowed to do things they used to be able to do by default. The problem is that most people are too afraid of confrontation to question anything anymore, and they will simply submit to the new process to get back to “normal” as quickly and painlessly as possible.
At some point, we’re going to have to draw the line with how much we will allow our government to micromanage our lives. Are they big and powerful? Yes, but only because we allow them to be. The population of this country is more than 300 million, whereas the federal government employs around two million, including our military. We are simply too big a country for politicians to have any real hold over us beyond what we allow them. When we decide we’re done, they’re done.
The trick is getting enough people to wake up and start pushing back against the power hungry people we have leading our nation. Power is ultimately an illusion, and the people running the country are living the lie that they can do whatever they want and get away with it. This is only true as long as we believe the lie along with them. In the end, we outnumber them millions to one, and all it takes is for us to say enough is enough to stop them in their tracks.
We need not fear our police or military. Having served myself, I can tell you that no military service member would follow orders that brought unnecessary harm to American civilians, and most police departments are the same. Perhaps in some of the more liberal cities there would be outliers that went along with the corrupt politicians, but I think we’ve seen that most precincts in more reasonable places refuse to enforce un-Constitutional laws and receive public support.
There needs to be a willful uprising in this country. Not a violent one, but a firm and resolute protest against the people who seem to think that we are all pieces to be moved on a board for their benefit. Anyone who reads this article is a unique individual with their own hopes and dreams and plans for the future. We need to stop allowing those things to be trampled by greedy, power hungry individuals who crave control.
The vaccine passport is yet another step down a highly regulated, strictly ordered society that places power in the hands of a few. While all by itself it might not seem so bad, it isn’t the first attempt at trying to curb our freedoms, and it certainly won’t be the last. The world is a better place when we all have the ability to freely interact with each other and the awesome places in the world. Let’s not allow our fear coerce us into capitulating to the whims of the power hungry politicians.
What do you think about the vaccine passport? Are you willing to live with it to “get your life back”? Or is it something sinister we should be fighting? At some point, we will have to push back against the oppressors of the world. The vaccine passport might be the issue we need to stand up to. No single issue will ever seem big enough to justify, but the slippery slope demands that even small issues be fought.
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