As with any widespread issue that the government gets involved in, there are fears that our suffering could be exploited by our country’s powers to tighten their control on the American populace.
This is the “big brother” scenario that we’re all afraid of, in which our elected leaders thrive on extorting every last penny from us at any means necessary.
There have been several instances of these overreaches throughout our history but the latest case comes out of Florida.
As more Americans get vaccinated, the desire to get back out into the world and enjoy activities again is strong. The idea of so-called vaccine passports is increasingly discussed as a way for those who are vaccinated or negative for the coronavirus to prove they are virus-free and return to something approaching normalcy.
But there is skepticism in some circles, particularly on the right, about the use of such tools, even though they largely don’t exist yet in the United States.
Among the opponents is Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who rejects the notion of vaccine passports being used to restrict admissions to sites including movie theaters, sporting events, theme parks, and airplanes.
“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,” he said at a press conference Monday.
And that’s not all.
DeSantis has also said that he’d use his power to prevent businesses from requiring a proof of vaccination, but that ordinance appears to infringe upon a business’s right to refuse service to who they choose which could make such a law ornamental and unenforceable.