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From the very moment that we the US government began responding to the coronavirus pandemic, there were concerns among some that a glut of overreach couldn’t be far off. This is a nation in which the citizenry is acutely in tune with issues of freedom of personal sovereignty, and so many were preparing for the worst.
Now, as much of the nation begins to return to some semblance of normalcy, there are factions within our government who are concerned that unvaccinated individuals could still pose a threat to the greater population. Their solution seems to be segregating the inoculated from the un-inoculated, and this is where the vaccine passports could come into play.
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said the United States is taking a “very close look” at the idea of requiring vaccine passports for travelers coming in and out of the U.S., according to reports.
Speaking to ABC on Friday, the Homeland Security secretary appeared open to the concept of requiring a vaccine passport for international travelers. He appears to justify the idea with his devotion to ensuring that “the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion” are central in vaccine distribution. In other words, officials must ensure that “any passport that we provide for vaccinations is accessible to all and that no one is disenfranchised,” Mayorkas said.
“Everyone should get vaccinated,” he added.
The idea of treating unvaccinated individuals as second-class citizens is something that a great many freedom advocates have warned against, and certainly raises the specter of government overreach.
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