NOW, federal bureaucrats are talking about issuing “Immunity Passports.” The government would administer nationwide antibody tests to find out who has had the coronavirus already, and who hasn’t. Presumably, this would be done by chasing us all down and taking some of our blood.
Through the use of a branding and tracking identification system, bureaucrats could keep track of individuals who are immune because they have already had the virus, and those who aren’t immune.
What does a real passport do? It grants us the “privilege” of leaving the country, and the “privilege” of entering the country. Those who have “Immunity Passports” will be granted special privileges the rest of us won’t have. What those privileges will entail will be left up to the bureaucrats and will be ever evolving.
IMMUNITY PASSPORTS AND BUREAUCRATS
Here is what Dr. Anthony Fauci, the world renown expert on infectious diseases, a key member of Trump’s Coronavirus Response Taskforce, AND a long-time bureaucrat recently had to say about “Immunity Passports:”
“It’s one of those things that WE talk about when WE want to make sure that WE know who the vulnerable people are and not. This is something that’s being discussed. I think it might actually have some merit, under certain circumstances.”
The “we,” of course, is bureaucrats. Bureaucrats are all about controlling the rest of us and don’t concern themselves with the testy little details of Americans’ civil rights, the Bill of Rights, etc.
IMMUNITY PASSPORTS AND GPS
In this Era of Coronavirus the politicians and bureaucrats are salivating over all the possibilities it affords them to control the masses. Only the naïve believe such an “immunity passport” will come in the form of small booklet one carries around like a real passport.
One bureaucrat, in all his arrogance, actually went on nationwide television to tell the masses about the need to track Americans using GPS. He thought it was necessary so that GOVERNMENT WOULD KNOW who each of us was associating with.
This would be done, he said, by forcing each of us to wear or carry a GPS devise. Here comes the microchip forcefully inserted into each American. He doesn’t concern himself with the Freedom of Assembly (AKA association)* embedded in our constitution.
GOVERNMENT HAS NO RIGHT TO KNOW WHO AMERICANS ASSOCIATE WITH, MUCH LESS TELL US WHO THE “RIGHT” PEOPLE ARE THAT WE CAN ASSOCIATE WITH AND WHO THE “WRONG” PEOPLE ARE.
MICROCHIPS OR SCARLET LETTERS?
Dr. Fauci was the hero of the HIV epidemic of the 1980s. He identified the virus and its transmission via sex. We still lose 13,000 Americans each year to HIV. As this article goes to press America has seen 25,000 deaths caused in whole or in part by the coronavirus.
I have a question for Dr. Fauci: Back in the 80s did you think about some kind of Scarlet Letter** that would identify HIV patients and prohibit them from having sex? Did the Bill of Rights stand in your way, or the fact that GPS and microchips didn’t exist?
Diane L. Gruber
Autonomous Human Being
*The First Amendment text reads: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
Repeatedly, the US Supreme Court has ruled that “right of assembly” means the right to associate with people of our choosing without government interference.
**The definition of a scarlet letter is an identifying mark or brand placed on someone who has committed adultery. An example of a scarlet letter is the Puritan woman in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s 1850 book The Scarlet Letter who cheated on her husband and had to wear a red A.