More governors should follow Gov. DeSantis’ actions.
Republican Governor Ron DeSantis has stated in his latest press conference that he will take executive action against vaccine passports.
DeSantis was quoted saying “It’s completely unacceptable for either the government or the private sector to impose upon you the requirement that you show proof of vaccine”.
Gov. DeSantis’s comments come after the Biden Administration released plans to issue a Covid-19 passport that would track Americans that took the vaccine and invade their privacy.
WATCH: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says he’ll be taking executive action against vaccine passports:
“We are not going to have you provide proof of this just to be able to live your life.” pic.twitter.com/onBBOqlIIh
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) March 29, 2021
— New York Post (@nypost) March 29, 2021
The New York Post covered DeSantis’ latest statements and had these details to share:
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday vowed to take executive action to stop the use of so-called COVID-19 “vaccine passports” in the state
“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.
“You want the fox to guard the henhouse? I mean, give me a break,” the Republican governor added. “I think this is something that has huge privacy implications. It is not necessary to do.”
“It’s important to be able to do it, but at the same time, we are not going to have you provide proof of this just to be able to live your life normally,” DeSantis said.
It’s great to see a Republican finally stand up against the authoritarian rules the Biden administration have forced on Americans.
"We always said we want to provide it for all, but mandate it for none."
This is what leadership looks like. pic.twitter.com/LvWOLSrAlI
— Young Americans for Liberty (@YALiberty) March 29, 2021
While DeSantis has denounced a COVID-19 Passport, the Miami Heat basketball team is looking to reward those who have it.
The Miami Herald Sports added more to the story:
Pointing to privacy concerns, Gov. Ron DeSantis said Monday he will issue emergency rules this week that prevent businesses from requiring customers to show proof of vaccinations through COVID-19 “passports” and will ask the Legislature to pass a permanent ban.
But on Thursday in Miami, the Heat will be the first team in the NBA to have sections of seats designated for fully vaccinated fans only.
“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,” DeSantis said. “If you want to go to the movie theater, should you have to show that? No. If you want to go to a game, no. If you want to go to a theme park, no. … I think it’s something that people have certain freedoms and individual liberties to make decisions for themselves.”
I’m with DeSantis on this one, COVID-19 Passports are a bad idea all around.