Greg Abbott hasn’t been the best governor for freedoms during the COVID-19 calamity.
But he’s on the right side of the most important topic right now in the United States.
Vaccine passports are the greatest threat to liberty in generations and it’s shocking how many people think they’re a good idea.
They’re the first step to a CCP-style social credit system where the government or even corporations can track your data to determine what you can and cannot do.
And ostracize you from society if they please.
But Abbott made the decision to ban government-mandated vaccine passports from being used against Texans.
Check it out:
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— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) April 6, 2021
Texas Gov. Abbott signs executive order to ban government-required “vaccine passports,” following a similar decision from Florida last week. https://t.co/4pt7HUQAuR
— NBC News (@NBCNews) April 6, 2021
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott becomes the latest to BAN Biden's vaccine passports https://t.co/IBYg03zVRs
— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) April 6, 2021
April 6, 2021
“Everyday, Texans are returning to normal life as more people get the safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine. These vaccines are always voluntary and never forced,” @GovAbbott said.https://t.co/2UQtJJsnvt
— Jolie (@JolieFuselier) April 6, 2021
Other governors are following the lead and banning the use of vaccine passports:
BREAKING: Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee says he will support legislation to ban use of government-mandated vaccine passports
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) April 6, 2021
Mississippi Governor Reeves joins Florida’s DeSantis in opposing ‘vaccine passports’ | Just The News https://t.co/VfErM2SVn5
— John Solomon (@jsolomonReports) April 5, 2021
From NBC News:
Gov. Greg Abbott signed an executive order Tuesday to ban government-required “vaccine passports” in Texas, following a similar decision from Florida last week.
In a video announcement, Abbott said that Texans are returning to “normalcy” as vaccination efforts increase and hailed the state for administering more than 13 million doses to residents so far. The Republican governor then said that vaccination efforts should be done “without treading on Texans’ personal freedoms.”
“But, as I have said all along, these vaccines are always voluntary and never forced,” Abbott said. “Government should not require any Texan to show proof of vaccination and reveal private health information just to go about their daily lives.”
The order states that no government agency can mandate an individual receive a Covid-19 vaccination or enforce any policy that requires a person to provide proof of vaccination in order to receive services. It also states that any institution, public or private, that receives government funds cannot deny someone for failing to provide proof of vaccination.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a similar order on Friday, prohibiting government agencies from issuing “vaccine passports … or other standardized documentation for the purpose of certifying an individual’s COVID-19 vaccination status to a third party.”
DeSantis argued that vaccination records are private information that individuals should not be forced into sharing, which would reduce their personal freedoms.
Breitbart also reported:
“Everyday, Texans are returning to normal life as more people get the safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine. But, as I’ve said all along, these vaccines are always voluntary and never forced,” Governor Abbott said in a video announcing the order. “Government should not require any Texan to show proof of vaccination and reveal private health information just to go about their daily lives.”
“That is why I have issued an Executive Order that prohibits government-mandated vaccine passports in Texas,” the Texas governor continued. “We will continue to vaccinate more Texans and protect public health — and we will do so without treading on Texans’ personal freedoms.”
Abbott stressed the importance of vaccines in reducing the spread of COVID-19 and the reduction of serious illness resulting in hospitalizations and fatalities.
The Lone Star State is on pace to have administered more than 13 million vaccine doses by the end of this week, the governor explained.
“We will continue to vaccinate more Texans and protect public health,” Abbott concluded, “and we will do so without treading on Texans’ personal freedoms.”
In addition to impacting state agencies and local governments, the executive order also applies to any public or private entity that is receiving or will receive public funds through any means from requiring the presentation of vaccination status from consumers before rendering services.