TALLAHASSEE, Florida, March 30, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) –– Following reports from New York state detailing the roll-out of its newly developed “Excelsior Pass” vaccine passport scheme, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) has promised he will not support implementing “any vaccine passports in the state of Florida.”
In a press conference held on Monday, the governor sharply rebuffed the notion of vaccine credentials, arguing that it is “completely unacceptable for either the government or the private sector to impose upon you [the public] the requirement that you show proof of vaccine to just simply be able to participate in normal society.”
Taking one of the experimental mRNA shots has been advised by state officials for the very vulnerable, with DeSantis saying, “it’s important to be able to do it.” At the same time, he also vowed that “we were not going to force you to do it … we always wanted to say, ‘we provide it for all, mandate it for none.’”
DeSantis doubled down, maintaining that “[t]here was never under discussion any mandates to take vaccines, we will not have COVID vaccines mandated in Florida … we are not going to have you provide proof of this just to be able to live your life normally.”
He gave examples of places that might seek proof of vaccination with one of the abortion-tainted products, like movie theaters and theme parks, insisting that such a state of affairs would not be permitted in Florida: “We’re not supportive of that.”
He also warned of the dangers associated with handing over sensitive medical information to “some big corporation” via vaccine passport systems, likening the situation to allowing “the fox to guard the henhouse.”
“I mean, give me a break! … This is something that has huge privacy implications, it is not necessary to do,” he said. “People have certain freedoms and individual liberties to make decisions for themselves.”
In the coming days, perhaps as soon as Tuesday, DeSantis has pledged to sign an executive order banning the implementation of so-called vaccine passports for COVID-19.
Meanwhile, President Joe Biden’s administration has begun working with private sector businesses on establishing COVID-19 vaccine credentials technology, according to a report in the leftist Washington Post.
So far, the Biden administration has identified at least 17 vaccine passport initiatives, including one led by the disgraced World Health Organization, and another called the Vaccination Credential Initiative (VCI), The Washington Post reported. More than 225 organizations, including Microsoft, already have pledged to use the VCI’s forthcoming app.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki noted that “a determination or development of a vaccine passport, or whatever you want to call it, will be driven by the private sector.” The government, she assured, will simply “provide guidance, just as we have, through the CDC.”
“There will be no centralized, universal federal vaccinations database and no federal mandate requiring everyone to obtain a single vaccination credential,” she pledged.
Powerful nations of the world, including China, the UK, and Canada are discussing plans to require so-called 'vaccine passports' as a condition for travel, and possibly to restrict entry to shopping and entertainment venues.
Israel has already put in place a system to discriminate against those who choose not to take the COVID vaccine, and, in the United States, Joe Biden has signed a new executive order which could pave the way for the implementation of a 'vaccine passport' system. [See more below.]
This kind of medical dictatorship must be resisted, and therefore, we must act quickly before these authoritarian notions take root and spread!
Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition to SAY NO to government 'vaccine passports.' Tell your legislators to respect your freedom not to vaccinate without fear of repercussion.
People should not have to live in fear of government retribution for refusing a vaccine which is being rushed to market by Big Pharma and their fellow-travelers in NGOs, like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
It would be intolerable and immoral for the government to coerce someone, and their family, to take a COVID vaccine against their will just so they can do their weekly grocery shopping, go to a high school soccer game, travel on public transport, or visit their relatives who live in a different part of the country, or overseas.
Medical freedom must be respected in principle and also in practice.
So, it is now time that our policy-makers listen to all voices involved in this vital conversation, and start to represent those who will not tolerate being punished, restricted, or tracked for refusing an experimental vaccine.
Simply put, legislatures must begin to act as legislatures again.
Questions must be asked. Hearings and investigations must be held. And, the legislatures of each state and country must return to the business of representing the people who voted for them, assuming their rightful place as the originator of legislation.
We will no longer accept the dictates of executive branches without question. And, neither can we accept the dictates of some doctors who seem detached from reality and from science.
Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition which asks national political leaders (as well as state and provincial legislators in the U.S. and Canada) to pledge to respect the rights of those who refuse a COVID vaccine, and NOT introduce 'vaccine passports,' or any other system which would discriminate on the basis of taking the COVID vaccine.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
'Biden executive order directs government to evaluate ‘feasibility’ of vaccine passports' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/biden-executive-order-directs-government-to-evaluate-feasibility-of-vaccine-passports
'China lobbies WHO to develop COVID vaccine passports for all nations' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/china-lobbies-who-to-develop-covid-vaccine-passports-for-all-nations
'UK advances plans for vaccine passports to travel, enter stores' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/uk-advances-plans-for-vaccine-passports-to-travel-enter-stores
'Canada’s health minister: Gov’t ‘working on the idea of vaccine passports’' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/canadas-health-minister-govt-working-on-the-idea-of-vaccine-passports
'European Commission president plans to introduce vaccine passports' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/european-commission-president-plans-to-introduce-vaccine-passports
'Israel’s ‘Green Passport’ vaccination program has created a ‘medical Apartheid,’ distraught citizens say' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/israels-green-passport-vaccination-program-has-created-a-medical-apartheid-distraught-citizens-say
'LA schools to track every kid using Microsoft’s ‘Daily Pass’ COVID app' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/la-schools-to-track-every-kid-using-microsofts-daily-pass-covid-app
Numerous countries have either introduced vaccine passports, or are considering introducing them. Most recently, EU Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton said the European Union’s brand-new “Digital Green Certificate” — or “sanitary certificate,” as he called it — has been approved by the 27 EU member states and will be released on June 15.
LifeSiteNews has produced an extensive COVID-19 vaccines resources page. View it here.