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WASHINGTON, D.C. (LifeSiteNews) — Reggie Littlejohn, the Founder and President of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, an international coalition to expose and oppose forced abortion, sex-selection abortion and sexual slavery in China, gave the following address at the Defeat the Mandates March in Washington, D.C., on January 23, 2022:  

 Today, as we march for freedom in the United States, we pause to reflect at this magnificent memorial to Americans who died in World War II. Hundreds of thousands of our military service members died to protect our freedom against totalitarianism. 

In World War II, the threat was obvious: the threat of Hitler and Nazism. 

The threat to our freedom of vaccine mandates is obvious. People should not be forced to submit to a medical treatment against their will. 

The threat to our freedom of vaccine passports, however, is much more subtle, even deceitful. 

While others will be speaking about how vaccine mandates can be used to crush our freedom, I will be addressing the issue of how the endgame of the vaccine mandates is the vaccine passport – which can be used to crush vaccine resisters on ideological grounds. 

First of all, why would anyone resist being vaccinated? Some may have medical reasons, such as a compromised immune system, or the fact that they have already had Covid 19 and have natural immunity. These are valid reasons.  

But of particular concern are people who resist vaccination because of a religious exemption.  Because most of the Covid vaccines were developed or tested using aborted fetal cells, those who are pro-life Christians or of other religions may object to being vaccinated and obtain a religious exemption.  

The first question is, will these religious exemptions be accepted? Sometimes they are, and sometimes they are not. Just this month a federal judge in Texas ruled in favor of 35 Navy Seals who sued the Biden Administration over the vaccine mandate for people in the military. 

The opinion stated: “There is no Covid-19 exception to the First Amendment. There is no military exclusion from our Constitution.” 

Unfortunately, this ruling applies only to the 35 plaintiffs, not the entire military – though we hope it will serve as a precedent. 

Meanwhile, the U.S. Supreme Court, while ruling against Biden’s private sector vaccine mandate, has rejected cases seeking to block vaccine mandates for health care workers, including those who cite religious exemptions.  

But let’s say that you can get your religious exemption granted, and you are not required to be vaccinated. Are you free and clear?  My answer is NO.  

The fact that you are unvaccinated because of a religious exemption might go into a national database. In the wrong hands, this database could be used to persecute vaccine resisters and people of faith. 

This raises the issue of vaccine passports – the digital app on your smartphone that is used to track your vaccination status.  

“Vaccine Passports” are not merely the digital equivalent of the yellow vaccine cards long used in international travel. Few people are aware of the following fact: According to tech experts, the digital platform used by Vaccine Passports can provide the same totalitarian functionality as used by the Chinese “Social Credit System.” 

 China has instituted a “Social Credit System” that gives it totalitarian control over every person in the nation. This platform tracks and integrates the following aspects of every individual: medical history, social media posts, bank accounts, credit cards, shopping history, internet search history, residence, place of employment, criminal history, facial and gait recognition, network of relationships, religious activities, participation (or the lack thereof) in the “Xi-Jinping thought” app, and real-time physical location. 

All this information is fed into a central database and used to issue a “social credit score.” Citizens are rewarded or punished, based on these scores. Those with a high score are able to participate freely in society. Those with a low score cannot travel, borrow money, may be fired from their jobs, and may be unable to get their children into school. Those with very low scores, such as political dissidents, can be cut off from credit card use, a big problem in China’s increasingly cashless society. Dissidents can be found (and potentially disappeared) in minutes, along with their networks of relationships. 

Here’s one example of how vaccine passports are used to control people. In China, your freedom is contingent on your color-coded “health code” smart phone app, connected to a national database. If you’re vaccinated and healthy, the color is green.  If your color is yellow or red, you are stopped. According to a Chinese human rights activist friend of mine, if you’re a dissident in China, all the government has to do is turn your health pass to yellow or red, and you will not be able to go anywhere. This is how they control your movement. 

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IKEA, the retail furniture giant, has announced that it will CUT sick pay for unvaccinated employees who are forced to quarantine after being exposed to Covid-19 in the United Kingdom!

That's right: In the ongoing global effort to discriminate against unvaccinated people, massive corporations like IKEA are taking things to the next level, and planning to deprive working people of the pay they're entitled to simply because of their vaccination status!

That's why we're asking you to SIGN and SHARE this petition calling on IKEA's executive leadership to discontinue any unfair policies that target unvaccinated workers and threaten them with reduced pay, or face a worldwide boycott of their stores and products.

This new policy will strip unvaccinated IKEA employees who have come in contact with someone who's tested positive for Covid-19 and, therefore, forced to isolate themselves, from well over half of their normal sick pay.

According to a report from Daily Mail, IKEA workers in the U.K. make, on average, between £404 and £452 per week. However, under the corporation's ridiculous new Covid policy, they can expect to make about £96.35 instead -- just because they've chosen against getting the vaccine.

To be clear: As the Omicron variant continues to rise, it's become more and more obvious that the Covid-19 vaccine is largely ineffective at preventing transmission and infection of the virus.

And it also goes without saying that everyone, everywhere should be able to opt against getting this experimental shot -- be it for medical, ethical, faith-based, or simply personal reasons -- without it affecting their ability to make a living and provide for their families.

But, as things currently stand, it would appear that IKEA executives disagree.

While the company has tried to sugar-coat the new policy to the best of their abilities, claiming that "this is an emotive topic and all circumstances will be considered on a case by case basis," the fact remains that any such policy seeks to penalize workers for being unvaccinated -- plain and simple.

And it's obvious where things are headed should this policy stay in place: Affected employees will inevitably opt against disclosing any known contact with a Covid-positive person in order to avoid unfairly losing their pay.

Regardless, this is unacceptable and IKEA must rethink things going forward.

So let's let them know where WE stand, and that, until they revoke this misguided, discriminatory pay policy, we will NOT continue to patronize their company or use their products any longer.

So please SIGN and SHARE this petition calling on IKEA's leadership to abandon this policy (and any future policies) that would, in any way, discriminate against employees in the U.K. for choosing against getting vaccinated for Covid-19.

It shouldn't be any multi-billion-dollar corporation's responsibility or prerogative to withhold pay from their workers just because they've chosen to retain the basic right to make important medical decisions for themselves without undue influence or coercion.

IKEA has let us know how they feel. Now it's time to share with them how we feel.

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Think this would be far-fetched in the United States? Think again. 

An eye-opening poll taken by Rasmussen earlier this month shows 59% of Dem voters want unvaccinated people confined at home, 45% want them in ‘designated facilities,’ 48%   

Here’s a quote from an editorial in the Salt Lake City Tribune: “Were Utah a truly civilized place, the governor’s next move would be to find a way to mandate the kind of mass vaccination campaign we should have launched a year ago, going as far as to deploy the National Guard to ensure that people without proof of vaccination would not be allowed, well, anywhere.”   

A January 14, 2022 article appeared in “The Center Square,” a conservative watchdog news website, entitled, “Federal agency to begin tracking those [federal employees] who seek religious exemptions to Biden’s vaccine mandate.” Beginning February 10, these “records may include an employee’s religious affiliation, date of birth, job title, home address, age, where they work, and copies of their accommodation request . . .” 

Why are they doing this – if not to set up a system to identify and discriminate against people whose beliefs have led them to resist vaccination? 

This may just be the beginning. On January 6, 2022, JAMA – the Journal of the American Medical Association – published an article: “A National Strategy for Covid-19 Medical Countermeasures: Vaccines and Therapeutics.”   

The article states: 

The US needs a strategy for a “new Normal” of living that includes Covid-19 …  

Achieving 90% population vaccination coverage will require mandates . . . For example, as New York City has done, such a requirement may need to be expanded to include all workplaces. Additional requirement for consideration may include vaccination for public transportation and indoor events, with proof of a recent negative SARS – CoV-2 test for those who are not vaccinated … 

In addition, to facilitate verification of vaccination status and to better track post-vaccination infections, there needs to be an electronic vaccine certificate platform. Relying on forgeable paper cards is unacceptable in the 21st century. Current state immunization information systems are incomplete, fragmented, and not interoperable, hindering national efforts to control the virus. A national electronic vaccine certificate platform is needed, such as the SMART Health Card, that ensures interoperability across states and countries, safeguards individual privacy, and is based on open-source technology publicly available for vetting to help satisfy any concerns over government surveillance. While controversial, this is not unprecedented. State and national databases are in use for other information, including for driver’s licenses, Social Security, voter registration, and specific health purposes, such as organ donation.  

Even if we are able to get religious exemptions accepted, we must resist these vaccine passports.  

The vaccine passports, in the wrong hands, would give the U.S. government – or any government using them – the ability to identify unvaccinated people of strong faith – or anyone who chooses to stand up to the prevailing narrative — to isolate and persecute them.  

Such policies are simply un-American. Our grandparents – who sacrificed deeply to stop totalitarianism in Europe – would be horrified. 

It is just as crucial to oppose vaccine passports as vaccine mandates.  

As we stand at the memorial of those who died in World War II to preserve our freedom, let us resolve to continue the battle, so that they will not have given their lives in vain. 

Let us wake up and let us speak out!  

“If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent, we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” 

— George Washington 

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