Texas Governor Bans COVID Passports For Government And Some Private Entities

Again, I’m not necessarily against them. Just like I’m not against many Bat Soup Virus measures. Social distancing, no touching, wash your hands, even masks, up to a point. It’s all about moderation. I’m not wearing a mask when I’m out and about except where required. I won’t wear one while walking on the greenway. Kiss my butt if you’re upset. Stay 6 feet away. Do the little things to protect yourself and others. The problem is, many players want to use this for power and control. They want to shift the goal posts. And they don’t seem shy about constantly breaking the barriers. Nor about abusing the measures that are smart. And COVID passports are ripe for abuse

Texas governor bans mandated COVID-19 ‘vaccine passports’

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott used his executive power Tuesday to ban state government and some private entities from requiring COVID-19 “vaccine passports” to access services, in the latest move from a Republican governor pitting public health campaigns against personal freedom and private choices.

According to Abbott’s order, state agencies and political subdivisions, and public and private organizations that receive public funding in Texas cannot require people to prove that they have been inoculated against the coronavirus.

The mandate also states that it will supersede any conflicting local executive orders and calls for the Texas Legislature to take up COVID-19 vaccine requirements during its ongoing current session.

“We will continue to vaccinate more Texans and protect public health — and we will do so without treading on Texans’ personal freedoms,” Abbott said in a statement announcing the order.

Remember, the same people who want all these COVID passports are the same ones who blew a gasket over Arizona’s SB1070, which they said was all about people showing their papers to prove they were in the U.S. legally. Not too mention being dead set against having to show ID to prove you are who you say you are and can legally vote.

Abbott said the U.S. Constitution does not empower the federal government to mandate proof of vaccination. The White House has ruled out a national “vaccine passport,” saying it is leaving it to the private sector to develop a system for people to show they’ve been vaccinated. The Biden administration is developing guidelines for such passports, touching on privacy, accuracy and equity.

And that’s the rub: you have the China Joe admin saying they won’t do it, but, for all intent purposes, giving the old wink wink nod nod for the private sector to do this. Which will then become the U.S. government putting out standards, backing this, and coming out with something so they’re all the same and reliable.

The states planning on using COVID-19 vaccine passports — and the ones that won’t

The use of so-called COVID-19 “vaccine passports” is quickly becoming a divisive issue across the US – with several states, including New York, embracing the idea, while others have already moved to ban them.

Last month, New York became the first state in the nation to formally launch a digital vaccine passport for Empire State residents to verify that they’ve been immunized against the coronavirus. (snip)

Hawaii Gov. David Ige told reporters Monday that his state is testing the technology needed for a vaccine passport, but that there is still more work that needs to be done.

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker has also said that he supports passports, but added that they should not be required to enter an event or facility.

“As long as it is your choice,” Pritzker told reporters, according to Patch.com. “If people ask you to show that for a particular venue or private venue, they have the ability and right to do that. You don’t have to show that to them. You don’t have to be to go to that venue or be engaged in that activity.”

What Pritzker is attempting to do is entice private entities to require them, so government doesn’t have to be the bad guy. Right now, you have Florida, Texas, Georgia, Tennessee, Missouri and Nebraska being dead set against the passports. It’ll be interesting to see how this plays out over the next few weeks.

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14 Responses to “Texas Governor Bans COVID Passports For Government And Some Private Entities”

  1. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    And isn’t it about time we stop private businesses with their silly rules like “no shirts, no shoes, no service”? Airlines kick women of aeroplanes if their tops are too revealing. Public schools require children to be vaccinated against numerous infectious diseases. When I was a kid we even had to be vaccinated against smallpox – a disease that doesn’t even exist anymore! And polio, which is essentially absent in the US.

    The founding fathers NEVER envisioned this sort of tyranny!!! This all started when a president-to-be insisted the military be vaccinated against smallpox! The the vaccination hysteria expanded to experimenting on schoolchildren with their DipTets, chickenpox, smallpox and polio vaccines. General Washington didn’t know what he started when he forced the recruits to be vaccinated against smallpox during the revolutionary war.

    Note added in proof: It was pointed out to us that the scourge of smallpox was eliminated from this Earth BECAUSE of widespread vaccination. We regret the error.

    • Kye says:

      Immediately dial it up to eleven and a half, eh The Elwood? It’s either all or none with you fascists. If something’s good it MUST be mandated, can’t possibly allow the dirt people to make their own decisions.

      Why do you hate White people?
      Why do you hate Christians?
      Why do you hate America?

      WHAT ARE YOU HIDING????

      The U.S. now has an official regime of lies, supported by an almost worthlessly dishonest media, and scores of millions of Americans brainwashed into the false view that they live in an evil country.
      By Conrad Black

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        The point being that private businesses can require shirts, shoes, ban boomboxes… schools can require that students be vaccinated against communicable diseases.

        General George Washington had his men vaccinated against smallpox. Was he a fascist?

        Conrad Black, the convicted felon pardoned by the former guy? The trump sycophant?

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        The U.S. now has a shadow regime of lies and fanciful conspiracies, supported by a totally dishonest right-wing media, with scores of millions of Americans brainwashed into the false view that the US government and major corporations are hopelessly evil.

        • david7134 says:

          We do have a shadow government, but it is liberal/ communist and supported by scum like you. Now what conservative media. God you are stupid.

        • Kye says:

          Let me see if I got you. In America where all the media except FOX, all the social media, all major corporations, education, banking, law, Hollywood, Madison Ave., Silicon Valley, Wall Street, all major sports and now the military prescribe to un American and anti American, anti White and anti Christian and force it on to the actual working people YOU SAY somehow the eeeeevil right-wing media (i.e. FOX) has brainwashed millions of Americans into a false view of anything? YOU. ARE. A. DOPE.

          Our country is now being run by the most evil fascist dictatorship ever to come about since the German Socialist Party. You have destroyed everything good you have touched and you think you’re right for doing so. All you are is hate. And now you use business for your nefarious deeds.

          The fact that people don’t NEED social media, or Walmart’s cheap Chinese crap, or sportsball, or what have you, is completely lost on company CEO’s. They know, in some vague theoretical way, but they just don’t care, because fuk you, that’s why. The point of torture is torture.

          “Let us say frankly to our opponent that we do not share his ideas because we understand them and that he does not share ours because he does not understand them“. –Davila

          Why do you hate White People?
          Why do you hate Christians?
          Why do you hate America?
          Why won’t you answer these three simple questions?

          WHAT ARE YOU HIDING????

          • Elwood P. Dowd says:

            The Commenter thinks that ideas contrary to his are nazi, fascist, communist, anti-American and just downright evil!

            Yet, it’s millions of nuCon-Americans imagine that the election was stole! It was antifa that stormed the US Capitol!! Colorado election laws are just like Georgia’s!!! Covid/global warming are hoax/scams!!!! nuCon-Americans believe so many falsehoods!

            With nuCons it is ALWAYS projection. You’re filled with hate but you claim it’s others who are hateful. You’re authoritarian but you accuse someone asking you to wear a mask of being a tyrant akin to Hitler.

            Why do you commit bestiality?
            Why do you hate America?
            Why did you take millions from US taxpayers?
            Why won’t you answer these three simple questions?

            WHAT ARE YOU HIDING????

    • Est1950 says:

      United Airlines is hiring again. They said at least 1/2 of their new employees would be people of color.

      This is RACIST. ALL employees should be BLACK. They are a racist company, run by woke WHITE LIBERALS who think that The CRITICAL RACE THEORY does not apply to them when in fact they are the center of the target with the crosshairs on their chest.

      These woke liberal RACISTS WHITE NATIONALISTS running all corporations should quit immediately, give all they own to a black person and move to skid row.

      If United Does not hire 100 percent BLACK PEOPLE they should immediately disband and dissolve their airline, never to be heard from again.

      How fuking dare you use your white privilege to gain the upper hand in America. Quit. Resign. Give all that you have away and go away. Penal colonies should be set up to locate ALL RACIST WHITE NATIONALS. Which of course we under stand includes Whites, Hispanics, Asians, Indians, Muslims, Christians, Hindus and Jews.

  2. drowningpuppies says:

    Note:

    New York, Michigan, Florida, Pennsylvania and New Jersey together reported 44% of the nation’s new COVID-19 infections, or nearly 197,500 new cases, in the latest available seven-day period, according to state health agency data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

    Wonder why. https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_scratch.gif

    Bwaha! Lolgf https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

  3. Yoshi says:

    Private companies are already precluded. HIPAA. They can’t ask, and we don’t have to tell.

    • gitarcarver says:

      Private companies are already precluded. HIPAA.

      BZZZZZZT! Wrong, but thank you for playing.

      The HIPPA privacy law covers the following entities: health plans, health care clearinghouses, any health care provider and “business associates” who are defined as “a person or organization (other than a member of a covered entity’s workforce) using or disclosing individually identifiable health information to perform or provide functions, activities, or services for a covered entity. These functions, activities, or services include claims processing, data analysis, utilization review, and billing.”

      Clearly a store is not a subject to HIPPA regulations. Secondly, control of the information is by the person so they can disclose at will.

      They can’t ask, and we don’t have to tell.

      Actually, they can ask. (First Amendment and all that.) Secondly, a store cannot deny service based upon things such as race, gender, religions, etc. They can deny service based on other factors they choose. (For example, a restaurant may require a tie and a jacket for service.)

      If you want to pull the ADA into this for such things as masks, that fails as well in that the ADA requires reasonable accommodations for those with disabilities. The key word is “reasonable” which is a floating standard based upon several factors. However, the ADA does not require accommodations if the accommodation puts the health of other employees at risk.

      Those who claim that they are allowed in a store without a mask if the store’s policies require a mask are without a legal leg to stand upon.

  4. Hairy says:

    No shirt no shoes no service

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