Once again, Texas is leading the way in preserving your personal freedom. Governor Greg Abbott has announced that he has banned a glaring example of government abuse and overreach in a new executive order.
That’s right, Governor Abbott has banned COVID-19 passports within the state of Texas! These “passports” are defined as documentation that shows that you have been vaccinated, and there are several states and territories that have passed these laws. Simply put, if you haven’t had the vaccine in these jurisdictions, you won’t be able to travel. If this isn’t an example of the government taking away your freedom, I don’t know what is.
Texas joins Florida in banning these vaccine passports as Governor Abbott announced this ban on Tuesday morning.
In a nutshell, his executive order will prevent any legislation that would require Texans to show any proof of vaccination in order to travel.
In his Tuesday morning video, Abbott said, “Each and every day, Texans are returning to normalcy as those who get the COVID vaccine continue to increase. In fact, this is the week where 13 million Texans will get the dose. These shots are doing their part to slow the spread of COVID and reduce hospitalizations and keep fatalities to a minimum,” he began.
“However, as I’ve said all along, these vaccines are supposed to be voluntary and never forced. We should never require any Texan to show proof of vaccination just to travel, nor should we require them to show private health information. This is one of the main reasons why I issued this executive order, so that government-mandated passports are not allowed in our wonderful state. We will continue to vaccinate more Texans, but we will do so without treading on their personal freedoms.”
This move follows Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ same executive order where he prohibited vaccine passports as well. DeSantis also had some choice words to say regarding the whole idea behind these “vaccine passports.”
“It’s completely unacceptable for the private sector, the government, or any other entity to impose these requirements upon you just to participate in your daily activities. Should you have to show these ‘passports’ just to go to a sports game, a movie theater, or a theme park? No, of course not. We don’t support that.”
DeSantis continued. “We are going to do all this and then give the information to some large corporation. Are you kidding me? Should the fox guard the henhouse? Absolutely not. Give me a break.”
Do you agree with the decisions of the Florida and Texas governors to ban these passports? Your comments are appreciated!