Editor,

Here’s the main reason to vote yes to recall Gov. Newsom: He’ll almost certainly mandate vaccine passports. Why is this bad? It will not only hurt our already weakened businesses, but even those of us who are vaccinated will lose the liberty and rights we’ve always enjoyed. 

If the state mandates vaccine passports, it’s good-bye freedom. The government can always up the ante later by mandating a booster shot, then another, and then ID2020 that has all your medical and financial information on it, etc.

This is what turned into the “Social Credit Score” in Communist China. The Chinese government has complete control of its people through this surveillance program, as the state watches everything they do. It can turn off people’s access to their money, and more. 

And the same is very likely to happen in California unless we oust Newsom, replace him with Larry Elder — Gavin’s strongest opponent, who vows to end COVID mandates — and refuse to be bullied into accepting these passports to serfdom.

Cherie Zaslawsky

Menlo Park

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(3) comments

Rel

Have you any children, or know of other people's children who had their mandated vaccines against dipheria, tatanus, perusis, polio, measles, mumps, rubells, hepatitis B, and chicken pox? How many of these children who were vaccinated lost their liberty, civil rights, or their freedom strictly based on taking the vaccines?

COVID 19 is likely more deadly and the current vaccines as effective as any of the other diseases listed. If mandates bring on more people who are vaccinated for their own good and of the people at large, then bring them on. Equating vaccines to passports to serfdom is a bridge too far for most people with logic.

Tommy Tee

Great response, Rel. Don't let facts get in the way!

Terence Y

Rel, first of all, I don’t think anyone else has ever heard of vaccines against dipheria, tatanus, peruses, or rubells so I don’t think anyone lost anything, except perhaps a dictionary. Second, the jab (not a vaccine) is obviously not effective enough to actually produce immunity to COVID, as can be seen by the hundreds of thousands of breakthrough cases. Is this perhaps why the CDC changed the definition of a vaccine to “a preparation that is used to stimulate the body’s immune response against diseases” from the original “a product that stimulates a person’s immune system to produce immunity to a specific disease.”? Notice the words “produce immunity” disappeared? Is it any wonder why nobody trusts the CDC anymore? Maybe if you want a not-a-vaccine passport, we must link it with a Voter ID passport. Then maybe more people will agree.

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