While White House press secretary Jen Psaki made worldwide headlines Tuesday with her emphatic statement that the “government is not now, nor will we be supporting a system that requires Americans to carry a [vaccine] credential,” Americans need to pump the brakes on their relief. The entirety of Psaki’s statement raises the very real possibility that the government knows it cannot require a vaccine passport, but that corporations are more likely to bypass Constitutional privacy rights by requiring proof of vaccination for various services. Just as this Administration relies on corporate media to censure dissent through propaganda and social media platform control, so too, is the intent on vaccine passports.
Let’s look exactly at the question asked in Tuesday’s press briefing and the response. Question: Is there any thought being given to a federally organized vaccine passport of some kind? Does the President see that maybe as some kind of tool that could be used, or would he lean more on the side of people who have raised objections over privacy and so on? Psaki responded, “The government is not now, nor will we be supporting a system that requires Americans to carry a credential. There will be no federal vaccinations database and no federal mandate requiring everyone to obtain a single vaccination credential.”
Psaki then pivoted to the private sector, “As these tools are being considered by the private and nonprofit sectors, our interest is very simple from the federal government, which is Americans’ privacy and rights should be protected, so that these systems are not used against people unfairly. There is a movement, as you know, in the private sector to identify ways that they can return to events where there are large swaths of people safely in soccer stadiums or theaters. And that’s where the idea originated, and we expect that’s where it will be concluded. We will be providing some guidance, which will look like an FAQ, a frequently asked question; I hate acronyms, but that provides important answers to questions that Americans have, in particular around concerns about privacy, security, or discrimination, soon.”
Referring to vaccine passports as “tools” that the private and nonprofit sectors can use, means these passports can and may well be required by the private sector with the government’s blessing. Are your rights to free speech being violated when a social media platform kicks you off for something you said? You may think so, but technically, it’s not the government repressing your speech, it’s a non-government entity with which you signed a contract to use the platform. Same issue will apply with proof of vaccination. If you want to use the service or attend the event, you will comply. This is eerily like a “grooming” for the end times, an example of how Revelation 13:17 can happen very quickly: “that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” Be discerning. Be aware.