Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas always seems to be a step behind Ron DeSantis in Florida, but there’s still something to be said about getting to the right decision. Abbott did that yesterday by banning so-called “vaccine passports,” including within Texas’ vibrant cruise line industry.
Here’s his announcement.
Texas is open 100%.
Texans should have the freedom to go where they want without any limits, restrictions, or requirements.
Today, I signed a law that prohibits any TX business or gov’t entity from requiring vaccine passports or any vaccine information. pic.twitter.com/JQXOe4cHgY
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) June 7, 2021
In a saner world that wasn’t eaten up with COVID hysteria, this would be a no-brainer move. After all, businesses can still require a negative test result, specifically those that deal in travel such as cruise lines and airlines. Further, with tens of millions of people with natural immunity, and others who can’t take the vaccine for certain health reasons, there’s just no reason to have a broad, discriminatory policy that infringes on an individual’s right to make their own medical choices.
Of course, because every common-sense, state-level move must be opposed in the post-Trump era by a certain sect of supposed Republicans, the grifter twins jumped into action to gnash their teeth.
Will you be banning “No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service” policies too? https://t.co/aKgMYNGdit
— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahDispatch) June 8, 2021
From social media legislation to infringing on economic liberty to protect anti-vaxxers, to speech codes in American education, the GOP is becoming the party that says, “Bake the cake, bigot. Your freedom stops at our feelings.” https://t.co/Efg89brE1x
— David French (@DavidAFrench) June 8, 2021
To these clowns, there is no such thing as a slippery slope. Rather, in their mind, slops exist to dive down so as to then have something to whine about in a newsletter and collect more cash. Meanwhile, most Republicans have long decided they are done giving up an inch only to inevitably lose a mile.
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