The threat of America becoming a full-blown police state where the federal government’s “Gestapo” enforces the will of tyrants in Washington appears to have moved a step closer to reality with Joe Biden’s recent announcement that bureaucrats will be going “door-to-door” to essentially force people to get their coronavirus vaccinations.
BIDEN: "We need to go community-by-community, neighborhood-by-neighborhood, and oft times door-to-door, literally knocking on doors" to get people vaccinated. pic.twitter.com/oJ2lG9bqaw
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) July 6, 2021
In a November 2020 article, I wrote about Joe Biden’s plan to create a defacto police state to address coronavirus. Since becoming president, he has also introduced Gestapo-inspired policies to address gun control and domestic terrorism. So, his police state plan to “literally knock on doors” — which is the first step before the Gestapo “literally knocks down doors” — to force people to get their coronavirus vaccinations is simply following the plan.
Following Biden’s announcement, White House press secretary Jen Psaki went into damage-control mode to assure Americans that Biden didn’t say what he said.
“What we’re trying to do here at the federal government is protect the American people and save lives,” Psaki told CNN’s “New Day” on Wednesday. “It’s up to every individual to decide whether they’re going to get vaccinated.”
If it really is up to the individual, why waste the time and resources going door-to-door to push coronavirus vaccinations? Biden’s Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary, Xavier Becerra, provided the answer to that question in a Thursday appearance on the same program Psaki appeared on a day earlier (via TheHill.com):
Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra declared Thursday that “it is absolutely the government’s business” to know people’s vaccination status, arguing the federal government has a vested interest in keeping Americans safe.
“The federal government has spent trillions of dollars to try and keep Americans alive during this pandemic,” Becerra said on CNN’s “New Day.” “So it is absolutely the government’s business, it is taxpayers’ business, if we have to continue to spend money to try and keep people from contracting COVID.” (emphasis mine)
HHS @SecBecerra: "The federal government has spent trillions of dollars to keep Americans alive during this pandemic. So it is absolutely the government's business [to know who is vaccinated.] It is taxpayers' business if we have to continue to spend money" pic.twitter.com/AzLF0I18HF
— New Day (@NewDay) July 8, 2021
Indirectly, Becerra endorsed something I wrote about back in March concerning the Gestapo tactics Biden’s police state will likely need to use to ensure coronavirus vaccination compliance: the use of digital passports to track vaccination compliance.
A “vaccination record” program was launched in December 2020 by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as a way to track vaccine compliance which led to calls for the U.S. government to create a digital COVID vaccine passport program.
In a report by the Boston Globe, we learned that such a program was tested in New York City at Madison Square Garden and the Barclays Center in order for fans to attend sporting events using a smartphone app or a printed QR code that verified either that they’d been vaccinated or had tested negative for the coronavirus within the previous 72 hours.
The test was a success, leading New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to announce the creation of the nation’s first “voluntary” COVID vaccine passport program dubbed the “Excelsior Pass,” an app that provides the vaccination status or recent history of a negative COVID-19 test of New Yorkers.
“Similar to a mobile airline boarding pass, individuals will be able to either print out their pass or store it on their smartphones using the Excelsior Pass Wallet app.
“Each Pass will have a secure QR code, which participating businesses and venues can scan using a companion app to verify proof of COVID-19 negative test results or proof of vaccination. An individual’s data is kept secure and confidential at all times.”
Will Biden’s police state Gestapo require a coronavirus passport when they begin their door-to-door campaign? Or do they already know who has or hasn’t been vaccinated?
Biden has said that his administration won’t be involved in creating vaccination passport, but he has endorsed the idea under the condition that private companies run the show, and Becerra said that “government has no database tracking who is vaccinated.”
Nothing to worry about, right?
Well… It should be noted that Big Brother has been ready, willing, and able to force private tech companies to provide information on their users in order to do something they otherwise wouldn’t be allowed to do under the Constitution — a practice that exploded under Donald Trump.
Speaking of Trump, he and the Republicans continued building the police state Gestapo begun under Barack Obama. Instead of taking steps to dismantle it, they continued using it.
Trump made coronavirus passports and contact tracing a top priority with the help of Ivanka’s husband, Jared Kushner. It was Kushner’s coronavirus task force that first introduced the idea of a creating a surveillance program unofficially called a Patriot Act for healthcare.
When it comes to government’s motivations, protecting privacy has never been the prime directive. Just like the original PATRIOT Act, COVID vaccine passports will make it easier for the names, phone numbers, and locations of people to be available to the government in real-time.
By the way, the PATRIOT Act comparison isn’t that far-fetched. Check out this tweet from Justin Amash:
For those ready to criticize me, again, for using the terms police state and Gestapo, let me share something with you from the Holocaust Encyclopedia:
The Gestapo was the political police force of the Nazi state.
Political policing is a specific type of police work. Its goal is to maintain the political status quo. Political police forces protect a state or government from subversion, sabotage, or coup. They use surveillance and intelligence gathering. These methods help them identify domestic threats against the government. Political police forces are sometimes referred to as “secret police.” Authoritarian states, such as the Nazi regime, often rely on them to maintain and protect their power.
And for those ready to dismiss Biden’s remarks as the innocent meanderings of a old man, let me remind you that the same tyrannical behavior perfected during coronavirus will now be used to begin the implementation of the far-left’s gun control agenda, as New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo confirmed earlier this week.
In hindsight, there can be no doubt that coronavirus has been a breeding ground for tyranny to grow in America, and this has created an environment ripe for the creation of a police state Gestapo to enforce vaccinations — and pretty much anything else government decides needs enforcing.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to go. Someone’s knocking on my door.
David Leach is the owner of the Strident Conservative. He holds people of every political stripe accountable for their failure to uphold conservative values, and he promotes those values instead of political parties.