President Joe Biden’s recent address after signing the whopping $1.9 trillion COVID relief package should alarm anyone who was actually paying attention.
While the President rambled at times and covered topics unrelated to the recent pandemic, he did make one thing clear: The government will “issue guidance” on “what you can and cannot do once fully vaccinated.” The emphasis seemed to be on the phrase “cannot do” — making it clear that the President (or at least the people who control him) may look for ways to set Federal guidelines in place to stop people from engaging in activities government bureaucrats deem “risky.”
At present, the CDC is looking for ways to provide “guidance” about traveling, going to work, or attending church according to a senior official in the Biden Administration. However, the tone the president struck in his address is much more ominous, and it leaves careful listeners wondering if the government would go beyond “guidance” to trample individual rights in the name of “stopping the spread of COVID-19.”
Americans do have cause to be worried. About one year ago, Democrat governors throughout the nation stripped individuals of their basic rights in order to stop the spread for “fifteen days.” Individuals whose jobs were deemed “non-essential” were banned from working. Churches were shut down, some by force. Travel was not permitted as governors sought to stop people from getting together with family and friends. Schools were shut down to the detriment of millions of students. Those who protested the lockdowns were arrested while criminals were freed and BLM/Antifa rioters and looters were allowed to do as they pleased.
To say that many Democrat politicians don’t care much about individual freedoms is a massive understatement. While President Biden backtracked on his campaign promise to create a national mask mandate, his comments stating that people would be allowed to celebrate Fourth of July together if they follow CDC guidelines and wear masks, social distance and get a vaccine are both reprehensible and ridiculous.
Millions of people around the nation are drawing up travel plans for Spring Break, and some are even daring to venture abroad and visit countries the State Department is urging Americans to forgo visiting. Millions more would have no problem ignoring the Biden Administration entirely and gather with vaccinated and unvaccinated loved ones alike to celebrate the nation’s Independence Day.
There are valid concerns that President Biden may take concrete action to limit the freedoms of ordinary Americans in the name of combating COVID-19. Those who opt not to get vaccinated may have to fight harder for their freedoms than those who do choose to get a vaccine.
In other words — even as the pandemic is waning, politicians are still looking for ways around the Constitution.