It looks like the government airline health passports are on their way. This was easy to see coming as far back as a year ago, and now the move is being made. The only question was which political figure would be tabbed to perform the dirty work on what will undoubtedly prove to be one of the most unpopular coronavirus social curbs of the vaccine-mandate era. After all, this is going to destroy Thanksgiving and Christmas plans for millions of Americans.
The solution? Why not get an 88-year-old senator who has been touched by a China spy scandal, had her ability to serve at her advanced age openly questioned by her own party, won’t be up for re-election for another three years (when she will be 91), and by all appearances seems to have one foot out the Capitol Hill door?
Wielding the Axe
Here’s the official Sept. 29 release from the office of the chosen servant of the people:
“Senator Dianne Feinstein [D-CA] today introduced the U.S. Air Travel Public Safety Act, a bill that would require all passengers on domestic airline flights to either be fully vaccinated, have recently tested negative for COVID-19 or have fully recovered from COVID-19.
The bill would require the Secretary of Health and Human Services, in consultation with the Federal Aviation Administration, to develop national vaccination standards and procedures related to COVID-19 and domestic air travel in order to prevent future outbreaks of the disease.”
Feinstein is actually quoted in the statement referencing holiday travel. “We know that air travel during the 2020 holiday season contributed to last winter’s devastating COVID-19 surge. We simply cannot allow that to happen again,” she proclaimed.
Do you think a senator facing re-election in a toss-up state next year would have said this?
“The bill is supported by the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American Public Health Association,” the release also states, adding the credentialed “expert” clout so cherished by the pro-compelled vaccination crowd.
Liberty Nation wrote about air travel health passports on Dec. 3, 2020, when the vaccine rollout was just about to get underway:
“The slippery slope is slickening, and the social control apparatus is becoming more overt. Employment ‘experts’ have verified that companies can make their employees get the coronavirus vaccine if they want to keep their jobs, and now airlines are following suit.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced that it is developing a ‘digital health pass’ that will allow passengers to board commercial flights only after showing proof of vaccination or rigidly up-to-date approved coronavirus health status.”
It was inevitable that air travel would play an essential role in the vaccine push in the domestic U.S. as well. Along with employment, it is one of the most sensitive pressure points that can be squeezed on the body of the citizenry.
Ducks in a Row
That the step has been in the works for some time is fully revealed by recent comments made by a former Obama administration Cabinet-level official and the head of United Airlines.
“I don’t think it would be difficult at all. It’s no different than showing your driver’s license to TSA,” ex-Obama Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood told Politico in an interview published Sept. 15. “I don’t see it as a bureaucratic challenge to the airlines. I really don’t. You got to show ID in order to get through TSA, then make it a part of getting through TSA — that you can’t get through TSA unless you show proper identification, your ticket and a vaccination card.”
And, indeed, United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby said his company was all set to put such a procedure into operation.
“For us to do that, we would probably require some sort of government directive,” Kirby told NPR on Sept. 10. “We have prepared ourselves with technology to be able to upload vaccine cards and track that and implement it if the government ever chooses to go in that direction.”
There you have it. United, one of the largest airlines in America, was all set to go and just waiting for the federal government to provide cover with customers.
The ramifications of this bill, if passed go far beyond the coronavirus. And even if it fails, Feinstein’s bill could be just a toe in the water before yet another sweeping administration executive order. As we wrote in December 2020, once the social restrictions start, the possibilities become endless:
“Climate change lockdowns should follow in the wake of coronavirus social curbs, Mariana Mazzucato, ‘professor in the economics of innovation and public value at University College London,’ asserted in a September article for the website Project Syndicate.
‘Under a “climate lockdown,” governments would limit private-vehicle use, ban consumption of red meat, and impose extreme energy-saving measures, while fossil-fuel companies would have to stop drilling,’ the nutty professor explained.”
If you think that’s far-fetched, ask yourself if you’d ever imagined that health workers would be fired en masse from hospitals in the middle of a declared “pandemic” for refusing to take a vaccine. Or ask Australians how things are going Down Under.
Flight Reason has been grounded. A force agenda has now left the terminal and is taxiing down the runway. It has been cleared for departure. Please fasten your seatbelts and put your trays in an upright position. It’s going to be a bumpy ride.
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