On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, Senior Editor Christopher Bedford and Assistant Editor Kylee Zempel join Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to discuss the dangers of vaccine passports and how Republican politicians should react and respond to them.
“Right now, it’s a mandate. You show your vaccine, you show your digital passport, you show that you’re a citizen in good standing,” Bedford said. “This is the path to a social credit system: corporate government alliances that keep track of your history and do you do the right virtue signals. And it’s not going to stop with COVID.”
“Another reason I am skeptical is that this is not actually a COVID problem. This is a trajectory that we were on before,” Zempel agreed.
If Republicans don’t stand up to the corporations that will create these databases, Bedford said, Americans will risk losing their privacy and freedom.
“These sissy Republicans who just grandstand and say “I gave a speech against it, I’m fine” are not protecting their vulnerable citizens. And they’re falling back and saying, ‘well, it’s small business and small business.’ But small businesses can’t build this database. They can’t do it.”