For Immediate Release
August 26, 2021
CPDC and WRWF Issue Letters to Congressional Leaders: Stop Vaccine Passports
Action Needed to Stop Vaccine Passports not only by the federal government, but also by any state or local government, or by businesses, schools, or commercial enterprises
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Committee on the Present Danger: China, (CPDC) and Women’s Rights Without Frontiers (WRWF) today issued letters to Republican members of the U.S. House and Senate calling on these leaders to take every opportunity to speak out against vaccine mandates and passport platforms used to track American’s vaccine status to enable or deny access to public venues including grocery stores, restaurants, and even organ transplants, and to support legislation being introduced to defend the civil liberties of Americans who have already recovered from the Covid-19 virus, or those who for whatever reason have declined to get the shots.
A recent National Republican Senatorial Committee fundraising appeal sent August 8 promised Republican leaders would support efforts to stop vaccine mandates and passports now being pushed in New York City and being considered by additional states and cities.
Earlier in August, the Stop Vaccine Passports Task Force sponsored by the Committee on the Present Danger: China and Women’s Rights Without Frontiers issued President Biden an Open Letter signed by human rights activists and defenders of the Constitution. President Biden has already mandated vaccines for federal workers, and a similar mandate is looming for the armed forces, as well.
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s discriminatory executive order denies unvaccinated citizens access to public facilities and businesses without proof of vaccination. With the advent of formal FDA approval of the Pfizer vaccine on Monday, Aug. 23, President Biden called on businesses and institutions to rapidly move to mandate vaccines for employees and consumers alike.
As we explained in our letter to President Biden and congressional leadership and in a webinar hosted in July, “the digital platform used by vaccine passports can provide the same totalitarian functionality as that used by the Chinese “Social Credit System.” The risks of such a system being abused to deprive the American people of their liberties, livelihoods and possibly even their lives are too great to allow it, or even its precursors, to be introduced here.”
China has instituted a “Social Credit System” that gives it totalitarian control over every person in the nation. This platform tracks and integrates the following aspects of every individual: medical history, social media posts, bank accounts, credit cards, shopping history, internet search history, residence, place of employment, criminal history, facial and gait recognition, network of relationships, religious activities, participation (or the lack thereof) in the “Xi-Jinping thought” app, and real-time physical location.
All this information is fed into a central database and used to issue a “social credit score.” Citizens are rewarded or punished, based on these scores. Those with a high score are able to participate freely in society. Those with a low score cannot travel, borrow money, may be fired from their jobs, and may be unable to get their children into school. Those with very low scores, such as political dissidents, can be cut off from credit card use, a big problem in China’s increasingly cashless society. Dissidents can be found (and potentially disappeared) in minutes, along with their networks of relationships.
While it may begin with only carrying digital information regarding whether an individual is vaccinated, the rest of the functionality of the Chinese Social Credit System can be integrated into the “Vaccine Passport” system in a matter of minutes. Whether such digital documentation is governmentally issued or produced by corporate sponsors, the practical effect will be to provide a platform that, in the wrong hands, could usher in totalitarianism in the United States.
Today’s Stop Vax Passports Task Force letter to Republican members of the U.S. House and Senate calls on these elected leaders to:
- Translate that commitment into legislation by co-sponsoring a bill that would stop vaccine passports such as Senator Cruz’s “No Vaccine Passports Act” and supporting House bills like Representative Clay Higgins’ “Employee Rights and Freedom Act” and Representative Diana Harshbarger’s “No Vaccine Passports for Americans Act.”
- Utilize every available media platform to educate the public about your determination to stop these totalitarian measures. We fear that your constituents are not hearing about your leadership role in preserving their constitutional rights.
On Monday, former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson warned on Newsmax, “The mandating of vaccines could shape a terrible future. The really important thing here is for us to recognize that this is America that we’re living in,” Carson said. “This is a place where people came so that they could be free. And the whole concept of mandates, no matter how wonderful you think they are, are opening the door to something that could be pretty terrible in the future.”
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To interview representatives of the Committee on the Present Danger: China,
contact [email protected],
Beth Harrison, 610.584.1096, Ext. 105
or Deborah Hamilton, Ext 102.
To interview Reggie Littlejohn,
contact [email protected], 310.592.5722.