Open Letter

Hon. Joe Biden
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20510

Senator Charles Schumer
U.S. Senate Majority Leader
Hart SOB, Rm 322
Washington, D.C. 20510
Hon. Nancy Pelosi
Speaker of the House
Longworth HOB, Rm 1236
Washington, D.C. 20515
Senator Mitch McConnell
U.S. Senate Minority Leader
Russell SOB, Rm 317
Washington, D.C. 20510
Hon. Kevin McCarthy
Minority Leader
Rayburn HOB, Rm 2468
Washington, D.C. 20515


Re: Banning “Vaccine Passports”

Dear Mr. President and Congressional Leadership:

We write to ask that you take urgent action to preserve freedom in our country. Specifically, we ask that you issue an Executive Order and promote federal legislation banning the issuance or use of digital “Vaccine Passports” (by whatever name), not only by the federal government, but also by any state or local government, or by businesses, schools, or commercial enterprises.

“Vaccine Passports” are not merely the digital equivalent of the yellow vaccine cards long used in international travel. Few people are aware of the following fact: According to tech experts, the digital platform used by Vaccine Passports can provide the same totalitarian functionality as used by the Chinese “Social Credit System.”

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.

Further, “Vaccine Passports” – whether digital or paper — could be used to create a two-tiered society. Already, some entertainment venues have said that they may have separate seating sections for the vaccinated and the unvaccinated, or that they will prohibit access entirely to the unvaccinated. Airlines, hotels, restaurants, and gyms are among others considering the use of “Vaccine Passports.”

Might such “Passports” be used for more sinister purposes, to isolate those with unpopular religious or political beliefs? At a minimum, they can be used to deny those who remain unvaccinated constitutionally guaranteed freedoms – potentially among them: speech, worship, assembly and the right to peaceably petition their grievances.

Mass surveillance and censorship are everyday life for the people living under the boot of Chinese totalitarianism. Tibetans are constantly facing religious oppression on top of imprisonment and torture, Southern Mongolians face cultural extinction, and Uyghurs are victims of genocide. All of this began with the CCP’s surveillance and tight control over their lives in the name of “security.” Americans are now facing increased surveillance and government control over their lives under the guise of “safety.”

The ominous potential for the unauthorized disclosure of proprietary data and other abuses cannot be overstated and must not be tolerated. Such a system is clearly antithetical to the foundational principles of this country and must not be allowed to take root here, whether justified by a putative health emergency or some other pretext.

We are not anti-vaxxers. Some of us have chosen to be vaccinated against Covid-19; others have not. Many of us have traveled internationally and have received many vaccines. We are very concerned, however, that digital “vaccine passports” can be used to restrict rights to freedom and privacy that are guaranteed by the United States Constitution and which sit at the very heart of our culture and democracy.

The Biden-Harris administration has officially declared that it will not be imposing vaccine passport schemes as a matter of federal policy. That commitment will ring hollow, however, if others in state and local governments or the private sector are able effectively to institute such a mechanism for controlling, repressing and coercing many millions of Americans.

We call upon you actively to discourage and preclude such end-runs by issuing an Executive Order and securing federal legislation barring the use of vaccine passports or similar arrangements to suppress our constitutional rights.

Hon. Kamala Harris, Vice President of the United States
Hon. Jake Sullivan, National Security Advisor to the President
Dr. Anthony Fauci, Chief Medical Advisor to the President
Hon. Merrick Garland, U.S. Attorney General
Hon. Avril Haines, Director of National Intelligence
Secretary Gina Raimondo, U.S. Department of Commerce
Secretary Janet Yellen, U.S. Department of the Treasury
President & CEO Suzanne Clark, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Governors of all 50 states


(in alphabetical order; organizations listed for identification purposes only):

1 Guillermo Aragon
Senior Partner, Corbere Partners
2 Charlene Badenhorst
Signing in her personal capacity
3 Edualdo Cicero
Vision de la Moisson
4 Lourdes Cosio
Vice Chairman, Campaign for the American Future
5 Kenneth deGraffenreid
6 Jessie Jane Duff
Gunnery Sergeant U.S. Marine Corps (ret), Committee on the Present Danger: China
7 James Fanell
Captain U.S. Navy (Retired), Geneva Centre for Security Policy
8 Kevin Freeman
Founder, NSIC Institute
9 Frank J. Gaffney
Vice Chairman, Committee on the Present Danger: China
10 Chadwick Gore
Former Acting Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement, Department of State
11 Wayne Green
Senior Pastor of Family Restoration Ministries
12 Bryan Hickox
Chairman, The Jesus Alliance
13 Michael Johns
National Tea Party movement co-founder, former White House presidential speechwriter
14 Brian Kennedy
Chairman, Committee on the Present Danger: China
15 Dede Laugesen
Executive Director, Save the Persecuted Christians
16 Xiaoxu Sean Lin
Truth Warriors Alliance
17 Reggie Littlejohn
Founder and President, Women’s Rights Without Frontiers
18 Christina Murphy Lusk
President, The Martin Foundation
19 Robert Maness
Colonel, USAF retired
20 Richard Manning
President, Americans for Limited Government
21 Rod D. Martin
Founder & CEO, The Martin Organization
22 Faith McDonnell
Director of Advocacy, Katartismos Global
23 Eric Metaxas
Author, National Radio/TV Host
24 John Mills
Colonel (RET), Former Director Cybersecurity Policy, Strategy, and International Affairs
25 Allen Morris
President, Concerned Methodists of America
26 Steven Mosher
President, Population Research Institute
27 Lorraine Pagan-Tyler
Signing in her personal capacity
28 George Parker
Exec. Director, Revealing Light Ministries
29 Jorge Parrott
Christ’s Mandate for Missions www.CMM World
30 Paul Pickern
Ex. Director, All Pro Pastors International
31 Peter Pry
Task Force on National and Homeland Security
32 Chrystal Roy
Kingdom Exchange Ministries
33 Suzanne Scholte
President, Defense Forum Foundation
34 Jay Valentine
President ContingencySales
35 Dr Naomi Wolf
Author and CEO,
36 Liz Yore, esq.
Founder and President, Yore Children