Across Canada there is has been different types of program that will display or brand people that have been vaccinated and shaming those you have not been received the shot as yet. The ID cards are said to allow us to get back to normal faster. The goal is to open the economy faster with better safeguards because “ we are going to restrict the anti- taxer from our society.” The government is promoting these programs by saying that those who do not receive the vaccine do not care about the rest of the community. The campaign is causing a huge divide between people and if the goal is to help open up a business in our community so we can enjoy life the polarization may have to the opposite effect. Should People have the right to choose?
In the federal election the Liberals and their leader Justin Trudeau is saying that he and all Liberal support the right to choose but he also says there is only one right choice. Is promoting “only one right choice” limiting our right to choose what we believe to be right. By supplying campaign promises of money to Provinces and Territories with a condition that they ID those who have received the shot and limiting travel of those who have chosen to remain vaccine free an act of discrimination. The message would seem to be clear do things my way or I will take your freedom, job, your money and your home. Mr Trudeau would seem to be promoting a way for Canada that is not democratic under a given that I am protecting you. Does he have a hidden agenda similar to what we may have seen in Germany during the 1930s? We studied these behaviours in school and our teachers called it tyranny.
One of the big questions “what is next” after they have limited the travel of a group of people and job prospects have been taken away. What does the government plan to do with people who decide not to receive the vaccine and what is next for those who have received the vaccine and are participating in the vaccination ID program? Why does the government need to track who has been vaccinated versus those who have not been? The ID itself has a QR code that is to be scanned at the doors of certain businesses. This means that it is being tracked and documented where that ID card has been and that means they are tracking the cardholder. The government does a lot of things to track what we are doing in very overt ways and with our permission. This card is tracking our movements and in some ways displaying in the public part of our medical history.
The purpose of this writing is not to say that vaccination is wrong or right but it is to say that our medical decision should remain private and that our lifestyle choices should not be displayed for all the world to see. As a democratic society, we should not be mandated to have a medical procedure no matter how large or small it is we should have the right to choose what goes into our bodies. Our government should not be able to say that if we don’t agree with their course of action we can travel, give our employers that right to fire us because we did not receive our daily dose of medication, or use rhetoric and branding to shame people into doing what they want. We the people and citizens should be able to speak against what our government does and we have a right to voice our opinion. This is a democratic society and we have the right to tell officials they got wrong and they need to go back and find a better way.