Show Me Your Papers!


  • April 1, 2021
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By Dave King -

In many World War II movies there were parts of the plot where a gentle person was traveling in Germany, when suddenly a Nazi Storm Trooper appeared and demanded to see the traveler’s “papers” which everyone was required to carry with them at all times while in the totalitarian nation.

The “show me your papers” command from an armed military officer struck fear in the actor playing the part of a traveler, and was an outrage to American viewers of the movie, because in the free nation of America that we lived in at that time, citizens were allowed to travel without the need for “papers” and they could travel freely and not have to explain their movements to anyone, especially under threat of arrest or execution by military personnel.

But America has become a very different country in the post-Trump era. Under Joey Biden, our nation is slipping into a very locked-down, controlled nation in which liberty and freedom are disappearing.

The facial mask was America’s introduction to being required to have a government-required, official possession or document before we were allowed to get lunch at a restaurant or buy groceries, get new automobile tags or anything else we need to do in order to live in our own nation. And over a year later, the mask is still required even though cases of covid are declining, vaccinations are being given, and herd immunity is well on its way to making everyone resistant to the disease.

But the far-left Democrat party, under Joey Biden, is trying to make it impossible for American citizens to travel or enter a restaurant without the requirement of “showing their papers” that would prove they have received a covid vaccination. This “papers” policy of Democrats, sometimes referred to as “passports“, opens the door to an increased series of other political orders imposed on a formerly free American citizenry.

Soon Americans may not be able to vote or get on a commercial airliner unless they can show proof that they are good, voting Democrats and/or have received the covid vaccine. Or maybe we will have to show proof that we are part of an anti-Trump facebook club that is acceptable to our leftist government rulers. And how about having to proved that we voted Democrat in the last election? It only makes sense to radical Democrats.

It’s possible that someone who refuses to get a covid vaccination will be imprisoned because he’s a threat to other Americans, all of whom soon will have been vaccinated and should already be immune to infection from the virus, but rules are rules and common sense makes no difference; the imprisoned person was required to get a covid shot, so he is in violation of the law and goes to jail. It’s a pity, but it‘s Joey‘s law.

And Democrats are undermining their own former civil rights positions with their new “papers” commands. In pre-Biden America, Democrat arguments on subjects like being forced to get a vaccination or the issue of covid masking requirement issues were: “My body, my choice“. In the good old days, prior to the Biden administration, the ACLU fully backed freedom of personal choice and respected the privacy of HIPAA medical information. In the past if anyone tried to expose another person’s homosexuality or tried to forbid a woman from getting an abortion, all hell would break out from the Democrat party. But now Democrats are in agreement with medical information being made public via the new “passports”, and forcing people to be injected with chemicals we can’t know the eventual health benefits of, nor the harm these drugs may cause in future years. The ACLU has lost any interest in civil rights and privacy issues now that Joey and Democrats run the show.

But when it comes to refusing Democrat commands that everyone be vaccinated, the burden is on the law-abiding citizen to obey or be punished.

And one cannot forget the Immunity Certificate that the political left is considering imposing on Americans. This certificate will allow you to leave your home without specific permission from a Democrat official, but these rules are variable and may take on differing lives as they mature. But you can bet that there will be check-points throughout the nation to keep travelers in compliance, so your papers must be at the ready for inspection if you are too far off base or if you lack a good reason for being there.

“Show me your papers” is a formerly Nazi, totalitarian order that seems to be coming home to roost in the formerly free America, under the Biden administration.

One might also be reminded that the National Guard troops who were sent to Washington to foil the imagined insurrection of Trump supporters following the January 6th scuffle at the Capitol, had their number culled by Biden officials because they feared that Trump supporters in the Guard units would try to take over the government and cause an actual insurrection. This was just another case of a far-left government asking loyal Guard members to “show your papers” and prove that they were not pro-Trump citizens, but were good Democrat party people who would support the Biden administration. This whole thing has gone too far. Our military must be representative of all Americans, not a carefully chosen, political enforcement cadre, serving only one political party.

After a year of masking and distancing, CDC Director, Rochelle Walensky recently stated that she sees “impending doom” facing the nation as variants of the covid spread across America, and she sees no way we can get relief from the masking requirements that are plaguing America. I’ll bet she’s even considering another lock-down as being necessary in the near future as Americans try to live free, prosperous lives once again.

I’m not afraid of the virus, but I’m scared to death of Democrat edicts and I see an impending doom to freedom and liberty in America as Democrats destroy our constitution and continue to steal elections, call all white people racists and create new “papers” regulations for formerly free Americans to have to carry with them at all times.

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