(Wesley J. Smith | Epoch Times) – The COVID-19 pandemic offered an unprecedented excuse for wannabe authoritarians to stifle liberty. To fight the virus, once unthinkable government controls abound. Entire economies have been shut down, businesses closed involuntarily, and people thrown out of work. Contact-tracing apps were invented to alert the user when exposed to someone with the virus, but they also keep a clear record of individual movements. Vaccine mandates enforced through phone-app-facilitated “passports” are now proliferating. Soon, continued employment or the ability to participate in society freely may depend on proving that one has received a vaccine. OK, Wesley. […]

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