On Monday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a law prohibiting businesses and government entities from requiring “vaccine passports.”
Texas is open 100%.
Texans should have the freedom to go where they want without any limits, restrictions, or requirements.
Today, I signed a law that prohibits any TX business or gov’t entity from requiring vaccine passports or any vaccine information. pic.twitter.com/JQXOe4cHgY
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) June 7, 2021
We kind of thought HIPAA laws protected people’s private health information already, but conservative Jonah Goldberg went for the dunk:
Will you be banning “No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service” policies too? https://t.co/aKgMYNGdit
— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahDispatch) June 8, 2021
One thing is not like the other.
— K. A. Miller (@KaMiller1) June 8, 2021
Yeah requiring proof of vaccination makes a lot more sense for a lot of businesses and government institutions.
— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahDispatch) June 8, 2021
No it doesn’t.
— Taxpayer1234 (@Taxpayers1234) June 8, 2021
Extremely bad take.
— Rock and Rohl (@roachman61) June 8, 2021
We’re wary of shopping for groceries next to someone who’s infected with HIV. Can we put up a sign?
15 months in and Jonah still thinks any of this is/was about public safety.
C’mon, man. You’re too smart to be so damn stupid.
— Scott Fogleman (@skf727) June 8, 2021
Virus prevalence is at an all time low and continuing to fall. Proof of vaccination is completely unnecessary.
— Dan Sommers (@sommerd34) June 8, 2021
Ah there’s Jonah and his “conservatism” shining through again.
— Phil (@philllosoraptor) June 8, 2021
Why not require proof for all vaccines?
— Attila the Honeybun (@AttilaSaysMeow) June 8, 2021
So no more grocery shopping for the Goldberg family each year until you’ve all gotten your flu shots, right?
— InTheRightColumn (@TheRightColumn) June 8, 2021
I can’t believe you aren’t embarrassed by this stupid comparison.
— Okay. (@corrcomm) June 8, 2021
Cash those checks, Jonah.
— Brother Seamus (@WaynePelota) June 8, 2021
Yes, asking for someone’s personal heath information is totally the same as asking them to not go barefoot while they shop.
— Buy Bitcoin & HODL 💎🤲🏻💎 (@NoBagHolder) June 8, 2021
Look at Jonah playing the literalist card. Be better dude.
— Troy Hinrichs (@YourmanGodfrey) June 8, 2021
That is not a good analogy.
— BWH (@BWH85) June 8, 2021
You’ve lost the plot dude.
— Swinging Cod (@SwingCod) June 8, 2021
I once considered you a serious thinker.
I am no longer burdened with that presumption.
— S. Marshall Wilson (@smarshallwilson) June 8, 2021
I don’t think any of the Dispatch Boys are serious thinkers these days. TDS has a tendency to eat away at cognitive thinking.
— Steve Sickman (@SteveSickman) June 8, 2021
— Bacon Von Mises (@ThePeoplesBacon) June 8, 2021
Massive distinction between putting something *on* your body (temporary, inconsequential) and *in* your body (permanent, potentially harmful—even if small chance).
— Cole Strehlow (@TriumphalP) June 8, 2021
Yeah, not really the same thing.
— Dan 🦊🇺🇸 (@Metcage64) June 8, 2021
You still the same author of Liberal Fascism?
— Hugh Jacz (@ScubaDude2156) June 8, 2021
I appreciate the sentiment, but it is a pretty bad false equivalency. If the government issued papers about the status of your clothing maybe?
— B. Forgard (@B_For14) June 8, 2021
The “bake the cake” thing would be more like one of his publishers requiring that he write a pro-Trump opinion piece & suing him if he refused because it violated his conscience.
— David Proctor (@freedomtrombone) June 8, 2021
What other medical history questions should businesses be able to demand you answer before providing service?
— John A. Boudet (@JohnBoudet) June 8, 2021
A @MaraLiasson retweet … Jonah has had a stellar day
— Steve Reynolds (@RockinRoads) June 8, 2021
Jonah, have you heard of the term “non sequitur”?
— JJC (@LexIustitia) June 8, 2021
You once hated — hated — this kind of category error masquerading as cleverness. Once.
— Brian Schubert (@SchubertBrian) June 8, 2021
The level of hair splitting is amazing Jonah.
— Willis (@OU812MW) June 8, 2021
If Jonah had been decrying government overreach shutting an entire business down during the shutdowns I might take this critique more seriously.
— Justin Hart (@justin_hart) June 8, 2021
Like virtually all never-Trumpers, Jonah is really confused.
— David Wohl (@DavidWohl) June 8, 2021
Jonah, what happened to you?
— Tricia Butler (@Triciabee13) June 8, 2021
He’s conserving conservatism.
‘My God, do you hear yourself?!’ Both the Right and the LEFT torch Jill Filipovic for demanding people be forced to get vaccine passports NOW https://t.co/qFc8w5ezFB
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 14, 2021