Gov. Ron DeSantis of Floriduh (Motto: Home of the newly wed and the nearly dead) is clearly moving into 2024 Goat Rodeo territory:
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed an executive order Friday banning the use of Covid-19 passports in the state.
The order prohibits any government entity from issuing vaccine passports and blocks businesses from requiring any such documentation.
Why apply for a vaccine passport when you can just show a Ron DeSantis campaign donation receipt, amirite?
I’m old enough to remember when the GQP was the defender of private property and businesses, and Atlas Shrugging. Telling property and business owners what they could and could NOT do with their business and/or property was a line too far, and hence the maniacal roll-back of rules and regulations. The GQP was fine (and probably still is) with No Shoes, No Shirt, No Service signs, and allowing bakers to reject clients for being on Team Lavender.
But now it is a collapsing bridge too far when a private business wants proof of vaccination, say, before you get on a packed airplane so that they cannot be sued by the estates of the other passengers when they get off the super-spreaders.