One congressman just issued an important warning for Americans.
According to Breitbart, Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) is arguing that President Joe Biden’s plan to pressure Americans into getting vaccinated against the coronavirusus, by having government agents go “door-by-door,” could be a gateway to worse things.
A bad trend
Cawthorn recently made his argument during an appearance on Right Side Broadcasting Network. There, Cawthorn noted that “authoritarianism is on the rise,” and that, accordingly, “there are tyrants who want to take away our rights, to not be able to congregate in churches, not be able to own firearms.”
It, of course, is pretty clear what Cawthorn is referring to. During the coronavirus pandemic, we saw Democratic leaders shut down churches while keeping other places open. And, we also have seen Democrats like Beto O’Rourke talk about taking guns from Americans.
This Cawthorn argued is exactly what Biden’s “door-by-door” approach to coronavirus vaccinations could lead to.
“The thing about the mechanisms they would have to build to be able to actually execute that massive of a thing, and then think about what that mechanism could be used for, they could then go door-to-door and take your guns; they could go door-to-door and take your Bibles,” Cawthorn argued.
For those who missed it, Biden announced his “door-by-door” approach on Tuesday.
“Now, we need to go to community by community, neighborhood by neighborhood, and oftentimes door to door, literally knocking on doors, to get help for the remaining people protected from the virus,” Biden said.
The administration announced this approach after it failed to meet its Fourth of July deadline of having 70 percent of adult Americans vaccinated against the coronavirus. According to White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, this “door-by-door” approach is meant to “get remaining Americans vaccinated by ensuring that they have the information they need on how both safe and accessible the vaccine is.”
The idea sparked a backlash from many Americans who began asking questions such as whether it’s even the government’s business to know who is and who is not vaccinated. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra then went on television and argued it was the government’s business, although he later claimed that the government was not keeping a “vaccine database.”
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) responded by introducing a law that bans the government from keeping a list of who has and who has not been vaccinated.
As Cawthorn points out, this story is worth keeping an eye on. The coronavirus is the exact sort of situation that a power-hungry politician can try to exploit for his or her own benefit, and we already have seen some localized examples of that.