Florida Governor Ron Desantis Signed Questionable SB 2006 into Law on May 3, 2021
On the surface it seems like a good bill, until you actually read it. There are some concerning things that should make every Floridian do a double take and wonder if Desantis will take the steps necessary to correct this issue.
Desantis had good intentions with this law. SB 2006 was intended to prohibit Covid passports from being mandated in Florida, which it does just that.
SB 2006: page 6 lines 141-156
prohibiting a business entity from requiring patrons or customers to provide documentation certifying vaccination against or recovery from COVID-19; prohibiting governmental entities from requiring persons to provide documentation certifying vaccination against or recovery from COVID-19; prohibiting educational institutions from requiring students or residents to provide documentation certifying vaccination against or recovery from COVID150 19; authorizing specified screening protocols; providing application; providing noncriminal penalties; authorizing the department to adopt rules; amending s. 406.11, F.S.; requiring district medical examiners to certify deaths and to assist the State Health Officer with certain functions upon request; providing effective dates.
Unfortunately, portions of the law were recycled from the original Florida code that states the state can vaccinate or quarantine someone deemed “a danger by any means necessary”.
SB 2006: page 38 lines 1097 – 1114
Ordering an individual to be examined, tested, vaccinated, treated, isolated, or quarantined for communicable diseases that have significant morbidity or mortality and present a severe danger to public health. Individuals who are unable or unwilling to be examined, tested, vaccinated, or treated for reasons of health, religion, or conscience may be subjected to isolation or quarantine.
a. Examination, testing, vaccination, or treatment may be performed by any qualified person authorized by the State Health Officer.
b. If the individual poses a danger to the public health, the State Health Officer may subject the individual to isolation or quarantine. If there is no practical method to isolate or quarantine the individual, the State Health Officer may use any means necessary to vaccinate or treat the individual.
c. Any order of the State Health Officer given to effectuate this paragraph is immediately enforceable by a law enforcement officer under s. 381.0012.
Read that carefully. Especially this part, If there is no practical method to isolate or quarantine the individual, the State Health Officer may use any means necessary to vaccinate or treat the individual.
Any means necessary.
Have you been keeping up with what is going on in Australia? They have concentration, I mean quarantine camps, built for their unvaccinated and COVID positive citizens. They are threatening to gas people who want to leave quarantine after their 14 days.
That phrasing should scare you. The fact that there is a law in place that gives the state the authority to forcefully vaccinate you against your will “for the good of the people” is terrifying. Do you remember another group in history that round up its citizens “for the good of the people”? I do.
“When you’re allowing the Executive Branch to deprive somebody of constitutional liberty without any process, that is something that affects all Americans because that’s a precedent that can be used,” Ron DeSantis has said.
That is exactly what SB 2006 is doing with its current wording on page 38. It’s depriving people of their constitutional liberty.
Our only hope is that Governor Desantis will see everyone coming out against SB 2006’s wording and will change the portions that give the state full control to vaccinate you by any means necessary.
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