Some good news: New Brunswick (Canada) backtracks on vaccine passports for grocery stores

[NB – I believe this is a good omen, a sign that things may be turning. The moral panic the media has created can last only so long before it reaches a saturation point and enough people see through it and grow weary of the lies. Any degree of resistance is good at this time. It works, as this reversal of medical tyranny illustrates.]

by Harley Sims, True North, Dec. 17, 2021

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The Parable Of The Rich Man And Lazarus (Luke 16:19-31) Added by Think for Yourself, to illustrate the spiritual cost of hoarding food: in the parable, the rich man goes to hell.

After sustained pressure by True North and its readers, the New Brunswick government has announced it is no longer allowing grocery stores to bar unvaccinated Canadians.

The announcement came Friday in a government news release on interim COVID measures directed at slowing the Omicron variant.  

“An option allowing stores that sell groceries to ask patrons 12 and over for proof of vaccination, instead of implementing distancing requirements, is being removed from the province’s mandatory order.”

The announcement goes on to state that “the original intention was to give stores a choice, and that those choosing the proof-of-vaccination option would offer delivery or curbside pickup; it was never the intention for anyone to believe they could not access groceries.”

The reversal comes two weeks after the New Brunswick government’s ‘winter action plan’ gave grocery stores the option of demanding vaccine passports from anyone over 12.

True North had immediately contacted MPs, the New Brunswick Premier’s Office, the Prime Minister’s Office, Opposition leader Erin O’Toole’s office, the People’s Alliance of New Brunswick caucus and other politicians for comment.

People’s Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier was the only politician who responded immediately, asking the government if it had gone “full fascist,” and declaring that banning people from grocery stores was “a red line.”

Bernier was followed over a week later by three New Brunswick Conservative MPs – John Williamson, Rob Moore and Richard Bragdon – who praised retailers for choosing not to ban people based on their vaccination status.

The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF) had also written a warning letter to the New Brunswick justice minister about the policy on Dec. 7, which it claimed violated fundamental Human Rights.

The JCCF followed up with a letter to the City of Fredericton on Thursday when it learned that Fredericton Boyce Farmers Market had opted for the vaccine passports. The farmers market, which did not respond to True North’s inquiries, was met with backlash online.

The New Brunswick government has, however, stated that “(o)ther retail operations that do not sell groceries, along with salons and spas, can continue to ask for proof of vaccination or ensure distancing.”

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"Enlightenment is man's emergence from his self-imposed immaturity ... the inability to use one's own understanding without another's guidance. This immaturity is self-imposed if its cause lies not in lack of understanding but in indecision and lack of courage to use one's own mind without another's guidance. Dare to know! (Sapere aude.) "Have the courage to use your own understanding," is therefore the motto of the [European] Enlightenment. "Laziness and cowardice are the reasons why such a large part of mankind gladly remain minors all their lives, long after nature has freed them from external guidance. They are the reasons why it is so easy for others to set themselves up as guardians. It is so comfortable to be a minor. If I have a book that thinks for me, a pastor who acts as my conscience, a physician who prescribes my diet [or vaccine], and so on--then I have no need to exert myself. I have no need to think, if only I can pay; others will take care of that disagreeable business for me. Those guardians who have kindly taken supervision upon themselves see to it that the overwhelming majority of mankind ... should consider the step to maturity, not only as hard, but as extremely dangerous. First, these guardians make their domestic cattle stupid and carefully prevent the docile creatures from taking a single step without the leading-strings to which they have fastened them. Then they show them the danger that would threaten them if they should try to walk by themselves. Now this danger is really not very great; after stumbling a few times they would, at last, learn to walk. However, examples of such failures intimidate and generally discourage all further attempts. "Thus it is very difficult for the individual to work himself out of the immaturity which has become almost second nature to him. He has even grown to like it, and is at first really incapable of using his own understanding because he has never been permitted to try it. Dogmas and formulas [e.g., Leftist ideology, identity politics] these mechanical tools designed for reasonable use--or rather abuse--of his natural gifts, are the fetters of an everlasting immaturity. The man who casts them off would make an uncertain leap over the narrowest ditch, because he is not used to such free movement. That is why there are only a few men who walk firmly, and who have emerged from immaturity by cultivating their own minds." - Kant, "An Answer to the Question: What is Enlightenment"

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