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Rep. Murphy rips vaccine passports, accuses Dems of wanting ‘police state’

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North Carolina Rep. Greg Murphy (R) slammed the emerging concept of COVID-19 “vaccine passports” as a civil liberties issue, and accused Democrats of wanting a police state.

Appearing on Tuesday’s episode of “The Sara Carter Show” podcast, the congressman joined the growing chorus of conservatives in opposing such measures—whether or not these are government- or business-enforced.

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“As far as these passports go, it is something of civil liberties,” said Murphy, who is also a urologist. “You know, when I see patients, the first thing I asked him, ‘If you had the vaccine, you’re going to get the vaccine.’ And that’s what it needs to be. […] I don’t ask people if they’ve had the flu vaccine, or if you’ve had this other vaccine, I don’t ask them what their cholesterol is. If they’re just in a public setting, I don’t think that’s good.”

“We’re turning into a police state, if that is the case, which is honestly what the Democrats want. They want a police state,” he continued. “But I don’t think that’s going to hold water in the free states in the United States.”

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Host Sara Carter agreed with Murphy’s thoughts on the matter, and soon the conversation turned toward voter ID laws.

“Well, it’s funny, Sara—think about this: the Democrats don’t want voter ID, right? They don’t want you to be able to show who you are, when you come up to vote. You have to have it for all the other things. You have to get it to get food stamps, you have to get it to apply for credit. You have to use ID for everything,” Murphy argued.

“But now they do want an ID to show that you’ve had a vaccination. So […] where’s the logic in that?” he said. “So let’s just turn that back on themselves and say, ‘Look, this is there’s a reason for voter ID.’ But I don’t believe that we should ever get into the avenues of passports and everything else.”

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Philly Mayor says only police officers should be allowed to own guns like ‘in Canada’

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Two Philadelphia police officers were shot near a Fourth of July event on Monday evening, leaving the mayor supporting demolishing the Second Amendment. In a grandstanding speech just outside the hospital where the two police officers were being treated for gunshot injuries, Mayor Jim Kenney spoke about his concern…for himself.

“I’m concerned every single day” said Kenney. “I’ll be happy when I’m not the mayor” he added so that he does not have to deal with gun violence. He also told the group of reporters that only police officers should be allowed to own guns.

In addition to the Second Amendment, Kenney took the opportunity to knock the Supreme Court of the United States as well. “It was a chilled back day, beautiful weather. But we live in America where we have the Second Amendment and we have the Supreme Court of the United States telling everybody they can carry a gun wherever they want,” he said.

Rather, the mayor suggests we take after our northern neighbors in Canada. “I was in Canada two weeks ago and never thought about a gun,” he said. “The only people I knew who had guns in Canada were police officers.”

“That’s the way it should be here,” Kenney stated, so that he can enjoy events. “I don’t enjoy the Fourth of July…I didn’t enjoy the Democratic National Convention. I didn’t enjoy the NFL draft. I’m waiting for something bad to happen all the time.”

“Until Americans decide that they want to give up the guns and give up the opportunity to get guns, we’re going to have this problem,” he told reporters. He then suggested he would unilaterally strip citizens of the right to own firearms — if he had the authority to do so.

“If I had the ability to take care of guns, I would,” he said. “But the legislature won’t let us. Congress won’t let us. The governor does the best he can [and] the attorney general does the best he can, but this is a gun country.”

“It’s crazy,” Kenney added. “We’re the most armed country in world history and we’re one of the least safest (sic).”

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