Sunday, April 25, 2021

Kentucky Libertarian Party compares 'vaccine passports' to stars Jews wore in Holocaust

by Lucas Aulbach and Billy Kobin, Louisville Courier Journal

The Libertarian Party of Kentucky compared coronavirus "vaccine passports" to star-shaped identification badges people of Jewish descent were forced to wear during the Holocaust in a tweet this week, drawing outrage from across the nation.

The post, sent just after 5 p.m. Monday, compared "vaccine passports" – credentials that would show whether a person has received the coronavirus vaccine and would theoretically grant access to businesses and other spaces that will require proof of vaccination before entry – to "the stuff of totalitarian dictatorships" that the party considers a "complete and total violation of human liberty."

"Are the vaccine passports going to be yellow, shaped like a star, and sewn on our clothes?" the party wrote on Twitter.

The tweet had been reposted more than 4,000 times as of Monday afternoon, with many reposts adding messages disavowing its message...

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