Video of the Day: H.R. 6666 — The Dems’ Ominous ‘Devil’ Coronavirus Tracking Bill That Has Many Concerned

Today’s Video Of The Day comes to us courtesy of LifeSite News, which informs us of a new measure introduced by Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill.  The measure is called the “COVID-19 Testing, Reaching, And Contacting Everyone (TRACE) Act,” and the bill number just happens to be, wait for it, H.R. 6666.

Seriously.  That’s not a joke.  That’s the actual bill number, as you can see here.  You can’t make this stuff up.

According to LifeSite News:

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In a bizarre story that seems so much like a conspiracy theory that you need to check it out for yourself, House Democrats have proposed a measure to fund tracing of individuals believed to have been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for coronavirus and require them to quarantine. What makes the story seem so far-fetched is that the bill number is H.R. 6666. No joke!

The bill authorizes the Health and Human Services department to give out $100 billion dollars for fiscal year 2020 alone “to eligible entities to conduct diagnostic testing for COVID–19, and related activities such as contact tracing, through mobile health units and, as necessary, at individuals’ residences, and for other purposes.”

The bill also seems to suggest an unlimited amount for 2021 and for as long as the Coronavirus looms. In the words of H.R.6666: “sums as may be necessary for fiscal year 2021 and any subsequent fiscal year during which the emergency period continues.”

And the funding is not for something only speculated about. Ventura County California has already rolled out the program, announcing on May 4, 2020 that they were launching a pilot “community contact tracing program.”

Here’s the video posted by LifeSite News:

“Until we have a vaccine to defeat this dreaded disease, contact tracing in order to understand the full breadth and depth of the spread of this virus is the only way we will be able to get out from under this,” Rush said, claiming it will be “impossible” to reopen the U.S. economy and return to normal “if we do not step up our testing efforts and implement robust and widespread contact tracing.”

Rush also noted on Twitter:

He also assured us that nothing in the bill will threaten anyone’s liberties:

But not everyone is convinced, as Breitbart — which called it the “Devil” bill in its headline — notes:

However, his proclamation has done little to ease the concerns of critics, who view the bill as a slippery slope.

“This is nothing but a massive government surveillance program cloaked in a cure-the-coronavirus label,” the Washington Times’ Cheryl K. Chumley warned, adding that the measure “does it deceptively so, under the guise of providing a societal good.”

Could something like this become the basis for something like, say, micro-chipping American citizens so the government can keep track of them?

LifeSite News concluded:

It only makes sense if they’re serious about contact tracing to insist on use of the app the way they are in China. And it would also make sense to somehow ensure that people can’t leave their tracing devices at home when they leave the house, hence the thoughts of implantable tracing microchips.

And in case you’re wondering if such microchips has ever moved beyond the tracking of pets, one U.S. company rolled out micro-chipping of its employees already in 2018. Since then 11 states have banned companies from microchipping their employees. Moreover, just a few months ago, Bill Gates’ company Microsoft patented microchip technology for cryptocurrency, but that’s another story.

As of this writing, the measure has 59 cosponsors, all but one of whom are Democrats.  The lone Republican supporting this bill so far is New Jersey’s Jefferson Van Drew.


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A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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