“Show me your papers” is a phrase you might expect to hear in Communist China or Russia. But it’s happening right now in California, where San Francisco’s Department of Health closed a burger joint for refusing to comply with the state’s vaccine mandate. Right now, residents are forced to show their vaccine papers or be excluded from necessary parts of society like bars, restaurants, or movie theaters.
On Thursday, the city closed an In-N-Out Burger for serving customers who didn’t have the right documentation on them. The company’s chief legal and business officer Arnie Wensinger says in a statement:
“On Thursday, October 14, the San Francisco Department of Public Health closed our restaurant at 333 Jefferson Street because In-N-Out Burger Associates (employees) were not preventing the entry of Customers who were not carrying proper vaccination documentation.
“Our store properly and clearly posted signage to communicate local vaccination requirements. After closing our restaurant, local regulators informed us that our restaurant Associates must actively intervene by demanding proof of vaccination and photo identification from every Customer, then act as enforcement personnel by barring entry for any Customers without the proper documentation.”
“We refuse to become the vaccination police for any government,” Wensinger says, calling the city’s attempt to “Seregate customers” through this “unreasonable, invasive, and unsafe” policy.
San Francisco is the first major city to adopt these totalitarian measures intended to shame and torment those who choose to make their own decisions where they and their families’ health are concerned.
Fortunately, this policy has not yet caught on — but with Joe Biden tossing around vaccine and mask mandates and Blue states leaning toward this sort of tyranny, we can expect to see more of it. How many more lives and businesses must be ruined because of the Left’s overreaction to this virus?