STARNES: If the New Variant is So Dangerous, Why Didn’t Biden Implement an Immediate Travel Ban — and Close the Border?

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The White House says they are making plans to deal with what they are calling a new variant of the China Virus – Omicron – that’s the name.

President Biden announced a travel ban from a number of African nations. And there could be more restrictions in the works – including possible bans on domestic airline travel for unvaccinated Americans. And even more shutdowns.

Ironically, when President Trump announced a travel ban, President Biden accused him of being racist and xenophobic.

What I find to be especially troubling is that just a day after announcing concerns about the “dangerous” virus, he was spotted inside a store unmasked – a direct violation of the store’s policy.

And San Francisco Mayor London Breed was filmed dancing in a night club unmasked.

Which leads me to a very important question.

If in fact the new variant is so dangerous – why was President Biden shopping without a mask on? Why was San Francisco Mayor London Breed dancing unmasked at a night club. And if the new variant is so contagious – why wait three days before implementing a travel ban?

Franklin Graham cautioned Americans to be wary of any new crackdowns on civil liberties.

“Politicians are using this news as an opportunity to grab more power and exert more control,” he wrote on social media. “While we have to be smart and take precautions to protect against the coronavirus, at the same time we must not let fear paralyze use.”

Common sense would tell you to shut down the airports and the borders. Unless, of course, this has nothing to do with a public health emergency – and everything to do with yet another government power grab.

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