H.R. 6666 – A Devilish Surveillance Plot

It’s not a joke.

A shocking new legislative proposal in Washington D.C. (H.R. 6666) is being described by one newspaper as “a devil of a COVID-19 government surveillance plot.” If passed into law, it would be the most massive private citizen spying program in the history of our nation. Introduced by left-wing U.S. Representative Bobby Rush (D-Chicago), it threatens the privacy and freedom of every American. Disguised under the banner of “safety,” the end result would be severely diminished civil liberties.

Since being filed on May 1, 2020, H.R. 6666 has gained support from 58 Democratic and 1 Republican co-sponsors in the U.S. House of Representatives. Illinois co-sponsors include Jesus Garcia (D-Chicago) and Danny Davis (D-Chicago).

The bill, also known as the TRACE Act (COVID-19 Testing, Reaching, And Contacting Everyone Act), sets aside $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.”

And apparently it doesn’t end in 2020. It suggests “sums as may be necessary for fiscal year 2021 and any subsequent fiscal year during which the emergency period continues.”

The bill authorizes the hiring of even your friends and neighbors to “trace and monitor the contacts of infected individuals, and to support the quarantine of such individuals through mobile health units.” Among others, the phrase “support the quarantine of such individuals through mobile health units” should set off alarms.

An eligible entity can include individuals that agree with the plan to monitor their neighbors, health centers and clinics, churches and non-profits, schools and school-based clinics and “any other type of entity that is determined by the Secretary to be an eligible entity for purposes of this section.”

By Kathy Valente