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Yellow stars to pink wrist bands: A failure to learn from history?


During a debate in the British House of Commons in 1948, Sir Winston Churchill said: “Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” Churchill of course is the man who led England in its fight against Nazi Germany.

Leading up to World War II, the Nazis forced Jews to wear yellow stars on their clothes, and to put them on their homes and businesses to indicate their status.

And apparently, a county in Montana didn’t see a connection when it required people to wear government-issued, pink armbands when they went out shopping. The armbands would indicate the person had gone through a 14-day self-quarantine.

According to an article on WND, Valley County Health Department (VCHD) in Glasgow stated if a person, even a visitor, wasn’t wearing a pink wrist band, then businesses could not allow these people to enter their store. READ: Need permission to shop? Gov’t now sorry for pink-wristband demand

Below is a flyer distributed by VCHD to businesses which states what the companies should tell people who were not wearing the band:

“You are violating our Governor’s and Valley County’s Health Officer’s orders. I am happy to shop for you with curbside delivery. I will get the items for you and bring them to your car. If you don’t cooperate, you will force me to call law enforcement.”

Valley County Health Department flyer

Fortunately, once this was exposed, the county quickly rescinded the order.

READ: Montana County Demands People Wear Government-Issued Arm Bands To Do Business

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