Mandatory vaccination incompatible with living in a free society
I came across this very well reasoned statement regarding the RUSH TO MANDATED VACCINATION SCHEMES and thought you might appreciate it. Its author is unknown. It is getting shared all over on other sites, so I have forwarded it to you as I felt it offered some not thought-about insights. I think everyone, especially those who have been posting about mandating vaccines, should read it – and not just read it, but really take it in and truly ask yourself the questions listed.
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Whether you are pro-vaccine, anti-vaccine, or fall somewhere in the middle, the questions you need to ask yourselves are as follows:
Do you want to live in a world where you cannot freely refuse a medical procedure that carries risk of injury or death? I’m not questioning your comfort level with today’s vaccination schedule, because today’s vaccination schedule will change, as new vaccines and additional doses are added all the time.
Children today receive as many as 49 doses of 14 vaccines before they reach age six, which is roughly 12 times higher than the number of vaccines administered to children back in 1940. With more than 220 new vaccines for children and adults in the developmental pipeline and no end in sight, the question you must ask yourself is: ARE YOU CERTAIN that you will be 100% comfortable with vaccines that are added to the mandated list in the future?
It seems to me that no critical thinker and no honest person would ever sign off on the sight-unseen vaccination schedule of the future. Yet, that’s what you are doing when you condemn the people who are fighting for the right to refuse. YOU have the right to refuse, should you ever choose to use it, because the very “anti-vaccine” people you demonize have been fighting for this right for us all.
Right now, the burden of upholding “herd immunity” falls on small children, but that is changing. Vaccine manufacturers see an untapped market in adult vaccines and are going to come for you next. What will you do if your state, your employer, or your insurance company forces you to get a vaccine that you simply don’t want? It hasn’t happened to you yet, but if the right to refuse is eroded, it will happen to you sooner than you might think. Who then will you turn to? Your legislators who get campaign donations from pharmaceutical companies? The CDC that has former pharma executives sitting on the board? Who will you turn to if you ever want to say no? There will be no one.
Once we enter the slippery slope of removing and individual’s right to refuse medical procedures that carry a risk of injury or death, once we remove an individual’s right to speak for him/herself and his/her children, we open ourselves up to an insidious new era, where other drugs and other procedures can be mandated.
I heard (on NPR, interestingly enough) that there are people who want to test for a gene marker that’s been found in mass shooters, in the hopes that they can put the carriers of that gene on medications in early childhood. Sounds great, right? But, many of us carry genes that will never be expressed. You could be a carrier of that gene. Or your child could be a carrier. So if we follow the “for the greater good” mentality behind vaccines (or the Nazi’s “for the greater good” ‘breeding out illness’ mentality behind eugenics), we are looking at forcing people who may never express a sociopathic gene to take antipsychotics, just in case. Because that’s what forced vaccination does: it mandates that children who may never come into contact with a particular virus accept a vaccine, just in case, just as in eugenics people who may pass on a genetic disease are sterilized, just in case. Forced vaccination is a human rights violation, and to support it when you know that the government’s own Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System exists and lists people who have died as a result of vaccines is unethical at best, sociopathic at worst.
The ethical thing to do is to allow people their right to refuse and leave it up to doctors and big pharma (who have marketing budgets larger than the GDP of some countries) to do a better job of convincing parents that vaccines are safe. We can also start by reversing the law that grants vaccine manufacturers total immunity from vaccine injury lawsuits. Because as it stands, you can’t sue a vaccine manufacturer if your child is injured or killed by a vaccine, even in cases where they could have made a safer vaccine and chose not to, or when they failed to recall a contaminated lot in a timely manner. Think about that. You can’t sue the manufacturer. Apart from the list of vaccine ingredients, this immunity from liability should shake parents’ confidence in vaccines more than anything else out there.
Please note: I have slightly edited this statement for clarity.