The Law On Forced Vaccination

One state in particular – Massachusetts – has been in focus for its Pandemic Response Act that now allows the governor to declare a state of emergency and treat common citizens as terror suspects if they do not submit to forced vaccinations.

Despite the vociferous opposition from civil liberties groups, parents’ forums, lawyers, consumer groups and other protesting, concerned and enlightened citizens, the House of Representatives in August 2009 gave the bill a resounding thumbs-up.

Never before had any American state allowed the police to intervene in healthcare and vaccination. This legislation outrageously allows the police to forcefully enter people’s homes without a warrant, forcefully quarantine residents, remove children from their homes and vaccinate them against their own will and that of their parents, and gives the state’s governor the power to impose martial law. Of course, common citizens resisting any such attempts “in the interests of public health” can be jailed without charges or a trial.

As far as the law is concerned, when a state of pandemic is declared, citizens seem to have little choice but to submit to the State or face criminal charges. And the State, as it were, follows the diktats of the WHO, which has 194 signatories. This means that potentially, the populations of 194 countries could be subjected to measures such as those adopted in Massachusetts if their respective governments so choose!

These inexplicable measures – dubbed by many as ‘Gestapo tactics’ – have sparked a debate on what recourse citizens have when confronted by such tyranny. Many adults, parents and others have formed forums that take the anti-vaccination cause to their state’s representatives in the hope that persuasive means will convince their political representatives not to use coercive tactics against the population.

However, it’s an uphill task when you view mass vaccinations in a historical perspective. The law in favor of mass and forced vaccination dates back to the 19th century, when smallpox was rampant. This evoked a public backlash even then, with some states deciding to overturn these stringent laws.

The turn of the 19th century saw a landmark case that became the touchstone for all public health laws in the US – the Jacobson vs. Massachusetts case. In 1905, the US Supreme Court overturned a plea that forced vaccinations violated the right of every citizen to care for their own health. The court overturned the plaintiff’s right in the interest of public health. The court had thus set the tone for state vaccination laws, and the Federal authorities have since vested with each state the power to make and enforce its own individual vaccination legislation.

However, the Supreme Court has always preferred to support the states in various lawsuits against forced vaccination, making the citizens’ cause that much more difficult. Moreover, each state usually follows the guidelines of the federal authorities, which in turn follow the agenda of the CDC, which in turn is known to be partial to pharmaceutical companies. That’s quite literally a vicious cycle.

The 1960s ushered in even more stringent legal controls, thanks to widespread measles outbreaks. After this, there was no looking back. Vaccine-makers were producing newer and newer vaccines and, ostensibly, vaccines against more and more diseases.

And there it was. Vaccine-makers had found a captive market for their toxic formulations – children. By whipping up fear in the minds of nervous and ill-informed parents, they along with policy-makers began to push their products through the school agenda, starting with playschool! It is no surprise that the number of vaccines mandated for babies and children has increased over the years.

Each state has its own vaccination laws with regard to what vaccines must be given and at what age and stage during a school-going child’s life. And there’s no escaping this public menace unless you choose to opt out of the system.

The fact is that parents who refuse to vaccinate their children are forced to withdraw their wards from schools. On the other hand, parents who do not send their children to school violate state truancy laws!

But there are certain rights every citizen possesses even in the face of forced vaccination. Indeed there are certain rules and regulations that public health authorities are bound to follow, again within the framework of the law.

Right To Informed Consent: No citizen can be forced to submit to vaccination. He or she must be informed of the possible risks, complications and side effects associated with the vaccine and other advisory material that the health authorities such as the CDC or FDA have made public. This information must be made available to the individual before any vaccine is administered.

The Right to Informed Consent is rooted in the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986, which requires all doctors and other vaccine providers to provide parents written information about vaccines before their children are vaccinated.

It is this right that citizens and parents, in the case of mass school vaccination drives, are subtly deprived of. The scare-mongering, mass hysteria and psychologically coercive tactics adopted by the powers that be virtually frighten people into ‘consenting’ to being vaccinated. Under these circumstances, people are not likely to research a vaccine; they are more likely to take ‘protective action’.

Exemptions: All 50 American states mandate a vaccination schedule for children seeking admission to various levels of school and college. Though the number and type of vaccines vary from one state to another, all state-licensed educational institutions have stringent vaccination rules.

But did you know that parents can refuse to submit to coercive diktats on medical grounds? For instance, if your child has a history of adverse reactions to earlier vaccination attempts, you may seek an exemption from further vaccination on medical grounds.

Different states have different requirements for applicants. While some states accept a simple written letter from a family physician detailing reasons for medical exemption, others reserve their right to review the recommendation and even override it.

The second ground on which an exemption can be obtained is religious as some faiths do not permit vaccination or any type of invasive medical treatment. While some states only broadly define the term ‘religious beliefs’, others require the applicant to be a member of a specific religious group of denomination. Again, while some require a letter of recommendation from the applicant’s spiritual representative, others are more stringent and insist on an affidavit.

Exemption from vaccination based on religious grounds is rooted in the First Amendment of the US Constitution, which gives every citizen the right to freely exercise their religion. To take away this right and impose vaccination, the state must prove a “compelling state interest”, which could be the spread of communicable diseases.

Interestingly, religious groups like the Amish who exercise this constitutional right don’t permit vaccination in their communities and don’t have communicable diseases and autistic children. This makes a lot of sense to me. I have never myself received a vaccine, thanks to my mother’s great motherly, protective instincts. I have not seen a doctor in 38 years, given my healthy, strong immune system, and I have never had the flu in decades.

The third type of exemption is philosophical exemption, which constitutes an individual’s personal beliefs that prevent him/her from being vaccinated.

This is the most subjective of the three types of exemptions but allow me to illustrate what happens when parents get together to mount a determined and organized effort to fight for their rights. It may have taken seven long years in Texas and two years in Arkansas but citizens in both these states finally won the legal right to exercise conscientious, philosophical or religious belief exemptions to vaccination.

Miffed by this hard-fought victory, state legislators are under increasing pressure from federal health authorities to revoke the exemption. As of 2010, 48 of 50 US states permit religious exemption while 18 allow a personal, philosophical or conscientious belief exemption from vaccination.

Of course, it is easier said than done as parents must comply with numerous formalities to seek an exemption, let alone be actually granted one. Not surprisingly, more and more citizens are resorting to this category to work their way around forced vaccinations. Not surprisingly, it has becoming increasingly difficult to secure exemptions on even medical and religious grounds.

Any which way you look at it, educating yourself on vaccination is the first step to preventing the state from invading your body. As mentioned earlier, all states have vaccination laws but they vary between states. Educate yourself on the laws pertaining to your state so that you can make an informed choice for you and your family. As more and more people are waking up to the harmful effects of conventional medicine, there are numerous forums and pressure groups which are rallying for the assertion of citizens’ rights. Joining one of these forums might be a good idea.

Here is an example of what spending a few minutes on the Internet can reveal. For instance, a simple search will reveal that while the American Academy of Pediatrics and the CDC recommend that the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine be given to all children, the law in your state may require children to be vaccinated against measles and rubella only.

Vaccination is becoming more and more pervasive in various aspects of life and may influence crucial choices and decisions in matters of adoption, child custody arrangements during divorce proceedings, eligibility for health insurance and government programs, medical care and immigration.

In a disturbing trend, which further illustrates the stranglehold of Big Pharma over the government and the medical fraternity, pediatricians have begun to refuse to offer medical treatment to children who have not fulfilled all vaccination requirements under the law.

There have been cases where hospitals have even reported parents to child social services agencies for their failure or refusal to get their child vaccinated. As outrageous as this may be, it’s the bitter truth. Hence, it is more compelling than ever that you educate yourself on the law.

Soldiers: Army personnel, especially new recruits, are a favorite testing ground for vaccine-makers in mass immunization programs. Military troops have to submit to all manner of vaccinations in the name of readiness for warfare. Both men and women have little choice but to endure endless injections designed to ‘protect’ them against bio-toxins like smallpox, anthrax, ricin and other diseases.

Several soldiers have died from the often untested chemicals in these experimental vaccines, and others have been rendered severely sick by them. Not unlike women involved in involuntary ultrasound studies, soldiers have become guinea pigs in massive drug studies. How else could the pharmaceutical industry legally test poisons on human subjects?

Unfortunately, when you’re in the armed forces, you have few civilian rights. Soldiers therefore do not have the right to refuse vaccination. Those who do refuse their shots face court martial and prison time, or at the very least, a dishonorable discharge.

Common side effects of the over one million vaccinations so far administered to US soldiers have included joint pain, extreme fatigue, and memory loss. The anthrax vaccine administered to Gulf War veterans in the 1992 war in the Middle East is one such instance.

However, medical and religious exemptions are allowed but an exemption must be sought before enlisting. Once the recruit enlists with the armed forces, he/she pretty much signs over his/her body to the US Department of Defense which has been accused time and again of human experimentation.

The Pros and Cons of Vaccines for Dogs

Vaccines introduce viruses into the immune system of our dogs each time they are injected. The purpose of injecting a virus into your dogs system is to expose the system to the virus but avoid the illness that accompanies the virus when introduced naturally.

Both live and dead viruses are used in vaccines for dogs, with live viruses offering a more naturally similar character to the actual disease. Live vaccines seem to provide more protection against contracting the dreaded disease but some veterinarians say that dead viruses are preferable to preclude contraction of the disease as a result of the vaccination.

Regular vaccination of dogs has for years played a part in keeping our dogs healthy and supporting the cause of public health. Using the rabies vaccine as an example, studies have demonstrated that when dogs receive rabies vaccinations, there is a corresponding decrease in the reported incidents of rabies in people.

Vaccines are generally classified as either core vaccines or non-core vaccines chosen by recommendation.

Examples of core or required vaccines are canine distemper, canine, parvovirus, canine hepatitis, and adenovirus.

Examples of non core vaccines are bordatella for kennel cough, canine parainfluenza, Lyme disease, canine coronavirus, giardia vaccine and rattlesnake vaccine.

Veterinarians are now considering a myriad of factors prior to recommending a vaccine protocol. For example, if a dog is always at home, a vaccine to protect against kennel cough is not necessary. Lyme disease vaccinations are not needed for dogs that don’t live in the regions of the country where this problem does not present itself.

A variety of opinions exist as to the efficacy and advantage of frequent vaccinations. Some of the arguments against frequent, excessive and annual vaccination include adverse consequences, suppressed immunology, and impairment of long term health resulting in a shorter life span for dogs.

Vaccine manufacturers have been reformulating their vaccines to last for three years as opposed to the previous one year norm. This attempt by the manufacturers is in response to calls by advocates and some veterinarians who have called for a three year vaccine life and fewer vaccinations.

This on its face seems to have some merit. But vaccine experts are not easily convinced. For example the American Animal Hospital Association ( AAHA,) reports that :

“…there is growing professional and public awareness that vaccine products are not as benign as first believed, and controversy exists as to duration of immunity and frequency of administration. Vaccine administration is a medical procedure with which, as with any medical decision, there are benefits as well as attendant risks”

Vaccines have beneficial qualities as acknowledged by the AAHA. A good example of this would be the previously mentioned rabies vaccine. When utilized on a three year interval, the rabies vaccine has had a positive impact on dog and public health.

But the excessive and frequent vaccination of our dogs can be risky. Dogs that are vaccinated needlessly are subject to more diseases and disorders than dogs that are not excessively vaccinated. This is because the immune system of the dog has been compromised.

The approach of extending the duration of time for vaccine life has been recently been extended by veterinary teaching hospitals and some private veterinarians. A gradual awareness is emerging that when a dog is bombarded with vaccines, the attack on the dog’s system and her long term health may outweigh any potential benefit from the vaccination protocol.

The following view is offered by Dr Robert Pitcairn, D.V.M, PhD in his book “Natural Health for Dogs and Cats “where he states:”Vaccinations are not always effective, and they may cause long-lasting health disturbances.” p. 321

Dr Pitcairn further states that vaccinations may ” cause an acute disease or a chronic health problem.” p.322

Examples of conditions that may be attributed to the introduction of vaccines in dogs include, but is not limited to, immune disorders, thyroid problems, allergies, and skin conditions.

As the debate continues there seems to be a gradual move in the direction of fewer vaccinations. Many veterinarians now ascribe to the philosophy that a more natural, common sense approach to vaccinations is in order, as opposed to blanket vaccinations for all dogs on a regular basis.

Dogs that are not boarded probably don’t need a vaccination against kennel cough. Lyme disease is prevalent only in a few areas of the U.S. Unless you live in one of those regions, this vaccination is not necessary.

A typical visit to a veterinary office may result in recommendations for up to sixteen vaccinations for your dog. Before giving you veterinarian your consent, ask him to explain the possible risks associated with each vaccine.

The Consequences Of Vaccinating Our Children

Pumping poisons into helpless infants’ bodies

30-odd jabs in the first 18 months of life! That’s how many times the average American infant gets vaccinated. Children in the United Kingdom are slightly better off. They get vaccinated only 25 times at this tender age. And to make sure you’re well and truly on the vaccination trail early enough, it is mandatory for babies to get nine or more different antigens pumped into their immature immune systems almost immediately after birth, some of them cocktails of more than one vaccine.

The best part for Big Pharma is that most of these vaccinations are backed by law. Children who are not vaccinated as per the CDC’s schedule cannot enter or stay within the formal education system. As if this arm-twisting were not enough, entire populations the world over are brainwashed into believing that they or their children will contract life-threatening diseases if they do not get vaccinated. And don’t we all want the best for our children?

For many decades, leading scientists and doctors have vehemently promoted the idea that immunization of children is necessary to protect them from contracting diseases such as diphtheria, smallpox, polio, cholera, typhoid and malaria. Yet evidence is mounting, showing that immunization may not only be unnecessary but even harmful. Pouring deadly chemicals into a lake doesn’t make it immune to pollutants. Likewise, injecting the live poisons contained in vaccines into the bloodstream of children hardly gives future generations a chance to lead truly healthy lives.

‘Willing’ Victims

Children are most vulnerable because their immune systems are practically defenseless against the poisons in the vaccines. They have a lot going against them since their mothers do not pass on immunity through breast milk because they were vaccinated and no longer make certain antibodies.

The fact is that the human immune system has been designed to protect us from even deadly illnesses but the key here is natural immunity. Vaccines, on the other hand, use synthetic chemicals to build artificial immunity. They work on the assumption that natural immunity is not good enough.

But could nature have made such a crucial mistake as to make us dependant on injecting foreign, toxic material into our blood when we have an immune system so complex and highly developed that millions of sophisticated computers could not imitate its performance? This is rather unlikely.

It is hard to believe then that these chemicals, which contain animal DNA, bits of weakened viruses, embalming fluid, mercury and other dangerous things are our modern-day life-savers. It is equally surprising that vaccines, which cause serious reactions and have debilitating effects on our health, are meant to stave off invading pathogens, many of which our bodies are designed to deal with naturally or are actually helping us to recover from a serious illness such as cancer.

One of the main reasons vaccines are so dangerous is that they have never been tested for safety on human beings; they are only tested on animals. Vaccines cannot be proven safe until they are given to human beings for the first time. But this would turn them into human ‘guinea pigs’ and it is not possible to predict what reactions they will have. This is the risk all people receiving vaccines have to take. Some will die, others will live but become ill years later, and many others will live without serious long-term consequences. But since all vaccines are designed to cause the very disease they are meant to prevent (to establish immunity), a truly safe vaccine is one that is not effective! Ironic, isn’t it?

Under normal circumstances, all ingested foods, beverages, etc have to pass through the mucus membranes, the intestinal walls and the liver before they are permitted into such important areas as the blood, the heart and the brain. The sudden appearance of a poison in the bloodstream is often met by a counterattack of the immune system that uses an entire arsenal of antibodies to heal the body from vaccine injuries and prevent death by poisoning. This is called an allergic reaction and in some cases, it could lead to a sudden, sometimes fatal, collapse known as anaphylactic shock.

Among the causes of anaphylactic shock are immunizations for DTaP, Hepatitis B and whooping cough. A young person’s immune system hasn’t typically matured enough to withstand such an onslaught, resulting in what the medical fraternity calls Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or SIDS.

Noted researcher Dr Kenneth Bock points out that vaccinating children may make them hypersensitive to allergies, eczemas and certain foods, provoking acute reactions to a host of stimuli that are difficult to pinpoint. Vaccinations may therefore actually be sensitizing children to allergic disorders because the chemicals and genetic material in them change the way the immune system is meant to function. It becomes skewed with regard to the Th-2 hormone with a relative deficit in Th-1.

Some researchers go so far as to say that contracting some illnesses, such as mumps and measles during childhood, is healthy as they actually bring down the risk of allergies because they strengthen the immune system. Research clearly shows that the incidence of asthma and others allergy-related illnesses increases sharply following vaccination.

Fallacy & Fallout

Ever since Louis Pasteur proposed his erroneous germ theory of disease, the scientific establishment has linked a variety of bacteria, viruses and other pathogens to life-threatening illnesses against which pharmaceutical companies have devised an armor of protection in their little vials.

The problem is that despite their claims of success, certain vaccines have been consistently linked to specific symptoms and syndromes, some of which continue to baffle scientists and doctors even today. Among the various diseases that have been correlated to vaccines are chronic fatigue syndrome, autoimmune disorders, learning disabilities, encephalitis, growth inhibition, developmental disorders and hyperactivity.

Some of these issues, such as learning disabilities, were once dismissed as simple problems of growing up. Medical researchers now recognize them as forms of encephalitis (inflammatory disease of the brain). Here’s a shocking statistic: More than 20 percent of American children – one out of five – suffer from these or related problems.

There is a mounting body of scientific research which shows that chronic diseases such as encephalitis, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, leukemia and other forms of cancer and even HIV may be provoked by vaccines administered in infancy.

For instance, rheumatoid arthritis, an inflammatory disease of the joints, was once an affliction of the elderly. Now, this crippling disease is widely prevalent among younger people and has been consistently associated with measles and rubella vaccinations.

Guillain-Barré Syndrome, a serious disease that leads to paralysis, is another syndrome which has been consistently associated with immunizations against measles, diphtheria, influenza, tetanus and the oral polio vaccine. This is hardly surprising when one considers the high toxicity of the vaccines. It is well-known that children whose immune systems are already weak experience more serious complications than those whose constitution and immune systems are much stronger.

Buying Into Myths

It is nearly impossible to estimate the damage and suffering that has been created and that will occur in future as a result of inadequate information about the dangers of modern immunization programs. Parents want to do what is best for their children and they carry a heavy burden of responsibility to keep them healthy and safe. Misinformation can create considerable conflict in parents because they don’t want to neglect their children’s health or cause them any harm.

Vaccine proponents argue that their chemical formulations have not just saved lives; they have also prevented epidemics and all but wiped out some deadly diseases from the face of the earth! This is nothing but a myth. The truth is that the four leading childhood killer diseases – scarlet fever, pertussis or whooping cough, diphtheria and measles – had already declined by more than 90 percent before vaccines against these diseases were introduced! The reason these diseases vanished was that living conditions such as hygiene, sanitation and standards of living had improved significantly and people increasingly had access to healthy food.

This observation is supported by noted scholars such as Dr Andrew Weil who have researched vaccines. He points out that many serious diseases like cholera, typhoid, tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough were on the decline in the last hundred years or so well before vaccines for them were even made.

Another reputed vaccine researcher, Viera Scheibner, points out that prior to 1940, the number of people perishing from diphtheria in Europe was negligible. But post-1940, when forced vaccinations were carried out on a mass scale against the disease, epidemics of diphtheria followed in individuals who had been fully vaccinated.

The 1940s also saw mass-scale immunization campaigns against whooping cough and tetanus across several countries. These too were followed by outbreaks of the so-called ‘provocation poliomyelitis’.

Another problem with vaccination is that they are given indiscriminately, regardless of a child’s health status. Many infants don’t even get the chance to be healthy later in life because they are pumped full of these poisons against which they are helpless. At this stage of development, a baby has not yet acquired full natural immunity and has little ability to protect himself or herself.