By Dr. Mercola
As noted by Barbara Loe Fisher,1 founder of the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), July Fourth celebrates the American Declaration of Independence, which asserts that “all men are created equal,” and are “endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights.”
Unwilling to submit to the tyranny of the aristocracy any longer, the Declaration is a pledge, promising that the United States would uphold the “unalienable natural right to life and liberty that belongs to every person.”
Yet today, 240 years later, we again find ourselves in a situation where we’re increasingly oppressed by an elite “who want the legal right to judge, shame, segregate, discriminate against and punish fellow citizens who do not share their beliefs,” Fisher writes, adding:
“Nowhere is this truth more self evident than in the oppressive implementation of one-size-fits-all mandatory vaccination laws that fail to respect biodiversity or human rights and crush citizen opposition, in violation of the informed consent ethic and freedom of thought, speech, conscience and religious belief …
The appropriation of unaccountable authority by medical trade and the militarization of public health in the 21st century should be of concern to every person who values life and liberty.”
Vaccines Are ‘Unavoidably Unsafe’
Both the U.S. Congress and the Supreme Court have concluded that government licensed vaccines are “unavoidably unsafe,”2 and this is what precipitated the decision to grant drug companies immunity against vaccine injuries and deaths.
If vaccine makers could actually be sued for damages, most would probably go out of business.
This “free pass” means that if the vaccine fails to protect you or your child, or worse, ends up injuring or killing, you cannot sue the vaccine manufacturer or the doctor who administered the vaccine.
As a result of having zero liability for harm arising from the use of their products, vaccine makers have started churning out an ever-growing number of poorly tested vaccines with dubious benefits.
Bill Threatens to Strip Virginia of Religious and Medical Exemptions
At the same time, there’s a concerted, nationwide effort to eliminate choice by removing religious and conscientious [sic] vaccine exemptions, which were instituted more than 50 years ago.
“[In] 2015, Vermont lost the conscience exemption and California lost the personal belief exemption protecting both exercise of conscience and religious beliefs. This year, the vaccine machine invaded Virginia,” Fisher writes.3
“A proposed law was introduced in the House of Delegates in January 2016 to strip away not just the religious vaccine exemption, but also the medical exemption for all children, whether they are being homeschooled or are enrolled in public or private schools.
An individual physician would no longer exercise professional judgment when granting a child a medical exemption but would become a government agent enforcing the narrow one-size-fits all federal vaccine contraindication guidelines … which means that 99.99 percent of children would not qualify for the medical vaccine exemption in Virginia.”
Fortunately, parents in Virginia rose up and were able to suppress the bill. But it may be only a temporary victory. Similar legislation is expected to be reintroduced next year.
Interestingly, not only does Virginia have one of the lowest vaccine exemption rates in the U.S., Virginia is also “hallowed ground where freedom of thought, conscience and religion [were] first defined as a natural right and [were] codified into American law,” Fisher notes.
Virginia’s history as a leading defender of religious and personal rights is likely one of the reasons they’re now trying to undermine personal and religious freedom in that state with the most restrictive anti-choice law of any state to date.
Lawsuit Filed to Overturn California Vaccine Requirements
Despite overwhelming opposition, California lost the personal belief exemption last year. The new law took effect on July 1.
That same day, a group of parents and the nonprofit Education 4 All filed a lawsuit to overturn the new law, which requires all children to be fully vaccinated in order to attend public or private school and/or daycare.
Parents who refuse to vaccinate their child according to the mandated schedule have only two options: they can try to get a medical exemption, which is extremely difficult and rarely obtained, or home-school their child.
Any child who previously attended school under a personal belief exemption must be fully vaccinated by kindergarten and seventh grade to be allowed to stay in school.
According to CBS News,4 the lawsuit says “the law violates the children’s right to an education as guaranteed under California’s constitution, and asks for a judge to suspend the law while the suit plays out.”
The plaintiff’s attorney, Robert T. Moxley, said the law “has made second class citizens out of children who for very compelling reasons are not vaccinated,” adding they hope to be granted an injunction “while the judicial process takes place to see if this law is constitutional, which it most certainly does not seem to be.”
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