On Tuesday April 9th 2019 New York City Health officials ordered nearly everyone in a heavily Orthodox Jewish New York City neighborhood to be vaccinated for measles or face $1000 fines.
One resident of the affected community Aron Braver told the Associated Press “It’s true that a lot of people have measles, and measles are not a very good thing,” but he thinks the vaccine is “also not a very good thing. And it’s everybody’s option to do what he wants. What he decides,”
The New York Civil Liberties Union Executive director Donna Lieberman understated it when she said that this order “raises civil liberties concerns about forced medical treatment.”
Rockland County New York had instituted a public ban on unvaccinated people last month, but it was overturned by a judge. County Executive Ed Day is working to institute a forced quarantine of those who contract measles. Mayor De Blasio believes his order will withstand legal challenges.
The “emergency order” is in response to an “outbreak” of 285 cases of measles, this outbreak wasn’t all at once, this is over the course of 2018 in a city of 8 million people and has been mostly confined to the Orthodox Jewish community. If this political experiment is successful against a community as wealthy and politically connected as this target, you can bet that It will be enforced citywide. The wealthy can certainly afford to pay the $1000 fine, so we already know this will really only be enforced against New York’s poorest people.
We can certainly discuss the dangers of the vaccines themselves, the fact that the vaccine companies admit one dose of the vaccine is not sufficient to create immunity. We can talk about the preservatives, adjuvants and other chemicals all with known side effects.
A long conversation can be had about how crony capitalism and funding affects scientific research. We can discuss everything from government collusion with pharmaceutical companies, the revolving door of Pharma executives in regulatory agencies like the FDA and CDC, to the corporate media’s obligation to one of their largest industrial advertising clients. I could mention that De Blasio appointee to the NYC Health & Hospitals Board of Directors Anita Kawatra was Director of Public Affairs at Merck for 5 years and then Elan Pharmaceuticals for 9 years.
We can talk about the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (which is a subsidiary of the CDC) which was created in 1986 that has paid out billions in compensation to those injured by vaccines and how the government has chosen to exempt pharmaceutical companies from liability for those injuries. Why are taxpayers compensating vaccine victims, while vaccines remain an insanely profitable source of residual income for pharmaceutical companies?
We can talk about that fact that vaccines DO NOT undergo the same safety testing as drugs for FDA approval because the FDA has chosen to classify vaccines as “biologics” rather than “drugs.” Drugs are required to undergo multi-year, double-blind inert placebo studies, Vaccines, on the other hand, are not required to undergo inert placebo-controlled studies for approval. Most vaccine safety studies of adverse reactions are only conducted for 2 week periods as opposed to years with drugs.
We can talk about the measles virus itself and how for most people it is not a dangerous disease, and how populations for which it can be dangerous like infants and those with compromised immune systems have to be careful of anything they come in contact with because of 300+ deadly infectious diseases we only vaccinate for about 60. (We could also mention that if you compare CDC statistics risk of injury from the combined MMR vaccine are much greater than the risk of serious complications from measles, mumps or rubella themselves.)
Lets talk about the only thing that matters in the vaccine debate: Consent.
The Orthodox Jewish Community or really anyone who has made the decision NOT to vaccinate for any particular disease most likely has done so after doing at least SOME research on the topic. For the Orthodox community this is a religious decision, due primarily to the ingredients in the vaccines.
For many others it is a lack of faith in government regulation of vaccine manufacturers or a desire to stay more in balance with nature and use holistic nutrition to keep their immune system functioning the way nature evolved it to.
As human beings we all have the sovereign right to decide how we want to live, what we want to eat and what we want to inject into our bodies. The moment government decides it can coerce the public with an authoritarian “one size fits all” medical policy under threat of fines (theft of our property) or imprisonment (violence); we no longer own our bodies.
My Body My Choice
It seems many on the left forget the “my body my choice” mantra when it comes to vaccinations. The comment sections of social media are filled with hysteria calling for mandatory vaccinations and even jail time for parents who choose not to vaccinate their kids. I myself have friends and family who call it child abuse when parents don’t vaccinate their children, these same parents feed their kids all sorts of junk and processed foods on a daily basis. Who is abusing their kids? The parent who carefully researched before allowing a capitalist to inject their child with a product? The same parent who spends more money to make sure their kids eat healthy, organic, sustainably sourced foods? Or the parent who has never bothered to spend the time to read about the side effects on the insert of the vaccine Doctors are selling them? The parent who lets their child binge on Oreos, Doritos and McDonalds? I wonder if those parents are up on their booster shots?
Being pro vaccine is a legitimate position for someone to take, you have every right to medicate yourself as you see fit. Being pro-coercion when it comes vaccinations is well… lets call it what it is… medical fascism.
Vaccination is a medical intervention that carries the risk of injury. Further, vaccine mandates are in direct opposition to informed consent. According to the National Vaccine Information Center, “Informed consent has been the central ethical principle of the practice of modern medicine since the Nuremberg Code was issued by the Nuremberg Tribunal after World War II. The Nuremberg Code specifically addressed the human right for human beings to give their voluntary informed consent to participate in scientific experiments. The First Principle of the Nuremberg Code has become an ethical standard for allowing patients to give their voluntary consent to engage in medical interventions that carry a risk of harm.”
The Nuremberg Code was introduced in 1947 after the Nuremberg trials, in which Nazi doctors were convicted of crimes for conducting human experiments on concentration camp prisoners without the prisoners’ consent. Do we need to have a conversation about the medical experiments the U.S. Government has conducted on the public without consent in modern history? If you are interested in this topic you can read more about it here, here and here.
Lets talk about the Constitutionality that is based on the concept of human individual sovereignty. Here is an excerpt of a letter written by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to the California Legislature opposing SB 277 which removes philosophical exemptions for vaccinations.
The United States Constitution protects the right of privacy and religious freedom. Under the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, no state may “deprive a person of life, liberty or property without due process of law.” The United States Supreme Court extends that protection to the right to refuse unwanted medical interventions. Cruzan v. Director Missouri Dept. Health, 497 U.S. 261, 278 (1990). In the case of children, the courts have consistently held that parents who have the capacity to act in their child’s best interests have the right to make appropriate health care decisions for them. A child is not a “mere creature of the State.” Parham v. J.R., 422 U.S. 584, 602 (1979). SB 277 improperly and unnecessarily removes the parent as the decision maker and transfers this power to the department of public health.
Religious exemptions are permissible under the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment. The United States Constitution provides that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” Accordingly, parents should have the religious freedom to oppose medical procedures and to not have government dictate their expression of religious belief.
The Bottom Line: By what authority does any other human have to force you to do anything?