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Refusal to Vaccinate Should Be a Hanging Offense?

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“If the State can tag, track down and force individuals to be injected with biologicals of known and unknown toxicity today, then there will be no limit on which individual freedoms the state can take away in the name of the greater good tomorrow.” — Barbara Loe Fisher, National Vaccine Information Center

If you have ever wondered what the opposite of love is, let me tell you… it’s not hate. It’s fear.1 2 Yes, I’m aware of the slightly different and perhaps more popular take on that idea by Elie Wiesel: “The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference.”3 I like both of them, but I lean toward the former. So what breeds fear?

Answer: ignorance.4

What we have in the evolving, ever more contentious debate over vaccines and vaccine policy in the United States is a lot of fear, fueled by a lot of ignorance. Ignorance about vaccine history, science and the ethics of mandatory vaccination laws. That’s bad enough. But what’s worse is the product of that ignorance-bred fear.

All too often, the by-product of fear is violence or the call to violence—which is what we’re starting to see in newspaper and magazine articles written by those who oppose and want to marginalize anyone who publicly criticizes the safety of vaccine policies or advocates for the human right to exercise informed consent to medical risk taking, which includes the right to make a voluntary decision about use of vaccines.

That’s right, each of us has the basic human right to be informed about any medical intervention a doctor proposes to perform on us or our minor children, and we have the right to consent or not to consent to that intervention. According to Barbara Loe Fisher, co-founder and president of the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), informed consent is an “overarching ethical principle in the practice of medicine for which vaccination should be no exception.”

Fisher stresses:

We maintain this is a responsible and ethically justifiable position to take in light of the fact that vaccination is a medical intervention performed on a healthy person that has the inherent ability to result in the injury or death of that healthy person.5 

It is only common sense that each of us should have the right to protect the biological integrity of our own body and those of our children. Why, specifically? Because, as Fisher has often and passionately argued:

If the State can tag, track down and force individuals to be injected with biologicals of known and unknown toxicity today, then there will be no limit on which individual freedoms the state can take away in the name of the greater good tomorrow.6 7

The latest example of the disturbing trend of prominent doctors, attorneys and journalists calling for severe punishment, including physical violence, against people refusing the medical intervention known as vaccination is a recent editorial titled “Preying on parents’ fear” published in the Boston Herald on May 8, 2017.8 The article, written by the “editorial staff,” is yet another in a long series of attack pieces published by the mainstream media attacking freedom of thought, speech and conscience when it comes to vaccination. It ends:

Vaccines don’t cause autism. Measles can kill. And lying to vulnerable people about the health and safety of their children ought to be a hanging offense.5

A “hanging offense”? The editorial staff, led by editorial page editor Rachelle Cohen,9 10 is calling for people who criticize vaccine safety to be executed? Really?

Should we be surprised and appalled by the revelation of a major U.S. newspaper stooping to incite violence against Americans advocating for safer vaccines and more humane vaccine policies and the inclusion of informed consent protections in the U.S. vaccination system? Sadly, it’s not the first time threats have been made. In March, the magazine Scientific American published an article by Peter Hotez, MD of Texas Children’s Hospital also inciting violence against people who do not agree with current government vaccine policies.11 12 Dr. Hotez stated:

An American antivaccine movement is building and we need to take steps now to snuff it out.10 11

In 2015, USA Today published a column by Alex Berezow advocating that “anti-vax” parents be imprisoned.13 At the time, that seemed to be a draconion proposal, but certainly less so compared to today’s calls for execution. My, we’ve come a long way in two short years. I wonder what things will look like in America two years from now. In a 2015 commentary titled “The Vaccine Culture War in America: Are You Ready?” NVIC’s Fisher contemplated an America of the future that resembles nothing like the America we’ve known:

Will laws be passed to not only deny you a public education but prevent you from obtaining health insurance; entering a doctor’s office, hospital or retirement home; boarding a bus, plane or train; buying a ticket for a movie or football game; shopping in a store, getting a driver’s license, filing your taxes or otherwise participating in and moving freely in society unless you show proof you have gotten every government recommended vaccine? Will your healthy unvaccinated children be taken from you and will you be fined and thrown in prison? Will public health officials with police power knock on your door one day and take you to a quarantine camp or forcibly administer vaccines to you and your children without your voluntary informed consent?14

Is that the kind of future we’re facing? And for what? To allay the ignorant fears of a few irresponsible people who have been lent media platforms to incite collective fear within our society and violence toward a minority group?

Bertrand Russell warned: “Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd.”15 

Be careful with this path, America. Because once it is taken, there may be no turning back.


References:

1 Farmer D. The Opposite of Love Isn’t Hate. It’s Fear. Bangor Daily News June 11, 2012.
2 Bates S, Hoggart S, Gardner L, McLean G. Preaching to the converted. The Guardian July 14, 2008.
3 Elie Wiesel. Wikiquote.
4 Jaffe M. Ignorance breeds fear, fear breeds hate, hate breeds violence. The Times of Israel Aug. 20, 2014.
5 Fisher BL. The Moral Right to Conscientious, Philosophical and Personal Belief Exemption to Vaccination. NVIC.org
6 Fisher BL. The Health Liberty Revolution to Save Our Children. The Vaccine Reaction Nov. 7, 2015.
7 Fisher BL. The Vaccine Revolution for Truth. NVIC.org Apr. 19, 2017.
8 Boston Herald editorial staff. Editorial: Preying on parents’ fear. Boston Herald May 8, 2017.
9 The Boston Herald. PressReleaseJet.com.
10 Rachelle Cohen. LinkedIn.
11 Hotez PJ. Will an American-Led Anti-Vaccine Movement Subvert Global Health? Scientific American Mar. 3, 2017.
12 Cáceres M. Dr. Peter Hotez: “Snuff Out” Anti-Vaccine Movement. The Vaccine Reaction Mar. 19, 2017.
13 Berezow A. Jail ‘anti-vax’ parents. USA Today Jan. 28, 2015.
14 Fisher BL. The Vaccine Culture War in America: Are You Ready? NVIC.org Mar. 8, 2015.
15 Bertrand Russell Quotes. Brainy Quote.

24 Responses to Refusal to Vaccinate Should Be a Hanging Offense?

  1. Bobby D Reply

    June 14, 2017 at 12:19 am

    There’s no money in a covert genocide (IMO) – they just want to make billions of dollars on the stuff while denying there are any potential repercussions.

    There’s literally a dark side to everything in the world, and the fact that they swear up and down that vaccines are safe and close the book on the topic makes it seem pretty unlikely that they actually are.

    I’m with the old-school mindset that says “if your immune system isn’t compromised, vaccines aren’t worth the gamble’.

  2. Ben Reply

    May 18, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    22 million people work for the government.

    In 2012, roughly one-fifth of the U.S. population, or 52.2 million people, received some kind of means-tested public assistance every month.

    That’s a boat load of people who are going to side with the government. There is no chance this republic will last. The free thinking people are outnumbered 6 to 1. The rest will do whatever they are told so that they can get a check every month.

  3. Richard Baratta Reply

    May 18, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    Can you print out a form that will have the doctor held responsible for adverse reactions to vaccines after showing the doctor all side effects of vaccines? This document to be signed by both the parent/guardian and the administering doctor/nurse.

  4. Emanuel Reply

    May 17, 2017 at 9:15 am

    Wow!! I don’t know what’s worse. The state troopers and police force that trump up charges in order to control and obtain their desired outcome when they stop you for a minor thing. Or the continued control our government and medical leaders exhibit in trying to obtain their desired outcomes in order to further gain even more control. We as a society need to protest and revolt in a peaceful way, all that needs to be said and done. We cannot let these people continue to dictate and force their agendas on other people’s fears!
    Please, America, please LETS WAKE UP!!

  5. John Reply

    May 16, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    If you look up the translation of ‘sorceries’ in the Bible. When translated back into Greek, the definition is, ‘pharmakeia’, medication, pharmacy, magic, witchcraft. Our modern day ‘high priests’ are people with PhD’s that aren’t required to prove their snake oil works. We are required to give their toxic concoctions to our children just because of their credentials alone. Here’s a sentence from a ruling by the Supreme Court in Oct. 2010; … “Most importantly, the Act eliminates manufacturer liability
    for a vaccine’s unavoidable, adverse side effects.”
    https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/10pdf/09-152.pdf
    This ruling was made because the drug companies were getting sued too much and told our representatives that they were going to leave the country if Congress didn’t do something to protect them. Why? Because our govt would lose a lot of revenue if the drug companies left. I think anyone who forces someone to take a vaccine should be strung up.

  6. Jessica Isles Reply

    May 16, 2017 at 10:14 am

    It’s not just ignorance, it’s money. The newspapers and tv stations rely on billions of dollars of advertising revenue from pharmaceutical companies. Journalists are not independent agents – they too must keep their jobs and they know where their bread is buttered. Similarly, politicians gain financially from drug companies so they too fall in line.

  7. Stephen Sanborn Reply

    May 16, 2017 at 10:13 am

    Perhaps young couples will be tempted to have children at home, in private,so the government doesn’t know they exist.

  8. Donna Mae Mroczynski Reply

    May 16, 2017 at 6:08 am

    This is despicable,if it is ever implemented then forget about living in a democracy, we are no better then then the people that were under the Nazis or communism! I have had a reaction to a vaccine and continue to have some side affects!

  9. Melissa Reply

    May 16, 2017 at 6:03 am

    Feel free to share that Health Choice Massachusetts has organized a peaceful rally at the Boston Herald for Thursday May 18th from 11am-2pm. Here is the Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1941790046105098/

  10. Gregory Graham Reply

    May 16, 2017 at 5:12 am

    I wonder if vaccines have made these people so violent!

    • T-Time Reply

      May 16, 2017 at 9:26 am

      I have actually seriously wondered the same thing but on a broader scale of toxins in general. Even vitamin deficiencies can have a serious effect on the brain and cause depression, sleep disorders, etc… I wouldn’t doubt that these things could result in more violent behaviors in some.

  11. Bob Reply

    May 16, 2017 at 4:30 am

    That Bertrand Russell quote really captures the current climate in America even beyond vaccines.

  12. Patricia P Tursi, Ph.D. Reply

    May 16, 2017 at 3:12 am

    Why is Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s owner of the Post, not coming out against this hateful proposal? Maybe we need to stop purchasing from Amazon.

  13. Theresa Reply

    May 16, 2017 at 1:48 am

    This is horrible. You cannot mandate something and then say, “We’re making you take this but we are not responsible if something goes wrong”. How does that make any sense? Everyone walks away and you are left with a sick child the rest of your life.

  14. Gertrude Reply

    May 16, 2017 at 12:41 am

    Excellent Article! Thank you for having the courage to write the unfortunate facts as they are. America is very quickly becoming a nation without principles, without honor, without morals and without ethics.
    As an educator who goes back to the 1950s and 60s, when the “new social-thought paradigm” (mind-control) was imposed on our schools, I predicted that within three generations we would devolve into a society without sound values, psychologically and sociologically dysfunctional. I have watch with horror as this prediction has materialized. The termite-rot of fundamental principles permeates our society from the grassroots to the very top of governance.
    Indeed, our world is being run by idiots – who operate on “emotions” rather that principled discernment.

    • TeeJae Reply

      May 30, 2017 at 11:59 am

      Sadly, it has more to do with greed and corruption than idiocy or lack of discernment.

  15. IMNAHA Reply

    May 15, 2017 at 11:51 pm

    In my studied opinion the current hysteria over “vaccine deniers” follows the same tactics as the hysteria over “global warming deniers” and the “fake news” hysteria. All of these ideologies that would sanction state sponsored violence and or censorship against “offenders” have essentially the same agenda. That agenda is to create a consensus reality that will facilitate the depopulation of the planet AND the genetic reengineering of our species. Vaccinations are probably the most efficient(and surely the most profitable) way of implementing both these agendas. Call me paranoid, but please research this stuff yourself…

  16. Roberto Mazzarella Reply

    May 15, 2017 at 11:46 pm

    The basic problem is NOT being addressed. Modern medicine was taken over by Rockefeller who pushed drugs because he was making a killing off from the drug companies most of which he controlled or had an interest in. Using the Flessner Report he took over the medical schools and colleges and by giving grants began to control and manipulate the curriculum of all the medical teaching facilities.
    The real father of medicine, Hippocrates said, “LET THY MEDICINE BE THY FOOD AND THEY FOOD BY THY MEDICINE.
    Rockefeller eradicated that common sense dictum. His medical schools feature one hour of credit in nutrition. There is no profit in healthy nutrition.
    Paid shills push the false line that vaccines are totally safe. If they were, why were billions of dollars of hush money paid out every year by the government? And WHY is the government protecting the pharmaceuticlal industries???

    FACT: THERE HAS NEVER BEEN AN HONEST STUDY DONE ON ANY OF THE VACCINES.
    The questions you need to ask are why are drugs that are known to cause damage being utilized and injected in babies and adult bodies that make them sick? And cause horrendous effects? CAN you spell genocide well enough to look it up in a good dictionary?

    Your body is your holy temple. Do not allow priests practicing a false religion to practice black magic in your godly temple.

    • Natalie YellowSun Reply

      May 17, 2017 at 9:25 pm

      Roberto,

      That last line is superb! There is TRUTH !

  17. Robert Dahl Reply

    May 15, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    If these authors do not wish for us to be spread fear about vaccine damage and enforcement, then why do they speak in a manner that inspires fear of these things?

    Please continue doing what you’re doing.

  18. Marcia McFarland Reply

    May 15, 2017 at 11:15 pm

    There is no doubt in my mind what so ever that vaccines are the be all to end all method of the NWO elite to kill off billions of human beings and prevent thru diseases created by vaccines.
    Eugenicist Bill Gates admitted to the fact that vaccines are a very important means of population control. That along with GMO’s we are under siege. Vaccines are weapons of mass destruction and the government of this country is committing genocide against the American people thru vaccines. The public has NO IDEA, NO IDEA AT ALL what poisons are being put in vaccines except for toxic ingredients such as aluminum, mercury, formaldehyde. What about ingredients that switch off the body’s
    ability to process vitamin D such as nagalese? That ingredient opens the floodgates to all kinds of cancers to flourish in our bodies. This outrage is pure EVIL and every one of the maniacal vaccine pushing criminal are the ones who need to be lynched!

    • Natalie YellowSun Reply

      May 17, 2017 at 9:28 pm

      Agreed. When will we tolerate this no more ? How do we protect our children ?

  19. E Berg Reply

    May 15, 2017 at 11:13 pm

    The suggested force to be used against anti-vaccination parents (or any adults refusing the recommended adult vaccines) reminds me of the tactics used by the Nazis in 1930’s Germany. Read the history of fascism and this kind of thinking is what fueled it. Scaring people, shaming them, punishing them for not following like dumb sheep, have already caused fear to creep into the American population at an alarming rate, not only regarding vaccines, but regarding other issues as well.

    We must fight against this un-American and unconstitutional wave of articles and op-eds that are simply tools for Big Pharma to make more money. Sad that so many are buying into this. Fear is a powerful tool for those who think they know what’s best for the rest of us.

  20. Paul Kramer Reply

    May 15, 2017 at 10:41 pm

    PLEASE remember – the duties, powers and authority that public trustee’s/grantee’s have we the People granted for our benefit!!!

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