Tuesday, March 15, 2011

New Jersey: Of God and Vaccine

In New Jersey, the government’s pathological obsession with vaccination continues unabated. This week NewJersey.com reported the state's Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Commission approved a bill "that would establish stricter guidelines before allowing exemptions on religious grounds." The bills sponsor, Sen. Loretta Weinberg, was quoted as saying:
"By adding the words 'bona fide,' we certainly are suggesting that you should not be using a religion just as an excuse,"
As usual, the American Academy of Vaccination Pediatrics joined the debate with their predictable apocalyptic warnings. According to the story, Fran Gallagher, executive director of the organization's New Jersey chapter, said many doctors had told her about parents seeking exemptions on religious grounds, then choosing which vaccinations to skip. "I think it has been abused to the point where it puts the public at risk," Gallagher said.

But what Fran doesn't understand is that the public has always been at risk - at least as long as there have been towns and cities populated by people and animals living in close proximity to one another.

So moving away from forced vaccination doesn't put the public at any more risk than they were before this immoral system was first implemented. It simply takes away protection that should never have existed in the first place, returning us to a morally defensible baseline. (It's important to remember little is gained by compulsory vaccination. The large drops in infectious illnesses attributed to vaccination came before the nationwide push to make those vaccinations mandatory)

Besides, proponents of forced vaccination are not only endangering children (vaccinations, like all medical treatments, carry risks) but they’re harming them directly – that is unless you don’t think plunging needles into a young child is painless. Additionally, there’s the mental anguish inflicted upon parents who see vaccinations as both dangerous and unnecessary. And finally, there’s perhaps the most important harm of all: the harm done to the individual liberty that lies at the heart of this great nation.

Setting aside the philosophical questions of morality, one wonders how, as a practical matter, these government vaccine peddlers will determine what constitutes a “bona fide” exemption

Maybe they’ll take a page from the Middle Ages and employ a trial by ordeal. Trial by hot water would work nicely, I think. As was the custom at the time, government do-gooders (assuming the role of the clergymen of the day) would place a stone, representing the exemption, at the bottom of a cauldron of boiling hot water. Parents claiming a religious opposition to vaccination would have to reach into the cauldron to retrieve the stone. God would of course protect those whose requests were “bona fide”.

Those simply using the exemption as an “excuse” would not gain God’s protection; their hand would be scalded horribly and their exemption denied.

This type of test would certainly be appropriate considering New Jersey appears to see it's people as nothing more than subjects, at the mercy of the state, living only to be told what to do and how to live.

But perhaps it won't come to that. Perhaps the politicians of New Jersey will be denied their chance to conduct their tests of religiosity. The one bright spot appearing in the NewJersy.com article was that number of sources expressed their belief that a determination by the state of religious sincerity would be unconstitutional. We can only pray.


  1. Vaccines have caused more diseases, disorders, dysfunctions, disabilities, deficits and death, directly and indirectly, than anyone can even imagine. They are the pharmaceutical industry's way of creating customers. The affects of vaccines are often due to a long, drawn-out process of breaking down the immune and detoxification systems so that by the time a child or adult succumbs to a condition (that of course needs medication), vaccines are not suspected.

    We are the fattest and sickest modernized country in the world, with an infant mortality rate worst than most third world countries. We are also the most vaccinated. The math does not add up to our medical system being one that is working, by any stretch of the imagination.

    Joanne Antonetti-Beard
    Former nurse

  2. We are in the midst of an epidemic of autism affecting one percent of U.S. kids and almost two percent of boys. New Jersey has the highest autism rate in the U.S. and the highest number of required vaccines.

    Parents everywhere report that their children were healthy and normally developing until they received certain routine vaccinations. Suddenly they changed. They developed things like bowel problems, seizures, and sleep disorders. Many stopped talking and lost learned skills, eventually receiving an autism diagnosis. Doctors call it coincidence. They can't explain what happened to these kids, but the only thing they're sure of is that their ever-expanding vaccination program isn't the cause. And they have endless pharma-funded studies to prove it.

    Parents need to educate themselves. There are more and more experts who challenge the safety claims of the one-size-fits-all vaccine schedule.

    The state of NJ isn't going to take responsibility if your child is damaged by a vaccine. Everyone involved has been indemnified by the federal government. The recent Supreme Court recently ruled in Bruesewitz v. Wyeth that even if a vaccine design is defective, the federal vaccine compensation program isn't responsible for damages.

    Anne Dachel
    Media editor: Age of Autism

  3. @Joanne

    We are the fattest and sickest modernized country in the world

    And now even science is starting to realize obesity is a lot more complicated than just diet and exercise. After all are we really eating that much more than our parents and grand parents? The body is complex and each part interacts with the others. Even gut bacteria seems to have an effect. Who knows what the chemicals and vaccines are doing
    Parents everywhere report that their children were healthy and normally developing until they received certain routine vaccinations

    The lengths to which the government will go to avoid following this lead is astonishing. It shows how science's vested interest in protecting the vaccination program superceeds any other considerations. Here you have disorder for which we do not have a cause, and the one lead we do have - parents reporting regression after their children receive a cocktail of biological agents is ignored like the proverbial 400lb gorilla. And finally, as you know those cocktails affect the developing immune system - of which the gut is part - and the immune system affects the nervous system.

  4. ...and autism is considered a neurological disorder that affects the central nervous system.

  5. Bravo to the men and women of New Jersey working so hard to stop this unconstitutional bill questioning peoples' rights to refuse vaccines..
    How dare these officials try to push through a law that will allow the state to determine what drugs go into peoples' bodies. Instead the NJ officials should be damanding an independent study of totally vaccinated children v totally unvaccinated children to see if 1 in 58 young boys who have never been vaccinated have autism like their vaccinated counterparts. Everyone needs to put in an effort to block this bill from ever coming to fruition.
    Maurine Polizzi Meleck, SC
    Once a resident of Metuchen, NJ

  6. When I was a child their was polio and diptheria.
    These diseases don't exist. What happened?

  7. God has no hands except our hands. Vaccines follow the laws of the God of Nature who is bound by the laws of nature. Pray over a diseased appendix and you will die. Get a surgeon and you will live.