The Mainstream Media Is Now Calling For Vaccine-Hesitant Families To Be Arrested

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Bianca Raleigh, 31st Medical Operations Squadron allergy and immunizations noncommissioned officer in charge, administers a patient’s shot March 23, 2015, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. In addition to providing patients with required vaccinations, the immunization clinic offers allergy shots and air allergen skin testing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Areca T. Wilson/Released)
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Mass hysteria is turning out to be quite an effective tool in slashing the rights of Americans to informed consent and religious or philosophical liberty when it comes to the white-hot vaccination topic.

So effective, in fact, some locales in New York actually banned healthy children from public places based solely on their vaccination status. New York City even passed a mandatory vaccination measure imposing heavy fines on families with un- or under-vaccinated children and granting authorities the power of door-to-door enforcement.

As an American, your stance on vaccines should be immaterial to your stance on personal liberty. These gross overreaches of government power should be cause for outrage for even the most ardently pro-vaccine patriot.

Though the mainstream media has long been the great silencer and mocker of any rational voices questioning the safety, efficacy, or morality of vaccines, the Washington Post has taken it to a whole new level: openly calling for the arrest of parents who don’t follow the vaccine schedule to the letter.

“With more than 700 reported (measles) cases confirmed in 22 states, it is now a public safety crisis, and the tools of public safety — arrests, fines, isolation — are absolutely necessary,” author Juliette Kayyem wrote.

Kayyem minced no words in expressing her contempt for parents who exercise informed refusal of any or all vaccines, calling them “pro-plague” “free riders” who are “putting my children and our communities at risk.”

Nevermind the dubious science propping up the concept that unvaccinated children somehow pose a greater threat to society than vaccinated ones (hint: they don’t). The way these folks are acting, you’d think we were at DEFCON 1.

What’s worse? Kayyem isn’t just some pro-mandate wingnut. She’s a former assistant secretary at the Department of Homeland Security. Not exactly top brass, but not an uninfluential nobody, either. And if she gets her way, the increase in measles cases the United States has seen in 2019 will spark more draconian policy changes than ever before.

And, folks, let me assure you—this is an issue of personal liberty in one’s medical choices. The purported benefits of mass vaccination do not outweigh the risks of handing over such an extreme degree of power to local, state, or even federal government entities.

When it comes to measles, in particular, federal law does not even mandate quarantining those who have contracted the disease. That hasn’t stopped the pro-mandate mob from demanding that non-vaccinating families be turned in as thoughtcriminals.

A fair amount of research even indicates that measles may not warrant the hysteria it is generating in the United States.

According to the Free Thought Project:

Furthermore, though 90,000 people die around the world from measles every year, according to the World Health Organization, malnutrition, especially vitamin A deficiency is the primary cause of death in those cases. In fact, 75-92% of measles hospitalizations in the United States are also due to vitamin A deficiency.

Even the CDC admits that before the measles mass vaccination program was introduced, nearly everyone contracted measles and obtained lifetime immunity by age 15.

According to Physicians for Informed Consent, in the modern era, it is rare to suffer permanent disability or death from measles in the United States. Between 1900 and 1963, the mortality rate of measles dropped from 13.3 per 100,000 to 0.2 per 100,000 in the population, due to advancements in living conditions, nutrition, and health care—a 98% decline—not the vaccine.

Physicians For Informed Consent (PIC) demonstrates the pre-vaccine era measles decline in the chart below:

In contrast with the demonstrably low morbidity and mortality rates for measles in America, the measles vaccine itself has seemingly more dangerous risks and effects. In 2017, PIC reported in the British Medical Journal that approximately 5,700 U.S. children suffer from seizures as a direct result of the MMR vaccine every single year, a whopping five times higher than the risk of seizures from natural measles infection.

PIC also points out that every measles vaccine-induced seizure is typically more severe than those occurring in measles patients: “For example, 5% of febrile seizures result in epilepsy, a chronic brain disorder that leads to recurring seizures. Annually, about 300 MMR-vaccine seizures (5% of 5,700) will lead to epilepsy.”

PIC’s founder and president, Dr. Shira Miller, makes a strong case against mandatory measles vaccination, arguing that in America, “measles is generally a benign, short-term viral infection; 99.99% of measles cases fully recover.”

“As it has not been proven that the MMR vaccine is safer than measles,” she continues, “there is insufficient evidence to demonstrate that mandatory measles mass vaccination results in a net public health benefit in the United States.”

This is simply not right, people. No one can argue that any vaccine is risk-free, and it’s quite a leap to say that the government should have the right to make a risk-benefit analysis and resultant medical decision for each individual. Furthermore, individuals who make such medical decisions—that used to be kept private and discussed calmly and rarely—should not be treated like criminals for it.

To argue the contrary is to spit in the face of everyone who has ever fought for the personal and religious liberty we enjoy in this nation.

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