What do you guys think of this?Submitted by D4L on Fri, 08/07/2009 - 17:04
I just received the following email from one of my state legislators regarding my email about the Swine Flu vaccines. Not sure what to make of it. The message I sent follows although I did not personally write it (one of those pre-written things).
Thank you for your email. I understand that the issue of vaccine safety is an important one. This issue has a long and controversial history.
After consulting with folks I trust who are experts on the issues of public health, I understand that there have not been serious proposals in Washington State or Congress to mandate vaccination in a pandemic flu outbreak. The only mandate related to vaccines in Washington are those for childhood immunization, which allows exemptions for religious, medical or personal/philosophical reasons. The scope of the exemptions has generated concerns from public health and pediatricians, given the recent outbreaks of vaccine preventable illnesses in Washington state, including measles and whooping cough. Legislation was proposed in 2009 -- HB 1703 -- to tighten the childhood immunization exemptions by requiring parents to provide specified information, including an explanation of the reason for the request, on forms to exempt a child from school immunization requirements when the exemption is based on a philosophical or personal objection to immunization. The bill did not pass the Senate.
Additionally, there are already rules in Washington State related to the use of isolation or quarantine. Under those rules, there is direction to local public health officers to use the least intrusive mechanism and allow for home quarantine or self quarantine. Citizens are, under current law, able to opt out of vaccines for swine flu, and there is no discussion about mandating it as a condition of school entry. Public health officials appear to be preparing for a worst-case scenario should swine flu mutate into a more virulent form (as the 1918 and 1968 flu epidemics did) or spread incredibly fast.
Again, thank you for your email. I will remember your comments when these issues are brought before the House for a vote.
Sent: Monday, July 20, 2009 1:51 AM
To: Ormsby, Rep. Timm
Subject: Protect Us From Compulsory Pandemic
Rep. Timm Ormsby
I am writing to you on a matter of grave personal concern at the suggestion of the Natural Solutions Foundation, a not for profit humanitarian NGO devoted to health and health freedom, to educate decision makers and to petition for respect for our basic human rights. This letter is regarding the proposed Protecting Americans' Self-Shielding bill.
When the people of this district elected you, we anticipated that, true to your election words, you would protect our well-being and our rights. The proposed enforcement of mandatory treatment, including mandatory vaccines, for any alleged "pandemic" condition is both a violation of that commitment and a violation of my rights to control my own body and make my own health choices.
Both State and Federal legislation now provides for the mandatory vaccination, drugging or incarceration for those who refuse such "treatment."
The hype and hysteria of the media and the distortion of the science of infection and contagion by governmental and international bodies, coupled with the pharmaceutical industry's headlong rush to force yet more profits from vaccines which are untested, uninsurable and dangerous, and from drugs which are known to be both ineffective and unsafe, leads me to write to you to urge you to push back this potentially deadly tide of political pandemic response.
Independent physicians such as Dr. Ron Paul MD, Dr. Rima E. Laibow MD, Dr. Julian Whittaker MD, Dr. Joseph Mercola DO, Dr. John Wilson MD, Dr. William Rea MD and Dr. William Sears MD, among others, have all warned about the dangers of forced vaccination and the ineffectiveness of such measures to stop infectious disease. Their independent medical opinions must be given great weight while the self-serving opinions of government "experts" who demand forced vaccinations must be discounted as biased.
It is a clear violation of the Constitutional provisions against both slavery and indentured servitude since a free, unindentured or enslaved person may make his/her own health choices while an indentured servant or slave's body is owned by a master who may make health decisions about the body of the slave which may be enforced on a compulsory basis.
In addition to the moral and cultural repugnance which mandatory treatment invokes, it violates the rights of citizens and introduces the possibility of harm to them which cannot, under the current legal structure, be recompensed. Vaccination is an uninsurable risk and vaccine manufacturers are immune from liability for dangerous or even deadly products, while vaccines have never been proven to be either safe or effective. On the other hand, even the CDC admits that there are risks of significant proportion with vaccines.
Any "pandemic vaccine" would be untested upon its use as predicted by the CDC and WHO in the fall of 2009. The possibilities for disaster are enormous. Those of us who do not desire these "treatments" should be free to make such a choice with the endorsement and support of the State.
As a person who is neither an indentured servant nor a slave, but a member of your constituency, I urge you in the strongest terms to:
1. Commit to holding fact finding hearings in the immediate future to evaluate the true status of the pandemic threat and pandemic treatment safety; the Baxter Pharmaceutical incident earlier this year where annual flu vaccines intended for 18 countries were "accidentally" contaminated by live Avian Flu viruses, must be fully investigated.
2. Commit to putting your efforts toward reversing dangerous legislation and policies which can endanger the lives and health of the members of your constituency
3. Provide for sanction-free personal exemptions from proposed mandatory drug or vaccination treatment, instead offering people who do not wish to be so treated the opportunity and support necessary for self-quarantine and self-shield at home, if needed for public safety reasons. Such support would include food, water and communication support, provision of medications or supplies of their choice and other means which support their choice and safety. This alternative would be far less expensive and socially disruptive than the forced relocation of "vaccine refusers" in violation of the Geneva Conventions.
We demand full recognition of our right to protect ourselves in our own homes.
Thank you for your support of liberty and of your sworn duty to protect both the US Constitution and the well-being of your constituents.
Here is a link to the text of the bill for which we are seeking congressional sponsorship, the Protecting Americans' Self-Shielding Act - http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/?p=2888