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Didn't take much of a fortune teller to predict the attack on the philosophical vaccine exemption in California, which I did in the April 2011 Newsletter. But it's here, right now in California. A week ago Bill AB2109 was proposed:
"AB2109 was introduced on February 23, 2012 by Assembly Member Richard Pan, a Democrat physician.
"This bill, if passed, would require parents to obtain the signature of a "health care practitioner" for a personal beliefs/religious exemption. MDs, nurse practitioners, and physician's assistants can sign. Naturopaths and chiropractors cannot. The signature will need to be obtained on a separate form provided by the Department of Public Health which states that the health care practitioner has provided risk and benefit information to the parent."
Wow. Do I see a compliment in there, hidden behind the academic insult? They knew better than to include us DCs.
Let's see what actions are taken by any chiropractic organizations for this slight.
Gonna save you a lot of time here, as far as what it all means and what's going to happen. I went through all of this last year with the good people of Washington State and Dawn Winkler, who organized opposition to the exact same bill up there. Read my April 2011 Newsletter for details of that fiasco.
As predicted, Washington was the guinea pig state. Running roughshod over the small amount of opposition, the bill became law in just a few short months. In a flash of "why didn't we think of this before?" since it was a virtually painless shoo-in, several other states have introduced similar bills, chaired by the usual mouthpieces for Big Pharma in their respective states. Campaign coffers runneth over.
If California falls, the rest of the domino states are certain to fall in the next 2 years. Remember - you read it here.
Once the informed minority of California parents who don't vaccinate get over the initial outrage of 'how could they?" and "who do they think they are?", etc., there will be some amount of grassroots petitions outside Whole Foods and facebook lists and emails lists, etc., registering opposition. Which I will certainly be a part of. And it might even get to the physical level of a small group assembling at some point at the committee meeting in Sacramento whose job it will be to ram this bill through.
But if that opposition is defused, deceived, and rudely ignored, the bill will pass.
I will certainly participate in any opposition with every available resource. But I know how this game is played. Wish I didn't.
Such a bill probably will have a much easier time being passed in California than in Washington State. Washington has a much higher percentage of informed parents who don't vaccinate than California, which means a more informed public, and greater likelihood of opposition. But all that is irrelevant.
Grassroots democracy is all but gone in California. Just ask the people of Watsonville how effective their recent referendum against fluoridation was. Or any of a hundred other such stories exemplifying the force of corporate quid pro quo's upon legislative decisions which have significant economic consequences for vested interests. Political outcomes guaranteed by corporate stocking-stuffers...
Think you get the picture here without going all Alex Jones on you. It's as old as Julius Caesar.
Let's remove the word vaccination from the whole discussion for a minute here. Let's pretend this whole issue isn't about vaccines at all, but rather about any other medical procedure. Got that picture?
OK so then tell me, what kind of political system, or medical system anywhere on earth would presume to make it a law for you to obtain permission to opt out of any medical procedure, which decisions are completely your choice in the first place? Permission not to get medicine? See what I'm getting at here?
What’s next - permission not to be euthanized?
The lines begin to blur, as more and more we see government as medicine and medicine as government.