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Petition to Prohibit Mandatory Vaccination

December 12, 2012, Posted by: , 13 Comments Leave a Comment

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A couple of days ago we were told about a petition to ask President Obama to stop mandatory vaccination in America. (Link HERE.) We agree with the petition’s desire to stop forced vaccination for many reasons but we want to make sure folks understand that vaccines are mandated by US states, not by the Federal government. That said, we still think you should sign the petition to help raise awareness about the unethical practice of forced vaccination and ask that you spread the petition far and wide.

We also want to point out that while the petition is correct in pointing out that all medical procedures carry risk, that vaccines are subject to contamination, that they contain some harmful substances and that their efficacy is questionable, there are many other problems with vaccines that are well documented in the medical literature (see our Catalogue of Science) but these problems and the potential harm from vaccines are not the reason we oppose vaccine mandates.

We opposed vaccine mandates because we don’t believe any medical practice should be forced. We don’t believe people should be coerced to undergo any medical practice, period. We believe in the principle of informed consent enshrined in the Nuremberg code and articulated and defended by Barbara Loe Fisher of the National Vaccine Information Center for 30 years.

Informed consent requires that an individual be given full information about the pros and cons of a medical treatment before agreeing to the treatment. Informed consent further requires that an individual voluntarily agree to the medical treatment. Vaccine mandates by definition negate the possibility of making a voluntary decision and should not be tolerated in a just society. Moreover, large gaps in the body of science surrounding vaccines exist, thereby negating the possibility of having full information to make that voluntary decision. To this point, it is generally believed that decades of vaccine use in medical practice is evidence of their safety but as a scientist we know states quite clearly, “absence of evidence is not evidence of absence”. Without studies comparing the long term health outcomes of vaccinated and unvaccinated populations, without clinical trials using true placebos instead of another vaccine or aluminum, or mercury as a control, without studies documenting exactly how vaccine ingredients are processed, metabolized and excreted from the body, we simply do not have the information to exercise informed consent.

Informed consent is an ethical standard established in the Nuremberg Code to ensure the Nazi practice of using human beings to conduct medical experiments never occurred again. The fist tenet of the code is: “The voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential”. This means no coercion, full information, and a voluntary choice about whether to undergo the treatment in question. Surely those who choose vaccines as part of their medical protocol can realize that coercion does not belong in a just society and coercing others into a medical treatment is plain wrong. That’s why we oppose vaccine mandates and urge you to sign the petition.





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Jan Greenfield December 14, 2012 at 7:22 pm

The efficacy of flu shots is definitely in doubt. There IS no doubt that they have detrimental side effects. NO PERSON should ever be forced to have any type of vaccination. A person must be free to choose how to keep their body well.


gayle bowler December 14, 2012 at 8:06 pm

Don’t risk our children.


Jordan Gullickson December 17, 2012 at 2:45 pm

Vaccinations should not be mandatory.


Dr. Frank Martin December 18, 2012 at 12:57 pm

In 1983 I moved to Colorado from Iowa. One of the reasons I came t Colorado was to avoid vaccinating my children. Now the state of Colorado wants to be vaccinate…Bad Idea! Who are the ill advised, mis-informed people behind this. They should be exposed- by name not hidden behind some group name, such as Tri-county health, Colorado medical society, etc. Don’t get your shorts in a knot–these names were their official position on forced vaccinations.


Georgia January 12, 2013 at 8:04 pm

I have a right to not want a shot that has made me sick in the past.I had the flu shot twice and each time I became sick as hell.I vowed never again.This is America I should have and do have the freedom to say NO.This country is on the same path as soviet Russia was.


dan February 17, 2013 at 10:45 am

I see a lot pro-forced vaccination opinions floating about online. Forced vaccination is sick.


Tammie Knight February 18, 2013 at 2:46 pm

I’m 52 years old and most of my family have never had vaccines, we had our desease, we survived. In 1996 I was given a tetanus and was diagnosed with myofaccitus two weeks later then fibromyalgia, these are not inherited desease. I had just had a complete physical three weeks prior to getting the vaccine.


richard February 18, 2013 at 2:55 pm

MY twins daughters had their vaccinations done by the heath dept when they were young when they turned three they had those done with in a few days my one started to have seizures. And the others speech deteriorated. Now they are 14 my one stopped having seizures when she was 8. The other has aspergers. Both were perfect normal before those vaccinations . Also the doctor when looking at their vaccination charts pointed out they were given three times the amount of several by the county heath dept!


Roni Naber February 18, 2013 at 2:56 pm

Stop the poisoning of the youth


Sara du Lion February 18, 2013 at 2:58 pm

I don’t think toxic chemicals and virus strains grown on living tissue and/or genetically modified in sterile laboratories belong in the human body, even when they’re packaged in glass vials or nasal inhaler mechanisms and “delivered” into your body by a medical doctor, registered nurse, or licensed pharmacist.


Rainy kAY Griffin February 22, 2013 at 3:41 pm

this is FAscim,you may not exterminate us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Kat Marissal May 14, 2015 at 2:11 pm

The people will not be forced any drug, vaccine or anything else.


Donna Jayne Blackhawk May 19, 2015 at 10:43 pm

W/all the new drugs/chemical/microphons/spy tech smaller than needles,computer chips – besides its takes the disease/bacterias,etc to make the side effects worst than illnesses – I don’t trust the medical professionals, drug company’s, govt,big businesses destroying the natural vits in our food/water/soil – I don’t agree w/ medicines 2day – milk more dangerous than smoking 4/5 packs cigs – how can we trust in so called help from medicines? -lining their profits is their most important life decisions, not the future of our peoples’ health & well being-the kickbacks from sales is more important to them future of their own family’s health & even their own- there are very few drs tht tell you to take or givevitamins to your familys- allegrics have raised so mux bc the chemical,additives,non natural ones tht are on the market delivered to ppl before all the research & study’s on the effects before even legal pass the FDA approval ,not 2 long aftr bn on the market for years then they Finally come out w/lawsuits against theprescriptions -HOW MANY PEOP
T DIE BEFORE RECALLS ????? – ROBOTS / Lasers DOING surgencys ,No Way is a student or machine proferming sugency on my love
ones- human program them & we make mistakes- taking off wrong limbs,completely wrong surrgencys performed – misdiagnosed, infected bood,,botched surgencys,aftr many different tests performed they still don’t know the causes of illnesses,aftr billions spent they still have no clue the causes,I can tell you so answer w/o a master,bachelor, etc degree – too much unreliable,false reports,unstudied research,greed,evilness -Mother Earth provides everything we n we need to survive w/o unreliable chemicals- oversea american businesses need hefty fines & 1 chance to move back to America,hire Americans,or change their names & citizenship which means their unreliable products are boycotted from imported-the cheap labor,unlawful prison in their undependable,lead contained products cant come closer to lasting as long as Made in American products,FDA also wants to take off our shelf’s Natural product so ,so we lose our choice to healing our medical conditions w/o a list of side effects – geneic changing all food,water,soil,growth of plants,animals,chemical over load of pesticides is why so many diseases have suddenly appeared in everything we need too survived- building mounts of trash hiding under the soil tht someday will house a community of familys-we allowed our educational system to fail our country- finding ways to clean up our land,air,water,soil,food products,Rxs is what our considers should be about – bring our businesses home to provide for American- closing/high fines for polluting our country & people – high fines for hiring illegals- cleanup the damage they done-American had great inventors,great,long lasting,strong products ,better education,bidders w/ prison terms ( no more buying itself out of trouble,- if Americans cnt make it /we don’tneed it