Just last week, the victory over the CRPD buoyed conservative spirits across the nation. Now, homeschoolers and conservatives are faced with a new impediment. A recent United States court ruling allows federal employees to give children the influenza vaccine – basically, any teacher, school nurse, or federal agent can inject your kids with a vaccination without your permission, at any time, and it will be legal. You won’t be able to protest, or even to sue. Understandably, concerned citizens are in an uproar.
What Is a “Public Health Emergency?”
An American Journal of Public Health article defines a public health emergency as a situations “whose scale, timing, or unpredictability threatens to overwhelm routine capabilities.” Basically, a public health emergency is when a sickness or health issue could disrupt enough people that life doesn’t go on as normal. According to our government, such a public health emergency exists: the H1N1 flu virus.
Swine Flu Vaccine: How It Happened
According to the court ruling, federal employees can take action to ‘protect’ citizens in the case of a “public health emergency.” Now, according to this ruling, there is an ongoing national health emergency-the H1N1 flu virus. Now, here’s the kicker – our government is dictating the freedom of “qualified” individuals to make irrevocable decisions on medical treatment for all U.S. citizens. You can’t protest. You can’t sue. Your kids (or you) can be forcefully operated upon, vaccinated or “treated” without your consent. Scary? Yes.
What Can I Do?!
This all started because a Mom sued when her kid was vaccinated without her permission in school. If your kids are in public school, what can you do? Understand that the “impossible” is possible – if you don’t want to worry about what happens to your kids in a public school situation, think about homeschooling your kids. Many consider it a lot of work, and it is, but it is worth it. Not to mention that while your children are homeschooled, they won’t be forced by the school nurse to get a flu vaccination. The only way for this new ruling to affect you would be if government officials battered down your door – still possible, but less likely.
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