I’ve been writing story of my life growing up on a farm in North-east Georgia during great Depression. Because of recent sparked controversy over vaccinations as a result of reported measles out break, I stopped long enough to write my story about immunizations again.
I was not subjected to shots for child-hood diseases. Growing up and I recall having Mumps, Chicken Pox, and whooping cough, which I recovered from quite well with no shots, no doctor visit, only my very wise mother taking care of me while I recuperated, and other-wise grew up quite healthy.
When someone recently asked me what I attributed longevity to, my response was, “Not so much what I did but didn’t do.”
I wish to be quite clear from the out-set, my purpose for these writings on vaccinations is not for telling anyone what to do or not to do, but rather furnish information about how I dealt with immunizations going so far as filing a suit in Federal Court claiming un-constitutionality of forced shots. The Federal judges ruled in my favor. Not only did I win, but judges order law clerks in Georgia General assembly to change the law.
Lester Maddox was governor at the time and I have the news clippings where he signed the new law.
Because I believed it’s the parents responsibility to raise children and make decisions about their well being and not the government and because I had attended a college where The Philosophy of freedom was taught, I felt it my duty to act responsibly relative to my child’s health & well being, and very much opposed to forced immunizations required in Public schools for reasons I described in Part One.
My battle was during a time I lived in the country raising a young child, divorced with little money, struggling to survive after a year of recuperation of a daughter who had been thrown out of a car & ran over. She survived and had just gone back to work when I filed suit against the forced shots.
I had little money but managed to pay the $500.00 filing fee with my Attorney. Later able to pay attorney fees in installments. No-one helped me and actually had no one in my favor. Even my family members opposed to my actions & decisions. There was one Chiropractor in South Carolina who sent me $125.00. Aside from that, I alone with my attorney worked together to win the case, declared un-constitutional.
lo these years later I view it as an important case in view of political government intrusion into every-one’s life as a result of Obamacare, which dictates so much relative to ones health, the rules & regulations crosses the boundaries of one’s Rights to freedom to decide upon their personal health issues. Because one’s health & body belongs to each individual, political laws which violate those boundaries in opposition to the Will of the individual are un-constitutional and declared so in my case of immunizations, ruled on via a panel of Federal judges in the mid-seventies.
There is a valid argument as to whether or not one can decide to have vaccinations or not to have them, however in the broader scope, each individual has the right & responsibility for making decisions over all health issues relative to their body & those of their children.
Because at the time I filed suit against forced immunizations, I clearly understood the one thing political government objects to when one object to onslaught is adverse publicity relative to any issue, they attempt to perpetrate upon the citizenry by political laws. And Public schools operate on Compulsory attendance laws accompanied by forced immunizations when entering a cost of billions to producing tax-payers. Here in Georgia I read where over half State budget goes to schools.
Current mandated health issues by the Federal Government is simply an extension of that law, which has been in effect a long time.The waypolitical government gains, control over lives of Citizenry to take control & destroy Freedom, begins with small steps to gain a foot-hold of control for power & money, before the ground-work, of totalitarism is implemented.
A great book to read, was written by Paul T. Flynn, titled,” While you slept” I read in the sixties..Freedom of Speech is one of our greatest assets, and an enemy of political control, as we are now witnessing in news reports.
As one lone woman, living in the country raising a young child with little money and no-one on my side at the time, I knew I had an up-hill battle, but from the beginning knew I could win.
Therefore the second thing I did after my case was ready to file is I called a news conference for reportersto meet me at the court-house when I was ready to file my case.
As a result I made front page news and received a lot of publicity because call-in radio shows went with the story along with newspapers. Subsequently, one reporter told me my story was news-worthy because one woman living in the country was fighting the system alone & winning.
Top educators jumped in the fray, and I still have the news clippings where they claimed I must be crazy for refusal of immunizations. My response was, I might be but my child not going to have those shots. When the ruling came down in my favor, my son was re-instated back in school via a court order and finished high school without ever having any shots, and in fact never had any childhood diseases.
Sadly, today this nation is in crisis coming from all directions as freedom whittled away, and the reason is we the people have failed that ‘eternal vigilance” required to sustain freedom. We look to politicians to assume the self-responsibility required to sustain freedom. And lulled into a false sense of recovery, by jumping into the, ‘grouping syndrome”, thinking writing letters to politicians will save us. When the real reason is we have abandoned our self-responsibility of standing up and fighting individually for our in-alienable Rights in Freedom. And rapidly reaching a period when we will be un-able to act individually to turn the tide back to life under the principles this nation was founded upon. We cant wait till 2016 to stand up, speak up, & act up to have freedom. The time is now.
I remind the reader vaccinations is a huge profitable business for pharmaceutical companies and the government. And they are going to continue promoting. Therefore, it’s the self responsibility of every individual, and parents in particular, to make informed decisions.
I wish to be quite clear to my readers, I’m not advising anyone to have shots nor not have them, but to tell my story of the route I took and the battle I waged alone with my attorney to accomplish that which I considered in the best interests of my child.
I can report today my son is a grown, healthy, hard-working father of three beautiful healthy children, and he never had any immunizations.
From German Dramatist Lessing, 1729-1781, who said, ” A heretic is a man who sees with his own eyes,” And to that I add, unless you stand for something you will fall for anything.
Let Freedom Ring
Just me Ac