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An Octogenerian's Blog | REALIZATION ABOUT IMMUNIZATION THE LATEST NEWS SENSATION (Issue 1208)

Periodically, every few years, when there’s an outbreak of some disease, the general public gets in an uproar about immunizations, whether it’s some childhood disease like measles in current news or something like polio outbreak in years past. A lot of pros and cons, while many parents grapple with the idea of giving shots or rejecting shots.

Recently my nine year old granddaughter asked me what I was afraid of and I said, stupidity, insanity, snakes, and shots.

In past articles I’ve written extensively about my battle with the State over forced immunizations, and experience with shots some years past when I applied for a passport.

Additionally, I had another harrowing experience with a shot several years past living in Tennessee and was in a sort of run down condition and went to a doctor and got a B-12 shot. My husband was a military officer and for a brief period I saw military doctors on base.

After receiving the shot I left for the Commissary, when suddenly I folded up in pain and was taken to the base dispensary. I was screaming in pain and four doctors were holding me down, as they tried to figure out what was wrong. I kept telling them I had just gotten a B-12 shot.

A B-12 shot is supposed to be injected in the muscle, so the body can slowly absorb and the doctors determined the one I received went directly into the bloodstream, which was the wrong thing to do and my body was fighting to reject that instant absorption in the bloodstream. The last time I ever received a B-12 shot.

I relate this story to point out, the vaccine itself is not the only danger to consider when receiving shots, there are other considerations, like having the administration of a shot given by a well-trained health professional. I don’t know how well trained those in public schools are, administering the shots.

One positive aspect of the current news cycle with so much attention, pro and con, on immunizations is it’s an opportunity for one to be more informed about shots, particularly what’s in them and their origin, plus possible after effects.

I don’t advise anyone to have their kids injected with shots, or not to have. That’s up to each parent to be responsible for the health of their children.

What I can report is after a battle with the public school system, my case of rejecting shots was settled in Federal court, when my son was re-instated back in school without immunizations via a court order, and graduated from high school without any immunizations, and never had childhood diseases. And remains quite healthy today.

My rejection of forced immunizations was no easy task. It was time consuming, expensive, and subjection to a lot of ridicule, in the news media at the time, I still have some of the articles where top-educators called me “crazy” on the front page. This was back in the early seventies, and I waged the battle totally alone with my attorney and fortunately won.

Not only that, the Federal judges ordered the Georgia General Assembly to change the law, which was in effect when Governor Lester Maddox signed. Forced shots are unconstitutional.

What I can report to any parent who decides not have immunizations, it is not necessary to surrender your sovereignty of control and responsibility for the wellbeing of your child, and the decision to have or not have immunizations is the prerogative of each parent. And the responsibility to decide.

I point this out because in the current debate relative to shots, included is a question about authority of parent over child, and authority to make decisions relative to child’s health. Specifically boils down to the issue of whether the parent or the State has jurisdiction over your child. The State does not unless one voluntarily surrenders control.

Those who lust to rule are jealous of a free people. First President George Washington said: “Real Patriots, who may resist the intrigues of the favorite, are liable to become suspected and odious; while its tools and dupes, usurp the applause and confidence of the people to surrender their interest.”

Let freedom Ring
Just me AC

Email: annecleveland@bellsouth.net

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