Pediatric Physician Claims Authority to Override Individual’s Right to Self-Government
A recognized pediatric doctor who specializes in vaccination research would like to get the federal government on his side to help him turn his profitable and authoritarian medical agenda into law. Dr. Paul Offit is not only a prominent pediatric doctor, he is also a physician who holds financial interests with the manufacturers of the same vaccines which he wants to be required by law. You can read all about him at his own website.
Here’s the kicker: Dr. Offit proposes also proposes the total elimination of all spiritual and religious exemptions for vaccinations. That means that anyone who disagrees with government sanctioned medical opinions about the need for vaccinations would be simply overridden. Submit to injection of a foreign substance into your body, or face criminal penalties.
Land of Liberty?
Such a level of authority raises individual liberty concerns with Americans. Two schools of thought stand in opposition to unquestionable government mandated medical authority.
One faction 0f opposition not only doubts the effectiveness of vaccines, but is highly suspicious of their content for a variety of medical reasons. Another faction of opposition is largely ignored and unknown. This faction objects to vaccinations on the basis of religious and spiritual interpretations of human life which are often contrary to the conclusions of medical science.
Both camps rally around the same point, namely:
Does any person or group of persons possesses any real authority over the life of any other well- meaning person?
Don’t get me wrong. I am not at all speaking in opposition to the well-meaning humanitarian efforts of the best of medical scientists and practitioners, but by what authority does any single human being’s conclusions rule the individual lives of other well meaning human beings?
Excuse me, but when did medical science prove itself to be 100% infallible and always correct? Countless intelligent and qualified physicians and researchers continually contradict one another’s conclusions. Once again, I’m not at all out to discredit anyone in medicine, but I do ask, but from whence comes the conjecture that any singular medical opinion is superior to all others?
The medically admitted dangers of vaccinations
The best medical authorities freely admit that they might never know all that there is to know about the causes of disease. The effectiveness of treatments and vaccines consistently and sometimes inexplicably change over time, and even the best medical experts can even be sure why.
No single physician’s knowledge is flawless or absolute
The medical community is comprised of many intelligent thinkers, each independently working to deduce the causes of diseases and suggest effective of cures and vaccines. Who is capable of judging any of them to be absolutely correct?
Medical conclusions about the safety of vaccines are far from final and are never unquestionably conclusive or final. Brand new facts and findings about the effectiveness and dangers of vaccines are continually discovered. The best medical researchers admit that medical science is in a state of continual flux, always evolving, always changing.
Medical opinion, therefore, is neither comprised of absolute knowledge nor does it have absolute authority over anyone or anything.
Governmental Claims to Authority
Today’s American population is trained and conditioned by an educational process that teaches its subjects to look to our government as the provider of the solution to every societal problem. As a result, individual rights and personal liberty are too often exchanged for the illusion of the government’s provision of protection. The Center for Disease Control has come to be looked upon by the public as able to provide us with infallible direction, and that perception is pure politically driven illusion.
The fact is, the CDC is only a group of mortal human beings. No agency exists which is qualified to grant authority to any individual (or to any group of individuals) in the interest of their own collective common good.
The First Amendment and Religious Freedom
Dr. Paul Offit wields political influence in the medical world. He presently is demanding that everyone be forced into receiving the vaccines that he recommends, and profits from. He claims that his knowledge on the subject of vaccination trumps any and all opposing medical or spiritual knowledge, and that therefore spiritual and religious exemptions are invalid. Dr. Offit is actively is campaigning to remove the right to refuse vaccination, regardless of reason.
The Constitution of The United States of America recounts the inalienable rights granted by God to men. Our rights are not granted by the decisions of other human beings. Our rights are an inherent part of our being.
Because some readers may profess atheism, let’s state it another way. You are in charge of yourself and of your own body. No other human being can claim a valid authority over your right to govern your own mind and body.
The First Amendment reads: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
Dear Dr. Offit:
Dr. Offit, it is clear that my religious beliefs conflict with your demands and wishes to control me and my body. However the US Constitution says that you simply can do nothing about that. No law shall prohibit the free exercise of my religion. The “greater good” cannot prohibit my right to exercise my religion. The word shall means what it says – it shall not happen. I shall not trade the right to control my own body for your perception of a “greater good”
I, as a self governed human being, am as free to disagree with the conclusions of medical science as you are, or anyone else is, to agree with them. There simply is no authority outside of myself that can outrank the authority that I possess to govern myself, and that every other American possesses to govern themselves.
I believe that I speak for every American by virtue of the Bill of Rights.