Back in September, I wrote an AoA post where I expressed my support of Donald Trump for President for one simple reason: he stands with my son in telling the truth about what has been done to our children and the reality of the Autism epidemic.
A funny thing happens when you support a guy like Donald Trump: many of those closest to you think you’ve flipped a switch, and that your support must also mean you support every single thing that Donald Trump says and does.
To repeat what I said in September: I’m a single-issue voter, and I really mean that. I’m blind to every other policy issue and decision. Wall with Mexico? Tough talk with other countries? Xenophobic profiling? I simply don’t care. While I may not personally agree with some of Trump’s ideas or views (and I have faith that the most radical ones are unlikely to ever happen), none of them are as important to me as the over 1 million American children (and many more worldwide) who have had their lives destroyed by an out-of-control vaccine industry.
I voted for Barack Obama. Twice. I’d argue that anyone who joins me in being a single-issue voter must agree that Barack Obama has failed our kids 100%. Under his reign, things for our community and our children have only gotten worse.
Back in September, I assumed like most that Trump’s candidacy was a long shot. Like you, I squealed with delight when Trump brought up the truth about our kids in widely watched national debates. But, I figured it was just a moment in time.
How times have changed! And, I’m curious if we’ve all really internalized what’s happening here: the guy who is more than likely to be the Republican nominee for President speaks with an honesty about what has been done to our children that was nearly banned from national TV just a few years ago!!
Can we take a moment and remember just how powerful and on point some of the things Trump has said really are? Consider this:
“I’ve seen it,” he said at the second main-stage GOP debate on
“You take this little beautiful baby, and you pump — it looks just like it’s meant for a horse," he said of vaccines.
"We’ve had so many instances ... a child went to have the vaccine, got very, very sick, and now is autistic."
The GOP front-runner said he still supported certain vaccines, but in smaller doses over a longer period of time. Under current procedures, he said it's dangerous for the public. “Autism has become an epidemic, he said. “It has gotten totally out of control.”
Re-reading his quotes, it takes my breath away. Trump said those things with 30 million people watching!
So, as Trump heads towards a near-guaranteed Republican nomination (obviously anything can happen in politics, but it’s looking more certain by the day), I want to ask all of you a question: where is our community on Trump? Can we put our respective voter cards in a drawer aligning us with a single political party and all come together and endorse Trump? Can AoA, SafeMinds, Focus for Health, NAA, TTMR, Autism One, Generation Rescue, and all the other wonderful Autism organizations out there come together and support Trump for a single reason? Doesn’t Trump need our support? Don’t you think that Pharma is about to turn up the heat on Trump? (My personal guess is they finally roll out Bill Gates: Billionaire vs. richer billionaire.)
While I’m on the topic of Trump, in case anyone is listening, I wanted to offer up my own opinions about policy and legislative initiatives that I hope the Trump camp will consider to constructively untangle the Autism mess:
Order real science to be done by the NIH on both vaccinated versus unvaccinated children and animal models to test the hypothesis that the change in the rate of Autism has been caused by the growing vaccine schedule.
Work with CDC, NIH to establish “sensitive child” guidelines for vaccination. The “one size fits all” model for vaccinating children is inherently dangerous due to biological diversity, and we know plenty about risk factors for bad reactions to vaccine, including: autoimmune issue, GI distress, MTHfR mutation, etc. We also know a child on antibiotics or fighting an illness should never receive a vaccine. Let’s save the most sensitive kids where risks of vaccine injury are far higher.
An independent task force has to be established to look at and consider vaccination practices taking place in other first world countries. Why are we giving so many more shots than some other first world countries? Why does the ACIP exist? Why aren’t the conflict boundaries for adding vaccines to the CDC schedule more stringent?
Drug advertising on TV needs to be banned, as it used to be. Like hard alcohol. Like tobacco. If the U.S. and New Zealand are the only two countries in the world that allow advertising, shouldn’t that tell us something? It gives Pharma too much power, and they have abused it.
Eliminate the vaccine court and return plaintiffs to a normal process of being able to sue vaccine makers for injury. This is how it used to be, and the loss of checks and balances has been highly damaging.
The fact that a massive number of children and young adults are now suffering from Autism at a scale unlike anything we have ever seen must be acknowledged clearly by the government so that an appropriate response to the crisis can happen. What are these millions of children and their families supposed to do as they age out of support services? The denial of the scale of the epidemic is only hurting those most impacted by Autism and their families.
The next few months will be an amazing time for Autism families, I sincerely hope our community finds a way to convey their support for Donald Trump and the courage he is showing in telling the truth about our kids.
As I said in September: Trumps stands with my son, I stand with Trump!
JB Handley is a Founding Editor for Age of Autism and co-founder of Generation Rescue.