Pentavalent Vaccine - Doctors Raise Red Flag
One Child at a Time

Speak Truth, a Follow up to When the Siblings Speak

 

Sschool House Rock billBy Cathy Jameson

Groups rights in this case would be too great of a risk.

That was the feedback that my daughter’s proposed bill received. After Fiona submitted the mock bill, which aimed to secure a student’s right to an education as well as guarantee the right to employment, she wasn't terribly shocked at the response.  Some adults have yet to realize how important it is to protect their personal health care rights.  To ask a bunch of teenagers to fully understand and vote on a topic she’s spent years supporting was a pretty steep task.

Maybe these other students haven't experienced what Fiona has when it comes to vaccines.  We're both very grateful for that, but the other teens’ skewed thought - that the greater good is more important than the rights of an actual individual - does no one any good.  I asked Fiona about the mock bill process and what she thinks she would’ve done differently if she ever had a similar assignment for her government class.  Here was our conversation:

After you turned in your bill, what came next?  

My classmates’ bills were randomly assigned to another high school government class in the US.  That other class read through each bill and participated in a mock committee debate.  The bills submitted could either be passed, amended, or rejected.  If a bill was rejected, like mine was, you couldn’t make any changes.  It basically died in committee.

Did any of your classmates' bills make any progress?  If so, which ones? 

Yes.  Many of the ones that went farther than mine were about environmental issues, alternatives for energy, and gun control. 

How long did it take for your bill to get shot down?  

It was about a week and half after I submitted it.  That doesn’t mean they debated for that long.  That would’ve been nice if they did because that would make me think that they were really into debating this issue.  It’s an important issue, and these other students are going to have to consider vaccines in the future, not just for themselves but if they ever have kids, too.

Did you expect it to be rejected by the committee?  


Yes.  But part of me was hoping to get a class that was open minded about health care.  Their explanation didn’t give me much insight.  I thought they’d give better feedback, but it sounds like they’re of the herd immunity mindset.  It’s hard to argue with someone with that sort of mentality.

If you had the chance to rewrite the bill and resubmit it, would you make any changes to the wording?  

You know what, I don’t think I would change anything.  I think it was a perfect, simple proposal that made clear that we should not be subjected to unnecessary or unwanted procedures in order to go to school or to get a job.    

Your personal experience as a sibling to a child whose health drastically declined post vaccination inspired you to write this bill.  I can only speak for myself, but I am so proud of you for stepping forward and putting yourself out there!  You didn’t do that just with your class, whom you know fairly well, but you put yourself out there to a group of strangers somewhere out there in America.  Despite your well-researched and well-thought out proposal, that "committee" of strangers made clear that they didn't agree with you though.  Will that stop you from speaking up about personal health care rights?  

No, of course not.  Just because they rejected the bill doesn’t mean that they shut me up.  I’ll have other ways to share my experience and state my opinion.  I did that recently when some of the kids and I were talking about our bills outside of class time.  I was able to talk about the problems I see with vaccines.  Some of the other students were pro-vaccine, but they listened to me.  They didn’t agree with me in the end because they said that vaccines were good and that we all need to get them to keep us and everyone around us healthy.  They knew that you can get sick from vaccines, even from the ones that are supposed to prevent diseases, but they still believed “the herd” should get them.  And even when I tell people my brother’s story, it doesn’t seem to make a difference.  I don’t know if they’ll be able to grasp what happened to Ronan until something happens to them, not that I’d ever wish that on anyone.  

I wouldn’t wish that on anyone either.  Thanks for helping me with this week’s post.  I love getting your input, especially when I find out you’ve brought your personal experience to the classroom.  That takes guts, and I’m so grateful that you don’t back down.

Anytime, mom ;)

Fiona was sad to learn that her peers didn't value the right to an education and a job like she does, but it won’t stop her from speaking up.  She says she’s ready to speak up again.  She may have the chance soon.  The next assignment is going to be about the Supreme Court.  She doesn’t have all the details about which cases they’ll be looking at yet, but wouldn’t it be a hoot if Fiona was assigned to read the Bruesewitz v. Wyeth LLC case?  Yes, I think that would be quite ironic.

Cathy Jameson is a Contributing Editor for Age of Autism.  

Comments

michael

Fiona, I know PhD's who don't get it. I've heard that PhD stands for "piled higher and deeper.

Anita Donnelly

One point I have used with some success to naysayers is this:

Even if you don't care that all these kids are getting injected with toxic metals, what about where it goes when they excrete them ? Landfills, sewage, our water, streams

DUH.

Every flu season I think, more Hg in the air of the people who die and are cremated, more Hg in the ground from the people who die and are buried. More Hg in the brains of the people who survive the shot. More Hg in the sewer systems of those who can excrete and have no hard done to themselves. Holy duh batman. We need to study the streams and sewages and landfills for where all these toxins go. Especially right after a big flu shot campaign.

Bill

My understanding of the phrase "herd immunity" was that it originally meant the NATURAL immunity that a given population has to any pathogen/disease, BEFORE any vaxxes.
But now, PhRMA, and the media have twisted "herd immunity" into something more vague, and they want to imply that vaxxes convey "herd immunity". OK, *BUT*!....
If the vaccine data inserts *themselves*, actually admit that some vaxxes can cause the very disease they're designed to prevent, how can they then be said to ALSO prevent that same disease? Or increase so-called "herd immunity"?....
And if vaxxes really did provide the protection that PhRMA claims, doesn't that mean that a vaxxed person would be protected from a non-vaxxed person?.... So why the push to vax MORE people?....
These are actual questions that I'm still trying to wrap my own head around.
Once again, AoA is worth the few minutes of time it takes to read!
So, KEEP UP the GOOD WORK!

Sun~Rose

Dear Fiona,

When You keep saying it the way it really is, eventually Your word is law in the universe.

Keep persevering!

(Werner Erhard
est training)

with Love and appreciation,
Sun~Rose

Jeannette Bishop

Thank you for an update on Fiona's impressive and encouraging educational efforts!

Gayle

Cathy-you must be so proud of how well Fiona handled that assignment. She has wisdom beyond her years. Ronan is very fortunate to have her for a sister.

Aimee Doyle

@Cherry - I think that's a cool idea....about a survey.

I also wonder whether bills could have been sent to committee with supporting evidence.

Fiona - congratulations on spearheading this bill and starting the vaccine conversation with your classmates. Ronan is lucky to have you as a sister.

cherry Misra

I wonder if Fiona would have the chance to do a quick questionaire- give all the kids in the class a situation and ask for their response. Something like this: The govt tells you there is a new pandemic flu that is killing people. They have a new vaccine for it but the vaccine has had little testing and contains an ingredient , polysorbate 80 that is known to have these reactions in some people: _____. the govt wants every American to receive this vaccine. What will you do ? ( This is basically what happened with the swine flu vaccine, but the govt did not force people ).
I wonder if the kids will begin to think more intelligently when they realize that even THEY could be hurt by vaccines.

susan welch

I am sorry that Fiona's mock bill was rejected, Cathy. However, she has planted seeds in many young minds that may counter the bombardment of pro-vaccine propaganda that her peers have been subjected to.

You must be so proud of her.

khz

I'm in awe of Fiona. How mature and articulate she is!

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