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This week, something very special happened in Albany, New York. Unnoticed or warped in the mainstream media, thousands of men and women from all walks of life, races, creeds and religions showed up at the capitol to peacefully protest the removal of the religious vaccination exemption. Thousands of children have been expelled from school by virtue of this change. Healthy American-born children. Healthy Immigrant-born children. Healthy children who may be here under the law or outside of the law. All banned from a free and appropriate education as implemented by our Founding Fathers, for whom religious freedom was also paramount.
Two of our greatest Founding Fathers, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, were fierce political adversaries. But in the first years of our nation, these rivals — with vastly different backgrounds and disparate political views — shared common ground. They both believed in the importance of funding public education.
Rather than squabbling, Adams and Jefferson knew that public education was at the heart of democracy. “The whole people must take upon themselves the education of the whole people and be willing to bear the expenses of it,” wrote Adams. “There should not be a district of one mile square, without a school in it, not founded by a charitable individual, but maintained at the public expense of the people themselves.” St Louis Today
Today, politicians seek to expel children from their right to a free and appropriate education. A shock.
The rationale for this removal? Well the public word is measles. That's right. Measles. The common childhood sickness that a mere 30 years ago was considered a nuisance of discomfort and Mom not being able to leave the house for the duration of each child in her family's rite of passage. Today? Measles is a weapon of Mass Freedom Destruction, every case turned into something worse than Ebola in the news so that the average Tom, Dick and Harry, and Jane, Sally and Mary, are scared to death to the point where losing rights becomes a good thing. It's an old trick. Fear sells everything. Including vaccines.
Please take a look at this video and then check out the photography site of Capture The Faith, which shows in beautiful color and black and white the unity of the day. Right here in America, where the news day in and day out is how Americans are at each other's throats. We are not. We are more alike than dissimilar despite the narrative of separation. It's the politicians, driven by corporate money and personal greed without personal edification, who are driving this push. And it must stop. Thank you to everyone in Albany. Let freedom ring.