November 22, 2007
By now you probably know that the State’s power to intimidate and violate the rights of parents and the bodies of their children was manifsted very clearly – and deeply chillingly – on November 19, 2007 in Prince George’s County, Maryland, at the insistence of a State’ Attorney, Glen Ivey, who understood vaccination well enough to protect his own children from the dangers of Hepitits B vaccine, a dangerous and unnecessary “treatment” for a sexually transmitted disease administered, often with disastrous results, to new born infants as well as toddlers and pre-pubertal children.
I spoke recently with an expert on the demographics of the Wasington DC area who share the following with us: Prince George’s County, Maryland, is one of the largest Afro-American counties in the US and is a very low income area. Many parents there are under-employed and under-informed about their waiver rights. The debacle at the Court House was surreal. The seriousness of the event appeared to escape the officias enforcing the where the presiding Judge, C. Philip Nicholse, overserving the unhappiness of the children being forcibly vaccinated noted, “It’s cute. It’s like their parents dragging them off to church.” Cute? Children being assaulted without recourse against the will of their parents without full disclosure of their rights to a waiver? Not my idea of cute, but then, I’m not really big into health fascism.
Prince George’s country receives $63 per child per day. If the figures widely reported in the press are correct and 2300 children were being barred from attending school because they were not vaccinated, then Prince George’s County, a large and very poor school district, was costing itself $144,900 PER DAY by denying these children access to its schools and services. Of course, instead of making money by attacking the immune and nervous systems of their students, they could have simply re-examined their Pharmo-centic policy of requiring dangerous, unnecessary and ineffective drugging of their students, or at least informing their parents of the rights they had available to refuse vaccination for their kids AND have them attend school anyway.
Somehow, 2300 free vaccinations seems like a good bargain, even for double vaccinations for the approximately 900 children whose records the school had lost but whom they inisisted on vaccinating again for their own administrative and financial convenience. At no time of which I am aware did the Judges or State’s Attorney make it clear to parents what recourse they would have if their children suffered vaccine injury because of this forced vaccination and what steps they would personally take to take care of those children whose nervous systems, immune systems or other body parts were adversely impacted by vaccinations their parents did not want them to have.
Here is the eye-winess report of the Director of the Vaccine Information Center, Barbara Loe-Fisher who is herself the mother of a vaccine injured child. Faced with dogs and guns, Ms. Loe-Fisher retreated from the perimeter which she had unwittingly crossed. As you read her account, you will learn of other assaults on children whose parents do not want them exposed to dangerous and ineffective medical procedures. Please be prepared for more of same.
The police power of the state is being geared up to serve the economic needs of Big Pharma while Big Pharma is working hand in glove to prepare for the gathering momentum in the assault on our freedoms with a pharmaceutical bent: think Avian Flu, for example. Remember that dozens of new vaccines are in the pipeline: vaccines for smoking, for more sexually transmitted diseases, for HIV/AIDS, for cancer. And each of them is dangerous, unproven and highly profitable ONLY if they are administered on a hige scale to virtually all of the population.
The scenario is clear: some “emergency” or “pandemic” is declared – not necessarily because of any real threat, of course, and Americans are lined up to receive their shots exactly the way the 2300 economically productive kids in Prince George’s County were lined up (“It’s cute.”) Those who resist may well be threatened with, or taken to, the detention centers which are standing empty around the United States, there to be held for indefinite periods of time, perhaps forever, until they accept that vaccination. The laws permitting this type of compulsory “treatment” are already in place. The Patriot and Bioshield Acts have set the stage. Will Americans allow the curtain to be rung up on the drama of a national re-enactment of last week’s tragegy in Prince George’s County? If not, we need to act now.
Click here , http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/568/t/1128/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=21835, to tell Congress that we Americans are NOT willing to have our bodies assaulted with “treatments” that we do not chose for ourselves and our children.
Now, Barbara Loe-Fisher’s highly informative and frightening eye-witness article:
November 19, 2007
National Vaccine Information Center
Police with Dogs: Vaccinating Kids in Maryland
by Barbara Loe Fisher
“In Germany, they came first for the Communists, and I didn’t speak up
because I wasn’t a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t
speak up because I wasn’t a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist. Then they came
for the Catholics, and I didn’t speak up because I was a Protestant. Then
they came for me, and by that time no one was left to speak up.” – Martin
I watched them bundled up against the cold winter air on Saturday,
November 17, 2007, with their children and the letter from the State of
Maryland threatening them with imprisonment or fines of $50 a day for
failing to show proof their children had gotten a chickenpox or hepatitis
B shot. Confused, angry or scared but mostly resigned, they were working
mothers and fathers trudging toward the courthouse to face the Judge
ordering them to get vaccinated or go to jail. Patrolling the scene was a
SWAT team of policemen with dogs.
There were a few vaccine safety and informed consent advocates who showed
up to witness what happened at the Prince George’s County Courthouse,
among them Washington D.C. Attorney Jim Moody and autism activist Kelli
Ann Davis, of SAFEMINDS and Charles Frohman, representing the American
Association of Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) [and the Natural Solutions Foundation REL]
as well as several Moms with children who developed autism after vaccination.
The U.S. media turned out but they were kept behind barricades and denied
access into the building, as were the advocates and other members of the
general public. There was no public oversight on what was happening to
the parents and children inside.
I listened to or spoke with several mothers leaving the building with
their children and learned the sad truth about what was happening behind
the closely guarded, closed doors of the Courthouse. The parents were not
being asked questions about their child’s medical history or whether the
children had experienced health problems after previous vaccinations. The
parents were not being given information about vaccine side effects or
how to monitor their children for signs of vaccine reactions. They were
not given forms for religious and medical exemptions to vaccination
allowed in Maryland….
Apparently, the children were being re-vaccinated with not just hepatitis
B and chicken pox vaccines, the two new vaccines added to the Maryland
school requirement list, but also with other required vaccines for which
the public school system could find no record. One mother told me her
children were up- to-date on their shots but the school system lost the
records and she had to give her children all the required vaccines on the
spot or face jail or fines.
My son, Chris, who became learning disabled after suffering a serious
reaction to a fourth DPT shot in 1980, traveled with me to Maryland
carrying a camera. After growing up watching his Mom work to change
one-size-fits-all vaccine policies that were responsible for his vaccine
reaction, Chris recently decided he wants to help NVIC put a face on what
it means to be vaccine injured in America and what it means when
Americans do not have the right to freely exercise informed consent to
Chris set up his camera as I talked with a mother hundreds of yards from
the front of the Courthouse door. I was about 12 inches inside a row of
large cement balls that apparently were erected as a barrier to prevent
terrorist attacks. I did not know I wasn’t supposed to be talking with
this Mom inside the barrier. She was telling me about how she wasn’t
given any information about vaccines before her children were injected
with three vaccines.
All of a sudden, out of the corner of my eye I saw an armed guard with a
dog emerge from the Courthouse and walk toward us. I got a sick feeling
in the pit of my stomach. It was the dread that any citizen of any
country in any century has ever felt when an armed guard with a dog
starts advancing. As if we were common criminals or terrorists, he yelled
and gestured to us to move behind the stones.
We moved without a word. And the sick feeling in the pit of my stomach
told me we were being shown the power of the State wielded by that armed
guard with the dog, just as parents inside the Courthouse were being
shown the power of the State wielded by doctors with syringes.
There has been talk this past week about whether or not U.S. vaccine laws
are, indeed, laws or whether they are simply recommendations that do not
have the force of law behind them. Because the enactment of public health
laws was not defined in the U.S. Constitution as a federal activity, in
1905 the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the power of the states to pass
public health laws requiring citizens to be vaccinated or re-vaccinated.
There is now more than 100 years of case law reinforcing the U.S. Supreme
Court decision and the right of states to exercise police power to
enforce vaccine laws. The post-911 enactment of the Homeland Security
Law, the Model State Health Emergency Powers Act and Bioshield I and II
makes it clear that the State will use police power to enforce quarantine
or vaccination whenever the State chooses to wield that power.
The method of punishment for not obeying U.S. state vaccine laws is up to
the state legislatures which make the laws. Today, many state
legislatures have turned over vaccine law-making to unelected government
health and education officials, who may enlist state attorneys and judges
in the court system to enforce punishments. One of the punishments which
many states have chosen when children have not received all state
mandated vaccines is to bar children from attending school unless they
file and the State approves exemptions to vaccination outlined by the
The National Vaccine Information Center receives calls and emails every
week from parents who are being harrassed by government officials about
filing a religious exemption to vaccination or cannot find a doctor to
write a medical exemption. Maryland has a very strictly worded religious
exemption that requires the parent to be opposed to all vaccines in order
to obtain it.
Those parents, who do not vaccinate their children and do not either make
arrangements with the State to homeschool them or successfully file a
state-approved exemption, are in violation of another state law: truancy
laws. Failure to send your child to school in Maryland between the ages
of 5 and 16 is a misdemeanor punishable by fines and jail time or both.
This is the law which the Maryland government officials moved to enforce
when they enlisted the help of State’s Attorney Glenn Ivey (D) and Judge
C. Philip Nichols to turn parents of unvaccinated children into
In one news report, Judge Nichols was quoted as observing that the
children looked unhappy waiting in line for their vaccinations. He is
quoted as saying “It’s cute. It looks like their parents are dragging
them to church.”
The big difference between being dragged into a Courthouse to get
vaccinated and being dragged to church is that an hour of prayer rarely
results in catastrophic brain injury or death. I still wonder how many of
those children, who were injected with multiple vaccines in the
Courthouse, are having vaccine reactions today. Their parents, many of
whom are uninformed about how to recognize vaccine reactions, will never
know what happened to their children if they regress into chronic poor
health after the shots they were forced to get on Saturday.
We know that attacks on the religious and philosophical exemptions to
vaccination in America are on the increase and are being led by vaccine
patent holders like Paul Offit, M.D. and others who want to force
In 1996, a sixteen year old Milwaukee boy was handcuffed, stripped and
jailed overnight because he hadn’t shown public school or county health
authorities proof that he had gotten a second MMR shot. In 1997, I made a
presentation to the National Vaccine Advisory Committee defending the
moral right to exercise a conscientious belief exemption to vaccination
and predicting what would happen if Americans did not win that freedom.
What happened in Maryland this weekend is a final wake-up call for
Dozens of new vaccines are being rushed to market in the next decade and
most will target children and adults for mandated use. Limiting the power
of the State to force vaccination is all that stands between the people
There is only one way we will be free in the future: the laws must be
changed so that every state allows a conscientious belief exemption to
vaccination. Parents in Texas, after working with Parents Requesting Open
Vaccine Education (PROVE) to educate the Texas legislature about the need
for a conscientious belief exemption, got that exemption added in 2004
(www.vaccineinfo.net ). NVIC provided information and strategic support
for PROVE’s seven year effort to secure strong informed consent and
privacy protections in Texas vaccine laws but it was Dawn Richardson,
Rebecca Rex and the people of Texas who got the job done.
Is this the America you want for yourself and for the future? If not, take action now: contact Congress, http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/568/t/1128/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=21835, to tell your elected Congressmen and women know they need to protect us and the US by protecting the Constitution.
Yours in health and freedom,
Rima E. Laibow, MD
Natural Solutions Foundation