NJ State Congress Committee Declares Citizens Don’t Have The Right To Disagree With Or Skip Vaccines
With the ability to call the United States a free country no longer a viable option, the federal government as well as the states are working to eliminate the last remaining outposts of individual choice and freedom that remain. This is precisely what the New Jersey state legislature is attempting to do when it comes to the right of individuals and parents to choose whether or not their children are vaccinated.
Many New Jersey residents, however, are not giving up without a fight and that is precisely why the last meeting of the Assembly Health Committee devolved into chaos after the committee voted to launch an assault on individual choice.
The bill, if it passes, will require families to provide schools with a notarized document explaining in detail how vaccination “would violate, contradict, or otherwise be inconsistent” with their religious beliefs if they are seeking a religious exemption. They will be forced to prove they aren’t using the religious exemption as a result of their “philosophical” or “safety” concerns.
The bill will allow students to be exempt from vaccines if and only if they meet the following requirements:
- A written statement submitted to the elementary or secondary school, or the institution of higher education, by a licensed physician requesting exemption “based upon valid medical reasons.”
- Documentation explaining how the administration of the vaccine conflicts with the religious tenets or practices of the student.
- A written statement, to be notarized, signed, and sworn by the person submitting the statement, which includes an explanation of the nature of the person’s religious tenet or practice that is implicated by the vaccination
- A statement acknowledging that the person understands the risks and benefits of vaccination to the student and the public health and acknowledges that the student may be excluded from attendance at the student’s school or institution of higher education in the event of the occurrence of a communicable disease. (source taken from the Princeton Patch)
In other words, the Assembly Health Committee publicly declared that New Jersey citizens do not have the right to choose what goes into their bodies and that they do not have the right to disagree with alleged “experts” and taxpayer-funded bureaucrats. They ruled that parents do not have the right to determine what is best for their children no matter how much research and evidence they have to back up their positions. Instead, the Committee is declaring that all citizens are wards of the state and, in some instances, if the state wills, they may be allowed to make choices…for now. And only for very specific instances and not without very significant hoops to jump through.
The New York Post recounted some of the reactions from the parents who attended the vote. It writes,
The chaos erupted after the Assembly Health Committee’s vote in Trenton, with video of the five-minute fracas capturing one enraged woman chanting, “Corporate America does not belong in science!” while others hollered, “Sellouts!”
Hundreds showed up to rail against the bill at a hearing ahead of the vote, including one opponent who drew parallels to her Jewish grandparents fleeing Europe to avoid persecution.
“What will be the litmus test? Who will be the one to enforce it?” testified Hilary Bilkis of Rockaway, according to NJ 101.5.
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“A parent’s choice is none of your business,” Ashley Blackwell of Old Bridge told the panel, saying she “could not go against the word of God” by allowing her child to be injected with vaccines developed using aborted fetal tissue, NJ.com reports.
After some 60 people testified against the bill, opponents continued to heckle the lawmakers as they voted — then erupted when the meeting was called to an end.
These lawmakers should be more than heckled, however. They have abrogated their responsibility to safe guard the liberty of the people of New Jersey and have actively conspired to take that liberty away.
The people in this meeting, even if the bill is defeated, must not go back to their lives and prepare for the next fight. They must make it their goal to ensure that all seven of these authoritarians do not experience another term in office.
This should be the beginning of the activists’ fight, not the end. In that fight, we wish them the best of luck
This article (You Have No Rights When It Comes To Vaccines NJ Committee Declares) was originally created and published by Natural Blaze.