Per the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) my body was property of the US Government when I was in the service. During safety briefs before summer holiday weekends we were told to wear sunscreen (check out the dangers of sunscreen here) because if we got a sunburn while off-duty we could be charged with destruction to government property.Now, that was a little extreme and I don’t know anyone who was actually charged over a sunburn (although it wouldn’t surprise me), it was still true – we were government property.She earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University, Los Angeles and a BA from De Pauw University.Lisbeth spent six months in Iraq and is working on a memoir about her experiences.I tried to avoid the Smallpox vaccine and successfully did until we were at the airport terminal boarding the plane for Iraq, I was informed by our unit’s corpsman administering it, “If you don’t get this shot you can’t deploy.”I sarcastically replied, “Okay,” only to turn around and see the Executive Officer (XO) standing behind me.Not amused by my sarcasm, he said, “If you don’t get the shot I will charge you with disobeying orders Lieutenant.” He was dead serious.
Similar to when Texas Governor Perry passed the law to mandate the HPV shot shortly after Merck contributed 00 dollars to his campaign (amongst other ties to Merck); in California, Merck donated , 500 to legislators voting on AB 499 according to Cal Watch Dog.
This week I will look at which states are mandating that school children get the vaccine and one state that passed legislation for the vaccine to be given to children as young as 12 years old without parental consent.
As I stated in my op-ed piece on the Affordable Health Care Act, I am a libertarian.
The American public are obviously not buying this vaccine, so Merck and others are going to legislators and to have it mandated instead. Be wary of a bill that puts a private company’s profits above the safety and well-being of the individual, especially one that involves the health of your child.
It is incumbent upon all of us to assess the safety and risks of any medication or vaccine before taking it.