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The non-profit charity, the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC was a co-sponsor of the Truth, Transparency and Freedom rally held in Atlanta, Georgia on Oct. 24, 2015, an event coordinated by the Vaccine Injury Awareness League led by Michelle Ford.
We sent a team of NVIC staff and volunteers to Atlanta to stand in solidarity at the protest march in front of the CDC on Oct. 23 and at the rally the next day with mothers and fathers from many different states, who hold diverse cultural, political and religious beliefs but are united in a shared, unwavering commitment to save our children.
I was deeply moved by what I witnessed and experienced in Atlanta as I listened to fellow Americans from other minority communities, who, just like parents of vaccine injured children, have been marginalized and demonized by those in positions of power seeking to stigmatize, segregate and divide us. If we misunderstand and fear each other for our differences, we cannot come together as one people to defend what unites us, which is our determination to protect our health and freedom and the future of our nation.
Following is the 20-minute speech I gave at the rally in Grant Park in Atlanta on Oct. 24, 2015.
The Health Liberty Revolution to Save Our Children
by Barbara Loe Fisher
Those tiny miracles. God's most precious gift to us. We hold them in wonder just moments after they are born. We love them in a way we never loved anyone, and they love us in a way that no one else ever will.
Then, one day, we wake up. And they are as big as we are, ready to go out in the world and make their own way, and hold their own babies in their arms, completing the natural order of life.
But for many children, the natural order of life will never be completed. Some have already died. Some will one day join the ranks of the working disabled. And others will grow old and die in state homes, with the bodies of adults and the brains of babies.
For these children, the natural order of life has been forever changed by manmade viral and bacterial vaccines they were required, by law, to use.
May God bless each one of you who made the pilgrimage to Atlanta, Georgia on this day, Oct. 24, 2015, to be at this Truth, Transparency and Freedom Rally.
We have come to witness and honor our children, who have no voice and have no choice except that which we, their mothers and fathers, give to them.
We have come to defend the inalienable natural rights that unite all of us regardless of where we live, the color of our skin, the faith that sustains us, or the philosophies that define us.
We stand united in our commitment to protect this and future generations from exploitation by the pharmaceutical, chemical and medical trade industries that have polluted our earth and created the sickest and most disabled child and young adult populations in our nation's history.
We will not be silent while our children are being harmed by those who have no liability or accountability for their actions.
We will not bow down before our oppressors and witness the biological integrity of another generation of children be destroyed in this bitter harvest that can only continue if we allow it to continue.
This is a Health Liberty Revolution and we are declaring our independence from the profit-driven, fear-based toxic paradigm embraced by government and fed by industries that are bankrupting America's health care system 1 and taking away our freedom to choose how we and our children heal and stay well. 2 3
Three decades ago, on May 12, 1986, a handful of parents gathered in Atlanta to hold the first public demonstration protesting the failure of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to tell the people the truth about vaccine injuries and deaths. Back then, we held up signs with photos of healthy children who had been brain damaged or died from severe reactions to the crude and toxic whole cell pertussis vaccine in the DPT shot.
Today, a new generation of mothers and fathers have come to Atlanta once again to protest the failure of government to tell the truth about vaccine risks and failures. And, like 30 years ago, many of the signs you held up yesterday at the march in front of the CDC were photos of children who have died or been brain damaged after being vaccinated.
We are here to witness and talk about the suffering of our children. The suffering of vaccine injured children is no different from those who suffer from the complications of infectious disease, except that the lives of the vaccine injured are dismissed as acceptable losses, and their families are persecuted by those who do not want to see or hear about what vaccines are doing to our children. 4 5
We believe that every life is important. We will not look the other way while those vulnerable to vaccine injury and death are being sacrificed in the name of the greater good.
When the State considers one of us to be expendable, then we are all considered expendable.
It is time to hold corporations and government agencies corrupting science and exploiting the people for profit and power financially and legally accountable for what they have done, shamefully, in the name of the greater good.
The greater good of a society is never served when public health policy is based on a utilitarian pseudo ethic that uses demonization, discrimination and segregation to pit citizen against citizen and punish people for exercising their human and civil rights. 6
We will not give up our human right to exercise informed consent to medical risk taking in order to exercise our civil right to a school education, health care and employment.
It is time to stand up and throw off the chemical chains that are making us sick and reaffirm the natural rights of freedom of speech and conscience and the pursuit of life and liberty guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution.
I say this as a mother who witnessed her healthy, bright two and a half year old first born child suffer a convulsion, collapse shock and brain inflammation within hours of his fourth DPT shot in 1980 that left him with multiple learning disabilities and a 12-year sentence confined to a special education classroom in the public school system. My son did not die and he was not severely brain damaged like so many children for whom the risks of vaccination turn out to be 100 percent.
But he was part of the tidal wave of learning disabled children emerging in the 1980's, growing larger in the 1990's, and exploding in the first decade of the 21st century at precisely the same time that the government's child vaccine schedule tripled from 23 doses of 7 vaccines to a bloated 69 doses of 16 vaccines. 7 8 During those three decades, a shocking number of our children have been struck down and crippled by a chronic disease and disability epidemic sweeping through schools that now affects 1 child in 6 diagnosed with learning disabilities; 9 1 in 9 with asthma; 10 1 in 10 with ADHD; 11 1 in 12 with depression; 12 1 in 50 with autism 13 and 1 in 400 with diabetes. 14
For every parent who was able to travel to Atlanta today, there are tens of thousands who cannot come because they are at home caring for sick and disabled children. Never being well has become the new normal for children growing up in America. And the three trillion dollar a year health care price tag paid by taxpayers for that new normal today, 1516 pales in comparison to what it is going to cost tomorrow, as more and more of these chronically ill and disabled children become adults.17 18 19 20
Where are they going to live? What kind of jobs will they hold? What happens when their parents die?
Public health officials and pediatricians cannot tell us why so many of our children are crowding special education classrooms, doctors offices and mental health facilities, and they are doing absolutely nothing to find out. They just repeat over and over again that this failing public health report card has absolutely nothing to do with atypically manipulating the immune systems of pregnant women with four vaccines given in any trimester 21 and doing the same thing to children over and over again in the first six years of life, starting on the day of birth, with 49 vaccinations 22 that contain genetically engineered viruses and bacteria and a cocktail of ingredients like mercury, aluminum, formaldehyde, phenoxyethanol, gluteraldehyde, proteins, synthetic particles, antibiotics, and human, animal and insect DNA and RNA, plus allowable amounts of adventitious agents.23
Government health officials claim – but have failed to scientifically prove - that our children's health is not affected by repeatedly hyperstimulating inflammatory responses with vaccines; or feeding them GMO and processed foods laced with pesticides, hormones and antibiotics; 24 or giving them water contaminated with fluoride; 25 or allowing dentists to put mercury fillings in their mouths; 26 or giving them amphetamines, anti-depressants and other kinds of prescription drugs 27 with side effects that include suicidal thoughts and violent behavior.
CDC officials and pediatricians cannot explain why, today, everybody either has a child or knows a child who was born healthy, then suddenly regressed physically, mentally and emotionally and joined the ranks of the walking wounded. They cannot tell us why so many children were once healthy, got vaccinated and were never healthy again. They refuse to do the good science to find out why the bodies of so many highly vaccinated children are on fire, riddled with chronic inflammation that is at the root of most brain and immune system disorders, including ADHD, epilepsy, allergies, asthma, autism, diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, obesity, cancer, schizophrenia and depression. 28
It was not always this way in America. I grew up in the 1950's and 60's and remember when every child got measles, mumps and chickenpox before age 10, but there were no special education classrooms in public schools to house legions of learning disabled, autistic and emotionally disturbed children. I remember when it was the rare child who had asthma or diabetes and there was no need to store student supplies of Ritalin and Prozac in the school nurse's office. I remember when we all brought peanut butter sandwiches in our lunch bags to school without being afraid it would kill one of our classmates. 29
The biggest public health emergency in America is not a few measles cases at Disneyland in a population of 320 million people, 30 where less than one percent of all children are unvaccinated and 95 percent of them have gotten two measles shots and five pertussis shots, plus dozens of doses of other vaccines. 31 32
The real public health emergency in America is the one that is being covered up by government and industry working overtime with the mainstream media to distract, deceive, stonewall and restrict the freedom of Americans to take control of their health. Instead of doing everything they can to find out why so many children are so sick and disabled, industry and government are working together to eliminate our legal to make voluntary vaccine choices and eat organic 33 and choose chiropractic, acupuncture, homeopathy, naturopathy, herbs, vitamins, natural supplements and other non-pharmaceutical options for healing and staying well.
Over the past quarter century, Congress has given permission for government to forge a public-private business partnership with the pharmaceutical and chemical industries. The U.S. and global vaccine market alone is a $30 billion dollar business but in 10 years, Big Pharma will enjoy a $100 billion dollar vaccine business. 34 The most influential and wealthy lobby on Capitol Hill has spent billions of dollars to co-opt federal research, regulatory and policymaking agencies and academic institutions in this country. 35 This influence peddling guarantees that junk science favoring industry profit-making is the only kind of science that informs public health policy.
So when Congress appropriates $1 trillion dollars a year to the Department of Health, government officials employed by the CDC, NIH and FDA do not use that taxpayer money to conduct basic science research to identify children at high risk for vaccine injury, 36 or to compare the health of vaccinated and unvaccinated children to find out why parents consistently report that unvaccinated children are healthier and get higher grades in school than vaccinated children. 37 They do not use that money to find out why infectious microbes are evolving into more virulent and vaccine resistant forms after 50 years of mass vaccination policies 38 or to determine whether more children are developing genetic mutations after vaccination that damages their DNA. 39
Instead, public health officials hide their heads in the sand and collaborate with industry to create hundreds of new experimental vaccines that will be fast tracked to licensure and forced on you and everyone you know – no exceptions and no questions asked. 40 41 42 They are using electronic medical records tracking systems to monitor your vaccination status and lobby for vaccination laws that require you to adhere to a cradle to the grave vaccine schedule that will include an AIDS vaccine and every other vaccine that Big Pharma markets and the CDC recommends in the future. 43
Today, if you are a child or adult and live in California or other states that have already eliminated religious and conscientious belief vaccine exemptions and you refuse one or more government mandated vaccines, you cannot get a school education, medical care or be employed as a child or health care worker unless you can find a doctor to write a medical vaccine exemption that 99.99 percent of Americans do not qualify for under federal guidelines.44
And tomorrow? Well, if Americans do not get up off their knees and stop worshipping doctors promoting junk science, it is not possible but probable, that tomorrow you will not be able to get on a bus, train or plane; enter a store or sports arena; obtain a driver's license, file your taxes or function in society unless you can prove you have gotten every vaccine that industry creates and doctors implementing government policy order you to get.
And when you or your child suffer brain inflammation and collapse, have convulsions and never recover your health after getting vaccinated, you can be sure that industry and government will either dismiss it as “just a coincidence,” or label you genetically defective and claim you would have become brain damaged even if no vaccines had been given. It is already being done and it is so easy to do that, when nobody making, selling, licensing, giving and voting to mandate liability free vaccines has any accountability, and CDC officials can throw scientific evidence about vaccine risks into garbage cans.45
And the ones who know deep in the core of their being that they are not being told the truth about vaccine risks, and sense that their children are in danger, are mothers, who carry their babies inside them for nine months and give birth and are endowed with a primal instinct that God gave women so they have the courage to protect their babies from harm until they are able to survive on their own. That biological imperative to outlive our children is hard wired into our DNA because it is what protects the survival of every species on this earth.
As mothers, we are responsible for our children's health. We are the ones who care for them when they become sick and unable to care for themselves for any reason, and we are the ones who stand with their fathers and weep at their graves if they die before we do. And yet, thinking Moms who use their intellect to evaluate the benefits and risks of vaccination for their child and then listen to their gut instincts and act rationally to protect their children from harm, are being bullied, ridiculed and punished by pediatricians for making vaccine and other health care choices for their children that do not conform with government policy46
Because if the State can tag, track down and force individuals to be injected with biologicals of known and unknown toxicity today, then there will be no limit on which individual freedoms the state can take away in the name of the greater good tomorrow.
Liability free doctors inside and outside of government should never be given the power to force us to play vaccine roulette with liability free vaccines.
And corporations marketing pharmaceutical products that can injure and kill us and our children should never be given a shield from legal accountability for the safety of their products in a civil court of law in front of a jury of our peers.
In 1986, Congress passed the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act after drug companies threatened to leave America without a childhood vaccine supply if they were not protected from vaccine injury lawsuits. 49 The 1986 law confirmed that vaccines can injure and kill and gave partial liability protection to vaccine manufacturers and pediatricians by creating a federal vaccine injury compensation system alternative to a vaccine injury lawsuit. 50
Congress promised parents that the compensation program would be a no-fault, non-adversarial, expedited, less expensive and less traumatic administrative alternative to suing pharmaceutical corporations and negligent doctors. Parents were also promised that the historic vaccine informing, recording, reporting and research safety provisions secured by co-founders of the National Vaccine Information Center into that law, would be enforced.
In 2011, when the U.S. Supreme Court declared that vaccines are “unavoidably unsafe” and effectively handed the pharmaceutical industry a total product liability shield from vaccine injury lawsuits - even when there is evidence that a drug company could have made a vaccine safer – the compensation program became the exclusive legal remedy for vaccine injured Americans.51 And with that free pass, government and industry immediately moved into state legislatures to eliminate personal belief vaccine exemptions as well as federal compensation for vaccine injured children.
Every single promise that Congress made to parents in 1986 was a lie. In what has become a profound betrayal of public trust, the social contract government made with parents obeying vaccine laws in America has been irreparably broken.
Although three billion dollars has been awarded to about 4,000 vaccine victims, 52 there is $3 billion dollars still sitting in the Trust Fund because government fights almost every single claim, and two out of three vaccine injured persons are turned away empty handed. The majority of awards are paid to adults injured by flu vaccine and not to children who suffer brain inflammation and are disabled for the rest of their lives after receiving one or more of the 16 government recommended and state mandated vaccines. The Secretary of Health and Justice Department lawyers drag out the compensation claims process for years 53 and have gutted the rules for compensation so that few children qualify, turning the program into a cruel imitation of a court trial with no jury. Doctors giving vaccines refuse to obey the vaccine safety provisions because there is no enforcement.
Congress has failed to provide oversight on the 1986 law, allowing government agencies to deliberately destroy the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act and turn it into a drug company stockholder's dream and a parent's worst nightmare.
The 1986 law is a failed experiment in tort reform 54 and it should be repealed.
The pharmaceutical industry and negligent doctors must be held fully accountable and liable for vaccine injuries and deaths in civil court. And every public health law in America must include informed consent protections in the form of flexible medical, religious and conscientious belief exemptions.
Truth, transparency, accountability and freedom protect against tyranny and there is no greater calling for Americans in the 21st century than to take action to restore those cultural values in government and our nation's institutions.
The Millennials, whose children could be subjected to twice as many vaccinations as children are given today, are joining hands with Generation X and picking up the torch that was lit by parents of DPT vaccine injured children in 1982, when we launched the organized vaccine safety and informed consent movement in America. Your journey has begun here in Atlanta, just like ours began in Atlanta 30 years ago.
The mountain you must climb is high, but you will climb it and bring about a new age of enlightenment in this Health Liberty Revolution led by people for the people. And you will not give up, just like we have not given up, because we are doing this work to save our children and the country we love.
We are the daughters and sons of liberty, and our mission continues:
No forced vaccination. Not in America.
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5 Fisher BL. The Vaccine Culture War in America: Are You Ready? NVIC Newsletter Mar. 8, 2015.
6 Fisher BL. Vaccination: Defending Your Right to Know and Freedom to Choose . U.S. Health Freedom Congress Keynote Address, Hamline University Sept. 27, 2014.
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16 Gu Q, Dillon CF, Burt VL. Prescription Drug Use Continues to Increase: US Prescription Drug Data for 2007-2008. NCHS Data Brief September 2010; 42: 1-8. CDC Sept. 2, 2010.
17 National Academy of An Aging Society. Chronic Conditions: A Challenge for the 21st Century. November 1999.
18 Zimm A. Chronic Illnesses on rise, study says: Children's cases in U.S. quadruple . Bloomberg News June 27, 2007.
22 American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Infectious Diseases. Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule – United States 2015 . Pediatrics 2015; 135(2): 396-397.
23 CDC. Vaccine Excipient & Media Summary: Excipients Included in U.S. Vaccines, by Vaccine . February 2015.
28 Fisher BL. Parents Deserve to Know More Than School Vaccination Rates . NVIC Newsletter Sept. 8, 2015.
30 Fisher BL. Measles in Disneyland: Third MMR Shot and Vaccine Exemption Ban? NVIC Newsletter Jan. 28, 2015.
31 CDC. National, State and Selected Local Area Vaccination Coverage Among Children Aged 19-36 Months – United States, 2014 . Aug. 28, 2015: 64(33): 889-896.
32 CDC. Vaccination Coverage Among Children in Kindergarten – United States, 2014-15 School Year . Aug. 28, 2015: 64(33): 897-904.
33 Organic Consumers Association. Statement from Ronnie Cummins, OCA, on Reintroduction of Federal Bill to Kill States' Rights to GMO Labeling . Mar. 24, 2015.
34 Businesswire. The Global Vaccine Market Is Expected to Surpass Estimated $100 Billion by 2025 . Global Vaccine Market Pipeline Analysis June 27, 2014.
35 Fisher BL Here Comes the 21st Century Cures Act: Say Goodbye to Vaccine Safety Science . NVIC Newsletter July 21, 2015.
36 Fisher BL. Public Perspective on Conducting Studies Evaluating Health Outcomes Among Vaccinated and Unvaccinated Children . Institute of Medicine Meeting of Committee to Assess Studies of Health Outcomes Related to the Recommended Childhood Immunization Schedule. Feb. 9. 2012.
37 Businesswire. National Vaccine Information Center Supports Three of Five Recommendations of New IOM Report on U.S. Childhood Immunization Safety and Calls for Transparency . NVIC Press Release Jan. 16, 2013.
38 Wendelboe AM, Annelies VR et al. Duration of Immunity Against Pertussis After Natural Infection or Vaccination. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2005; 24(5): S58-S61.
39 Fisher BL. The Emerging Risks of Live Virus and Virus Vectored Vaccines: Vaccine Strain Infection, Shedding and Transmission . NVIC.org March 2014.
40 National Vaccine Information Center. Merck's Gardasil Vaccine Not Proven Safe for Little Girls: National Vaccine Information Center Criticizes FDA for Fast Tracking Licensure. NVIC Press Release June 27, 2006.
41 Wrangham T. Adults Targeted as Federal Government Prepares to Track the Unvaccinated. NVIC Newsletter Mar. 18, 2015.
42 Businesswire. National Vaccine Information Center Questions FDA Fast Tracking of Squalene Adjuvanted Vaccine . NVIC Sept. 16, 2015.
43 Fisher BL Here Comes the 21st Century Cures Act: Say Goodbye to Vaccine Safety Science . NVIC Newsletter July 21, 2015.
45 C-Span. Statement by Rep. Bill Posey (at 1:02). U.S. House of Representatives. July 29, 2015. See “CDC Scientist: We Scheduled Meeting to Destroy Vaccine Autism Study Documents.”
48 Fisher BL. The Moral Right to Conscientious, Philosophical and Personal Belief Exemption to Vaccination. Presentation to National Vaccine Advisory Committee May 2, 1997.
50 Holland MS, Krakow RJ. Brief of Amici Curiae National Vaccine Information Center, Its Co-Founders and 24 other organizations in support of petitioners. In: Bruesewitz v. Wyeth filed with Supreme Court of the United States June 1, 2010.
51 NVIC. NVIC Cites “Betrayal” of Consumers by U.S. Supreme Court Giving Total Liability Shield to Big Pharma. NVIC Press Release Feb. 23, 2011.
52 HRSA. Vaccine Injury Compensation Program Data & Statistics. Oct. 1, 2015.
53 U.S. Government Accounting Office. Vaccine Injury Compensation: Most Claims Took Multiple Years and Many Were Settled Through Negotiation . Nov. 21, 2014.
54 Fisher BL. The Vaccine Injury Compensation Program: A Failed Experiment in Tort Reform? Presented to Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines Nov. 18, 2008.
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