At Mercola.com, Dr. Joseph Mercola writes how during the COVID public health emergency declaration, government leaders and mainstream media went so far overboard with their pushing of COVID shots that they inadvertently alerted people to the potential dangers of vaccines and exposed the incestuous relationship between government agencies and Big Pharma. He writes How Americans Prevented the COVID Jab Mandate:
March 23, 2023, Barbara Loe Fisher, cofounder and president of the charitable National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) and NVIC co-founder Kathi Williams and I unveiled a public Truth and Freedom monument outside the Mercola office in Cape Coral, Florida.
It’s a majestic bronze and marble monument dedicated to the many casualties of one-size-fits-all mandatory vaccination laws. It also celebrates civil liberties and human rights, the first of which is the right to autonomy and protection of bodily integrity.
“If you don’t have that right, if you cannot exercise that right, you can’t exercise an informed consent to medical risk-taking, which includes vaccine risk-taking,” Fisher says.
As she points out, there are lots of monuments in Washington, D.C., dedicated to prominent figures and wars. But there are no monuments to those who lost their lives because of mandatory vaccination policies and laws that include sanctions for noncompliance. For casualties of one-size-fits all vaccine policies, the risks of vaccination have turned out to be 100%, and we’ve certainly seen that during the last three years.
Fisher has been warning that the mandatory vaccination system is flawed since 1982. Since then, it’s only gotten more corrupt, not less, as government vaccination programs are inexorably tied to the business interests of the pharmaceutical industry.
Government no longer really regulates vaccines. It makes national policy promoting their mandatory use and profits from vaccine patents. Government agencies are in business with Big Pharma through the development of public-private partnerships that have grown stronger over the past four decades with the blessing of Congress.
A Guardian of Freedom
World War III Is an Information War
I’ve been a financial supporter of the NVIC for 15 years now. I’ve also carried the NVIC’s message to an international audience, which has allowed the NVIC to educate people both in the U.S. and abroad.
“This has been very, very important,” Fisher says. “I hear from people from all over the world who heard about NVIC through your newsletters. This is a war that we’re in. It’s an information war.
You and I have been the target of a lot of criticism — over our partnership, and for what we’re trying to do, which is to educate the public about the fact that vaccines are not risk-free, and the fact that you should have the human right to make an informed and voluntary decision about vaccination.
That should not be controversial. Why is that something that can be subjected to the kind of censorship that you and I have been subjected to? In 2021, NVIC was taken off of all four social media platforms after our conference that we held online in October of 2020. Simply because we brought together scientists, doctors, bioethicists and theologians to have a civilized conversation about these issues, we got punished.
First of all, they [those who attacked NVIC] told lies. They said it was a secret meeting — like a conspiratorial secret meeting — when it wasn’t. It was public. A publicly promoted conference.
Beyond that, they demonized, marginalized and gaslighted an organization, a charity, that has been around since 1982 and has worked in state legislatures. I have sat, for more than 20 years, on government vaccine advisory committees.
I have presented at the Institute of Medicine at the National Academy of Sciences. I have tried to participate in government and in the system to make the case that they need to do better science and not throw people under the bus.
I mean, how immoral is it to just write people off as sacrifices for the greater good when they’re not even doing the science to find out who those people are so their lives can be spared?!
My son was not an acceptable sacrifice, and all the mothers I’ve worked with over the years, they all say the same thing. They also feel guilty, because they took their child in, they asked their doctors questions, the doctors told them ‘It’s safe and effective, don’t worry about it.’ And then their children regressed and were never the same again.
This is the biggest scandal in the history of medicine — these mandatory vaccination laws and the medical system that refuses to acknowledge the casualties of that mandatory policy. And I know, as long as I’m on this earth, I am not going to stand down. I am not going to be quiet, because this is a fight worth fighting.” […]
How to Mount Effective Opposition
Part of what has allowed the NVIC to become so effective is its NVIC Advocacy Portal. It gives you the information and tools you need to connect with your local community, and to participate in the legislative process of your state. On the International Advocacy page, you can also find resources for a number of other countries.
The opposition mounted by people just like you is what has allowed so many detrimental vaccine bills from being rammed through and turned into law. This is also how we were able to stop COVID jab mandates in the U.S., so the impact of the NVIC Advocacy Portal really cannot be overstated. It’s one of the greatest achievements of our 15-year-long collaboration, and your generous donations. Fisher explains:
“Many years ago I worked with Dawn Richardson, when she was the head of an organization called PROVE [Parents Requesting Open Vaccine Education], out of Texas. This was in the 1990s. Dawn wanted to get a law passed in Texas that would allow people — parents — more flexibility in making vaccine choices, and we settled on a conscientious belief exemption to vaccination.
I’ve always been a great proponent of the freedom to exercise conscience. I believe it is a fundamental human right, and conscience covers personal beliefs, it covers religious beliefs. Conscience is something we all are born with or should be born with, and the ability to exercise freedom of thought and belief is part of [the exercise of] conscience.
So, we decided on a conscientious belief exemption. It took seven years, and she was an incredible parent lobbyist in Texas. I watched what she did there. Then, around 2009 … I could feel the noose tightening, and I thought, ‘Let’s see if we can do for the rest of the states what we did in Texas.’
So, I asked Dawn to come on and she and her husband created a software program. We named it the NVIC Advocacy Portal. This portal is an online communications and advocacy tool. You register for free, and by registering, you will get emailed notices when bills are moving in your state that will either restrict or expand your right to make voluntary vaccine choices.
So, over the years we’ve fought vaccine tracking systems, we have fought mandates, we have educated legislators about the need to protect informed consent rights when it comes to vaccination. What’s been interesting is that, in 2010, when we first started, we had way more bills that we opposed than we supported.
What we’ll do is, we’ll give you guidance. When you’re registered [for the Advocacy Portal], you often get guidance on what you can say to your own state legislator about the bill that’s moving through your state. You will also be connected with your legislator with one click. You’ll have all the contact information for not only your state legislators, but also federal legislators.
So, it’s a really neat little tailored communications tool. At any rate, we began by opposing most bills. Well, in the last five years, especially the last three years, all of a sudden we’re supporting more [vaccine-related] bills than we’re opposing.
Why? Because the legislators finally are figuring it out, and the state legislators are the ones responsible for making vaccine laws, unless they have taken themselves out of the equation and turned over that lawmaking authority to health departments in the states …
Because we had done all this work a decade ahead of the pandemic, these legislators got it. They looked at the science on these mRNA vaccines and they started asking questions.
A great example is Florida. Governor DeSantis started to do his own research, and he started to talk to doctors who were saying, ‘Hey, there’s something wrong with this vaccine. It’s not really a vaccine anyway, in the traditional sense; it’s manipulating the cells of the body.’
So, he started to ask questions. Other governors and others started to ask questions. And we were able to successfully stop a COVID vaccine mandate in all the state legislatures — and the COVID vaccine passport. You know how incredible that is? There’s not one developed country [such as Canada, New Zealand, Australia, European Union] that stopped a COVID vaccine mandate. They all mandated the COVID vaccine, but not the U.S.
And I’ll tell you why. Because we [the U.S.] are a constitutional republic. We’re not a democracy. That is a big myth. We are a constitutional republic that democratically elects representatives at the state, local and federal levels. That’s different from a democracy where the majority always rules. In our country, minorities have rights which limit the power of the majority.
That is how our founders set up our government. One of the things they did was to decentralize power. And states, since the beginning, have had authority over public health for the residents within that state, whereas the federal government makes national [public health and] vaccine policy.
But the only authority they [federal government officials] have to mandate [vaccines] is for the people coming across the borders … interstate commerce power. If they really wanted to, they could try to stop people at the borders of states. They have not pulled that trigger yet. They can pull that trigger. They may well pull that trigger in the future. But right now, in this country, vaccine laws are primarily state laws.
Now what did President Biden try to do during the COVID pandemic? He tried to do an end run around the states. He tried to say, ‘Well, we want all those corporations and employers who have more than 100 employees to mandate the COVID vaccine as a condition for employment.’ That … fell apart. There were challenges to it in the courts, and it got shut down. He basically abandoned it, eventually. So, this is encouraging.
There were certainly protests in a lot of other countries where they did get that mandate. But here, we worked through the system and we stopped it. I’m a big believer in working the system.
We have to get involved in government. And I’ve said this many times, if we do not get involved in government at every level, from your city council to your school boards, to your county supervisors, to your state legislators, to the federal, we’re going to lose our government to people who are getting involved and want to take our liberty away.
They [globalist collectivists] want to take our liberty by saying ‘If we take your liberty, we promise you security and prosperity’ … in the history of the world, that has never worked. I don’t believe in a collectivist society, and that is what they’re trying to make us, rather than one that is built on foundational civil liberties and natural rights.”
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