'Vaccine Nazis may not be big on rights but they are great at propaganda and using the law to eliminate individual choice. In fact, they have Constitution shredding down to an art. What they can’t achieve in massive assaults on personal rights, they attempt to achieve through baby steps.
Case in point, take a look at Utah. Fresh on the heels of passing a “free range parenting” law that explicitly states that children cannot be removed from the home or the parents arrested for allowing their children to play outside (yes, that law actually needed to be passed in 2018 America), Utah has also passed a law further encroaching on a parents’ rights not to vaccinate their child.
HB 308, signed into law in 2017 by Governor Gary Herbert, has changed the vaccine rules for Utah students. Beginning July 1, 2018, students who are not vaccinated will only be admitted into to school for 21 days on a conditional basis. After 21 days, the unvaccinated student will be expelled unless vaccinated or a valid exemption is presented.
Those parents who are looking to obtain an exemption will have to complete an “online education module” no doubt produced in the style of the 1950’s Red Scare telling them all about deadly pandemics hiding under every bed and Russian anti vaxxer bots working tirelessly to destroy the fabric of America. Parents who refuse will be required to have an “in-person consultation with a public health official.”
In other words, parents who choose to exercise their rights will be bullied and threatened into vaccinating their children. If parents still refuse, they will forced to sit through a re-education film. If they refuse further still, they will be confronted (the greatest fear of some) by an “official” aka an “authority.” All for exercising ones basic rights, parents will now be forced to sit in an interrogation room with an “authority figure” a la O’Brien out of George Orwell’s 1984. Depending on your region, your experience may range from Orwellian intimidation to comedic stupidity, and thus O’Brien may resemble the Postmaster General from Seinfeld more than the deviant genius of the Orwell book. But the general message is the same – vaccinate or you will have to come face to face with the “authorities” and explain yourself.'
Read more: New Utah Vaccine Law – Unvaccinated Students Will Be Expelled
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