I have nothing but admiration for anyone who continues to send Jerry Brown ‘more information.’ But if there’s one thing we all have learned in the past 6 months: most politicos are not interested in any information except that which proceeds from political expediency.
We faxed and sent and delivered boatloads of ‘information’ into their offices. A few of them looked at it, but most did not. Why would they? I think of all those trees – the Lorax is most disconsolate.
Jerry Brown has about as much chance of vetoing this bill as he has of getting another date with Linda Ronstadt. This is the guy who signed AB499 2 weeks after he took office. Remember? Do we really expect him to say, yes, children should be vaccinated in schools without their parent’s knowledge or permission, but this thing about making an MD co-sign the exemption form…hmm, I don’t know… Think I’ll veto it on principle even though it goes against $10s of millions in Attendance-Based Funding….
We made a showing from the moral high ground. But clearly that is hostile territory to the majority of those in public office in this state. Like the patriots in 1775 appealing to King George – they exhausted the recourse of words and diplomacy. What’s left for us? — either votes, or storming the capitol. Good luck finding a General Washington today.
Here is an email I sent Dawn:
“This is a different world now. A world where one valiant warrior can be crushed by a gaggle of mangy dogs.
“For me the most valuable lesson of this whole experience has been to realize that there are still people of your calibre out there. But the world has changed – has taken a turn here. We are now living in the age of the Survival of the Correctly Informed. Those few will always find a way to protect their children and will not vaccinate.
“But the masses have spoken. The masses do not want to travel the path to health and self determination. They are voluntarily choosing slavery over responsibility.
“You and your team did everything humanly possible to fight the tide. The people you fought aren’t fit to tie your shoelaces. But now we have to get on with our lives.”
So getting on with our lives now in a post-AB2109 world, what steps can the informed take to safeguard the formative immune systems of their children?
Intelligent new parents who still have the ability to read and think will look at the literature and decide not to vaccinate, no matter what. So they’ll actually get an appointment with one of the few MDs who will even entertain the possibility of vaccine choice. And the parent goes into the office and let’s say the doctor launches into his canned spiel about the importance of vaccines, etc.
So. for the parents, a couple of ground rules:
1. Have the form in your hand, which you’ve already signed. This will dispel any illusion that you’re still in the decision phase.
2. Never go into any office unless you know for certain that if you insist, they’ll sign.
3. Under no circumstances, never ever bring the child to the appointment.
4. Do not sit there and be patronized by someone who knows one tenth of what you know about vaccines. As soon as the doctor starts his condescending rap, you stand up, hold out the form and say the following words: “I’m sorry doc. I didn’t come in here for your opinion. I came in for your signature. And I paid for it. So if you’ll just sign here, we’ll be on our way.”
Take control. Remember, the only thing that really matters here is that your infant’s immune system is allowed to develop naturally and unmodified, without the toxic assault of experimental vaccines.
There will be a list of MDs who will be disposed to sign off on exemptions at thedoctorwithin.com