Hawaii Vaccine Bill Dead on Arrival
After significant public outcry against a Hawaii state bill that many claim would have led to mandatory vaccination, Hawaii lawmakers have wisely killed the legislation. The death of the bill represents a victory for vaccine-rights advocates and proponents of civil rights and liberties.
Senator Rosalyn Baker said on Thursday that the bill would not move forward shortly after hearing opposition arguments. The bill was largely focused around adopting federal vaccination guidelines but apparently had many other provisions regarding vaccination requirements.
As the Daily Mail reports:
Baker said the bill didn’t pass because there seemed to be “so much confusion and a lot of misinformation” about what it would do.
Sen. Will Espero, who is on Baker’s committee, said he hasn’t seen a lawmaker do that before.
“Normally she would wait to the end of the agenda,” Espero said. “But in this case, she felt that it might be best before we get to the other bill to just share with them that, ‘FYI, I hear you, and I’ve made the decision.’ ”
Widget not in any sidebars
Baker’s decision shows how the public can be involved in making laws, Espero said.
Supporters of the bill say it would have helped the Hawaii Department of Health address public health crises quickly. They said given the potential for diseases to spread rapidly, it’s important to be able to adopt vaccination rules swiftly.
Opponents of the bill spoke out against mandatory vaccinations, saying their side effects are harmful and the people should have the right to make their own health decisions.
“We’re all about freedom,” said Renee Kawelo, who opposed the bill. “We want you to have the choice to decide. If you want a vaccine, great. Go vaccinate yourself.”
Kawelo said she doesn’t want to vaccinate her children because vaccines could make them sick.
Vaccinations are a hot-button issue across the nation. For decades, critics have said vaccines can cause debilitating side effects — most notably autism, which scientific research has debunked.
Almost all states grant religious exemptions for people who have religious beliefs against vaccinations, while 20 states allow exemptions for personal or moral beliefs, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.
While the fact that the bill will not be passed is a positive development for those supporting basic human rights, vaccine pushers and the medical police state will no doubt be back for round two soon enough. It is thus time for individuals of good will to begin going on the offensive and rolling back oppressive legislation currently in effect.
Brandon Turbeville – article archive here – is the author of seven books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies, Five Sense SolutionsandDispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 andv olume 2, The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria,and The Difference it Makes: 36 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Should Never Be President. Turbeville has published over 650 articles dealing on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville’s radio show Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV. His website is BrandonTurbeville.com He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) gmail.com.