Wednesday, November 14

Children's rights?

Some parents have not gotten their kids immunized and as a consequence the children have been barred from school, and now the parents face time in jail. It's not clear if the fining and possible jailing of parents was the school boards idea, but they certainly support it. The chairman was quoted as saying "this is an educational crises" "This is a public health and a children's rights issue." How is this a children's rights issue exactly? Because children shouldn't have any rights? You are taking away there right to not get vaccinated. You are forcing them to be vaccinated because you think it's what's best for them. I haven't studied vaccinations in any serious manner, but i know that there can be allergic reactions to them, and i believe somme people have theorized that all these vaccinations could be a contributing factor in the skyrocketing numbers of autistic children. There are probably hundreds of theories for autistic children, and i doubt there is any serious evidence that vaccinations are realated, but it is still a possibility. So in the name of children's rights you are planning on making it illegal for them to refuse a vaccination. What's next requiring that all children eat meat at school in the name of children's rights? requiring that all children get haircuts on a regular basis in the name of children's rihgts?

What exactly are the problems here. THis is an educational crises only because they have made it one. They have barred the kids from school. Hey i think i have a solution let the kids go to school. Crises averted. Next problem? A public health issue. How is this a public health issue. Whose health is put at risk by children not have vaccination? Only there own. So the schools thought is, it's possible you might get sick, and even though the other kids have been vaccinated against disease and can't possibly get it from you, you probably shouldn't be allowed at school. This is no more a public health issue than people who drink, smoke, eat fatty foods, or go basejumping. There isn't even any second hand smoke problem, if the kid isn't vaccinated against chicken pox, he might get chicken pox. Big deal. That's what this is about chicken pox vaccinations and Hep B. So here's the solution. Don't worry about it. It's not your problem. Just like it's not your problem if kids don't eat all their vegtables at home. It's their parents job to raise them and decide what's best for them. Not the governments job. Cause the government sucks at it, just like they suck at everything. There all crises have been dealt with and averted.


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