A Matter of Trust
The widely publicized debate over the anthrax vaccine and the policy of the government
having the authority to order this or any other foreign substance to be forced upon ANY
individual comes down to one vital yet simple question of integrity. Do we trust the
government or any public health authority to decide what is best for us? Because trust is
to be earned rather than commanded, let us take a look at the track record.
- The February, 2000 edition of "The Atlantic Monthly" discussed research into "a
highly carcinogenic virus named Simian Virus 40 (SV40)
a known contaminate of the
poliovirus and adenovirus vaccines
In 1961 federal health officials ordered vaccine
manufacturers to screen for the virus and eliminate it from the vaccine. Worried about
creating a panic, they kept the discovery of SV40 under wraps and never recalled existing
stocks. For two more years, millions of additional people were needlessly exposed
bringing the total to 98 million Americans from 1955 to 1963." How
many people do you know that received this vaccine, suffer from or have died from cancer? THE
CDC WITHHELD THIS INFORMATION FROM US! (http://www.gulfwarvets.com/virus.htm)
- In regard to the Tuskeegee Experiment, where 399 black men were monitored for forty
years, "The government withheld treatment from 399 black men with syphilis so
they could study how it spreads and kills." (Associated Press, Feb 21, 1997)
Please note that there was never any mention of the wives, girlfriends or children who
were infected during those forty years. How many thousands of people were infected as a
result? How many people suffer today because of this "study"? Would syphilis
have been eradicated? (http://www.dc.peachnet.edu/~shale/humanities/composition/assignments/experiment/rivers.html)
- According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) figures from 1973-1983, "87%
of polio was caused by Polio Vaccine." -20th Immunization
Conference Proceedings, Dallas, Texas, May 6-9, 1985, (U.S. Department of Health and Human
Services, October 1985), p. 85. This was 15 years ago! Why werent we told
about this by our national news networks?
- Unknown to many parents, some of the "mandatory" vaccines such as Measles,
Mumps, Rabies, Chickenpox, Polio, Rubella, and Hepatitis A that are licensed by the FDA
and are now being administered to their children, contain human fetal tissue.
- The entire text of the Congressional report "Biological Testing Involving Human
Subjects by the Department of Defense" (May 8, 1977, May 23, 1977) documents
innumerable experiments conducted by the DoD involving viruses, bacteria, fungi, drugs and
chemicals on American citizens without our knowledge or consent.
- The opening statement of the December 8, 1994 Senate Report #103-97 states, "During
the last fifty years, hundreds of thousands of military personnel have been involved in
human experimentation and other intentional exposures conducted by the Department of
Defense (DoD), often without a servicemembers knowledge or consent."
This is a direct violation of the Nuremburg Code! Nazi scientists were not only
convicted of War Crimes, but were hung for these types of offenses! Why is it permissible
for todays military to conduct experimental research that is universally condemned?
The military personnel that joined the Armed Forces did so to defend the Country, not to
be utilized as laboratory animals in secret experiments to promote a military medical
- General Norman Schwarzkopf, the Pentagon and the DoD have stated that all military
personnel were given informed consent before the administering of any vaccine and that
there were no experimental or classified vaccines given during the Gulf War. One
servicemembers shot record states however, "RECEIVED IMMUNIZATION "B"
CLASSIFIED AS SECRET WHILE PARTICIPATING IN OPERATION DESERT STORM." How
can a person be given informed consent when the vaccine being administered is
"classified as secret"?
The question is not just whether or not the government has the right to force a vaccine
on someone, but rather what is in the vaccine being administered? Is the vaccine/drug
really what they say it is? Can they be trusted? If we allow ourselves to be
herded like so many sheep, and submit to any governmental or organizational mandate
or decree that is contrary to our personal belief or better judgement, do we not turn our
backs on our heritage and negate our fundamental rights as Americans?...In the land of the
FREE?...and home of the BRAVE? Where do we draw our personal line in the
This essay is not written to accuse or attack, but to raise legitimate questions
and to provide information to those who wish to make an informed decision as to whether or
not to receive any vaccine or drug that the government deems mandatory or beneficial.
The choice is yours.
Joyce Riley vonKleist and Dave vonKleist
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