(Tea Party 247) – We hear the word “fascism” thrown around a lot these days, mostly by liberal rags online that apply the term to anything and everything that goes against their warped worldview. However, most of the time, this term is misapplied, simply another “bad name” the left can toss about like the “racist” card in order to shame folks for holding to differing opinions.
Well, that’s not the case at all when applying the term to Seattle Public Schools and what they are doing to students who do not have vaccination records. These students will be excluded.
Here’s more from The Seattle Times:
After winter break, Seattle Public Schools will begin excluding students who don’t have complete vaccination records.
Starting Jan. 8, students without those records who show up anyway will be sent to a designated room at their school while their families are notified, said district spokesman Tim Robinson. That requirement means students need to have records showing they’ve received shots for illnesses such as polio, hepatitis B and the combined measles, mumps and rubella vaccine (MMR).
The district, with about 53,000 students, still doesn’t have immunization paperwork for 2,247 of them, said Robinson. The district sent letters to their families earlier this month. On Jan. 6, two days before the exclusion deadline, they will also receive a warning call.
In November, the district said its vaccination rate for students was about 88%.
Under state law, families are supposed to provide proof of exemption or vaccinations within a month of when school starts. But many districts, including Seattle, Bellevue and Lake Washington, have struggled with families not complying with the law, according to a report from the state auditor’s office. During the 2017-2018 school year, 14% of Seattle kindergartners were out of compliance. The report also found roughly 1 in 10 school districts didn’t supply the state with data about their vaccination rates at all.
A new law prohibiting personal exemptions for the MMR vaccines, combined with changes to the way school nurses input vaccine records, complicated things further this year.
Look, the underlying motive behind this is likely that they want to protect kids from getting viruses that they believe can be prevented through vaccinations. There’s not likely some evil intent behind this move, but like they say, “the way to hell is paved with good intentions.”
No matter how you cut it, forcing folks to do something that violates their conscience or beliefs in order to take advantage of a service they pay for with their own tax dollars is crossing the line. It’s big government intrusion at its worst.
If parents choose not to vaccinate their children, that is their choice. No one else’s. The government has no say over how someone raises their kids. God gave parents unique authority over their children and separated this authority from the government, giving them no say over matters such as this.
It’s insane to see this sort of thing happening right here in America. We should be better than this.