Should I Vaccinate Or Not?


As a parent or guardian, you want to protect your child from harm. Prior to making the decision to vaccinate your child, you should know about the following:

  • how vaccines work
  • how vaccines effect your child’s immune system
  • vaccine risks and side-effects
  • vaccine ingredients
  • vaccine safety

Do Vaccines Prevent Diseases?

The purpose of vaccines is to prepare the immune system to protect the individual from a theoretical future exposure to the pathogen. The problem; however, is that this preparation of the immune system is grossly insufficient/incomplete. Vaccines are tested for “efficacy” in clinical trials by measuring an antibody response in the recipients (an antibody is a protein in the body that responds to and attacks the antigen – in other words, the pathogen). So, if vaccines are able to elicit an antibody response in laboratory, the assumption is that these vaccines are efficacious. The most important leap in logic, and flaw in this reasoning is the presumption that an antibody response equates to immunity, which is incorrect.

Unfortunately, vaccines have not been tested for effectiveness. In other words, there is no observational data actually proving that vaccines can protect you or your child from getting infected with, and spreading, the pathogens against which you are vaccinated. There is proof that vaccines can produce antibodies in your body. However, the current consensus in immunology is that immunity is a highly complex, multifaceted, individual response that requires much, much more than a mere antibody response. Evidence of this can be seen in various infectious disease outbreaks in vaccinated people, globally.

Vaccination does not mean you will be protected from the illnesses against which you are vaccinated. In fact, you will be more likely to succumb to other illnesses.

Vaccines and Your Child’s Immune System

Vaccines affect the immune system by revving it up, like pressing the gas pedal in your car. When your body naturally encounters a pathogen/germ, its engine revs up. But after you have naturally recovered from that illness, your body calms down (returns to normal/homeostasis). One of the main problems with vaccines is that they rev your immune system up perpetually, akin to flooring the gas pedal in your vehicle (and not letting up). This is dangerous. A hyper-active immune system has been shown to cause damage to many organs and organ systems internally, including brain damage. Your body does not easily calm down following vaccines, especially after numerous vaccines.

Vaccine Side Effects/Risks

Like any pharmaceutical drug, vaccines can cause side effects. But unlike all other pharmaceutical drugs, vaccines do not receive gold standard testing. As a result, side effects are much more numerous and severe than any other pharmaceutical product. Side effects can include but are not limited to the following: swelling at injection site, rash, fatigue, syncope/fainting, headache, nausea, chills, sudden infant death syndrome, fever, seizures, autism, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, brain swelling, shock, anaphylaxis, cardiac arrest, ataxia, drowsiness, insomnia, narcolepsy, myalgia, arthralgia, urticarial, edema, upper respiratory tract infection, diarrhea, paralysis, allergies, asthma, eczema, autoimmune disease, infertility, and death. Vaccines have also never been tested for potential to produce cancer, and there is evidence supporting the hypothesis that vaccines do initiate cancer.

Vaccine Ingredients

Type of Ingredient Examples Example of Damaging Effect
Preservatives Thimerosal (only in multi-dose vials of flu vaccine) Brain damage, paralysis, disruption of proper immune functioning
Adjuvants Aluminum salts Brain damage, paralysis, disruption of proper immune functioning
Residual cell culture materials Egg protein Autoimmunity
Residual inactivating ingredients Formaldehyde Inflammation near injection site
Residual antibiotics Neomycin Destruction of good bacteria in the gut

Vaccine Safety

The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) is a passive surveillance system to receive vaccine injury reports. However, it’s voluntary, and most doctors do not know how to recognize adverse reactions, so the data in it is underreported by a factor of at least 100. If you experience a reaction after a vaccine, you or your doctor can submit a report. The US government has awarded about $4 billion to vaccine victims over the past 30 years.






Why Claims of Unvaccinated Flu Deaths Are Highly Deceptive

“A statement was made in January by the CDC chief: “85% of children who died from the flu this season were unvaccinated.”

Upon superficial glance, this claim might appear quite frightening to those who have not investigated the scientific literature on vaccines. The CDC has a propensity to omit important information, and the above claim implies that the flu deaths are attributed to a lack of vaccination.

It’s important to understand why the deaths are NOT because they avoided the flu vaccine.”  Read more here:

California Democratic Senators Newman and Pan Caught Fabricating Racism To Exterminate Civil Rights Bill

Tom Stavola, Jr. recently contributed this article on VacTruth ( about the extermination of a civil rights bill by two senators: “The civil rights bill these Democratic Senators exterminated was simple: it would have guaranteed individuals and families the right to self-quarantine in their homes in the event of a pandemic, without fear of being criminalized for simply existing in their natural state (i.e., free of antibiotics or experimental vaccines).”  Read more here:



Rebuttal to Boston Herald Editorial (dated May 16, 2017)

Freedom and Ethics Alliance Rebuttal to Boston Herald Editorial “Preying on Parents Fear” written by Robin Gray, Esq. (Freedom and Ethics Alliance Member)

In reviewing the editorial staff on May 8, 2017, it is apparent that the writer was influenced by ignorance and using this platform to instill fear into the very people who need facts and information to make the right decisions for their children.

The “anti vaxx” movement, as penned by the author of the editorial is not against vaccinations.  The movement is against forced vaccinations and vaccinations without full disclosure to parents about the risks and benefits.

The realization of the injuries caused by vaccines was so severe that in 1986, Congress passed the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act.   The law was created by Congress in response to lobbying by the pharmaceutical industry and medical trade associations to shield drug companies and doctors from civil product liability and malpractice lawsuits for injuries and deaths caused by federally recommended and state mandated vaccines.

The law, which acknowledged that vaccines carry serious risks, created a federal vaccine injury compensation program (VICP).  As of 2017, the VICP had awarded more than $3.7 billion to vaccine injured individuals and their families. Injuries and deaths from pertussis-containing vaccines lead in the numbers of compensation awards, followed by influenza vaccine, MMR vaccine and hepatitis B vaccine.

As many are aware, the pharmaceutical and medical trade companies have a very big lobby with a lot of money to influence Congress to ensure these companies are not touched.  The fact that this law was passed and acknowledged that injuries caused by vaccines was severe speaks volumes about the adverse affects facing individuals having forced vaccinations.

The Boston Herald editorial associates the Hollywood flavor of the month when it comes to causes with a real concern among parents about the drugs being injected into their children without full disclosure.  There is more disclosure about the side effects of Viagra, Cialis and toe fungus medicine than there is about vaccinations, which can have permanent life altering consequences. Full disclosure and safety are what the “anti-vaxx” groups are seeking from the medical community.

For the editorial writers to state that the public is being lied to by groups disclosing the truth about vaccines is itself a lie. To further state that anyone who does not vaccinate their children should be a hanging offense, is irresponsible journalism border lining on terroristic threats of intimidation and coercion.

Is Animal Vaccine Testing Ethical?


 Vaccines kill approximately 2.5 million animals annually.

Prior to the initiation of human based clinical trials, a significant amount of preclinical research is conducted utilizing living animals.

These are in vivo analyses (that is, conducted using the animals) which have multifarious purposes:

 – Live, attenuated vaccines are generally produced via a method whereby generations of viruses are grown in cell culture, or in animals, such that the viruses are gradually weakened. This process of viral weakening in the animals hosts becomes quite cruel and devastating. Inactivated and toxoid vaccines – typically created by killing the microbe with chemicals – are tested on animals which cause extreme suffering and death.

– “Abnormal toxicity tests” are often utilized on guinea pigs and mice. They are injected with a biological product and observed for a week. The test is usually performed numerous times until: a) no animals display signs of toxicity, b) no animals experience weight loss by the end of the observation period, and c) all animals survive.

– Tests such as the “mouse weight gain” utilized for the whole cell pertussis vaccine, subjects mice to a process whereby they are injected and subsequently observed 3 days later to determine if they are dead, alive, or have experienced weight gain. This is often performed more than one time.

-Oral polio vaccine testing includes a neurovirulence test, which subjects rhesus or cynomolgus monkeys to excruciating levels of pain. These monkeys receive an injection in their spines and are subsequently observed for the ensuing three week period to determine whether paralysis has been induced or not. Thereafter, the monkeys are killed and further examined.

-With inactivated vaccines, “potency tests” are often implemented to determine the effectiveness of the inactivated microbe in precluding disease contraction. Multitudes of rabbits, rats, mice, guinea pigs, and chickens are injected with a vaccine and then “challenged” with the corresponding pathogen against which they have been vaccinated. As one can imagine, the result is usually devastating for the animal.

-Another example of potency testing: to test one batch of the live, rabies vaccine, the virus is injected directly into the skulls of 160 mice. Some mice receive the vaccine while some do not (in order to ascertain vaccine “effectiveness”). As per PETA, “These cranial injections are extremely painful and completely irrelevant to the normal route of infection. Approximately half of the animals develop and/or die of rabies, a painful neurological disease involving tremors, loss of control over one’s body, the inability to swallow, and severe weight loss.”


The bottom line is that animal cruelty and killing it is perfectly acceptable per FDA/USDA standards for both drug and biological testing.

Upon learning the aforementioned information, a vaccine proponent might counter an animal activist with the following: vaccines are a necessary evil which must be developed in order to prevent the onset of widespread infectious disease. That is unequivocally the answer they will provide.

If one were to presuppose for a second that vaccines are beneficial (which they aren’t), should we be required to utilize evil means in attempt to derive a putative good result? The means justify the ends in the case of a vaccine proponent’s justification for the atrocities cited herein. However, one should be able to utilize good means to produce a good end result; one will find that is indeed possible with anything biologically necessary in nature. Ideal disease prevention emanates from stimulation and repeated challenge of a robust immune system, fortified by proper nutrition, mineral and vitamin intake, exercise, and moderate sunlight exposure, among innumerable other safe and effective techniques.

There are innumerable, ethical alternatives to animal testing – arguably more effective as well – explained on the following website:

2.5 million animal deaths per year are not a requirement of public health safety. Join the crusade: fight for what is ethically and scientifically right.




Rebuttal Written By Blue T-Shirt Wearers

by Tom Stavola and Robin Rebrik Stavola

In response to the article written by STAT news on March 31, 2017:

It is time to expose the operative who surreptitiously gathered information and subsequently published an exceptionally fallacious, deceitful article concerning the Revolution 4 Truth movement and its participants.

It appears that this individual – who doesn’t deserve the honor of being named – utilized ostensibly old, recycled arguments, laden with mythology.

Let’s begin with the initial title of the erroneous piece.

“Kennedy cites discredited conspiracy theories on autism”

To whom or to which entity are you referring when you utilize the term, “discredited?” It certainly cannot be the hundreds of studies throughout the medical literature demonstrating causal relationships between vaccine administration and neurodevelopmental disorders, one of which is autism. This leads me to the conclusion that those who are “discrediting” must not be objective, independent scientists. More than likely, the person is referencing doctors inhabiting the governmental health agencies guilty of regulatory capture with the pharmaceutical industry. These are scientists who possess the knowledge to conduct objective studies but have not done so, due to political and financial conflicts of interest.

The word conspiracy is incorrectly utilized. The definition of conspiracy is, “a secret plan by a group to do something unlawful or harmful.” Can you explain precisely what secret plots Kennedy cited to conduct illegal or harmful activity? This happens to be exactly what the governmental health agencies are guilty of; namely, their hidden agenda to derive profits from the destruction of the health of millions of Americans (well – it was hidden – and they continue to viciously assault us in attempt to remain inconspicuous).

She continues, Several dozen activists who reject the robust science supporting vaccinations.”

I pose the following inquiries in response to this fallacious assertion:

What is the criterion you have subjectively established for the usage of the word, “robust?”

And, do you understand the meaning of the word, “science”?

Apparently, the criterion for the usage of “robust” isn’t very robust, given the science to which the person refers falls into one of the following categories: pharmaceutically funded, making it highly susceptible to inherent bias; ridden with improper methodologies (e.g., improper end points, poor/selective sampling, data manipulation) thereby skewing results in favor of their predetermined conclusions; and, conducted by doctors who are financially or politically incentivized to arrive at a vaccine friendly conclusion. Interestingly enough, none of the aforementioned categories utilize the gold standard of medical science with vaccines – the definition of robust. Can I ask this person: where are the double-blind, placebo controlled, synergistic, longitudinal prospective studies? Where are the retrospective studies juxtaposing unvaccinated and vaccinated cohorts? Answer: non-existent.

The “robust science supporting vaccination” does not meet the threshold of rigorous scientific standards that is utilized for all other pharmaceutical products. If you attach the word “robust” to science that has not been conducted truthfully, objectively, and independently, then you’ve described “pseudo-science” – the type of science you apparently support.

“cover up supposed links between vaccines and autism — an allegation that has been thoroughly discredited.”

Again – at this point – we have established that the individuals doing the “discrediting” are not worthy of the title, “scientists” in light of the fact that they do not conduct real science – they’re pseudo-scientists. Real science leads us to the innumerable studies implicating various vaccine ingredients with neurotoxic outcomes, inflammation, immune dysregulation, and brain damage – that is, autism. I need not do the work for you – search through any scientific database, if you truly want to learn the truth.

The person then asserts the following ridiculous mouthful:

“vaccines are essential in preventing the spread of potentially fatal infectious diseases. When too many parents fail to vaccinate their children, it can jeopardize entire communities — with people whose immune systems are compromised due to illness or chemotherapy most at risk.”

I present to you a challenge: provide me a list of at least 10, independent medical studies demonstrating that unvaccinated individuals were the causative agents in inducing infectious disease transmission. Conversely, I can present to you countless studies displaying the fallacy of vaccine induced herd immunity, and that vaccinated populations – up to 100% uptake rates – continue to experience infectious disease. Vaccines improperly simulate the human immune system and therefore are incapable of precluding disease contraction upon exposure. Vaccines STIMULATE certain parts of the immune system but they cannot adequately SIMULATE it. No rigorous scientific study has ever proven the effectiveness of vaccines in disease prevention.

Further, vaccines are immunosuppressive, making those vaccinated susceptible to illness, thus threatening the immunocompromised. Unvaccinated, healthy people do not pose a risk. There’s more to this, but I suppose I should not delve deeper.

The next quote is another winner:

“One advocate held a sign saying “Polio was a false flag” and “Jonas Salk was NOT a hero,” referencing to the virologist who developed the first safe and effective polio vaccine that experts consider to be one of history’s greatest public health triumphs.”

It has become quite apparent that the author has done zero research concerning vaccines. I’d highly encourage researching the conditions preceding and following the introduction of the polio vaccines; namely, the diagnosis criteria, and consequently the skewed statistics due to alterations in naming conventions. To put it simply, polio is still alive and well today – it’s merely under different titles.

Let’s continue onward with this highly enlightening piece.

“The tone was deeply emotional and paranoid”

The descriptor, “emotional” seems to imply that the assertions are not fact based, which isn’t true, as explained heretofore. Paranoia also implicates a mental state antithetical to reality. This accusation is blatantly false. Since when do – 1) Hundreds of studies communicating the shortcomings, ineffectiveness, and dangers of vaccines, and 2) On record evidence of governmental corruption / fraud concerning the largest medical cover up in history, via the CDC’s own head scientist – convey a message of paranoia? The unfounded, emotional assertions emanate from the vaccine proponents – truth be told.

“Several others held signs saying “No vaccine mandates.” In fact, while states generally require children to be immunized before enrolling in school, there are no federal mandates, and no plans to impose them. Most states let parents opt out of vaccinating their children for medical or religious reasons, and 18 allow opt outs for philosophical reasons, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.”

 There are no federal mandates because states are given jurisdiction over the vaccine mandating process. State legislatures either mandate vaccines, or state health departments issue regulations which can act similarly to mandates. Furthermore, if you or a loved one have not suffered a vaccine injury (at least, one you can clearly recognize), it is highly unlikely that you’re aware of exemptions. Media, school nurses, pediatricians – you name it – do not inform people of their rights to refuse vaccination. So while these statutes exist, very few are using them. As for medical exemption, it is so narrow, that is not a helpful exemption at all. The doctors are afraid to use the exemption on children who have had a vaccine adverse reaction.

“No forced vaccination. Not in America.” -speaker Barbara Loe Fisher. Fact check: That’s not happening nor is anyone trying to make it happen”

The person states that there is no forced vaccination in America, however, if you understood the word mandate you would understand that kids cannot attend school without receiving their mandated vaccinations. Taking an exemption is NOT possible at all in 3 states and the other states don’t make it easy.

“They were supposed to wear blue if a loved one had died from a vaccine injury, but STAT didn’t see anyone in the group wearing that color.”

Poor scientific observation here. You are sampling approximately 300 people among a US population of well over 300 million. It is unlikely that one would find a high number of deaths within the aforementioned number of people. The VAERS database – which contains less than 1% of actual adverse events (even per the FDA’s numbers) – yields enough vaccine induced deaths to shock anyone. The numbers for death are astronomical compared to all other pharmaceutical products (which are ironically MORE rigorously tested)!

 “People can get compensation through that system if they’re able to meet strict requirements in showing a vaccine did, in fact, cause their injury.”

 The vast majority of people who file a claim for compensation are rejected – and these are people who have scientifically verifiable vaccine injuries. However, if the injury is not perfectly congruous with the extremely narrow subjective definitions prescribed by biased, corrupt individuals, you will not be awarded compensation. The fact that there have been nearly $4 billion in awards since the late 1980s speaks volumes regarding the extreme danger of vaccines – the real value should be in the trillions.

 “That preservative has never been in many key vaccines and was taken out of other childhood vaccines in 2001. Research shows it is not harmful in low doses.”

Incorrect. The ingredient to which the person refers is thimerosal. It is still present in certain vaccines: DTaP, meningococcal, Japanese encephalitis, and the injected influenza. To analogize: a small amount of rat poison ingested requires immediate medical attention – it’s an emergency. Now, envision one of the most hazardous substances known to man – mercury (in any form), INJECTED, not ingested by a human. Low dosing is irrelevant. A small amount of poison will still deleteriously affect you.

All said – to whoever decides to craft an article on the vaccine truth movement – conduct some research prior to issuing erroneous, uncorroborated, assertions which decrease your credibility.





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