Thursday, October 13, 2011

***Warning*** Political Rant

I don’t care what your opinions on vaccinations are.  You know why?  Because it’s your (or your child’s body) and you should have the final say.  Period.  But that’s not what I’m ticked about.  California just passed a law which states that your children will be making the decision about which vaccinations they receive.  A twelve-year old girl will be allowed to make this “choice”.  Twelve.  Years.  Old.
This is from the state that just recently passed a law stating that a 17 year old isn’t mature enough to responsibly weigh the risks of using a tanning bed (it is now illegal for anyone under 18 to use a tanning bed w/out parental consent), but in almost the same breath say that a twelve year old is mature enough to decide (with much “input” from teachers & school nurses, I’m sure) if s/he wants a chemical cocktail injected into their still-growing bodies. 
Oh, it gets even better.  You, yes you, the parent will not be able to access the outcome of that decision because it would be violating the child’s (yes your child) right to privacy.  The state, however, has every right to dig into those juicy records.  The one that gave birth to, or cares for the child, not so much. 
Although I don’t have a dog in this fight as we don’t live in California (I don’t care how frekking wonderful the weather is there), it still disturbs me as it is just another blatant violation of parental, and Constitutional, rights.  And it just keeps happening, and will continue to happen until one of two things occur;  enough people finally get up off their asses and say “Enough!” or the people give up all responsibility for the “Easy” way and become nothing more than government chattel.
I don’t know which I’m more upset about.  The fact that our pretentious and arrogant elected officials actually feel they have a right to impose such tyrannical laws upon citizens, or the fact that the citizens are too lazy to do anything about it.  I mean, do people really want this type of intrusion and intervention in their personal lives? 
I often think that nobody in their right mind would want to be ruled over by a million often insane laws, regulations, codes and restrictions.  But then I see the same morons being elected, again & again.  The same type of ignorant and self-serving bills pass through legislation and become law.   And the only way that can happen is if there ARE people out there like that, voting them in.  But why?  I’m confused and distraught. 
I can only hope that there are enough people out there that do believe in personal responsibility and will one day be able to fight back the ever-encroaching attack on our lives, on our families and our futures.


  1. That is the most outrageous thing I have heard of lately! No wonder more and more people are homeschooling.

    We keep loosing more and more of our personal liberties each year. I say vote them all out of office each election until we get group together who will stop this nonsense. People are beginning to fight back. We even had people demonstrating in Springfield in support of the Wall Street group.

    I know the seat belt law is supported by most but it makes me mad that the law can stop me in my personal vehicle and ticket me for not having a seat belt on.

    Does the word 'Gestapo' ring a bell?

    My rant for today!

  2. Since 2008, our moron CONgress has passed 50,000 new “Regulations”, many against small farmers, for us to live with. How is that number even possible? It’s astonishing to say the least and don’t forget every one of those regulations takes someone’s freedom away.

    How can we stop it, I wish I knew….. I do think we must take away politicians immunity from prosecution for all their obscene laws, regulations and the just plain financial stupidity like Barney Franks and his butt buddy’s in CONgress.

    We have to be able to prosecute them, at will, like bad cops.

  3. If enough people don't wake up and choose personal responsibility (and SOON!), "they" will have achieved the control they are working towards.

  4. I saw that the other day and I had the same reaction you did. I don't intend to ever live there, but it absolutely AMAZES me that people aren't throwing fits over this!

  5. Ahhh...California...need we say more?!?