I’ve just read Puna Councilwoman Emily Naeole’s latest resolution urging state and federal lawmakers to amend laws to include medical, religious, and philosophical exemptions from vaccination programs. Â I am mystified Auntie Emily and her staff are taking on one of those topics that triggers strong opinions and debate. It is such a hot topic, I find myself slowing down my typing to carefully choose my words.
Auntie Emily’s two-page resolution will be taken up at 9 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009 in the Human Service and Economic Development Committee she chairs.Â (Unable to link, full copy of the resolution follows the commentary.)
“In the wake of potential harm to the individual and the public from vaccinations, and the vacillating interpretation of “vaccine science,” it is in the public’s best interest to amend the vaccine laws, to include the right of medical, religious, and philosophical exemptions from mandated vaccination programs,” reads one paragraph of the resolution. Â Will the Council majority agree with that evocative statement? Â I anxiously await the dialogue. Â I hope I’m not starting something by voicing my thoughts, but this resolution is bound to be controversial. There are some really strong, serious statements made in the resolution and, frankly, I cannot imagine our council members standing behind them.
“Vaccines are made with toxic chemicals and foreign proteins (viruses and bacteria), and some vaccines are made with genetically engineered viral and bacterial materials that prompt autoimmune diseases in many persons as well as raise cancer risks,” the resolution states. Â I cannot imagine our Hawaii County Council passing this resolution with such a definitive statement. If they do, they will make national headlines I’m sure.
The resolution, if approved, will go to the mayor, along with Dr. Chiyome Fukino, director of the Department of Health, Gov. Linda Lingle, Governor; U.S. Sens. Dan Akaka and Dan Inouye, U.S. Reps. Mazie Hirano and Neil Abercrombie, U.S. Representative; the Honorable Russell Kokubun, State Senator; and the Honorable Faye P. Hanohano, State Representative
Frankly, I’m not surprised by the language of this resolution knowing that Auntie Emily’s legislative assistant Roxanne “RJ” Hampton and her constant companion Sheryle “Sativa” Sulton, who volunteers for Council District 5, have worked with Dr. Leonard G. Horowitz, who has a home in Puna near the Steam Vents. Â Horowitz, a dentist turned behaviorial scientist, is said to be “the vaccine industry’s greatest nemesis.” A few years back, Horowitz sued Hilo High School, the Hawaii Department of Education and the Department of Health after a TB skin test controversy involving his daughter who was a freshman at the time. I wonder if Dr. Len will testify at the Human Services and Economic Development Committee meeting. “Mind-controlled, manipulated slave of the pharmaceutical industry,” that’s how evocative Dr. Len Horowitz gets when he describes those who vaccinate. Â Guaranteed, council members are going to be getting a good dose of opinions on Tuesday. How will council members react to this obvious hornets’ nest stirred by our Puna councilwoman.
Since I’m not able to upload the document as a link in the body of my commentary, read the resolution below:
HAWAIâ€˜I STATE AND FEDERAL LEGISLATORS TO AMEND VACCINE LAWS TO INCLUDE THE RIGHT OF MEDICAL, RELIGIOUS, AND PHILOSOPHICAL EXEMPTION FROM MANDATED VACCINATION PROGRAMS.
WHEREAS, on June 11, 2009, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a Level 6 “pandemic” and according to the International Health Regulations of 2005, the WHO and the U.N. become the controlling agencies of the U.S. in the event of a declared Level 6 Pandemic, and are entitled to control of this country under martial law; and
WHEREAS, the federal government has mandated that all Americans over the age of six months be vaccinated, and previous laws granting medical, religious, and philosophical exemptions to federally mandated vaccination programs would be repealed according to the Model State Emergency Health Powers Act (MSEHPA) “Section 807”; and
WHEREAS, Hawaiâ€˜i Revised Statute Â§ 302A-1157, titled Exemptions from immunization; not recognized; epidemic conditions, states:Â â€œIf at any time there is, in the opinion of the department of health, danger of an epidemic from any of the communicable diseases for which immunization is required under sections 302A-1154 to 302A-1163, no exemption from immunization against the disease shall be recognized.Â Quarantine shall be a legal alternative to immunization;â€ and
WHEREAS, vaccines are made with toxic chemicals and foreign proteins (viruses and bacteria), and some vaccines are made with genetically engineered viral and bacterial materials that prompt autoimmune diseases in many persons as well as raise cancer risks; and
WHEREAS, the $7 billion United States Government â€˜fast-track programâ€™ means that the government can legally rush vaccines onto the market in time for the autumn 2009 flu season without â€œnormalâ€ or adequate safety testing; and
WHEREAS, Homeland Security Bill HR 5710, Sections 1714-1717, shields the pharmaceutical industry from lawsuits for injuries caused by FDA-approved vaccines; and
WHEREAS, there is insufficient scientific evidence proving that vaccines are safe or effective, therefore it is not in the best interest of public health to impose mandatory vaccinations without exemptions; and
WHEREAS, swine flu and the flu vaccines both contain Thimerosal, a preservative for vaccines composed of mercury, one microgram of mercury is considered toxic and flu shots contain 25 micrograms. By age two, most United States children have received around 237 micrograms of mercury through vaccines; and
WHEREAS, the fast tracked government vaccines contain a substance called squalene that is suspected of causing serious long-term damage to the body; and
WHEREAS, in the wake of potential harm to the individual and the public from vaccinations, and the vacillating interpretation of â€œvaccine science,â€ it is in the publicâ€™s best interest to amend the vaccine laws, to include the right of medical, religious, and philosophical exemptions from mandated vaccination programs; now, therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED BY the COUNCIL OF THE COUNTY OF Hawaiâ€˜i, that it recommends that state and federal elected officials who represent the people of the State of Hawaiâ€˜i amend vaccine laws to include medical, religious, and philosophical exemptions from mandatory vaccine programs that contain thimersol or squalene.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that any vaccine known to contain harmful viruses or any materials known to prompt autoimmune diseases or cancer risks shall provide cause for exemption for any person in the State of Hawaiâ€˜i who so desires such exemption.
BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that the county clerk shall forward a copy of this resolution to the Honorable William Kenoi, Mayor; Dr. Chiyome Fukino, Director Department of Health, the Honorable Linda Lingle, Governor; the Honorable Daniel Akaka, U. S. Senator, the Honorable Daniel Inouye, U. S. Senator; the Honorable Mazie Hirano, U.S. Representative; the Honorable Neil Abercrombie, U.S. Representative; the Honorable Russell Kokubun, State Senator; and the Honorable Faye P. Hanohano, State Representative.
Dated at _________, Hawaiâ€˜i, this ______ day of _______________, 2009.
COUNCIL MEMBER, COUNTY OF HAWAIâ€˜I