Remember this article we blogged earlier this month where McComb's local newspaper editor spoke in favor of vaccine mandates using much misinformation to justify his stance? Well, our CoDirector, Lindey Magee responded to him with her thoughts on the matter.
Editor Jack Ryan contacted her to let her know he would run her letter stating that while he does support mandatory vaccination, "I must say that 49 of them seems a bit much." He stated he thinks people should hear both sides. We agree! Vaccine propaganda and fear mongering has seen front and center stage for far too long. So long, in fact that we in Mississippi have found ourselves with no parental vaccine rights while the state continues to add mandates with no end in sight.
We are thankful that Lindey's thoughts on the matter were published and hope many of you will also send letters to your local paper. Just as her words prompted Mr. Ryan to consider that our current schedule may "a bit much." So can YOU spread this TRUTH in the same way.
And to those who do support mandatory vaccines, but think 49 doses a bit much, well, you can't have it both ways. You cannot sit by and tolerate a mandated vaccine program that shoves 49 doses of 15 vaccines into children before kindergarten, but follow that up with "it may be a bit much." or "I'll never let my child get the Gardasil or Flu or Ebola vaccine" ...because there is NOTHING stopping those from becoming mandated tomorrow.
It's too many too soon with more being added because collectively not enough have boldly stood and said NO MORE! I beg of you...GET INTERESTED; help us fight for our rights here in Mississippi. Our children deserve better.
Now, we urge you to get right on penning your own letter to your local newspaper. Lindey has sent many emails to her editor over the past year. Persistence pays off, and not much is more worthwhile than fighting for our rights to parent our children, right? That begins with educating people as to what is going on in our state. So many just aren't aware. Once they are though, they too are most typically NOT okay with Mississippi's archaic vaccine law.