Over the past few weeks, after making numerous phone calls with talking points at hand to my State legislators, hoping to abort SB 276, all to no avail, I found myself writing personal letters to Governor Newsom. It made me feel better, because I wasn't trying to convince him logically or be 'right'. I just wanted to speak with him person to person. Each letter was in 20 or 24 point font, large enough to read easily and quickly, and fit on one side of an 8.5 x 11 sheet. Someone said my letters were good, so I'm offering them here for you to plagiarize to your heart's content. I sent each one in a 6 x 9" manila envelope to Governor Gavin Newsom, 1303 10th Stl, Suite 1173, Sacramento, CA 95814. You could of course email him instead. https://govapps.gov.ca.gov/gov40mail/.
I'm listing all in this one blog, Cut and paste and print as you like. I include another letter that I didn't write, but wish I had, the one by Anonymous Mom. It was published in the Spring edition of Wise Traditions; I also include excerpts from another one by another mom in that same volume of Wise Traditions.
Okay, here we go.
GOVERNOR NEWSOM: WE NEED GREEN IMMUNITY, NATURAL IMMUNITY. WE NEED TO TRUST MOTHERS’ INTUITION. WE NEED OPEN DISCOURSE ON ALL FORMS OF PROPHYLAXIS. PLEASE, GOVERNOR NEWSOM, USE YOUR EXECUTIVE POWERS TO ADOPT FOR CALIFORNIA JAPAN’S APPROACH TO IMMUNIZATION, NO MANDATES. PLEASE DO SO TO PROTECT FAMILIES, AND THE GENERAL WELFARE AS WELL. UN- VACCINATED CHILDREN ARE HEALTHIER THAN VACCINATED CHILDREN. PLEASE.
Dear Governor Newsom,
I heard an opinion yesterday from someone who travels in official political circles that you ‘of all the politicians [I] have met, Gavin Newsom is the only one who really cares about people.’ (italics added). This must be true: you stuck your neck out for gay marriage in San Fran all those years ago; you’ve stuck your neck out against the Death Penalty since becoming governor. You’re clearly a person who is willing to put things right.
I want you to put things right in our state as concerns families’ rights to decide how best to protect their children. I want you to use your executive power to reinstate personal exemptions
from vaccinations. I want you to re-recognize the wisdom of mothers regarding their children. I want you to risk saying ‘No’ to the infringement of our personal space and First Amendment rights which the current draconian bills* imply, and to the censorship and coercion already underway. I want you to stick your neck out for families, all families. Please. Thank you. * SB276.
Hi Governor Newsom,
Jan again, writing you to help you govern from a deep place. I won’t talk about Big Pharma and how they’ve mounted a nationwide campaign to push their products, under the guise of Public Health, but really for Private Profit, and to the detriment of many, you already know that. What I want to talk with you about today, Gov. Newsom, is the systematic suppression of information about safer, gentler means of immunization in the press and media. This, and I hope I’m preaching to the choir, is homeopathy. Homeopaths were the first to induce prophylaxis against epidemic diseases, and have excelled at it for over 200 years. Many of us mothers who have chosen not to inoculate our children have done so because we were familiar with homeopathy’s success. I want you as governor to renew personal exemptions from vaccinations in respect of us who know better how to protect our children’s health in a gentler safer more effective way. In doing so you will embody acutely needed integrity in California by undercutting media suppression of information sorely needed by the public. In doing so, you will demonstrate that all is not lost. Thank you for listening.
Dear Governor Newsom,
Hi again, Jan here with another idea for you. You are a man of great power to see what needs done, and to get it done. You are not afraid of marching to a different drummer than the rest of politicians. Here’s what I think you might consider doing to be looked back on as a hero. Not to mention being one politician in a thousand, doing what’s best for the people.
I urge you to executively put a moratorium on mandatory vaccination, and order a statewide study comparing health outcomes of vaccinated kids vs. un-vaccinated kids in California to be funded, to be conducted by independent scientists free of industry influence. It’s a simple solution to the quagmire we are in. Japan did it. European countries have done it. For California to step up to the level of other countries, when our Federal Government seems unable to act on behalf of the people would be magnificent. For California to spearhead the move toward the truth on this charged topic would be the leadership the country expects of our dear forward-looking state - - not this disappointing trend of medical police state.
It would inspire the rest of the country; it would relieve tens, hundreds of thousands of families who question the current vaccine schedule but feel cowed and fearful to speak up. It would be an act worthy of a place in JFK’s Profiles in Courage. Oh, Governor Newsom, do it. Zephyr hopes you will, too. He likes developing his natural immunity.
DEAR GOVERNOR NEWSOM,
HI, IT’S JAN AGAIN, WRITING AMIDST OUR HEAT WAVE. I’M GLAD I DON’T LIVE IN SACRAMENTO!
GOVERNOR NEWSOM, I’VE BEEN THINKING MORE AND MORE ABOUT THE SITUATION HERE (AND ALL OVER THE COUNTRY, REALLY), IN WHICH THE RIGHT OF US CITIZENS TO OUR OWN BODY SOVEREIGNTY IS BEING ELIMINATED BY DEGREES. I’M NOT A LAWYER, I’M A FIERCELY PROTECTIVE MOM AND A PRETTY GIFTED (SO I HEAR) HEALER AND A NOT-THAT-GIFTED-BUT-MOTIVATED POET. I JUST HAVE TO WONDER, GOVERNOR NEWSOM, IF THE DRUG COMPANIES HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR DAMAGE CAUSED BY THEIR VACCINES, IS IT POSSIBLE THAT, HAVING BEEN DAMAGED BY A VACCINE IMPOSED BY COERCION UNDER A STATE LAW, A CITIZEN MIGHT BE ENTITLED TO SUE THE STATE GOVERNMENT THAT MANDATED SUCH COERCION? IS THERE SOMETHING CALLED ‘OVERREACH’ BY GOVERNMENT? IT SEEMS LIKE, IF SUCH SUIT IS NOT ALLOWED, OUR CLAIMS TO DEMOCRACY AND FREEDOM ARE FALSE CLAIMS.
I SEND YOU EVERYDAY THE COURAGE TO STAND UP TO SUCH INJUSTICE AS YOU DID TO LGBTQ INJUSTICES AND THE DEATH PENALTY.
BLESSINGS ON YOUR WAY. JAN DEDERICK
DEAR GOVERNOR NEWSOM,
JAN HERE AGAIN, SENDING YOU SUPPORT IN YOUR EFFORT TO GOVERN FROM A PLACE OF INTEGRITY, A PLACE OF CONCERN FOR THE RIGHTS OF ALL YOUR CONSTITUENTS,A PLACE OF COURAGE TO DO WHAT’S RIGHT REGARDLESS OF THE POPULARITY OF THAT POSITION.
I KNOW YOU’VE READ BOBBY KENNEDY’S WEBSITE, AND PERHAPS OBULKHANYCH’S IMMUNOLOGY WORK. Please, DIG DEEP INTO YOUR ALREADY BRAVE HEART AND VETO THIS TERRIBLE SB 276. WE KNOW BETTER HOW TO PROTECT ZEPHYR. BLESSINGS JAN
Dear Governor Newsom, I’m scared, Governor Newsom, because the pressure on you must be SO great around the mandatory vaccination bill. I keep hearing in my head the quote from Diogenes, ‘I’m looking for an honest man.’ I feel in my gut that you are such a man. A man who knows in his gut that, if even one child is harmed by an unwelcome vaccination, the ultimate blame will rest on those that deprived us families of our choice. Zephyr is walking like crazy, hugely relational, curious, funny, alive, fully alive. To think of him as I see these other
vaccine damaged kids (I have some in my own extended family),compromised, less than his potential, maybe even going backwards, well I can’t bear it. Please have a long long keel in these stormy seas, Governor Newsom, stand up for Freedom of Health Choice, reinstate Personal Exemptions as Japan has done. Show the nation and the world that California is smarter than to bend to corporate sales pitches. I hold you in my heart.
Good morning, Governor Newsom,
My heart is heavy this morning, as I’ve just read that you may be buying in to Pan’s pipe. You know the ins and outs of political jabber much better than I. But I hope, wish, pray, urge you to go to the bottom line, the line of a FAMILY’S RIGHT TO CHOOSE how best to support their child’s immune system and thus protect them from life’s vicissitudes. The ‘doctor-patient’ relationship is sacred only in the church of western medicine. The parent- trumps the doctor-patient relationship. Skip Pan’s amendments dance, Governor Newsom, and just veto 276: this will send the message parents all over the country are waiting to hear, a voice in the wilderness, shining the light back where it belongs, on individual rights, on family rights, on informed consent, on open debate. We in San Francisco are remembering this week your audacious bravery back in the day. Blessings.
From Wise Traditions, Spring 2019 Letters to the Editor:
I CONSIDER MYSELF POLITICALLY LIBERAL OR PROGRESSIVE, BUT I NOTICE THAT MANY PEOPLE WHO ARE ON MY SIDE OF THE POLITICAL SPECTRUM HAVEN’T THOUGHT THROUGH THEIR ANTI-CHOICE LOGIC WHEN IT COMES TO VACCINATIONS.
These are their arguments;
women have a fundamental right to control their reproductive healthcare decisions but parents do not have the fundamental right to control healthcare decisions for their babies and children;
genetically modified food and ingredients are bad for the environment and bad for our health, but it’s okay to inject them directly into a a baby’s bloodstream;
mercury is a neuro-toxin and we should ban it from commercially sold products for safety, but it’s okay to inject it directly into a baby’s bloodstream;
aluminum is a neuro-toxin and causes Alzheimer’s, so switch to natural deodorant that doesn’t contain it, but it’s okay to inject it directly into a baby’s bloodstream;
big Pharma is evil and only cares about making a profit, except when it comes to vaccines, and then they should be completely trusted and never questioned;
vaccines work, yet I’m still afraid of catching diseases I’m vaccinated against from an un-vaccinated person.
And I’ve noticed that those on the other side of the political spectrum from me haven’t thought through this argument:
When will people ever stop the hysteria and step back and see where their philosophical arguments are in conflict with one another?
And finally , a letter I've excerpted and modified from the same issue of Wise Traditions, Spring 2019.
AUTISM VERSUS MEASLES?
We’ve reached the point where parents do not fear having a child with autism, even though autism is a lifelong, debilitating disorder, rendering the victim dependent on others for an entire lifetime. Instead, parents fear a benign and beneficial case of measles, which involves a low fever and mild rash for a few days. How has this disconnect with reality occurred? Lots of pharma-sponsored propaganda, that’s how.
If only parents–to-be could experience a week in the lives of those of us who have young adults with ‘autism’ - - vaccine--induced catastrophic brain injury, paired with immune and nervous system destruction, often with gastro-intestinal problems, seizures and a laundry list of other ailments, not to mention unwanted behavior. Believe me, what we are living is not the dream.
Vaccine mandates cannot exist in a free and ethical society. Exemptions are not an acceptable alternative. Informed consent, the hallmark of ethical medicine, requires a formal opting IN, never a formal opting OUT.
Governor Newsom, please join with the new Progressive Dems in Congress in calling out corruption and coercion, and veto SB 276. Reinstate Personal Exemptions until the Vaccinated vs. Un-vaccinated study is completed. Make waves. Make a stink. Make a fuss over families' rights.