Dr. Chris Mageria discusses his stance on vaccinations. Please see below for the transcript.
Hello. I’m Dr. Chris Magiera, a candidate for the United States House of Representatives from the 3rd Congressional District of Indiana.
Every day, our God-given natural rights and liberties are being infringed by the massive administrative state. In the case of medicine, there also seems to be a collusion between the medical industrial complex and the administrative state. Considering the vast amounts of money involved, and the seemingly relentless campaign of disinformation and secrecy, it is very easy to see how rumors, confusion, and conspiracy theories can develop.
Nowhere is this more evident than with the subject of vaccinations for disease prevention. Literally, every time I speak to a group of people on the campaign trail, someone inevitably brings up the subject of vaccination. I hear things like, “There ought to be a law,” or “Congress must take action.” In response to these concerns, I always reply that there IS a Constitution solution.
Concern about the safety and efficacy of vaccines began following the first vaccination, when Dr. Edward Jenner showed that inoculation from cow blisters could protect children from smallpox. The anti-vaccination movement has intensified with time. People object to vaccination on many grounds: religious, personal, scientific, and moral.
Was the vaccine manufactured using cell clones from aborted fetuses? Does the vaccine integrate with human DNA? Is the vaccine effective? Is the vaccine associated with a wide variety of side effects? Why are some vaccines mandatory?
Vaccination is held as one of the top 10 achievements of Public Health in the 20th century. As a physician, I can tell you that there are many diseases that you do not want to have that can be prevented by vaccination. I have seen old hospital wards full of iron lung machines that were used to support people crippled by poliovirus. Believe me, you do not want to contract polio.
Vaccines work, but each individual is different. Each individual needs to be informed about the efficacy, risks, benefits, and alternatives in order to formulate a vaccination plan for themselves and their families. Should vaccines be given all at once? Should they be given separately? Over what period of time? These are questions that each person needs to have answered.
I would advise you to interact with your primary physician. A very useful source for accurate and unbiased information can be found online at the website of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. They have a separate web page called Historyofvaccines.org.
Allow me to move right to the point. Nowhere in the Constitution can it be found that Congress, or the federal government, has the power to regulate any medicine or medical procedure. By virtue of the 10th Amendment, these powers are reserved to the states. That is part of my Constitution solution, to transfer these powers to the individual states, so that there can be more accountability to the people.
Refusal of vaccines in certain circumstances can present problems because of the continued reservoir of infection. There are very vulnerable members of our society who could suffer severe consequences, even death, if infected by one of these preventable diseases. That is something each person must consider when evaluating their role as an individual, and as a member of a larger society.
As always, the Supreme Court has been involved in these issues. In 1905, there was a case called Jacobson v. Massachusetts, where Mr. Jacobson refused to be vaccinated for smallpox, and the state fined him and put him in jail. The Supreme Court gave an opinion in favor of the state of Massachusetts. The court found that the “Liberty secured by the Constitution of the United States does not import an absolute right in each person to be at all times, and in all circumstances, only freed from restraint, nor is it an element in such Liberty that one person, or a minority of persons residing in any community and enjoying the benefits of its local government, should have the power to dominate the majority when supported in their action by the authority of the state. It is within the police power of a state to enact a compulsory vaccination law and it is for the legislature, and not the courts to determine in the first instance whether vaccination is or is not the best mode for prevention of smallpox and the protection of Public Health.”
This Supreme Court precedent has not been overturned. However, I would make a comment that, when it comes to reproductive freedoms, the court has viewed liberty interest in bodily integrity as fundamental. Is this judicial hypocrisy and inconsistency? Is there a congressional remedy?
In summary, the subject of vaccination in general, and compulsory vaccination in particular, is a very volatile subject. It may not have an easy resolution. However, I maintain that there is a Constitution solution, and these issues do not fall under the purview of the federal government.
If elected to Congress in 2020, I pledge to follow the Constitution 100%, in order to secure your God-given natural rights and liberties, which include life, liberty, property, defense of these, and religious freedom expression. Career politicians are unlikely to intervene with the massive collusion of the medical industrial complex and the administrative state. I will. Vote for change. Vote for Liberty. Vote for Dr. Chris Magiera for Congress in 2020.