Pandemic Bill Allows Authorities to Detain Without Warrant
I can’t believe that I am even writing that sentence. There is currently a “pandemic response bill” making its way through the Massachusetts state legislature that allows authorities to forcefully quarantine citizens in the event of a health emergency, compel health providers to vaccinate citizens, authorize forceful entry into private dwellings and destruction of citizen property and impose fines on citizens for noncompliance.
Refusal to comply carries penalties of imprisonment of up to 30 days and fines of $1000 per day. Here is the bill for those that want to read it:
Here are some of the highlights:
- to require the owner or occupier of premises to permit entry into and investigation of the premises;
- to close, direct, and compel the evacuation of, or to decontaminate or cause to be decontaminated any building or facility, and to allow the reopening of the building or facility when the danger has ended
- to decontaminate or cause to be decontaminated, or to destroy any material;
- to restrict or prohibit assemblages of persons;
- to require a health care facility to provide services or the use of its facility, or to transfer the management and supervision of the health care facility to the department or to a local public health authority;
- to control ingress to and egress from any stricken or threatened public area, and the movement of persons and materials within the area;
- to adopt and enforce measures to provide for the safe disposal of infectious waste and human remains, provided that religious, cultural, family, and individual beliefs of the deceased person shall be followed to the extent possible when disposing of human remains, whenever that may be done without endangering the public health;
- to procure, take immediate possession from any source, store, or distribute any anti-toxins, serums, vaccines, immunizing agents, antibiotics, and other pharmaceutical agents or medical supplies located within the commonwealth as may be necessary to respond to the emergency;
- to require in-state health care providers to assist in the performance of vaccination, treatment, examination, or testing of any individual as a condition of licensure, authorization, or the ability to continue to function as a health care provider in the commonwealth;
- to waive the commonwealth’s licensing requirements for health care professionals with a valid license from another state in the United States or whose professional training would otherwise qualify them for an appropriate professional license in the commonwealth;
- to allow for the dispensing of controlled substance by appropriate personnel consistent with federal statutes as necessary for the prevention or treatment of illness;
- to authorize the chief medical examiner to appoint and prescribe the duties of such emergency assistant medical examiners as may be required for the proper performance of the duties of office;
- to collect specimens and perform tests on any animal, living or deceased;
- to exercise authority under sections 95 and 96 of chapter 111;
- to care for any emerging mental health or crisis counseling needs that individuals may exhibit, with the consent of the individuals
I encourage you to read the full article as it discusses the unreasonable power grab by government, the risks of getting vaccinated, and the fact that immunity from a vaccination doesn’t last nearly as long as immunity from natural exposure. Does anyone remember a few months ago when they were saying H1N1 was not a big deal?
That is the part that really bothers me. We were told, and still are by the CDC, that H1N1 isn’t much worse than normal influenza strains. There is some growing evidence that this may not be the case as deaths are up: Swine Flu Kills 625 Last Week. I wish that there could be some consensus on the matter. I believe that there will be a lot of sick people, and that there will be a lot of deaths, but that the deaths are merely the result of scale. I am all for voluntary immunization for those that want it, but I am very leery of forced immunization.