ACCORDING TO THE CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL, THE GOVERNMENT HAS THE AUTHORITY OF PARENS PATRIAE!
By AL Whitney © copyround 2015
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Under most religious law, the children belong to the parents. It is a moral obligation on the part of the parents to care for and educate their children in their existing social values and morals. However, the Center for Disease Control INC (CDC) has informed its employees that this is not really the case. The following comes from their web site:
From CDC Chapter 13 (pg 273)
Vaccination Mandates: The Public Health Imperative and Individual Rights
KEVIN M. MALONE AND ALAN R. HINMAN
LEGAL AUTHORITIES—CONSTITUTIONAL BASIS OF MANDATORY VACCINATION
Further authority to compel vaccination of children comes under the doctrine of parens patriae in which the state asserts authority over child welfare. In the 1944 case of Prince v. Massachusetts, which involved child labor under an asserted right of religious freedom, the U.S. Supreme Court summarized the doctrine, noting that:”Neither rights of religion nor rights of parenthood are beyond limitation. Acting to guard the general interest in youth’s well being, the state as parens patriae may restrict the parent’s control by requiring school attendance, regulating or prohibiting the child’s labor, and in many other ways. Its authority is not nullified merely because the parent grounds his claim to control the child’s course of conduct on religion or conscience.
Thus, he cannot claim freedom from compulsory vaccination for the child more than for himself on religious grounds. The right to practice religion freely does not include liberty to expose the community or the child to communicable disease or the latter to ill health or death. (321 U.S. at 166–7, 64 S.Ct. at 442)”
Parens Patriae: Legal Definition of Parens Patriae . . .
The government, or any other authority, regarded as the legal protector of citizens unable to protect themselves. The principle that political authority carries with it the responsibility for protection of citizens.
Parens Patriae. [Latin, Parent of the country.] A doctrine that grants the inherent power and authority of the state to protect persons who are legally unable to act.
So, when did the doctrine of Parens Patriae slither its way into our world? Continue reading