Born and raised in Germany, Markus Heinze came to the United States in his early twenties. He earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Northern Kentucky University and also holds a master’s degree in secondary education from Union College. For fifteen years now, he has taught in several different public schools and is married to another teacher. They have two children.
He wrote an essay entitled, "Vaccination – A Very Personal Decision. Are You Informed?" It was made public on January 21st on http://VacTruth.com. Heinze says that:
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), approximately 30,000 Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) reports are filed annually, with 10-15 percent classified as serious, resulting in permanent disability, hospitalization, life-threatening illnesses or death. And those are only the reported cases of vaccine induced deaths, disability, illness and hospitalization.
Potentially lethal neurotoxins such as formaldehyde, aluminum hydroxide, aluminum phosphate, thimerosal, and polysorbate 80 are routinely included in vaccines. See: www.examiner.com/article/baby-safety-month-the-cdc-s-list-of-vaccine-ing...
Unfortunately, most parents don’t even realize that they are making a decision when they choose to vaccinate their child, as they blindly follow the recommendation of their pediatrician. Only parents whose children have been harmed by a vaccine, or who know children who have been harmed by a vaccine, tend to research the topic of vaccine safety and effectiveness on their own.
I am one of those parents.
My teachers always told me that there was nothing worse than following blindly, as in doing so, I was empowering a group of a few people to make decisions for the masses. Some of my teachers had seen Nazism and Stalinism and knew very well what they were talking about.
There are great dangers involved in riding any bandwagon. Once we parents take our seats on the bandwagon, we are no longer leading our families – we are simply fellow passengers, along with our children.
We are no longer the ones making decisions for ourselves or our kids—we have ceded this important responsibility to whomever is driving that particular bandwagon. And this is a mistake.
In any wagonload of people, the needs of individual passengers may differ greatly, and what might be good for the majority of the passengers might be quite dangerous – even deadly – for others. And if ‘others’ is our child, it is our responsibility – not the driver’s – to foresee the danger and keep them from taking that deadly trip.
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