Open Letter to Dr. Benjamin Carson
Candidate Benjamin Carson’s call for mandatory vaccinations of people/infants bothers me. Here again, a nugget of truth from history can steer us in the right direction and preserve our individual liberties. There is nothing so important than the right to Life, Liberty and Property. And government in charge of determining what is good and bad medicine, like determining what is good or bad religion, will implode our fundamental rights.
During the debates on the Constitution in 1787 Dr Benjamin Rush, a Signer of the Declaration of Independence, pleaded with his fellow Patriots to put medical freedom in the Constitution and in the First Amendment, and of good reason: medicine easily becomes an avenue for tyrannical government to reduce us to bondage – read Mein Kampt and the Nazi’s use of government approved medicine if you have any lingering doubts.
Here are Benjamin Rush’s own words:
“Unless we put medical freedom into the Constitution, the time will come when medicine will organize into an undercover dictatorship. . . . To restrict the art of healing to one class of men and deny equal privileges to others, will constitute the Bastille of medical science. All such laws are un-American and despotic . . . and have no place in a Republic . . . The Constitution of this Republic should make special provision for medical freedom as well as religious freedom.”
I repost these choice words of one Founding Father as an open letter to Dr. Benjamin Carson, whom I respect in other ways.
On this issue of vaccination Ben Carson is blinded by the doctors’ mindset that pharmaceuticals are king. He just does no know that infectious diseases were on the decline by sanitary reforms and better food choices long before the vaccinations were deployed or had chance to impact outcomes.
Additionally he is willfully blind to the fact that building a strong immune system by healthy lifestyles and nutritious food will eliminate the need for many vaccines. Since I went off refined white sugar, white rice and white bread and reduced my dairy intake drastically I have not had a cold or flu for 15 to 20 plus years – I have lost count.
Another nugget of history: Claude Barnard’s emphasis on the immune system was superior to Pasteur’s emphasis on shooting external germs. They were sparing giant contemporaries in nineteenth century medicine. Pasteur admitted on his deathbed that Barnard’s emphasis on building up the internal defense mechanism of the body was superior to shooting down germs with silver bullets. But the pharmaceutical medical lobby, with an eye to profits, prefer to ignore this historical fact.
It is the disease that causes the germ and gives it its potency. The germ does not cause the disease. I explore this history in my book Whisper of the Serpent which is a review of 2,500 years of medical history to show that nutritional medicine is superior to drug medicine and was so admitted by many giants of medicine through its long history – not to mention Hippocrates. If anyone is interested, the book was produced by Amazon.com and is in kindle or paper: whisperoftheserpent.com.