Tuesday, January 10, 2017

BREAKING Trump Asks Vaccine Skeptic to Lead Commission on Vaccination Safety

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a noted vaccine skeptic, has accepted President-elect Donald Trump's offer to chair a commission to investigate vaccine safety, Kennedy told reporters Tuesday, reports The Hill.

Kennedy told reporters in the lobby of Trump Tower in Manhattan about the forthcoming position after a meeting with the president-elect.

"He asked me to chair a commission on vaccine safety and scientific integrity ... I said I would," he said.

"President-elect Trump has some doubts about the current vaccine policies and he has questions about it. His opinion doesn't matter, but the science does matter and we ought to be reading the science and we ought to be debating the science."

He added that Trump called him to request the meeting and that he wants to ensure that vaccines are "as safe as they possibly can be."

Kennedy, son of the famous attorney general and nephew of former President John F. Kennedy, is, according to The Hill,  a vocal critic of vaccines and regularly expresses concerns that certain preservatives in vaccines could cause developmental disorders or other negative side effects.

The real question, of course, is: Why should government be involved in this question at all?

Let non-government funded independent research study this question. And those who want to take vaccines should be allowed to take them  (and give them to their children) and those who don't want to shouldn't have to take them (Or make their children take them).



  1. All else equal, I prefer a skeptic to an evangelist.

  2. Wrong Wenzel, protecting children from their parent's indiscretions will also be a feature of a private property society

  3. There is no market for non-government research into this question. Are you going to put up the $$$ Wenzel, for zero returns and public opprobrium?

  4. I agree that the government should not be involved in vaccines, but it already is and I am hopeful that this will bring information to light that will be a nail in the coffins of the CDC and FDA. Most people don't even know that the the US govt runs a no-fault vaccine injury "court", called the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, that pays for vaccine related injury/death with taxpayer funds. Gag orders prevent claimants from talking about their cases. This is a great opportunity for liberty minded people to condemn government and provide education on libertarian and free market principles. Let's hope that all the skeletons are exposed and that the public will have more choice but to recognize that the government is not saving them from "evil corporations".

    1. Hear hear!

      This is one of the most critical libertarian issues of our time and I am afraid that, for the most part, our community has not been nearly vocal enough in explaining to people why the government cannot successfully utilize central planning and regimentation to provide suitable health care for us or our children.

      Let the free market address concerns about harm from infectious disease and all other health concerns, for that matter.

  5. Robert states:

    "The real question, of course, is: Why should government be involved in this question at all?

    Let non-government funded independent research study this question. And those who want to take vaccines should be allowed to take them (and give them to their children) and those who don't want to shouldn't have to take them (Or make their children take them)."

    That's a fair question, but it does not account for the current realities.

    The truth is that the government has ALREADY been heavily involved in the issue of vaccine safety for a long time. The FDA blesses the individual vaccines as safe and effective. The CDC adds those vaccines to its recommended "schedule", which in turn makes its way into state laws mandating vaccines. Moreover, the CDC repeatedly makes public statements about the safety of vaccines and about vaccines not causing autism. The government schools heavily indoctrinate students into believing that vaccines are instrumental in saving us from crippling diseases and death.

    You say "let independent researchers study this question". Well, many have and raised important concerns. But they are not allowed to present their findings via the media. They are drowned out in the media by regime voices who bully and smear them and don't allow for a proper debate of the issues. If they are MD's, they may lose their licenses to practice or be threatened by the medical board.

    In 2014, senior scientist William Thompson at the CDC blew the whistle on the CDC study which purported to show that the MMR vaccine does not cause autism and provided thousands of documents showing the fraud and obstruction of justice going on at the CDC while they studied this matter. There was a complete blackout of this story in the media, which is the biggest government scandal in generations! Congress has since refused to call him to testify. (By the way, the documentary VAXXED lays out all of this information very well).

    Trump understands what is going on and has determined (correctly) that he needs to force the issue.

    Longer term, though, we should work toward the day where there is a complete separation of vaccines and state.

  6. That a review will occur and will be led by a skeptic is wonderful news. Well done Mr Trump. This could prevent millions from suffering autism.