You can hit the school system where it counts ... withdraw your children and homeschool them.
Schools receive a certain amount of money for every child in a seat each day. My school had dropout prevention classes to keep kids in a seat ...
referred to as the 'seat' program, actually. In third year high school English, they taught kids one week what a noun was, the next week it was a
verb ... by half a semester, they knew what a sentence was ... this is real, not a joke. The kids would fool around most of the class, for yes,
most of them already knew what a sentence was, they just learned the easy way to get by in school ... hanging out ... and not have to worry about
their guardians/parents bringing them to school or being harassed by cops for being truant.
If over 1000 kids were simultaneously withdrawn, that would hit that school district's budget rather harshly, and there is nothing they could do
I think homeschooling would be a great trend these days. Let me explain. Not all, but a majority of parents are not spending time with their
children. If the parents took the time to spend with their kids to educate them, it would benefit the family unit (even if that is a single parent,
traditional, or gay/lesbian). Kids need positive adult influence in their life, not tv, food, or video games ... those are fine in moderation ...
and no need to 'keep up with the Jones' ... they lived without tv, cars, and all that fancy stuff not too long ago ... so more people need to get
their priorities right. There is much more, but this isn't about all those benefits, but the one that is on topic is it becomes solely the
parent's(s') decision without any outside pressure, to immunize their children or not.
Speaking of which, it is much better that a child GETS chickenpox as a kid (males mostly), for it can be DEADLY for an older male to catch the same
I agree completely with the fact, people try to protect themselves so much, that they have NO immunity to anything. Not that we should like the
pavement or not wash our hands after wiping, but being too clean could lead to very serious illness outbreaks in our future.
I may disagree that immunizations inhibit our immune system, since the fact that you are introducing the very thing into your system so it can
identify it and create the necessary antibodies to ward it off in the future.
There is one thing that immunization people tend to forget though ... abstinence from getting in contact with a disease works better than a shot ...
so as long as I am not exposing myself to hepatitis, my chances are slim I will catch it ... I definitely avoid eating off of toilets, and try to
never involve myself with needles, so I think I may be rather safe.
It is beyond me how we have become so frail that we are afraid of the flu, so much so, people are willing to get a shot that makes them feel terrible
for a few days just to keep from feeling bad for a few days ... flawed logic if you ask me. The flu is just like a really bad cold, buy a few boxes
of tissues and keep a bucket by your side ... get plenty of rest, stay warm ... naked under blankets is what I find works for most people, lots of
clear liquids, and get better. The less drugs you take, the better off. If you take antibiotics whenever you are ill, they stop working.
I hardly ever get sick, the only shots I had, I was too young to remember anything but not wanting them done and feeling like I was being tortured
since it was completely against my will and was held down (3 or 4 years old ... mentally scarred maybe?), I hardly ever take any medicine for
anything (headaches included) ... it works for me, and I am not ocd about carrying hand wipes and disinfectant everywhere I go ... someone touching
their feet/belly button/some other body part and not washing their hands bothers me more than someone sneezing and not washing their hands ... but
that is a completely different story