As a free-thinking mom, I’m disturbed by the Daniel Hauser saga. The MN state government ordered him to undergo chemo against his and his
parents’ wishes. Mom and son ran away, then surrendered to authorities, stating they now believe chemo is the best option.
Do they really believe that? Who knows. Apparently the state has conceded to allowing natural therapies and vitamins to supplement Daniel’s chemo. But, bottom line, mom had to say chemo is good to avoid
jail and to avoid losing her children to CPS. There was a hearing today on the child custody issue.
To avoid jail and
losing her children to CPS. This pretty much defines medical
police state to me. A parent can’t determine the best decision for a child?
A state’s government knows better? Only medical doctors can heal? CPS
can take better care of your child? Like in MA where 75% of children in
foster care are on psychiatric drugs.
If I lived in MN, could I be “turned in” for taking Ryan off
asthma drugs? I could conceivably be accused of endangering his life. I
could be forced to take him to a doctor who would administer the drugs, possibly lose him to a family who is better at obeying orders. (The CPS rabbit hole is so disturbing, I can’t even go there.)
Is chemo the best option? Big Pharma-owned MSM would have us believe that. I don’t. Since I’ve fallen down the alternative medicine rabbit-hole, reading and researching
vaccine injury, chelation, autism, auto-immune disorders (lupus, MS,
etc.) and cancer, I’ve come to believe chemo is one of many
options, but far from the best choice for everyone.
Big Pharma, in its quest to rule the medical world and its profits, is behind the war against marijuana, keeping DCA out of sight and unapproved, and the push to make as many vitamins as possible available only by prescription. In the 1950s, it was successful at getting Harry Hoxsey tossed out of the U.S. for curing cancer with herbs. The very treatment that saved a child who ran away from court ordered chemo. There are plenty of sane people out there curing themselves with herbs and vitamins!
In researching this, I came across not only uplifting stories of children healed via alternative treatment, but a couple (just a couple, thank goodness) of horrific stories of children dead because of a
parent’s choice. I don’t understand a parent’s ability to stand by
while their child suffers a protracted painful death, not even offering
an aspirin, because of a belief system that does not allow medical
intervention at any level.
The question is: do we all take the medicine (in this case, of allowing government to decide
what is best for our children) because of the travesties committed by a
few? Should everyone have to attend weekly AA meetings because a few of us can’t hold our liquor, just in case? Should everyone have to take an H1N1 vaccine because a few people with compromised health died from it?
In any case, I’ll be staying out of MN, at least while Pawlenty is governor. He just vetoed that states’ medical marijuana bill despite overwhelming voter support. Heck, I’ll be staying out of the entire U.S. Life is too good here!
I’m constantly increasing my medicinal plant garden, making my own medicine and treating my family. Shshshsh…don’t tell.
You should go see Don Candido in Puerto Viejo – I’ll go with you. I’m dying to meet him!!!
I think that yes you could get in trouble for taking your kids off any and all drugs. I believe the next step will be clamping down on the parents who choose not to immunize. As for the chemo thing, seen my step-dad die without chemo and watching my sister die with chemo, NO WAY on the chemo for me if God forbid it ever was needed. It really is a quality of life issue. I’m with you on staying in CR, too good!
Yeah, a few states have already ordered vaccinations for all kids in school. Un/Home schooled are next… I am constantly encouraged by the liberty movement and having new freedom candidates running for office. Rand Paul in KY, Peter Schiff in CT are the two most well-known, but there are others in all levels of government up there. Look at how much good Ron Paul has done all by his lonesome. I’m going to keep looking for hope and change!
It is very discouraging to hear something like this. When my girl fiend was pregnant I convinced her against vaccination for our baby daughter and at 15months old she is the happiest heathiest baby girl I’ve ever seen. She is incredibly smart: Walking at 10months forming words at 14months and is only fussy if she’s tired or hungry. There’s no way that I’d have her vaccinated with all the extra “filler materials and accelerators” that they put in them.
In addition to that I’ve long been planning my US escape. I’ve lived in Europe for a few years and it was the hardest thing to do to come back to the states. I started considering CR as a possibilty about two years ago and have my first trip to CR planned for next spring. My girlfriend can’t stop talking about since I brought it up. It’s very endearing, I’ve never seen her so alive. The best part is that after taking great pains, my business is now porable and established enough to make the move for good if I choose to stay.
Thank you for your blog it has been extremely informative for me. I especially like the idea of making contact with someone in the realestate industry that is already there. I hope to speak with in the future.
-Jim from Oshkosh, WI
Congratulations on making the hard decision (at least for me) not to vaccinate. It’s the oddest thing but the pro-vaccine crowd gets pretty adamant about it… like you are trying to kill your kid and then poison the rest of the world. I think you did the smart thing and the more I read on vaccines, the more smarter I think I yam!
I hope you aren’t moving here hoping to cash in on real estate. It’s already sliding down the slope of hope. We love Costa Rica, though, and are so happy to be here instead of there. Too bad Ron Paul didn’t get to be president… I haven’t lost all hope but that’s sliding away too. At least for now!
See you when you get here, pura vida!
Now with this healthcare bill they are trying to push through at all costs, I worry even more about our health freedoms. I told my tico husband that if 1) we do not have the choice whether or not to vaccinate and 2) if we can no longer homeschool, I’m outta here. Recently the government has even gone so far as to ask for reports of those spreading “disinformation” on the health care reform bill, even in casual conversation. It has me again taking out my book “Living Abroad in Costa Rica.”
I’d love to see where the gov is asking for reports of those spreading disinformation – that is scary indeed!
Don’t think CR is going to be any less aggressive on immunizations – but at least they don’t have the resources to enforce it. I’m waiting for the “must have swine flu vaccine to enter the country” mandate.
The US is a scary place right now… everything is a crime and every crime does time. I don’t want my boys there till the economy has hit bottom and we’ve seen the worst.