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She calls herself the “Patriot Nurse,” and she is a “prepper.” Here is what she writes about herself on her website:

I take a very balanced approach to prepping that is decidedly reason-based.  Many people, after prepping for some time, begin to realize their preps are covered in the food and weapons arenas, but the ‘band-aids’ area looks lean.  Select individuals realize that medical preparedness is decidedly less glitzy, but it is integral to a well-rounded plan for thriving during times of difficulty.  My work fills that void for the average person, equipping him with the knowledge and the skills to thrive in times of difficulty and disaster alike.

In her presentation on vaccines in this video, she covers four points:

1. Herd Immunity

She addresses the theory of “herd immunity” which claims that those refusing vaccines are affecting the health of the “whole herd” in society. Without addressing the supposed science behind such a claim, which is covered elsewhere in depth, she addresses the terminology used in this theory:

What is really on the line here in addressing human beings as “cattle?” We may be part of a group of people, part of a culture, but I am not a piece of livestock. I am a sovereign human being that has the ability to make choices. Regardless of the approval of the “scientific community,” I have the ability, as a free human being in this country, to be able to say what I want in my body and what I want in my child’s body.

The Patriot Nurse explains how the term “herd” very subtlety suggests that we are livestock that are “owned.” The question then is:

Who owns us, if not ourselves? Does the medical community own us? Does the State own us?

The medical community and doctors are not “feudal lords,” and we are not “peasants,” she says. We are free people.

She then addresses the concept: “For the better good of society.” She states that this excuse has been used by every major dictator for at least the past 100 years. This mindset can have very disastrous effects for both the individual and the entire society.

2. Protecting Those Who are Vulnerable and Cannot be Vaccinated

Next the Patriot Nurse deals with the argument that we need to protect those in society who cannot be vaccinated, such as those too young to receive certain vaccines.

Her question to those who argue this is:

Are we willing to threaten choice, are we willing to sacrifice choice, for a select group of individuals’ safety? There is always a trade-off between freedom and safety. If you’re really wanting a society to be better safeguarded and protected, defaulting to freedom of choice overall is your best guarantee to do it. Freedom of choice for the individual is the best guarantee of overall societal freedom and prosperity. Individuals have liberties and rights. Collective societies do not.

3. The Science Behind Vaccines is Settled

Those who believe this ask: why should parents be allowed to deny their children “life-saving” measures? The answer and check to that, says the Patriot Nurse, is “at what cost?”

Are we willing to allow the State or the medical establishment to form a tyrannical over-lordship that dictates whether or not a parent is allowed to do this, or do that, for their child?

She points out that people feed their children abysmal diets all day long, things that can be considered “deadly” long term. Parents make choices every day that affect their child’s health, but most of these choices are not mandated. If it is not the parent who has the right to decide what is best for the child, then whose right is it? The doctor? The State? Does one person not have a right to decide what goes into their body because 10 other people say they know better?

4. We are Seeing a Resurgence in “Vaccine Preventable Diseases”

Next, the Patriot Nurse deals with the objection that vaccine deniers are allowing “vaccine preventable diseases” to return and threaten the entire society. She states:

Forcing people to put a substance or object in their body is equated to “medical rape.” Who gets to decide what’s best for you? Who gets to decide what goes into your body? Who gets to decide what goes into your child’s body? If it is not you, then who is it? Is it the State? Is it a medical tyrannical establishment?

Our choices over the next 5 to 10 years are really going to determine if we will allow the State or any sort of medical group of people to put their thumb on us and control us completely.