The Atlanta Vaccination War of 1897

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The Atlanta Vaccination War of 1897

When discussing vaccine in the black community, the Tuskegee Experiment almost always comes up. Truth be told, vaccine hesitancy in the Black community goes back a lot further than that. Check out this New York Times article from December 7, 1897.

Reading that article made me curious to learn if there were other vaccine hesitancy events in history. I looked around and found this article published on Science News. Here’s a quote…

In 1809, Massachusetts passed the world’s first known mandatory vaccination law, requiring the general population to receive the smallpox vaccine. Resistance began to grow as other states passed similar laws. Then the U.K. Vaccination Act of 1853 required parents to get infants vaccinated by 3 months old, or face fines or imprisonment. The law sparked violent riots and the formation of the Anti-Vaccination League of London. Vaccine resisters were often poor people suspicious of a forced medical intervention since, under normal circumstances, they rarely received any health care. Anti-vaccination groups argued that compulsory vaccination violated personal liberty, writing that the acts “trample upon the right of parents to protect their children from disease” and “invaded liberty by rendering good health a crime.”

Anti-vaccination sentiment grew and spread across Europe until an 1885 demonstration of about 100,000 people in Leicester, England, prompted the British monarchy to appoint a commission to study the issue. The resulting 1896 report led to an 1898 act that removed penalties for parents who didn’t believe vaccination was safe or effective. The act introduced the term “conscientious objectors,” which later became more commonly associated with those who refuse military service on religious or moral grounds.

Across the Atlantic, most U.S. residents had embraced Jenner’s cowpox protective, leading to a precipitous drop in smallpox outbreaks. But with fewer outbreaks, complacency set in and vaccination rates dropped. As smallpox outbreaks resurfaced in the 1870s, states began enforcing existing vaccination laws or passing new ones. British anti-vaccinationist William Tebb visited New York in 1879, which led to the founding of the Anti-Vaccination Society of America. The group’s tactics will sound familiar: pamphlets, court battles and arguments in state legislatures that led to the repeal of mandatory vaccination laws in seven states. The 1905 Supreme Court decision Jacobson v. Massachusetts upheld a state’s right to mandate vaccines; it remains precedent today.

Funny, isn’t it? The more things change, the more they stay the same. Truly, there is nothing new under the sun. Check out this article on the history of anti-vaccination movements as well. Very informative.


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Only one thing is keeping America from becoming Australia

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Only one thing is keeping America from becoming Australia

Do you know what is going on in Melbourne, Australia? In an effort to protect the country from Covid-19, it has become a police state. Here are some tweets showing what the mainstream media is keeping from you.

Show your papers, or else!

If you protest lockdowns, you are branded a domestic terrorist.

If police see you not wearing a mask, extreme measures are allowed.

And being an elderly woman will not protect you from the police brutality.

You not only have to guard your body in Melbourne but, your wallet as well. If you violate one of their many Covid safety rules, your bank account will suffer.

And if you do comply, that is no guarantee that the police will not make a housecall.

I assure you that what I shared is only a glimpse of recent events in Australia that expand beyond Melbourne. When I look at the footage, I am grateful for the one thing that keeps America from becoming Australia, at least in the near term. We have a second amendment right to bear arms. A right so many on the left are fighting to take away.

If they are successful, how soon before America becomes Australia?

Not long at all.


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The Secret Sauce to Educational Excellence: Freedom, Community and Service

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#111 – The Secret Sauce to Educational Excellence: Freedom, Community and Service

One of the reasons why I love podcasting so much is because I get to talk with fascinating people. One of them being my guest – Hans Hageman. Today we talked about education. There are a lot of things wrong with the American public school systems these days. Its good to hear how at least one school is doing it right. The formula for educational excellence is easy to explain, its founded in freedom, community and service. So, why are the public school systems so resistant to proven success? Find out in this podcast for the answer to that and more.Talking points in this show. 

  • The fascinating background of Hans Hageman
  • Specialization is a setup. Better to be a renaissance man. 
  • The Secret Sauce to Educational Excellence: Freedom, Community and Service
  • Public schools seem resistant to what is obviously working well. Why?
  • Mandates are making things worse. Please stop them. 
  • How not to burn students out. Tip #1, start later in the morning. 
  • Advancing failing students so their feelings won’t be hurt? How is that helping?  

After the podcast:

  • The secret to changing male student behavior

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Hans is a social entrepreneur. He’s developed visionary solutions to improve education for children from Harlem to India. He grew up in Spanish Harlem, New York. His home was Exodus House, a pioneering residential drug treatment center started by his father. It was here that he learned about the importance of service to others and about redemption.Follow Hans Hageman online

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Sorry, I have to say it. I told you so!

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Sorry, I have to say it. I told you so!

Every now and then, I am vindicated for stories I shared in the past. Why? There are times when I share news that is being censored or ridiculed only to be accepted as facts later. Case in point, here is a quote from Politico.

Ben Schreckinger’s “The Bidens: Inside the First Family’s Fifty-Year Rise to Power,” out today, finds evidence that some of the purported HUNTER BIDEN laptop material is genuine, including two emails at the center of last October’s controversy.

A person who had independent access to Hunter Biden’s emails confirmed he did receive a 2015 email from a Ukrainian businessman thanking him for the chance to meet Joe Biden. The same goes for a 2017 email in which a proposed equity breakdown of a venture with Chinese energy executives includes the line, “10 held by H for the big guy?” (This person recalled seeing both emails, but was not in a position to compare the leaked emails word-for-word to the originals.)

MORE: Emails released by a Swedish government agency also match emails in the leaked cache, and two people who corresponded with Hunter Biden confirmed emails from the cache were genuine.

The story about Hunter Biden’s laptop being filled with evidence of corruption that he and his father was involved in was censored by the mainstream media and social media. Why? If proof (not conspiracy theories, actual proof) of the scandalous business dealings of the Biden became common knowledge, it would have nuked Biden’s presidential campaign. That’s how much the news media and the elites hated Donald Trump. They thought it better to cover up provable crimes by Hunter and Joe Biden than risk another term with President Trump. I talked about it on my Things I Think About Podcast on October 17, 2020. Here is the podcast description.

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The NY Post published the political equivalent of a nuclear bomb this week. Based on emails from Hunter Biden’s laptop, they have found credible evidence of Joe Biden’s corruption when he served in the White House under President Obama. As amazing as this is to me, what is even more surprising is how this information has been banned from social media and censored in the mainstream media during this critical Presidential election season. What does that say about the state of our American democracy? I discuss it all in this episode. 

Once the election was over, news about other Biden scandals began to leak but were quickly shut down. I compiled a list of 5 of them and made a podcast about them as well. Hmm… I wonder how long it will be before I am vindicated on that reporting as well? Here is the podcast description from February 26, 2021.

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A popular search term on DuckDuckGo is “Biden Crime Family.” Why is that search trending? The mainstream media has done a really good job at suppressing news that would be global headline scandals if they involved President Donald Trump and his family members. A recent poll proved that one in six Biden voters would have changed their vote if they had known about the scandals suppressed by the mainstream media. So, just what are those scandals? Well, I discuss the ones I know about in this episode. Tune in now before big tech deletes my podcast. 

So, what is the next Biden scandal that will likely be suppressed by the mainstream media or touted as conspiracy theory? My guess is it will be the tax scandal that just broke. Here is quote from Daily Mail.

A non-partisan government report indicates that President Joe Biden could owe as much as $500,000 in back taxes to the IRS after it reported that he avoided paying for Medicare through a tax-code loophole for years.

Biden is pushing for a $3.5 trillion bill to fund childcare, education and health care by targeting tax-fraud and increasing taxes on higher incomes so the ‘rich pay their fair share.’ 

A House Ways and Means Committee draft of the bill would end the tax-avoidance trick apparently used by Biden and boost audits done by the IRS. 

However, the report drafted by the Congressional Research Service and obtained by the Dailymail.com, suggests Biden owes taxes under current rules, according to the congressman who requested the research institute to look into the allegations.

‘Joe Biden wants to raise taxes by $2.1trillion while claiming the rich need to pay their ‘fair share.’ 

But in 2017, multi-millionaire Joe Biden skirted his payroll taxes — the very taxes that fund Medicare and Obamacare,’ said Representative Jim Banks, of Indiana, chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee.

‘According to the criteria CRS provided to my office, he owes the IRS and the American people hundreds of thousands of dollars in back taxes.

Every American should know about Joe Biden’s tax hypocrisy,’ Banks added.  

If this had happened to Donald Trump, it would be the leading story on all the major networks and the focal point of every late-night TV comedian – for days. However, since Biden is the center, expect this story to fade from notice. (That is called “liberal privilege.”)

As a point of curiosity, survey the news over the weekend and on Monday morning to see how much fuss has been made over Biden owing half a million dollars in back taxes. I suspect it will be little to no coverage; certainly not the stuff of detailed and deeply researched reporting. And once you realize this, reflect on my next statement…

Sorry, I have to say it. I told you so!



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Has the Left lost their collective minds? A chat with Jeff Charles

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Podcast #110 – Has the Left lost their collective minds? A chat with Jeff Charles

Today, Jeff Charles and I had a meeting of the minds to lament the left and make wacky predictions (well, I did anyway) about the future of Democrats, Republicans and the rest of the country. These were our talking points:

  • Wokeism is a religion.  
  • Liberal privilege is real. 
  • Nobody cancels culture like the left. 
  • Impeaching Biden may sound good but, will it happen? 
  • Would a Vice President Harris be worse?
  • Despite the propaganda of the activist media, people still do not like VP Harris. Why? 
  • Defund the police and replace them with federalized troops the elites control. 
  • Its not Democrat vs Republicans, its a globalist Uni-party against us all. 
  • Will 2022 be a political bloodbath for the Democrats?  
  • Its so important to pay attention to the primary races! 
  • If not Trump in 2024, who should be the Republican nominee?
  • Who will be the next Democrat to run for President? 

And so much more…

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Contributor for RedState and LibertyNation. Co-Host of Red+Black Show and A Fresh Perspective Podcast. Jeff Charles is the host of “A Fresh Perspective” podcast and co-host of the Red + Black Show. Jeff is also a freelance writer and political contributor who has appeared on Fox Soul and the First TV Network. He enjoys reading, binging TV shows, learning to play the banjo (badly), and all things nerdy.

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