Martin Luther King Day, January, 2016- “Justice Is Indivisible”

MLK2What would MLK have said about mandating vaccines?

As a pediatrician over the past 30 years, I have watched the biggest threat to our children’s health evolve from that of infectious diseases to the chronic diseases of autism, ADHD, anxiety, obesity, diabetes, and autoimmune disorders.

You would think that by listening to the loudest voices and mainstream doctors, media and the “status quo” message, that it was vaccines that resulted in this reduction in serious infections. That is partially correct. But on the flip side you will read and hear that “vaccines are safe and effective”, also only partially correct.

What gets lost in all the noise is that many diseases have come and gone or largely played out without the aid of vaccines. We don’t vaccinate against streptococcus that causes strep throat, or Ebola, and while sometimes scary, these diseases have not taken over the population and killed millions each year in America.


It has to do with a healthy immune system and, in the case of Ebola,  good public health strategies where quarantine and treatment worked.

I have observed over the past 30 years that my least vaccinated patients are the healthiest in most cases. A look at the data from my own practice shows this to be true.

I have observed that an increasing percentage of my patient population is vulnerable to vaccine damage, and that those children who are vaccinated more slowly and carefully have less autism and tend to be  healthier. There are too many stories (a hundred just in my practice) of a normal 1 year old becoming autistic by age 2, usually right after a vaccine or a bunch of vaccines given at 12-15 months.

What would Martin Luther King (MLK) do if he were in my shoes?

I have no doubt that he would speak out about the injustice being perpetrated on innocent children disguised as a vaccine that is good for you.

He said, “The time is always right to do what is right.”

You can stay with your comfortable “vaccines are safe and effective” mantra and ignore the truth in front of your eyes, or you can rise up and support the families struggling with vaccine damage, the innocent children lining up like cattle headed for slaughter, or the unborn child having her womb violated with an aluminum containing Tdap vaccine.

MLK said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’

It is not enough to think that because my child dodged the vaccine damage bullet, I’ll ignore this issue, when our own government officials are teaming up with the CDC and pharmaceutical companies to mandate vaccines without informed consent! This becomes a police state where the government can do a medical procedure on your child without your consent, as has happened in California with the passage of SB 277. This law that goes into effect July 1, 2016 effectively turns California into a police state forcing children to get all mandated vaccines in order to attend school or daycare.

I live in Oregon, where we stopped a similar bill SB 442 in 2015, but the forces that stand to profit from mandated vaccines will not stop. Imagine that you have a product for which you have no liability if your consumer gets hurt by it, and then you get it mandated that every child in the country must take your product! These mandates, that you must subject your body to the injections, will expand to adults. Imagine that you cannot get your social security benefits unless you get a number of vaccines, yearly without your consent?

I am pro-vaccine, but also pro-medical freedom. No medical procedure should be mandated by the State on the population. PERIOD.

In MLK’s words: “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”


Dr. Paul


PaulThomasDr. Paul Thomas, M.D. is an award-winning Dartmouth-trained pediatrician with nearly 30 years of experience in pediatrics. In addition to being board certified in Pediatrics, he is an expert on addiction and board certified in Addiction Medicine. His practice, Integrative Pediatrics, serves some 11,000 children in Portland, Oregon. He is the co-author of the forthcoming book, The Vaccine-Friendly Plan: Dr. Paul’s Safe and Effective Approach to Immunity and Health—from Pregnancy through Your Child’s Teen Years (Ballantine 2016).


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