So where do the 2016 US presidential candidates stand on vaccines and GMOs?
With every subsequent election cycle in the US, technology advances, making it easier for the citizenry to track what the various presidential candidates have said, voted and done in the past. We live in a surveillance state where military intelligence agencies like the NSA know virtually everything about us. However, one of the good points about the current state of technology is that also allows the people in general to watch and monitor their government more closely – which is absolutely essential if a representative republic is to function properly, and is also a prerequisite for freedom. Below is a brief list spelling out where each of the candidates stand on vaccines and GMOs, as best we know it.
Where the Democratic Candidates Stand on Vaccines
“Obviously, vaccinations work. Vaccination has worked for many, many years … I am sensitive to the fact that there are some families who disagree but the difficulty is if I have a kid who is suffering from an illness who is subjected to a kid who walks into a room without vaccines that could kill that child and that’s wrong.”
This is quite disappointing for a candidate who is a man of the people, has refused money from the Big Banks and has spoke out harshly against the corporatocracy. Sanders here is alluding to the idea of herd immunity, the false notion that if enough people get vaccinated, then when a contagious disease hits an area, it will spread less fast than if the majority were not vaccinated, since they are now protected. As I outlined in the article Herd Immunity vs. Viral Shedding: Who’s Infecting Whom?, herd immunity is a pseudo-scientific myth. When it comes to contagion, an unvaccinated person is less of a threat, and a vaccinated person is more of a threat due to the phenomenon of viral shedding.
Where the Republican Candidates Stand on Vaccines
Donald Trump: Trump is essentially pro-vaccine, but think the vaccines should be given 1 per time rather than clumped together. He has however said some strong things like “tiny children are not horses” and has also raised the issue of the vaccine-autism connection. Trump has said in various tweets:
“No more massive injections. Tiny children are not horses – one vaccine at a time, over time.”
“I am being proven right about massive vaccinations – the doctors lied. Save our children and their future.”
“I’m not against vaccinations for your children, I’m against them in 1 massive dose. Spread them out over a period of team and autism will drop!”
Ted Cruz: 100% pro-vaccine. He stated:
“Most states include an exception clause for good faith religious convictions, and that’s an appropriate judgment for the states to make, but on the question of whether kids should be vaccinated, the answer is obvious and there’s widespread agreement: of course they should.”
Marco Rubio: 100% pro-vaccine. Rubio was strident in his remarks:
“There is absolutely no medical science or data whatsoever that links those vaccinations to onset of autism or anything of that nature … And by the way, if enough people are not vaccinated, you put at risk infants that are three months of age or younger and have not yet been vaccinated, and you put at risk immune-suppressed children that are not able to get those vaccinations.”
John Kasich: 100% pro-vaccine. He said this in 2015:
“You have to get vaccinated. This is not a choice. Are you kidding me? I mean, my kids are gonna go to school I want to make sure that they get vaccinated for those basic things that protect all of us.”
Jeb Bush: as you would expect form a member of the Bush crime family, whose family has an extremely strong connection to the New World Order, Jeb is pro-vaccine. He said:
“Parents ought to make sure their children are vaccinated. Do we need to get into any detail on that?”
According to the Huffington Post, in 2005 as Governor of Florida, Bush proposed a plan to reform Medicaid, and wrote in a November 2005 op-ed in Modern Healthcare:
“We also believe each plan in our Medicaid program ought to be measured based on common performance expectations, such as consumer satisfaction; high percentages of children receiving vaccinations …”
Bernie Sanders: Sanders doesn’t like Big Biotech or Monsanto, and was the one who introduced a bill in May 2013 to allow States to introduce GMO labeling. Unfortunately that bill didn’t pass, but it very clear that Sanders is not pro-GMO. Sanders is not anti-GMO, but he at least sees the common sense idea that people should have the right to know what is in their food.
Hillary Clinton: as you would again expect, career criminal Hillary Clinton is pro-GMO to such an extent she has been dubbed the “Bride of Frankenfood”. She is has deep ties to the biotech industry.
Where the Republican Candidates Stand on GMOs
Donald Trump: Trump hasn’t outright stated he is anti-GMO, but the clues indicate he is. He quipped on a tweet a few months ago that for Iowans, “too much Monsanto in the corn creates issues in the brain?”
Ted Cruz: Cruz is 100% pro-GMO. Sadly, he has even lashed out at those criticizing GMOs as proponents of “anti-science zealotry”. According to the Washington Times, Cruz stated:
“the nation should push back against the ‘hysteria’ over food made with genetically modified organisms, saying these innovations in science should be celebrated for the positive impact they’ve had both at home and abroad.”
Marco Rubio: Rubio looks to be pro-GMO – or at the very least, someone who won’t stand up to Big Biotech. He voted against the right of states to label GMO food.
John Kasich: it unclear at this stage which side he is on, though likely pro-GMO.
Jeb Bush: Bush is pro-GMO, of course. He has called GMOs one of the “greatest high technology innovative sectors of our economy” and also said that “we should not be trying to make it harder for that kind of innovation to exist, we should celebrate it.” Not surprising, given his father George HW Bush when VP told Monsanto that his administration was in the business of “dereg” (deregulation).
Conclusion: Big Pharma Will Be Happy With Almost Any Candidate … and Big Biotech Mostly So
Big Pharma will be happy with whomever gets into office. On both sides of the race, the field of 2016 US presidential candidates is dominated by people who are pro-vaccine. The only one who isn’t wildly and enthusiastically pro-vaccine is Donald Trump, who isn’t exactly fully anti-vaccine, but who has raised many questions about them, including the vaccine-autism connection. Of course, there is a big difference between a candidate personally liking or using vaccines, and actually making laws mandating vaccines. However, apart from Trump, don’t expect any of them to suddenly lead a charge against the massive power of the Rockefeller pharmaceutical cartel, nor to punish Big Pharma for its role in depopulation and forced sterilization of numerous people in the US and around the world.
Big Biotech will be mostly happy with the candidates, with the exception of Sanders and Trump. Sanders actually introduced a bill for GMO labeling, which is a great start; Trump, as with vaccine issue, is still playing his cards close to his chest, but we can deduce by his various words and deeds over the years that he is mostly anti-GMO.
Although you may not like Sanders and Trump for other reasons, they have clearly set themselves apart from the pack as far as where the candidates stand on vaccines and GMOs. It will be interesting to see if they stick to their guns in the face of Big Pharma and Big Biotech influence in the months to come.
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Makia Freeman is the editor of The Freedom Articles and senior researcher at ToolsForFreedom.com (FaceBook here), writing on many aspects of truth and freedom, from exposing aspects of the worldwide conspiracy to suggesting solutions for how humanity can create a new system of peace and abundance.