In 1994, attorney Philip Howard wrote a book titled, The Death of Common Sense—it profiles the unfortunate incursion of stupidity into the U.S. judicial system, which many argue, has increased in recent years. However, in a decision marked by wisdom and prudence, Judge Trevor McFadden has blocked the implementation of a Washington D.C. law that would allow children as young as 11 to receive a COVID vaccination without parental consent.
McFadden, a Federal Judge, ruled that the Minor Consent for Vaccinations Amendment (MCA) law is not lawful because it “targets religious parents.”
McFadden’s ruling notes:
“States and the District are free to encourage individuals — including children — to get vaccines. But they cannot transgress on the [National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act] Congress created. And they cannot trample on the Constitution.”
The Washington Examiner reported that McFadden’s ruling addressed two lawsuits filed in July.
“In one complaint, a group of parents with children enrolled in city public or charter schools argued Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser could not enforce the law because it subverts the right and duty of parents to make informed decisions about whether their children should receive vaccinations.”
“Another lawsuit was filed by a Maryland father who said his daughter crossed state lines to enter Washington to get vaccinated without his knowledge,” the report added.
42 States require parental consent before a minor can receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Notably, Oregon and Alabama have the least restrictive policies, allowing children without parental consent to be vaccinated as early as age 15 and 14, respectively.
In a related story, last month, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) introduced legislation to prohibit schools and child care centers that enforce COVID vaccine mandates on children from receiving federal funds.
Cruz has been an outspoken opponent of COVID-related mask and vaccine mandates, school closures, and lockdowns. A Feb 16 Press Release from Cruz’s office reads:
“Enough is enough. It’s time to stop the petty tyrants imposing COVID-19 vaccine mandates on families across the country.
“No child should be denied an education because of his or her personal medical choice. Schools shouldn’t get federal taxpayer dollars to trample on our constitutional liberties. It’s time for all of us to take a stand. Are you with parents and kids, or power hungry politicians?” he added.
The amendment would restrict federal funding to “any entity, school, center or facility that imposes such a mandate,” including state and local educational agencies, public schools and charter schools, private schools, child care centers, and Head Start facilities.
Responses to McFadden’s decision are overwhelmingly positive from those outside the beltway.
A few captured from the Daily Wire post are noted below: Best
- leftistsmakemequeasy: Disgusting that the politicians and bureaucrats think they own other peoples’ children.
- crandahar3439: How is it that children are able to have medical procedures without parents? …All actual care and decisions for the children are of course up to them.. It’s getting bad…
- The Schaef: Finally, someone recognizes the rights of a parent who is already being held financially and medically responsible for their child.
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