Tony Muhammad at Rally Against CA SB277 6/9/2015
Minister Tony Muhammad, Western Regional Representative for the Nation of Islam, identifying himself as a Representative of Minister Louis Farrakhan
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SACRAMENTO — A sea of red flowed over the steps of California’s State Capitol on Tuesday as opponents of the new vaccine bill, SB 277, rallied against its passage. Hundreds gathered to hear legislators and a diverse variety of Californians from across the state denounce the bill ahead of a public hearing in the State Assembly’s Committee on Health.
Assembly Member Devon Mathis (R-Visalia) said, “This bill, in my opinion, is not about vaccines. It is about combatting an overreaching government from infringing our Constitutional rights, religious freedoms and to protect the relationships between the patients and their medical professional.”
Mathis cited the previously passed AB 2109, which requires healthcare professionals to discuss the benefits and risks associated with vaccinations.
“SB 277 is a vehicle to strip Californians of their rights and set precedents which can ripple across the nation. I did not spend 10 years as a Sergeant in the Army National Guard getting blown up twice for our country to come home and have legislators try to infringe on your rights.”
Assembly Member Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) spoke next, saying, “Sacramento politicians, some of them up here, they don’t trust you as parents. They assume you’re ignorant or stupid. They think that you can’t be trusted with the care of your own children. But they have forgotten who they work for.” The crowd cheered.