President Donald Trump has recently come under fire for doing little to fulfill campaign promises regarding vaccine safety. His original proposition of creating a vaccine safety committee, to be led by Robert F. Kennedy Jr., seemingly fell short of being realized; something which many advocates of vaccine safety have condemned as a failed campaign promise.
However, today President Trump’s potential and at times, assumed, alignment with vaccine safety advocates garnered a little new ambition. President Trump has created a new division within the Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights called the Conscience and Religious Freedom Division.
The Conscience and Religious Freedom Division gives citizens an easier time defending their religious/constitutional rights.
Here’s an excerpt from the press release:
“Law protecting religious freedom and conscience rights are just empty words on paper if they aren’t enforced. No one should be forced to choose between helping sick people and living by one’s deepest moral or religious convictions, and the new division will help guarantee that victims of unlawful discrimination find justice. For too long, governments big and small have treated conscience claims with hostility instead of protection, but change is coming and it begins here and now.”
The House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy was a driving factor in the creation of the new division. Here’s what he had to say per TownHall.
“In the past this office sent the message, now is not the time for freedom, it is time for you to conform. What a difference one year makes.”
The new division allows people to complain about infractions on their basic religious freedoms. Will this protection lend itself to those who are mandatorily forced to take vaccines or be removed from a public school or lose their job? It seems that President Trump has created a form for those who want to report totalitarian abuses by the system. It would seem that both of these groups are having their rights violated.