The 85th Texas Legislature convenes tomorrow.
140 days of what is expected to be a roller coaster of a ride to protect YOUR rights as an individual, as a parent, and as a citizen of this great state.
The opposition would have you believe it is our duty to protect US from ourselves because, you know, only THEIR doctors and scientists are equipped with the intelligence and research needed to be healthy. I emphasize “their,” because we all know how the story goes – any practitioner brave enough to suggest otherwise is just another stupid quack.
But that’s not what this blog is about. Though certainly you can expect the “pro-vaccinate-at-any-cost camp” to go to great lengths to exploit us and promote their dishonest message about us, together we will stand, no matter the cost, FOR you, with you, for our children, our future, our liberties, our freedom, our truth, and for what is RIGHT.
Heading into this session, I can only describe it like preparing for a baby. You take all the classes, you decorate the nursery, you read the books, you prepare… but you are never really fully prepared. You just DO it. Ready or not, here we come.
We have spent the last six months tirelessly preparing for this day – this moment. Clearly, given the start to the 85th session, we are far more prepared for this battle. We have raised the funds, we have built the relationships, and we have trained the volunteers. We will continue to do all those things.
We will ask YOU to once again find your role. Take a leap of faith. Lose sight of the shore. Volunteer, donate, show up, and testify… really it doesn’t matter – do one, or do it all, but do something. If you share in our fundamental belief that YOU as an individual, YOU as a parent, are best equipped to make medical decisions for you and your family, then you are on our side. It really is that simple.
Lastly, pray. Pray for our movement, our protection, for those who seek to remove our rights – that their hearts would open and be changed. Pray for those who wish harm on us (sadly, we do get hate mail, which is quite scary). We pray for our state officials, that they may keep our great state free from medical tyranny. Pray for every person not yet brave enough to speak out. We will speak for you.
Thank you for the opportunity to fight with you.
With love and gratitude,
Jackie Schlegel, Director of Texans for Vaccine Choice