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NJ Democrat Fired for Not Towing the Party Line

These elected officials are concerned with keeping power, not representing the people.

NJ Democrat Fired for Not Towing the Party Line

NJ Democrat Fired for Not Towing the Party Line

by Shari Dovale

New Jersey State Sen. Joseph Lagana is the latest victim in the government’s war to control everything. Lagana was fired from the Senate Judiciary Committee over his refusal to support the Senate leadership on legislation to end religious exemptions for childhood vaccines. Additionally, the New Jersey Globe has learned that Lagana has lost his leadership money – additional funds to supplement his annual staff allowance.

This public representative of the people is a Democrat and normally votes with his party. However, in the recent issue on vaccine exemptions, his conscience got the better of him, and he could be heard explaining that he wouldn’t vote yes because it is “just too personal for me.”

New Jersey Democrats are in a battle to end exemptions from childhood vaccinations on the basis of religious beliefs. The battle is with the people of New Jersey.

On December 17, 2019, The House Assembly passed the controversial change, but later, Senate cosponsor Joseph Vitale said he was one vote short of passing the bill in the Senate, and Senate President Stephen Sweeney ended the session without bringing up the measure.

Hundreds of protesters filled the Statehouse halls when the Senate abandoned the effort. Sweeney was not deterred by the deafening crowds.

“They can cheer all they want,” he said of the hundreds of people gathered to protest the exemption effort, who erupted in cheers when he called off the vote. “This bill is going to get done. This is good public policy. There is no science to back up what these people are saying.”

Lagana has been replaced on the Judiciary Committee by State Sen. Brian Stack. The senate president had dropped Stack last year after the Hudson County Democrat sided with Gov. Phil Murphy on legislative redistricting.

I guess this means that Senator Stack has learned his lesson about opposing Leadership. You do not vote your conscience, and you do not vote the way the people want you to vote. This is all about Leadership controlling everything.

It sounds quite a bit like what Rep. Matt Shea is dealing with in Washington State. He also has been removed from his committees and caucus for not towing the line. The biggest difference is that Rep. Shea is a Republican.

The State minority leader, J.T. Wilcox, has been working with the Democrat Speaker to oust Shea through accusations and innuendo, but shy of actual proof.

We can see that this is a nationwide problem, and the people’s voices are no longer important. These elected officials are concerned with keeping power, not representing the people.

 

Sources and further reading:
https://newjerseyglobe.com/legislature/sweeney-pulls-lagana-committee-assignments-over-vaccination-vote/
https://www.inquirer.com/health/vaccines-religious-exemption-measles-new-jersey-senate-assembly-20191217.html
https://www.nj.com/education/2019/12/senate-calls-off-vote-to-eliminate-religion-as-reason-to-skip-child-vaccines-sponsor-says.html

 

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15 Comments on NJ Democrat Fired for Not Towing the Party Line

  1. ‘religious beliefs’ What religion says ‘suffer the little children to live their lives crippled from polio’ or’ ‘let your children die of tetanus, diptheria or pertussis’
    Vaccinate or not, your choice as a parent. No one should be required to have their kids vaccinated. But, if you don’t vaccinate, you should accept the consequences if you child gets ill from a preventable disease. Don’t demand that society pay the medicals bills.
    Let the shit storm begin.

    • Did you read the bill? Read it and get back to me if you still feel the same. It’s about taking my parental right away to have my doctor administer the vaccines and to have the state do it on school time without ever letting the parents know. Hoe the hell do I know what they’re putting into my kid. Moron.

  2. ‘religious beliefs’ What religion says ‘suffer the little children to live their lives crippled from polio’ or’ ‘let your children die of tetanus, diptheria or pertussis’
    Vaccinate or not, your choice as a parent. No one should be required to have their kids vaccinated. But, if you don’t vaccinate, you should accept the consequences if you child gets ill from a preventable disease. Don’t demand that society pay the medicals bills.
    Let the shit storm begin.

    • Did you read the bill? Read it and get back to me if you still feel the same. It’s about taking my parental right away to have my doctor administer the vaccines and to have the state do it on school time without ever letting the parents know. Hoe the hell do I know what they’re putting into my kid. Moron.

    • It can actually be used both ways, both Toe and Tow.

      It can denote a way of working for who controls the “line”. For example: The Party Line. Anyone that “Tows the Party Line” help to pull it (“tow” it) along.

  3. If your children are vaccinated, what are you worried about?? what difference does it make if I decide to not risk complications in my child?? more important … what gives you the right to decide what is best for MY child?? keep your nose out of my business. as long as my children are fed, clothed, housed, and educated in an appropriate manner, leave us alone.
    full disclosure…my kids are all grown and on their own….and were all fully vaccinated … because I made that informed CHOICE

    • The issue is that with low rates of vaccination, those people who cannot be vaccinated such as very young children (for some vaccines), those with immune disorders or those undergoing chemotherapy will be susceptible to such preventable diseases. Vaccines work for the individual, but they also work for the public at large by preventing the spread of disease through an unvaccinated population. So yes, it is a concern to everyone when vaccine rates drop too low levels in a population. The more people choose to be vaccinated the less prone the population is to spread around communicable diseases that will harm others.

  4. If your children are vaccinated, what are you worried about?? what difference does it make if I decide to not risk complications in my child?? more important … what gives you the right to decide what is best for MY child?? keep your nose out of my business. as long as my children are fed, clothed, housed, and educated in an appropriate manner, leave us alone.
    full disclosure…my kids are all grown and on their own….and were all fully vaccinated … because I made that informed CHOICE

  5. I would posit that a good definition of being a slave is having no control over what is put IN to your body, by force if necessary.

    The truth (not that anyone wants to hear it) is that we are slaves. If the govt wants to inject us with something, they can and will by force if necessary.

    It just goes to show how far from free we have come.

  6. I would posit that a good definition of being a slave is having no control over what is put IN to your body, by force if necessary.

    The truth (not that anyone wants to hear it) is that we are slaves. If the govt wants to inject us with something, they can and will by force if necessary.

    It just goes to show how far from free we have come.

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