We all have a natural, unalienable right to refuse vaccination. Because both the federal and state judiciaries have done an abysmal job of protecting un-enumerated natural rights, it is time to enumerate it in the Texas Constitution.
Here is proposed language for an additional section in the Texas Bill of Rights:
The unalienable natural right of the people to refuse vaccination shall not be infringed. Because the right is unalienable, it cannot be bargained away, and therefore vaccination shall not be made a condition of employment, travel, doing business, receiving governmental services, or any other action.
We shopped this language to legislators during the general session of the 2021 Texas Legislative Session, but had no champion emerge.
Now, we are asking the governor to add this topic to the first special session.
Note how important the concept of unalienable rights, found in the Declaration of Independence, is to this issue. It is the fact that the right is unalienable that prohibits employers or other private parties from violating it.