By Alan Phillips, J.D.
(NaturalNews) Lawmakers can and sometimes do enact laws that are unconstitutional. They can do this for the simple reason that a law isn’t technically unconstitutional until a court says it is. This makes sense, since anyone can cry “unconstitutional” at any time about anything. Unfortunately, though, this means that laws can be enacted that are unconstitutional, whether intentionally or not by those enacting them. Such a situation occurred with the design of some Navy regulations concerning vaccine religious exemptions. The good news is, when the problems were pointed out to Navy officials at the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery in Washington D.C., they agreed to change policy and revise the regulations accordingly — twice!
The first instance occurred last fall when Navy officials refused to allow a Navy family to transfer from Italy to Spain without getting vaccinated, despite the family’s religious objections. This was probably due to a flaw in regulation design, but you know the military — they follow the regulations to the letter. Ironically, the family had no problems refusing vaccines in Italy or Spain, but regulations required them to be vaccinated for the transfer from Italy to Spain.