Immediate cease of human rights violations at Michigan State University

Immediate cease of human rights violations at Michigan State University

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The students of Michigan State University were dramatically affected during the Corona Virus Pandemic of 2020. Now, in our efforts to return to normal our world has once again been thrown into absolute disarray. This afternoon (7/29/21), at 4:42 PM Eastern Standard Time, Michigan State University's President Stanley released a statement reversing his original stance on the vaccination status of all students and staff. President Stanley originally declared that students were not going to be forced to receive the Covid-19 Emergency Use vaccine. In his statement made today, the MSU President reversed his position stating the following. 

"These recent developments and my commitment to keeping students, staff, and faculty safe have led me to update our requirements, including those for the fall semester. Today, I am announcing two key actions:

1. All individuals are required to wear masks indoors beginning Aug. 1 in all campus buildings and other MSU facilities in East Lansing and throughout the state. This requirement will be in place for at least the first weeks of the fall semester.

2. All students, faculty, and staff are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with an FDA-authorized or WHO-approved vaccine by Aug. 31. Limited exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be provided."

My name is Peter Sarotte and I am a current MSU Senior at James Madison College studying international relations. I am an active community member and run a student organization with over 7,500 active supporters. What caught my attention today in President Stanley's statements was the secondary requirement, mandating all students and staff to receive one of the many mRNA Vaccines put forth by Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson and Johnson. It is incredibly important that we bring the spotlight to this issue immediately. All students, faculty, alumni, and community members need to recognize the fact that our basic civil liberties are being taken away from us. This is happening one institution, one CDC recommendation, and one mandate at a time. 

It has been highlighted in the current news cycle that many Universities such as the University of Michigan, Syracuse University, Auburn University, Hawaii, and many more are pushing the boundaries of American civil liberties. According to the Washington Post, over five hundred Universities have attempted to implement similar strategies to those of President Stanley, and have been met with incredible backlash. Parents are pulling their students out of schools, donors are pulling funding, and social media has never been louder. 

There are three goals of this petition. The first is to bring attention to this overstep of authority by a public institution funded by its attendees and the federal government. The second goal of this petition is to reverse the status of President Stanley's orders, changing the wording in the mandate from 'requirement' to 'strongly recommend'. The final goal that we wish to accomplish is to inspire students and staff at other schools to take a stand. William Bernbach, an American advertising expert stated the following quote, and it could not be more applicable to the current situation. 

"If you stand for something, you will always find people for you, and against you. If you stand for nothing, nobody will be against you, and nobody will ever be for you." 

Students of Michigan State that were already enrolled prior to 2020 or became enrolled right as the onset of Covid began, have been thrust into a chaotic educational experience full of impartial learning experiences due to a rushed online curriculum, health-related anxiety, a product of Covid-19, and a dramatic alteration of foundational learning that takes place within a college experience. As a student of MSU, I experienced the disarray caused by MSU leadership. Students were spitting in tubes, removed from classes due to failed health status updates, and forced to adapt to a new educational experience miles away from the actual institution. Keep in mind that Michigan State University has not altered their tuition prices as well, but has increased the live-in requirement of students to two years. Not to mention the countless resources that were not available to many students during Covid. It seems to me that MSU leadership preaches constantly about mental health and the care of its students but repeatedly fails to uphold its promises of support and care. 


Dear parents, educators, staff members, and students, I am pleading with you, that if you have disagreed or overlooked the entirety of the prior statements, pay attention to these words. Once the right to deny the government and its institutions to force any medical process on its people is taken away from us, we will only be able to once again enjoy that right if we fight for it. Keep in mind, this isn't just taking a drug, it is an experiment, a trial run that ends in 2023. 

We have the ability, as a community, to come together and reverse this decision. The MSU leadership team is made up of people too, they live in houses, drive cars, eat and breathe just like us. They are not immortal forces unable to be stopped. Sign this petition and show President Stanley that we are going to STEP UP and FIGHT against this mandate. 

We do not wish to be impartial and ignorant. We understand that the COVID-19 Pandemic has devastated many of our communities. People have lost loved ones, friends, co-workers, and just people we know, and it has affected each and every one of us. The vaccines are saving people's lives, there is no question about it. Elderly individuals and people that are immunocompromised are once again able to go out and live their lives and that is fantastic! My father has a rare auto-immune disease known as Multiple Sclerosis, which left him unable to see many people for a long time. I am thrilled that his vaccination status will allow him to live his life again.

This petition is not meant to point fingers at sides, this is not a left versus right petition, and it most certainly is not an individual perspective. We are all going to be affected by mandates such as these. Now, it's a nine-month-old experimental vaccine, but what's next? Once we lose the ability to say no, are we even American anymore? If you choose to take the vaccine that is on you, and if you choose not to take it, once again that is on you! It is your decision and you have the absolute right to determine what goes in and out of your body. I am afraid that the "medical and religious exemptions'' proposed by President Stanley will not cut it. 

For those of you that agree with what you have read above, sign the petition, share it with friends and family, and let's spread the word. We are a free country and my intention is to keep it that way. For those of you that disagree, or are interested in more information, keep reading. We will outline the final parts of this petition in the following way. We will first reference facts and links that we believe all parents and students should know. Facts that are backed up by esteemed journalists, writers, doctors, and researchers from around the globe, as well as logical additions of statements made by the CDC and the World Health Organization. We will end this petition with a short letter to President Stanley himself located down below. 



Religious Exemptions (Written by Andrew Torba, a writer from GAB, a free speech institution): 

1. The Social Life Document of the Russian Orthodox Church, which is the largest Orthodox Jurisdiction on Earth, defines the absolute inadmissibility of medicines prepared using fetal therapy.

“The Church believes it to be definitely inadmissible to use the methods of so-called fetal therapy, in which the human fetus in various stages of its development is aborted and used in attempts to treat various diseases and to "rejuvenate" an organism. Denouncing abortion as a cardinal sin, the Church cannot find any justification for it either even if someone may possibly benefit from the destruction of a conceived human life. Contributing inevitably to ever wider spread and commercialization of abortion, this practice (even if its still hypothetical effectiveness could be proved scientifically) presents an example of glaring immorality and is criminal.”

- Pfizer and BioNTech – The Pfizer Vaccine was protein tested using the abortion-derived cell line HEK-293. This information is enumerated by the Lozier Institute.

- Moderna – The Moderna Vaccine was protein tested using the abortion-derived cell line HEK-293. This information is enumerated by the Lozier Institute. This information is cited by the vaccine researchers Kizzmekia S. Corbett, Darin K. Edwards, and Sarah R. Leist.

- Johnson & Johnson – The J&J Vaccine has publicly admitted to using a cell line called PER.C6. This is published on the Janssen website. This information is enumerated by the Lozier Institute.

- AstraZeneca – AstraZeneca was developed using the abortion-derived cell line HEK-293. This information is enumerated by the Lozier Institute. This information is also contained in documents permitting its emergency use in the United Kingdom.

The same Social Life Document also states “The transplantation of organs from a living donor can be based only on the voluntary self-sacrifice for the sake of another's life. In this case, the consent to explantation(removal of an organ) becomes a manifestation of love and compassion. However, a potential donor should be fully informed about the possible consequences of the explanation of his organ for his health. The explanation that presents an immediate threat to the life of a donor is morally inadmissible.”

2. Greek Orthodox Press Release on “The Cloning of Embryonic Cells"

The Greek Orthodox Church, which is the second in order among the non-patriarchal Autocephalous Jurisdictions, declared “Our Church expresses its categorical opposition to conducting experiments on human embryonic cells.” This is found in the 17.8.2000 Press Release on Embryo Cell Cloning. It further declares in the same Press Release that “the effort to improve life can not pass through the destruction of millions of human beings of embryonic age.”

This absolutely condemns the bulk of the already above-mentioned Vaccines which are the product of testing on cells harvested from aborted fetuses. This would make it a contradiction to my Orthodox faith to receive those vaccines even if said vaccines genuinely benefited me.

3. Romanian Orthodox Church Statement on “The Transplant of Organs”

The Romanian Orthodox Church, which is fourth in the order of junior Patriarchates, lists mandatory principles for the moral use of human organs and tissues, and states: “Because the extraction of organs implies the consent of the donor, extraction of tissues from an embryo is inconceivable given the fact that although alive, this one cannot give its consent.”

On this basis, the Romanian Orthodox Church condemns all medical work profiting from the harvesting of cells from an embryo, or, in fact, any medical work profiting from the harvesting of cells from a non-consenting individual. This statement alone condemns all the above-mentioned vaccines on the basis that they come from either an aborted fetus or a non-consenting individual; in the vast majority of cases, these vaccines are condemned by both qualifications.

"All of the above is a confirmation that it is not only my right to not be subject to the COVID Vaccine but my duty as an Orthodox Christian. It is contradictory to the Orthodox faith no matter how you look at it. It cannot be justified and may even lead to our eternal spiritual disaster. It is for these reasons that I am requesting, through the appropriate channels, an exemption to the mandate to receive the COVID Vaccine."

Listed in this document are many more examples of religions that must be exempted from the vaccine mandate, and due to the existence of this list, President Stanley should immediately reverse his decision to the original stance, recommending, not mandating the vaccine.

( ) All sources are listed in document three available free to download. 



Anecdotal statements:

In the above link, you will find the CDC and WHO statements regarding the Covid-19 Delta Variant and vaccinated status. The title reads, "Vaccinated people spread the Delta Variant and should wear masks: this new science is worrisome". If the CDC's new statement is true, it highlights an utter lack of consistency from our world health institutions. Either the new data isn't true, and not even a vaccine can keep us safe or the CDC lacks the ability to be transparent.

Here is what we do know...

CNN lied to the public about the numbers for COVID-19 for the purpose of ratings. How can we as citizens trust the numbers of infected individuals, individuals killed or injured by the vaccine, and so on.

Dr. Fauci, the leader of the NIH and this nation's leading expert on COVID-19 has currently been questioned by congress(More specifically Senator Rand Paul) for his involvement in the use of "Gain of Function'' research strategies outlawed in 2012 by President Barack Obama. The NIH is under massive scrutiny for its ties to Wuhan Labs prior to 2020.

Graphine Oxide, a chemical harmful to animals and toxic to humans serves as a novel vaccine nano-adjuvant for robust stimulation of cellular immunity and is used in some of the FDA-approved for emergency use vaccines.


Doctor Scott Johnston, an esteemed medical expert who is running for governor in Minnesota stresses the importance of knowledge regarding vaccine use in young individuals and myocarditis. Read more on the problems relating to myocarditis in this link. Doctor Johnston recently submitted an affidavit to the frontline doctors requesting a temporary restriction on the part of the department of health and services committee in terms of lowering the age of vaccines. "Sometimes, we have to stop being clinical and just do the right thing." - Dr. Johnston. 



Letter to MSU President:

Dear President Stanley,

As you have probably already read, I am an MSU senior whose education has been dramatically affected by the policies instituted by MSU leadership. I PLAN to graduate in the spring of 2022, but with the implementation of your new policies, I fear that my educational success will once again be hindered. I mentioned earlier that I have a large base of supporters who agree with my statements, as well as numerous members of the MSU athletic department, college of arts, law college, and alumni directory who all support my remarks. 

What I do not want is to create a problem for your leadership team, but it has become apparent that you are actively working against your student body, faculty, and staff. What needs to happen is the immediate reversal of your decision. As a college of diversity, I would expect you to understand the numerous exemptions that will have to be handed out in the coming weeks, and with even more people not comfortable with taking the vaccine, the future of many people's education is at risk. The signees of this petition strongly encourage you to rethink your decision, as this story will be spread across social media in the coming weeks. The eyes of the world are on you, it is time to make the correct decision for your students, faculty, and staff. We have illustrated that there are numerous alternative opinions to yours from many different sources. It is these alternative opinions that must be considered as we enter the new school year. Take some time to understand where we the students are coming from. 

We wish you good health and strength in your reconsideration of this mandate, and we hope to hear from you soon. 


PJ Sarotte and the students of Michigan State University, future, and past. 


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