Rand Paul and Chris Christie are playing to the lowest common denominator of the GOP base and, IMHO, playing them for fools…..again.
Unless you’re a doctor and you or your doctor can determine conclusively that your child will be harmed by any one vaccine, then I think kids should be vaccinated even if that means against their parents’ wishes.
These guys know their base constituents all too well. They know that all they have to do is throw the word “freedom” around, and the right-wing dogs will come barking to that whistle every time.
BTW and as a refresher, Palin and Bachmann oppose vaccinations, too. Now, those two ARE fools. The fact that Paul and Christie are taking the same position speaks volumes about their utter disregard and disrespect for the level of intelligence of all but the most extreme Palinites and Bachmannites in the GOP.
Vaccination is about the health and welfare of kids, their teachers, other children, and society at large. None of us should be put at risk from the petty politicizing of science – something only Republicans do – or from the arrogance and ignorance of adults who identify with them and their denial of science.