Remember when we used to implore President Obama to use reverse-psychology and warn people that drinking Drano is bad so that the dumb fucks among us would off themselves in a fit of “NO [CLANG] IS GONNA TELL ME WUT TA DRANK”? Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Senator Rand Paul, Son of Dr. Crazy Uncle Liberty, MD:
“As we contemplate forcing parents to choose this or that vaccine, I think it’s important to remember that force is not consistent with the American story, nor is force consistent with the liberty our forefathers sought when they came to America…”
Yes, fellow citizens, you heard that right — this varicose dick vein, who once responded to a mass shooting by tweeting that the Second Amendment guarantees our right to “shoot at the government when it becomes tyrannical,” is saying “force” has no place in the “American story.”
After noting that he himself was vaccinated and chose to vaccinate his kids, Baby Doc went on to lend credence to the dangerous nonsense that anti-science morons are pushing about vaccines:
“It is wrong to say that there are no risks to vaccines. Even the government admits that children are sometimes injured by vaccines.”
Yeah, and regulatory agencies require manufacturers to warn parents not to collapse portable baby strollers with the child still strapped into the seat. It’s not that the nanny state is the boss of us, Senator Paul; it’s that virtually every medical treatment involves some risk, tens of millions of Americans (including every single Rand Paul voter) are morons, and this is an excessively litigious country.
He goes on:
“Now proponents of mandatory government vaccination argue that parents who refuse to vaccinate their children risk spreading these diseases to immunocompromised community. There doesn’t seem to be enough evidence of this happening to be recorded as a statistic.”
Does anyone know what in the wide world of fuck the smarmy, tribble-topped sack of buzzard shit is babbling about there? I mean, I was an English major, but it seems pretty obvious that hordes of stupid people causing mass outbreaks of preventable, contagious diseases would be a threat to the immunocompromised community. If I ever get cataracts, I’d sooner apply fire ants to my eyeballs than visit an ophthalmology clinic run by such a preening ignoramus.
Anyhoo, I don’t wish any innocent person harm, including the blameless children of belligerent fools. But if Republicans want to start eschewing post-18th century medicine as a tribal marker, who are we to stop them? We’ll just have to develop a vaccine against contagious stupidity.