The entire country is up in arms about the recent measles outbreak. And for good reason, too! This disease is a threat to the children of our country, and it can be easily prevented.
We are all absolutely (and justifiably) horrified to think that our fellow Americans would put their own perceived individual rights ahead of the safety of our children. I mean, really! Who do these people think they are, insisting that they have the right to put our children at risk just because they choose to engage in dangerous behavior! ?
The vast majority of the politicians speaking out about this issue are adamant that a parent does NOT have the right to endanger their own children, much less the right to endanger the rest of society. I’ve been watching CNN, NBC, ABC and CBS. I’ve read the Boston Globe, the New York Times, the Washington Post. Everyone out there is shaking their head in dismissive agreement: if you want to take an action or engage in a behavior that puts people at risk, you should be isolated from the rest of us. No public school for you! No daycare!
Hillary Clinton spoke out loudly and clearly on this whole thing, did you see it? “The Earth is round, the sky is blue and vaccines work”
I get it. Even though I actually had measles when I was little. As well as rubella, chicken pox and mumps. I had ’em all. They were not fun. I didn’t die, but I know that I was lucky to walk away from all of those diseases unscathed. And I know that these illnesses should no longer be a threat to our children.
So I say, “You go, media! You go, Hillary! You go, politicians!” Way to protect the average American from the threats of those who believe that their individual rights trump our rights to live our lives in relative safety.
Obviously the vast majority of Americans, the media and the political elite are ready to stand up and declare: “Your right to act like a selfish, self serving idiot, your right to behave in a way that is dangerous to the rest of us, is limited by the fact that you are a member of a society! You have to help keep us ALL safe!”
I can’t wait to see them take on the NRA.