Ted Cruz Says Anti-Vaccination Parents Have a "Religious" Right to Put Children at Risk

Blind Frog Belly White2/03/2015 3:06:02 pm PST

re: #229 A Mom Anon

I’ve tried to formulate a response to this stupid anti vax shit all day and I can’t. What pisses me off is when autism is used as the excuse as to why not vaccinate. So, a dead kid is better than an autistic one? We’re really going there? I dare one of these fucking irresponsible dipshits to say it to my face.

Also too, I find it somewhat amusing that all the assholes claiming vaccines ruin people were, most likely….wait for it…..VACCINATED themselves as children. So it’s real easy for them to foist this shit on their kids and the rest of us since they are benefitting from the SCIENCE behind the vaccines and won’t get sick themselves.

I cannot deal with the level of fucking stupid this brings up. Yeah, kale and herbs and rubbing some sort of salve on your kids will keep them safe from all diseases. God I hate selfish, that alone is enough, but to pile a metric shit ton of stupid on top of it is more than I can handle.

The thing is, parents who don’t vaccinate don’t think they’re taking a risk by NOT doing it. And for a long time, that was true. They were coasting on all the responsible people who aren’t stupid, because they all had their kids vaccinated so that the children of the stupid and irresponsible were not going to be exposed.

But now there are so many stupid irresponsible people that the risk of exposure is real again.

The other thing is, most of the people having children now never experienced mumps, measles, polio, or any of the other diseases that largely went away after my generation were children. Nobody our kids knew ever had them, so they’re not real to them.

OTOH, many of them know kids On The Spectrum, and might even know more severely autistic kids. THAT is real to them.