Skip to comments.Dr. Rand Paul: Vaccines Can Lead to 'Mental Disorders'
Posted on 02/02/2015 4:21:34 PM PST by SeekAndFind
Republican Sen. Rand Paul is standing by his statement that most vaccinations should be "voluntary," telling CNBC that a parent's choice not to vaccinate a child is "an issue of freedom."
In an interview with the network Monday, Paul said that vaccines are "a good thing" but that parents "should have some input" into whether or not their children must get them.
And he gave credence to the idea - disputed by the majority of the scientific community - that vaccination can lead to mental disabilities.
"I have heard of many tragic cases of walking, talking normal children who wound up with profound mental disorders after vaccines," he said.
If there are no public “schools”, this whole issue will be a moot point as diseased children will remain home and not infect the rest.
And then the private schools(the only remaining schools) can mandate, as businesses, whether or not they require vaccinations as part of the enrollment requirement. Those who do not want to vaccinate their kids can go to private schools that don’t require. Those who do, go where they require. Very simple.
Now I know he’s a nut.
Did Rand Paul ever see the ravages of measles encephalitis? How it can destroy a formerly bright child’s brain? We saw a lot of it before the vaccine was developed.
Rand Paul needs to go back to med school.
Pandering to the wackos on the left, and unfortunately the many wackos on the right, that believe this unscientific BS.
This is one issue that seems to attract whackos from across the political spectrum.
And Whacko Paul wants ‘em all.
>> Now I know hes a nut <<
Agreed. I could never take him seriously after this.
(What’s worse, I’ll bet the media will see to it that he plays the role of Michele “HPV” Bachmann in the run-up to 2016.)
Isn’t it amazing how many Gordian knots can be split in two by finding where the government is involved and removing it.
Parents do have choice.
Those who don’t vaccinate their kids for measles are making the wrong choice.
Dr Paul is a loony.
Rand doesn’t need to go back to Med school. You need to see the ramifications of vaccines. I have lived this horror with my second son and there are two others at my church who all had their boys destroyed by MMR.
how bout this Bill Gates funded initiative?
and....WHY IN THE HELL DID THEY NEED TETANUS SHOTS IN THE FIRST PLACE? WERE THEY GOING TO WALK ON RUSTY METAL?
YES, they secretly gave vaccines to women in Africa in order to sterilize them without their knowledge!
Get off your lazy boy and find out what a horror vaccines are and what a racket they are and how they are protected by law by the government and quit talking out of your ass.
If I offended you, well perhaps I at least caused you to investigate for yourself what the truth really is. If you love liberty you’ll run from the vaccine gestapo.
Perhaps they are positioning themselves in regards to this six month old announcement.
Last year in my area an Amish boy died of tetanus after running into a thornbush on his farm.
The Amish do not believe in vaccines.
You can choose to believe 100 years of experience in the medical field, or you can choose to believe ditz brains like Rand Paul and Jenny McCarthy.
I grew up with measles mumps rubella, scarlet fever, chickenpox and the like. All diseases of childhood that were waning in virulence.
In 1918 approximately five percent of the entire Earth’s population died from the flu. Five percent. One out of twenty.
Go away, Rand.
Not always easy to know what traditional Amish will go for. It needs to be old fashioned, but not TOO old fashioned. One of the early advocates of immunizations was the old Puritan, Cotton Mather. Pretty sure his era is at least contemporary with, if not predating, the more modern Amish technology.
Trouble with a libertarian lightning rod like Paul is that everyone with an urban legend to spread comes running his way and he just swallows it.
If I wanted to be libertarian I’d consider Paul one of the worse embarrassments to it, a caricature.
Like I said, EDUCATE YOURSELF:
My concern is that those for years who have quietly gone about not vaccinating their kids, with absolutely no harm to anyone, now have themselves in the spotlight.
However, on the up side - this gives them the chance to tell the ‘other side of the story,’ when asked.
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