Essay about Mandatory Vaccination : The Greatest Country On Earth

807 Words Jul 25th, 2016 4 Pages
The United States of America is often heralded as the “greatest country on Earth” by many hopeful immigrants and by a vast majority of her native sons and daughters. Indeed, the very establishment of this nation was built upon the idea of freedom of choice. It should come as no surprise that the idea of mandatory vaccination seems to be at odds with this very fundamental principles of what it is to be American. The fact that government may possibly try and exert their collective authority to force medical intervention upon our children is something that our founding fathers would likely roll over in their graves at the very idea of such a notion. Why is it then that in this, the most modern time in our nation’s history that the government and many of our neighbors and fellow countrymen feel that it is not within the rights of a parent to decide which medical procedures they believe to be safe or acceptable for their child? Have those elected by the power of democracy forgotten this, the very central idea of our constitution? I for one, firmly believe that it should be the choice of the parent as to whether or not their child should receive or forego the ever increasing number of recommended vaccinations for children. Let us not forget that disease such as diphtheria pertussis and tetanus are hardly ever seen medically anyway, so what is the case for vaccinating children against disease which is so rare in America to begin with? Any one person with a rational mind can see…

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