By now, only a very small group of lunatics, crystal-healing fools and complete idiots could possibly claim that vaccination is a bad thing, but you know what? There should be a place in this world for lunatics, crystal-healing fools and complete idiots.
On the one hand, it’s true that unvaccinated children pose a fatal risk to the children of sane people, and it’s true that they also pose a fatal risk to old people, sick people and those with compromised immune systems.
But on the other hand, we have to respect the rights of complete idiots and therefore we need some sort of compromise, so here’s the situation.
Let’s not have a society where lunatics, crystal-healing fools and complete idiots are excluded.
Instead, let’s offer the anti-vax maniacs who threaten our children’s lives a simple choice. If you choose to have your children vaccinated, welcome to our society. If not, you’ll have to live within a guarded compound created especially for anti-vaccination fools, where you can’t endanger the rest of us.
It seems fair enough to me. You’re free to make your own decisions, however irrational, but don’t inflict the consequences of your stupid decisions on our children. If you want to leave the compound and mix with the rest of us, all you have to do is get a vaccination.
What’s wrong with that idea?