Letter to the editor: Willing to give up liberty on vaccine issue?

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Willing to give up liberty on vaccine issue?

Received Feb. 3

James Droegemueller’s commentary of Feb. 2, 2018, would have been almost comical if it wasn’t so scary. His willingness to give up his right to choose what is best for him and his children to legislators at any level, for any issue, is unbelievable. Especially when discussing an issue he obviously knows very little about.

To say that “there is no debate or controversy regarding vaccines — they are safe, intelligent and save lives” is not only ignorant, it’s untrue.

Our children have been vaccinated, I am not anti-vaccine. But I have done enough research to know that the debate against vaccinations, especially the recommended CDC schedule, is real.

The CDC claims vaccinations to be “safe” but the government pays out millions of dollars to families of vaccine injured children each year; and “effective” which means the person getting the vaccine has an immune response. Don’t equate an immune response with immunity. If they were the same, those of us who have been vaccinated would never have to worry about contracting the diseases we have been vaccinated for.

Unfortunately, there isn’t room in this forum to discuss all the pros and cons of this issue.

Being pro or con vaccine doesn’t matter. Maintaining our freedoms and letting us choose for ourselves what is best, does.

Thank you to Senator Potts and others who voted to stand up for the liberties of Idaho families.

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RICH BROWN

Idaho Falls

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