There’s a reason the law focuses on punishing harmful actions, rather than on implementing mandates and punishing inaction, at least in free societies.
Imagine a world where vaccines are mandatory under the law. How exactly would you enforce a vaccine mandate? Specifically, how would you determine who has not been vaccinated, and what would the punishment be for them or their parents?
Would you have to have a vaccination certification? What would it cost to get it? If you neglect to get it or lose it, how would the authorities find out? Aren’t there privacy issues at stake there? Aren’t the Democrats still, to this day, arguing that Voter ID is an affront to civil rights because poor black people can’t fill out forms or go to the DMV or something? Isn’t requiring people to go to the doctor and get a medical procedure done and get that certified quite a bit more intrusive, expensive, and burdensome?
So suppose people can be arrested for not vaccinating themselves or their kids…wouldn’t breaking up so many families like that do more harm to our society than measles?
Those of you who have been speaking out in support of a vaccination mandate…did you think about any of these issues before jumping to the conclusion that if there’s a problem, the government should fix it?