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To answer your question about the baby and your son getting measles: How do you know it was an non-vaccinated person who gave you measles? There seems to be many of these cases that are vaccinated. But if my children had a disease, such as the measles, I would keep them home. Not at Disneyland.
originally posted by: ketsuko
There has been at least baby who has come down with the measles who was too young to be vaccinated.
What about that instance? If my son had gotten a disease like the measles because you decided you didn't want to vaccinate yourself and you gave it to him and he died, what then? You decision didn't only affect you. It affected him too and he died of it.
Or what about the person who winds up on public assistance programs because he or she gets addicted to drugs? Then it's not just about what they put in their bodies affecting them. It takes up tax dollars that come out of my pocket. I am subsidizing your choices. You are now affecting everyone who pays taxes AND everyone who relies on those programs by having chosen to make yourself a dependent through your own agency. What then?
originally posted by: ignorant_ape
a reply to: imnotanother
why do you care which side of the road people drive on ? - they are not you .
the above proposition is only stated to show the irrationality of your own argument
Or what about the person who winds up on public assistance programs because he or she gets addicted to drugs?
originally posted by: DodgyDawg
a reply to: imnotanother
I don't think it's derailing as plain and simple my argument goes against the basis your argument as a whole.
I used the 9/11 reference as an example then applied to it my belief on why people care about things on ATS. As your title contains: "Why do you care" I think it applies perfectly and I was suggesting that people care about what people put in thier bodies as much as people care what people believe on 9/11 for the same reason.
Bare bones reason being that they thing they are right and that other people should follow thier personal view.
I think that changing people's opinions is a fundamental element of ATS and why many have joined.
So imnotanother why do you care that other people "care what she/he puts in their body?!"?
* - We have all heard the argument about vaccines and herd immunity in the other threads. And also, how certain groups of individuals are not always capable of taking the vaccine (newborns and autoimmune, etc). The argument has been heard and the point has clearly been made but in the end it stands the same, they are not you.