Who Founded The Anti-Vaccination Movement? The Founding Fathers

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BY TOMAS E. GEIFERSEN | 3/08/2019 01:49 PM PST

It's been said that America is a free country. We have freedom of speech, freedom of religion and freedom to be free. Why are we so obsessed with freedom? Because that's how the founding fathers wanted it to be. Which is also why, when they were founding America, they also founded the anti-vaccination movement. Don't believe me? Here are three quotes that totally prove I'm right. 

Quote 1: "I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery." 


Thomas Jefferson, or "TJ" to his fellow founders, knew a thing or two about freedom, slavery and vaccination. As you probably know, there is a movement in America to require everyone to get vaccinated. What would Thomas Jefferson say about that? He would say what he already said in the quote above. He wouldn't want us to succumb to the tyranny of doctors trying to do their jobs to protect the population. Dangerous freedom all the way, am I right? Right. 

Quote 2: "They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security."  

They didn't put "The First American's" face on the $100 for nothing. Not only did Benjamin Franklin discover electricity, invent bifocals and have two first names, he also helped create the modern anti-vaccine movement. What this quote basically says is this: if you get a vaccine to be safe from infectious diseases for twenty to thirty years, you don't deserve freedom or the vaccine. Double. Check. Mate. 


Quote 3: "Give me liberty or give me death!" 

Pack it in folks, this one doesn't need to be unpacked. It's like an 18th-century mic drop.  Thank you Patrick Henry. 


So in conclusion, what's as clear as the weather conditions were when George Washington crossed the Delaware is the Founding Fathers clearly founded a movement they didn't even know was going to happen. That's just America for you, though. 

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