Con to the question "Should Any Vaccines Be Required for Children?"
"I think public awareness of how good vaccines are for kids and how they are good for public health is a great idea... but I don't think there's anything extraordinary about resorting to freedom…
I've heard of many tragic cases of walking, talking normal children who wound up with profound mental disorders after vaccines. I'm not arguing vaccines are a bad idea, I think they're a good thing, but I think the parent should have some input. The state doesn't own your children. Parents own the children and it is an issue of freedom."
CNBC, "Defensive? Sen. Rand Paul on Voluntary Vaccines," www.cnbc.com, Feb. 2, 2015