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Pro-Plague AZ GOP Lawmaker Says Requiring a Measles Vaccine is “Communist”

Mar 1, 2019

By Hemant Mehta

Arizona State Rep. Kelly Townsend says that making people get vaccinated is what Communists do.

Gov. Doug Ducey, a Republican, recently said he would veto any bills that might lower vaccination rates in his state, a wise move given all the outbreaks of measles lately. There are currently three such bills that could reach his desk, all of which passed through a House Committee on party line votes. Good on him for siding with science instead of Republican conspiracy theories.

But Townsend thinks his anti-plague rhetoric is un-American, as she explained in a Facebook post yesterday:

Dearest friends and people of Arizona, it seems we are prepared to give up our liberty, the very sovereignty of our body, because of measles. I read yesterday that the idea is being floated that if not enough people get vaccinated, then we are going to force them to. The idea that we force someone to give up their liberty for the sake of the collective is not based on American values but rather, Communist.

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5 comments on “Pro-Plague AZ GOP Lawmaker Says Requiring a Measles Vaccine is “Communist”

  • The idea that we force someone to give up their liberty for the sake of the collective is not based on American values

    Well she’s right there,  American civilisation, is based on the rights of individuals and their property, to the detriment of everyone else.


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    Michael 100 says:

    Kelly Townsend should check preamble to the Constitution of the United States which states:

    We the People of the United States, In Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

    We the People … a more perfect Union … common defence … general Welfare.  I think those are pretty important values.


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  • Arizona State Rep. Kelly Townsend says that making people get vaccinated is what Communists do.

    So let’s translate this:-

    “To all my brain-dead followers who are as lazy-brained and ignorant as I am:  – I have stuck on this, ‘Do not bother thinking’ communist political label disparaging this health project, knowing that the anti-vaxxers will applaud me, and smugly take a pride in their ignorance”!

    The moron mindset is deeply ingrained in the uneducated in some states!


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