What’s Wrong With Michelle Bachmann

13 Sep

Minnesota congresswoman Michelle Bachman, in the second straight GOP presidential debate, verbally excoriated opponent Texas Gov. Rick Perry for Perry’s executive order in 2007 mandating that all Texas 12-year-old girls be vaccinated against HPV. Bachmann (and fellow contestant ex-PA Sen. Rick Santorum) invoked the doctrine of “parental rights” in blasting Perry’s action. Perry defended himself, saying, he’s opposing cancer.

This much is known and is not disputable:   HPV causes cervical cancer, sexual promiscuity promotes a female getting infected with HPV, many teen-age girls are quite sexually promiscuous.

Let’s examine the parental rights issue:  Are these the same “rights” that allow for a parent to let their 10-year-old weigh 175 lbs? And that’s just the girls?  How about the moron parents who refuse to vaccinate their kids because they erroneously believe that a MMR or tdap vaccination will somehow mysteriously morph their little genius into being an autistic child?

That stupid controversy started in 1998 when a British doctor, Andrew Wakefield, published a paper in the respected British medical journal LANCET in which he linked vaccinations and autism.  Parents worldwide embraced this.  Year-after-year, scientists scoffed at this theory, but it still held hold on many parents,  On Feb. 2, 2010, the Lancet published a retraction of the 1998 paper.  On May 24, 2010, Wakefield’s British medical license was revoked.  The British Medical Journal called his theories “an elaborate fraud” because data was fabricated.    Watch this video:   http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/40944693#40944693

Yet, “parental rights” advocates want to be able to make these idiotic and erroneous medical decisions because, as the parents, “we know what’s best for our child”.  Bullshit! These parents don’t know their ass from their elbow. Many parents are morons and we simply cannot, as a society, allow stupid parents to allow their kids to unnecessarily get sick, to become the size of a Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloon, and yes, get cervical cancer because they couldn’t keep from repeatedly spreading their legs while in middle and high school, and mom & dad forbid the administration of a simple vaccine to avoid cancer. Seems like a no brainer to me, but I am obviously wrong, because lots of parents with no brains oppose this.

Michelle Bachmann, and her band of social conservatives,  is focused on parental rights. I am focused on parental responsibility. If the parent won’t act as the parent, then, sadly and unfortunately, the government then must.   Rick Perry did the right thing.






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