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Gary Johnson Catches the Attention of Libertarians When He Said He Supported Mandatory Vaccines-Here Is Some Clarification

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Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party candidate for president, has had some interviews recently that have caused some extra conversation among Libertarians. A few days ago, he seemingly endorsed a carbon tax. Next, a video has shown up where he apparently tells an interviewer that he would support mandatory vaccines if it was a federal issue:

Gary Johnon now supports mandatory vaccinations

Reason ran an article with their take on it: Gary Johnson changes his mind

This caused quite an uproar on social media for Libertarians, most of whom believe strongly in parental choice.… Read more ...

Jill Stein says the media has falsely accused her of “pandering to the anti-vaccination movement”

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The following is a press release from Jill2016.com, August 2nd, 2016:

Baseless “Anti-Vax” Attacks Against Dr. Jill Stein Distract from Her Call to End the Corrupting Influence of the Pharmaceutical Industry Within the FDA

This is the Jill Stein for President campaign’s official response to a recent series of attacks in the press that falsely accused Dr.Read more ...

Janine Kloss: When in Doubt, Cheat

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Posted to Libertarian Party of Sacramento website

May 16, 2015
By Janine Kloss

When in Doubt, Cheat

That is the motto being used by some State Senators in California regarding a controversial bill that would mandate vaccinations for all (SB277). Under this bill, all people, regardless of religion, personal belief, (previously) homeschool status, private school status, most medical exemptions, etc., are required to vaccinate their children based on the current CDC Immunization Schedule in order to receive the mandated education.… Read more ...

Two Current Movies Regarding Topics Discussed by IPR Readers Available for Free Online

Edward SnowdenI am breaking IPR’s tradition of only posting articles having to do with alternate parties or Independents with this article, but I think the information is important enough that I’ll do it this one time. We have talked for months about the degree of spying done by our government on citizens of this country, much of the information being revealed due to whistleblower Edward Snowden and the reporter who wrote about them, Glenn Greenwald.… Read more ...

Libertarian Mike Seebeck: I’m sick of the pro-vaccine BS!

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Mike Seebeck is a longtime libertarian activist and LP member for 15 years. He has served in several offices in the LP, including Southern Vice-Chair of LP-California, Media Director of LP-Colorado, Outreach and Media Director of LP-El Paso County (Colorado), and Treasurer of LP-Riverside County (California). In 2001 he was a local school board candidate and led the defeat of a $47M bond issue.Read more ...

Dan Phillips, MD: Why Is the Vaccination Debate So Toxic?

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Posted to LewRockwell.com
February 12, 2015
By Dan Phillips, MD

The mandatory vs. voluntary vaccination debate is once again occupying a vastly disproportionate share of the media airwaves and social media bandwidth. A noteworthy aspect of this debate is that it cuts across traditional ideological lines and is often quite hostile.… Read more ...

NY Senate Bill 4779, allowing kids to okay vaccines, creates controversy among ideologies

Kimberly Wilder writes:

NY State Senate Bill S4779 concerns allowing minors to receive vaccines for STD’s (sexually transmitted diseases) without their parents’ consent or knowledge. According to an action alert by Rita M. Palma at MyKidsMyChoice, the vaccines covered include Hep-B and Gardasil.

Some of the public discourse is represented below.… Read more ...