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“It is my choice. I’m an American and I have the freedom to decide if I’m going to take a vaccine or not and, in this case, I’m not going to take the vaccine.”
— Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) told Fox Business he will not be taking the coronavirus vaccine, explaining that he is “more concerned about the safety of the vaccine” than the “side effects of the disease.”
“Make the case for your sorcery to consumers on your own dime. Like every other business. Quit using the heavy hand of government to make your business profitable through mandates and immunity. It’s disgusting. … Parental rights mean more to us than your self-enriching ‘science.’”
— Texas state Rep. Jonathan Stickland (R), responding to a top vaccine scientist’s tweets about vaccination exemptions by accusing him of ‘sorcery,’” The Hill reports.
“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.”
— Arizona state Rep. Kelly Townsend (R), quoted by the Arizona Republic, arguing against mandatory vaccinations. She signed her Facebook post “live free or die.”