Nice graphs, H. Ross Perwrong, but it doesn't change things. Even in a deductive sense this argument is wrong because it ignores the other variables and in fact begins with a faulty premise. In fact, nobody is saying that "all things that are wise ought to be mandatory"; what people are saying is that the group of people who think that vaccines are wise but should not be mandatory (or made essentially mandatory in the sense of giving people "the choice" to cut themselves off from many aspects of the welfare state while still being forced to pay into it) is so small as to be statistically insignificant. I could put together a graph about this I guess, but it would be stupid and would waste everybody's time, so instead here is a jpeg of a kitten that I found:
The point here is not this bullshit that all things that are wise ought to be mandatory, it's that *in the specific instance of vaccines*, what makes them wise also makes them a thing that ought to be mandatory. I would have assumed going into this thread that you already knew these things but since I appear to be speaking to someone with the logical capacity of a 4th grader I will spell this out: in order for vaccines to work properly - that means making the big bad disease they try to prevent go away - a factor that is known as herd immunity must be invoked. Not everybody in society is able to take vaccines. For example, it may shock you to know that even Obamacare does not and will not require infants fresh out of the womb to be vaccinated. In fact, a baby's first vaccinations generally come well after birth. Birth is when a mommy makes a baby come out of her privates. I will not post an image f this because this is called porn. There are other people who also cannot take vaccines, for example people who are very old who were not around when the vaccine first came out (many of them also have a limited lifespan), and other people, cancer patients for example, who have their immune systems compromised. An immune system - nah, that's going to take too long to explain; you're going to need to wikipedia that shit. What herd immunity is, is a state in which so many people are vaccinated against a particular disease, that disease can't find a foothold in the human population and as a result even the very young, the very old, and the immuno-compromised don't contract it.
So thanks to herd immunity, there are essentially 3 different groups of people on this subject:
1. People who think that vaccines are both wise and ought to be mandatory.
2. People who think that vaccines are unwise and of course shouldn't be mandatory because like autism and stuff.
3. People who have the brains of a bag of Doritos.
Doritos are a kind of corn chip sold in American convenience stores which do not generally contain brain matter. Now, you may argue that there is in fact a fourth group of people, people who think that herd immunity is a sham like 9/11. However, you will quickly see that these people are in fact a subset of group #3. Similarly, people who think that vaccines are a smart thing to do because of herd immunity but who don't think that you should actually, like, force people to do stuff they don't want to do might seem like their own group as well, but further reflection should also reveal that these people are holding an opinion that's in direct contradiction to itself and who therefore actually don't really think vaccinations are wise (so they're in group 2) or haven't put the 2.6 seconds of thought required to realize this contradiction (so they're in group 3). There are also those people who think that viruses should rule and humans should drool. I would argue that this group is also not statistically significant but am willing to be convinced by a good study or helpful picture of concentric circles.
In closing, here is a picture of a puppy that thinks vaccines are wise BECAUSE they cause autism, which technically places him into group 1.