August 15, 2015

Carly Fiorina goes Laissez Faire

For those unfamiliar with the French term,
Laissez-faire (/ˌlɛseɪˈfɛr-/, French) is an economic system in which transactions between private parties are free from government interference such as regulations, privileges, tariffs, and subsidies. The phrase laissez-faire is part of a larger French piece and literally translates to "let (it/them) go", but in this context usually means to "let go"
In other words, it's about free market economics. Apparently so is Carly Fiorina. Her position on vaccinations is simple, and well, a perfect laissez faire approach. You do what you want, but we'll do what we want in response to concerns from more rationale parents. The market will dictate actions:
She argued for some degree of parental choice back in February when BuzzFeed asked her about it. But now that she’s cracked the GOP field’s top tier, I guess the “gotcha” effort needs to begin in earnest. What better place to start than with an issue that tripped up Chris Christie and Rand Paul earlier this year?

She draws the line where most Republicans would, I imagine: The state can’t dictate to a parent over their child’s health, but that parent has no right to put other parents’ children at risk in the schoolyard.
Seems simple and difficult to refute. Are you one of those parents who want no one getting vaccines? Convince us that's a bright idea. (Tip: You won't). Score one for Carly Fiorina.
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