Fox News legal analyst and Civil War revisionist Andrew Napolitano in a column on Thursday threw support behind Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) for making a “pro-freedom case” by not supporting mandatory vaccinations.
“The issue, according to Paul, is: WHO OWNS YOUR BODY?” Napolitano wrote on the conspiracy theory website WND. “This is a question the government does not want to answer truthfully, because if it does, it will sound like Big Brother in George Orwell’s novel ‘1984.’”
“That’s because the government believes it owns your body,” he added.
Napolitano went on to say that “the states, and not the federal government, are the guardians of public health,” and that under the Constitution (and the Declaration of Independence) people are free to reject “scientific orthodoxy.”
On Tuesday, Paul took heat for remarks in which he opposed mandatory vaccinations and said that he had “heard” of cases of normal children who “wound up with profound mental disorders after vaccines.”
Napolitano summed up Paul’s comments as “wise,” and faithful to the “pro-freedom” cause.