Why do bad faith actors bring up Jacobson v Massachusetts when speaking of forced medical procedures? [closed]
It's a really horrible argument.
- Jacobson v Massachusetts allowed STATES to implement vaccine mandates, not the federal government.
- The Massachusetts mandate was for the small pox vaccine, which was invented over 100 years earlier, and therefore had an ample testing period for long-term side effects.
- You did not have to comply with mandate if you paid a small fine, I believe $5, which amounts to maybe $200 today when accounting for inflation.
- Jacobson v Massachusetts was used as precedent in Buck v. Bell, 1927, that allowed states to sterilize women at their own discretion. This led to the sterilization of over 70,000 women against their will. What a wonderful thing when medical procedures are mandated....