CM2 had to give a presentation in his public speaking class today. He chose the issue of mandatory vaccinations. Needlesstosay he is for vaccines, and thinks the government should pay for it. In his words..."poor people- duh!"... (I am not certain that he knows about medicaid and child health insurance for the poor in many states, but my son, the self-proclaimed Social Justice Warrior, understands that not everyone has enough money for even life's necessities.)
Meanwhile, he did his research, proved how vaccines do not cause autism and presented a cogent argument. In the end he even asked, what was so wrong with autism anyway? He added, it is far worse to die horribly from a preventable disease...
"I have been autistic all my life and I turned out fine..." he told his class.
UPDATE: Son got an A- on the speech...yeah him!