A lawyer who defended President Donald Trump during his recent impeachment hearings believes the Constitution supports mandatory vaccinations for American citizens.
“Let me put it very clearly, you have no constitutional right to endanger the public and spread disease, even if you disagree,” lawyer and Harvard professor Alan Dershowitz said during a recent interview, according to the Washington Examiner. “You have no right not to be vaccinated, you have no right not to wear a mask, you have no right to open up your business.”
The interviewer pressed Dershowitz to clarify, asking if he meant the United States government could actually mandate vaccinations for all citizens.
“Absolutely,” Dershowitz replied. “And if you refuse to be vaccinated, the state has the power to literally take you to a doctor’s office and plunge a needle into your arm.
“That’s what a democracy is about,” he added. “If the majority of the people agree and support that, for public health measures, you have to be vaccinated, you have to be vaccinated. They should give you an alternative. The alternative is to live in your home, don’t get vaccinated, but never ever leave your home or live in a bubble. But if you want to interact with other people, you cannot become Typhoid Mary. The Constitution doesn’t give you the right to spread your illness to other people.”