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Rand Paul on Vaccines: 'Most of Them Ought to Be Voluntary'

What libertarians think about vaccine mandates.
Senator Rand Paul, a Republican from Kentucky, talks to reporters before walking into the Senate Chamber in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013.

Senator Rand Paul, a Republican from Kentucky, talks to reporters before walking into the Senate Chamber in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013.

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

UPDATE: A few hours after this story went up, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul appeared on CNBC and was asked to clarify if he thought most vaccines should be voluntary.

"I guess being for freedom would be really unusual?" Paul said, sarcastically. "I guess I don't understand the point, as to why that would be controversial."