That is subjective But yes. A lot of legal recognition is required for a right to be a right. Case in point, gay marriage. Human rights are also regulated by the government. I daresay that without the government, most of these 'rights' would not exist. I need eight more words. Ignore me please.
Safer than getting the illness For those of you who believe this is a money making scheme, treating the illness will cost more than getting the vaccine. If I wanted to make money in a pharmaceutical company, I wouldn't be making vaccines, I'd be making medicine. There are always side effects to everything. Sometimes your body is just different. It works fine for others.
Not the greatest country, no Not the greatest, but still up there. I'd say China is the greatest and most powerful country right now. The only reason people don't see it is because China rarely involves itself with world politics unless provoked. The US is still powerful, but its power is waning. Especially with the newest presidential candidates now, its power will continue to fall.
Because I said so That's basically what happens with a lot of debates when people bring up religion in morality. "Because my scriptures said so. Because my God said so. Look, it's quoted here."
In debates, discrediting your opponent's resources is valid (riiight?) so technically I could google how to discredit your 'because I said so' book, copy and paste it and move on.
Unless you have a good reason Like illness in the child, a weak body that might reject the vaccine and make the child sicker, yes. Vaccination should be mandatory. It helps keep the child and the people around the child safe. Not vaccinating the child puts the child and the people around the child in danger of contracting diseases.