The vaccination issue is a polarized one; with some claiming certain vaccinations are not necessary and in fact cause severe damage to children; some vehemently disagree with this premise and state that it is vaccinations that keep young people healthy.
Free speech has changed and many in the U.S. are abridging the meaning and the fundamental premise of what it is. The Internet opens up new possibilities, the polarization of America is making for “new” rules- one of which is it’s free speech if I agree with the premise.
Voting has gone down by 15% in a generation. In 1960 25% of the youth population reported that they followed public affairs most of the time. By 2000 that figure was down to 5%.