Monday, December 21, 2009

Right to Healthcare

If there is a "right" to healthcare, why isn't there a right to dental care? Or a right to home ownership? Or a right to electricity and heat? Or a right to groceries?

At what point do we decide people don't necessarily have a "right" to something? The only "rights" I see are those enumerated in the Constitution. Freedom of speech, of assembly, of the press and religion. The right to be safe in ones' own home. The list goes on for quite some time.

And government does not confer these rights upon us. We already own them They come from GOD. None of these rights include the right to take anothers' money because you think you need it.

Those of you around my age, who grew up in the 60's recall this question from the teacher:

"Is it ok to steal a loaf of bread to feed your starving children?" Of course, if one says no, one is a heartless bastard. The correct answer is, "No, it's not ok, but I may do it if necessary and I will be willing to suffer the consequences".

This is how we have been conditoned from birth to be passive cowards with no moral base.

This is what we have become.

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