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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Thursday, October 09, 2008

No, Barack, Medical Care is Not a 'Right'

By Dr. Lee Hieb

At last night’s presidential debate, Barack Obama led the charge for government run health care by declaring in no uncertain terms that health care is a “right”. I suppose he thinks Tom and the boys accidentally left that one out of the Constitution. Or maybe it is an extension (in his mind) of the right to life.

But let’s think about this a minute. When our American form of government was created to form “a more perfect union” by insuring the “rights” of its citizens, it recognized only the “inalienable rights”. And to protect those rights, which I’m pretty sure only included life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, the government was empowered to use force if necessary.

We created armed forces (and finally an adequate border patrol) to protect our people’s life and liberty from foreign invasion, and then police to protect our pursuit of happiness in the form of private property. So how will we insure medical care? Continue reading.

1 Comments:

  • THANK YOU for posting something about this! I have been extremely disappointed that the Right has not hammered this point home. It is a key example of the mindset of Barack Obama, and one I think really needs to be set straight. Kudos for pointing it out!

    By Blogger 2Cents, at 9:10 PM  

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