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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

Monday, October 13, 2008

“What’s the difference between the right to free speech—which is enshrined in the Constitution—versus the ‘right’ to health care, which is not? Well, back in the day, we would simply say that a right has legal authority—it’s in the Constitution and therefore it’s a not just a right, it’s a birthright. So why shouldn’t we amend the Constitution to include the rights to health care, food, housing, education—all the rest? What’s the difference between the rights we have and the ‘rights’ Obama wants to give us? Simply this: Constitutional rights protect us from things: intimidation, illegal search and seizure, self-incrimination, and so on. The revolutionary idea of our Founding Fathers was that people had a God-given right to live as they saw fit. Our constitutional rights protect us from the power of government. But these new so-called ‘rights’ are about the government—who the Founders saw as the enemy—giving us things: food, health care, education... And when we have a right to be given stuff that previously we had to work for, then there is no reason—none—to go and work for them. The goody bag has no bottom, except bankruptcy and ruin.”

—Bill Whittle


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