Skip to comments.The Constitution, Deadbeat Dads, and the Hypocrisy of Obamacare
Posted on 12/18/2012 3:26:04 PM PST by Starman417
America is now poised to enjoy the fruits of what has been a demand from the left for over a quarter century: Government mandated socialized medicine.
There have always been three main arguments behind that drive:
1) Everyone has a right to free healthcare.
3) Were paying for it anyway.
As usual, the liberals miss the mark on all three fronts.
On the first they are wrong about what a right is. Our Constitution explicitly defines a number of rights Speech, Religious liberty, Assembly etc. Most of the rights enumerated in the Constitution limit the government from impeding on a citizens free exercise of those rights. Other than the 6th and 7th Amendments right to a jury trial, nothing in these rights impose duties on others to provide anything. Rights are things you could take with you if you decided to move to a desert island somewhere where there was no one else there to provide them.
Healthcare is simply not a right. It is not free. It is not an infinite resource that can be redistributed endlessly. No, healthcare is a service that must be provided by individuals who willingly exchange their time and energy for whatever value someone else places on it. They do that so that they can in turn exchange that money with others for things like garbage services, car loans, dental floss, chocolate, gasoline, video games and a wide variety of goods and services for which they are either not interested in or not capable of providing for themselves. That alone distinguishes healthcare from a right.
The right to free healthcare is nowhere to be found in the Constitution. Indeed, none other than the patron saint of progressives, community activist Barack Obama recognized as much: the Constitution is a charter of negative liberties. Says what the states cant do to you. Says what the Federal government cant do to you, but doesnt say what the Federal government or State government must do on your behalf Too bad President Barack Obama forgot as much.
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