Skip to comments.Judge Andrew Napolitano: My opening monologue on the Beck show today [health care is not a right]
Posted on 12/19/2009 5:27:06 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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Sounds like a good idea to me!
Thanks SO MUCH for the ping on this!!!
Thanks for the pingy
Ahem. That's "Comrade," to you, bub. ;)
Thanks very much for the ping. Somehow, I missed this.
Thanks, JR, for posting this. I really like the Judge. Happy New Year to both of you.
Anyway, I hesitated before shelving the book, wanting to claim it for my own, since helpers receive a free item for assisting with book sales.
"Are you wondering where to put that?," another, much older, volunteer asked. Before I could answer, she exclaimed, "Throw it out! That woman has ruined an entire generation!"
LIMITED GOVERNMENT !!
I have also attempted this argument with people I consider to possess more than enough brain power, common sense, yet they don't see it, either. I also use in my argument the objection to the notion that insurance is the only means one has to pay a hospital bill, the insult to anyone who goes to the ER for care that it is automatically assumed he is a deadbeat, won't pay and the cost ends up being borne on the rest of the consumers. Why is that, where did the notion begin that NO ONE pays a bill out of his own pocket? I'm not talking about those in the country illegally, just your average-Joe-citizen.
I have been coming at the Constitutionality argument from the wrong angle, following those who question where in the Constitution is Congress authorized to make the citizen buy a good/product/service. These yahoos are going to try to expand the interstate commerce clause, as they always do, but I think the question asked should be: Where in the Constitution is Congress given the authority to deny the freedom of the citizen, ie. jail time, if he does not purchase a good/product/service?
These dopes are painting themselves into a corner with this *health care is an inalienable right* baloney -- if so, this means that no one may be denied any form of health care for whatever reason, including the fact that some panel has decided they are too old or their quality of life is such that the gubmint can't afford it. Calling it an inalienable right means civil rights lawsuits aplenty from those who don't get what they need.
Bump so I can sign up as the Judge’s ‘friend’ on facebook later tonight.
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