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Dodd: ‘Every American’ Has ‘Right’ To Health Care
FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 03/23/2010 6:25:04 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

Life, liberty and the . . . “right” to health care?

Chris Dodd has proclaimed that “every American” has the “right” to health care. He said so on tonight’s Countdown, while reminiscing about Ted Kennedy.

If health care is a “right,” what about food, shelter and clothing? Are they all legally enforceable rights? Where do these “rights” derive from? What country are we living in? Is it one that the Founders would recognize?

Here was Dodd, getting misty about Ted with guest host Lawrence O’Donnell, and describing a “right” some of us didn’t realize existed . . .

View video here.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: 111th; bhohealthcare; bloggersandpersonal; chrisdodd; connecticut; constitution; obamacare
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1 posted on 03/23/2010 6:25:05 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; netmilsmom; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Chris Dodd declares every American has a “right” to health care. Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 03/23/2010 6:26:09 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Dodd’s a Stalinist. Fact is I had a right to see to my own health care until today. Then it was taken away. Now the government is in charge of my health care.


3 posted on 03/23/2010 6:26:53 PM PDT by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

STFU Dodd!


4 posted on 03/23/2010 6:27:39 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Markets and Marxists Don't Mix! Audit the FED NOW!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Every American has the right to be rid of Dodd forevermore.
5 posted on 03/23/2010 6:27:39 PM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Declaration of Total Dependance


6 posted on 03/23/2010 6:27:44 PM PDT by evad (OBAMA is a Clear and Present Danger to This Nation..and...He doesn't learn.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

A right can’t be regulated by the government.


7 posted on 03/23/2010 6:28:22 PM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
He's absolutely right. Every American has a right to health care. In fact, everybody has a right to health care, American or not.

They just don't have the right to make anybody else pay for it.

8 posted on 03/23/2010 6:28:28 PM PDT by ottbmare (I could agree wth you, but then we'd both be wrong.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

We all have a right to a waitress sandwich too.


9 posted on 03/23/2010 6:28:30 PM PDT by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

We have a ‘right’ to everything but our money and our freedom.


10 posted on 03/23/2010 6:29:28 PM PDT by Irenic
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Sorry Dodd, wrong again ass wipe, there is no “right” to health care in the Constitution.


11 posted on 03/23/2010 6:29:35 PM PDT by rbosque (11 year Freeper! Combat Economist.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

You have no right to the fruit of another person’s labor.No third party can stop you from entering into a contract for medical services, but beyond that it should not be in the realm of government.


12 posted on 03/23/2010 6:31:20 PM PDT by jmcenanly
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I have the right to move into his house.


13 posted on 03/23/2010 6:31:20 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

And a sweetheart deal on a mortgage too.

Actually, a mortgage even if you have no income and no assets.


14 posted on 03/23/2010 6:31:32 PM PDT by Carley (Are you better off than you were four trillion dollars ago?)
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15 posted on 03/23/2010 6:31:39 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

OK, well, I’d like to exercise my right to a cut of the graft he took while in office - like that sweetheart loan he got on property. It’s only fair, it was my government, and he stole it.


16 posted on 03/23/2010 6:31:48 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: devolve; governsleastgovernsbest; ntnychik; PhilDragoo; bitt; dixiechick2000; All
[Dodd: ‘Every American’ Has ‘Right’ To Health Care]
- to a house, a car, a big screen tv, etc, etc.

I doubt if the nanny-staters in Congress ever had to work hard to earn anything.

Reminds me of Pelosi inferring that ‘health care’ was covered by “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”.

To be happy you have to be healthy so health care must be furnished.........

17 posted on 03/23/2010 6:32:12 PM PDT by potlatch (~~"Where secrecy or mystery begins, vice or roguery is not far off. "~~)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Hey Dodd: my rights are given by God, and are supposed to be protected by government. Government is not the bestower of rights. Read our founding documents again, that is if you ever have.

The government is NOT God!!!!


18 posted on 03/23/2010 6:32:20 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Health care is meaningless if you’re starving to death.

FREE FOOD FOR EVERYONE. IT’S A RIGHT.

Health care is meaningless if you’re living on the street.

FREE HOMES FOR EVERYONE. IT’S A RIGHT.

Health care is meaningless if you have no money.

FREE MONEY FOR EVERYONE. IT’S A RIGHT.

And what about mental health?

Health care is meaningless if you are so depressed you let yourself go.

FREE VACATIONS FOR EVERYONE. IT’S A RIGHT.

You can’t be too healthy without some sort of exercise.

FREE GYM MEMBERSHIP FOR EVERYONE. IT’S A RIGHT.

You can’t be too healthy if you can’t get to where you want when you want.

FREE TRANSPORTATION FOR EVERYONE. IT’S A RIGHT.


19 posted on 03/23/2010 6:32:35 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

And this is the intellectual cesspool that is the Democratic Party. It’s the fundamental difference between the founding fathers and Karl Marx and the Democrats are closer to Karl Marx than the founding fathers. This is what the Republicans should pound the Democrats with. Draw out this distinction. Show just how corrupt and disgusting these parasites are.


20 posted on 03/23/2010 6:32:59 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
"Chris Dodd has proclaimed that “every American” has the “right” to health care. He said so on tonight’s Countdown, while reminiscing about Ted Kennedy."

"Every American has a Right To Eat!" So just go to the grocery store of your choice and take what ever you want. Don't Worry About Paying For It! Avoid the check-out lines. It's your Federal Government/Democrat Party given RIGHT! So go! And take Freely.


21 posted on 03/23/2010 6:35:35 PM PDT by StormEye
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Chris Dodd declares every American has a “right” to health care.

Utilizing that rationale then we should really push the 2nd Amendment. When will the Obama start forcing everyone to have a firearm?

22 posted on 03/23/2010 6:35:48 PM PDT by A_Tradition_Continues (formerly known as Politicalwit ...05/28/98 Class of '98...PROCESS MATTERS)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Interesting that Dodd and his ‘rats voted to coerce us into paying ofr this “right.”


23 posted on 03/23/2010 6:35:49 PM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

They always have had the access to healthcare. They have always had the right to buy it. They just didn’t want to pay for it....now some won’t have to.

They think having a flat screen computer, I Pod, blackberry, and 15 credit cards is more important than paying for healthcare!


24 posted on 03/23/2010 6:35:55 PM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Every American has and has always had the RIGHT to BUY healthcare.

The only thing that has now changed is that they now HAVE to buy it.

25 posted on 03/23/2010 6:36:09 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

And Dodd’s paying! What a guy!


26 posted on 03/23/2010 6:37:04 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Hey dips**t Dodd,

No doubt, according to your frakin “rights” idiots, every American is also entitled to:

A car

A home

To not have to work but live off of social services and unemployment

A college degree

A job

To amnesty

To free popcorn so that they can sit back and watch as you frakin idiots destroy and bankrupt this country

Did I miss anything here, IdiotDodd? Grrr....!


27 posted on 03/23/2010 6:37:16 PM PDT by cranked
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To: A_Tradition_Continues

“Utilizing that rationale then we should really push the 2nd Amendment.”

No, that’s different. The right to keep and bear arms is actually written in the Bill of Rights. As such, it doesn’t really exist. Only the ones Barack Obama & Friends deem to discover are worthy of protection.


28 posted on 03/23/2010 6:37:31 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Life, liberty and the . . . “right” to pick other people’s pockets


29 posted on 03/23/2010 6:37:32 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

It doesn’t say that in the Constitution.


30 posted on 03/23/2010 6:37:34 PM PDT by Irisshlass
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To: tflabo

We should have a right to use Wrangel’s beach house in the Dominican Republic, too.


31 posted on 03/23/2010 6:38:32 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Dodd clearly doesn’t know what a ‘right’ is. A right does not cost someone else’s his rights which the health care hijack does.


32 posted on 03/23/2010 6:38:51 PM PDT by Post Toasties
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

And I have a right to a waitress sandwich.


33 posted on 03/23/2010 6:39:22 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: windsorknot

You want mayo with that? ;-)


34 posted on 03/23/2010 6:40:03 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Chris Dodd is a jackass. If he isn’t, way is he retiring? Kind of like stupak. Losers! Hehehehe!


35 posted on 03/23/2010 6:40:19 PM PDT by Sunshine Sister
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Doddddd ..‘Every American’ Has ‘Right’ To Health Care,

Then why are we going to have to wait for our rights until 2018? 'Rights' are endowed by our Creator not the Stupak crew.

36 posted on 03/23/2010 6:40:53 PM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: murron

No right must be provided by the labors of another.


37 posted on 03/23/2010 6:41:07 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The US will not die with a whimper. It will die with thundering applause from the left.)
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Ping!


38 posted on 03/23/2010 6:43:32 PM PDT by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I HAVE A “RIGHT” to earn a living!

Almost 18 months after being laid off and over 200 job applications being ignored .. Someone “OWES” me a J-O-B .. doncha think?


39 posted on 03/23/2010 6:43:47 PM PDT by plinyelder ("I've noticed that everybody that is for abortion has already been born." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Someone on Medicare needs to sue HHS for depriving them of their ‘rights’ for denying a non-covered service to force some judge to say healthcare is not a right.


40 posted on 03/23/2010 6:43:51 PM PDT by Rippin
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
We can come up with 'rights' in this country almost as fast we can come up with laws. It should be obvious they are both designed to control the serfs.
41 posted on 03/23/2010 6:43:54 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
A right to health care. But no right to life.

What satan sez... no death panels you paranoids... "You shall not surely die."

How long before a new earthquake fault is discovered under Capitol Hill?

42 posted on 03/23/2010 6:44:00 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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no


43 posted on 03/23/2010 6:44:38 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

As I always point out, “health care” is not an ambient resource like air, or an intrinsic quality like the pursuit of happiness. “Health care” requires the active labor of others, so saying that health care is a right means that you believe you have a right to the active labor of others, regardless of your ability or even desire to pay for it.

This is what slaveowners believe.


44 posted on 03/23/2010 6:44:49 PM PDT by denydenydeny ("I'm sure this goes against everything you've been taught, but right and wrong do exist"-Dr House)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

No, thanks. But I will take some arugola and Dijon mustard with it. :>)


45 posted on 03/23/2010 6:44:53 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: cranked
No doubt, according to your frakin “rights” idiots, every American is also entitled to: A car A home To not have to work but live off of social services and unemployment A college degree A job

Geeze, dont give him any ideas, cranked.

46 posted on 03/23/2010 6:45:07 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
How about a right to sweetheart morgage deals?
47 posted on 03/23/2010 6:45:17 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (I miss the competent fiscal policy and flag waving patriotism of the Carter Administration)
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To: ottbmare
He's absolutely right. Every American has a right to health care. In fact, everybody has a right to health care, American or not. They just don't have the right to make anybody else pay for it.

Health care is neither a right or a privilege. It is a necessity. There is a big difference.

48 posted on 03/23/2010 6:46:27 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: writer33

Thanks Chris. I was here earlier. I’m trying to decide what ‘I have a right to’ so I can request it.... . .


49 posted on 03/23/2010 6:47:19 PM PDT by potlatch (~~"Where secrecy or mystery begins, vice or roguery is not far off. "~~)
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To: plinyelder

“Someone “OWES” me a J-O-B .. doncha think?”

No! You should not be forced to work. That is cruel and unusual punishment. You are entitled to all your needs, and a few wants. It’s right there, in the Constitution. Or somewhere.


50 posted on 03/23/2010 6:47:21 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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