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Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee: Constitution implies a right to health care, education
The Washington Times ^ | May 7, 2013 | Douglas Ernst

Posted on 05/07/2013 1:21:33 PM PDT by jazusamo

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee took to the House floor Monday night and implied that the right to health care and education exists in the Constitution.

Ms. Jackson Lee, Texas Democrat, also made the case that the moral authority for such services is also derived from the Declaration of Independence.

“One might argue that education and health care fall into those provisions of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” she said.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: lee; obamacare; obamaworship; pelosi
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Lee and Pelosi are joined at the hip, they're both idiots.
1 posted on 05/07/2013 1:21:33 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Absolutely dumb as a bag of hammers. Sooo, what’s that make her constituents who keep voting for her?


2 posted on 05/07/2013 1:22:52 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: jazusamo

Yeah, if you pay for it.


3 posted on 05/07/2013 1:23:10 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: jazusamo

Constitution implies a right to...
***but when the constitution is EXPLICIT in the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed, well, let’s just talk about something else.


4 posted on 05/07/2013 1:23:12 PM PDT by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: jazusamo

Two peas in a pod.


5 posted on 05/07/2013 1:23:47 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: jazusamo

Bump


6 posted on 05/07/2013 1:24:07 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: jazusamo

“Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” are provisions in the Constitution? *sigh* And there will be millions out there who agree with her.


7 posted on 05/07/2013 1:24:10 PM PDT by redpoll
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To: jazusamo

Pursuit of happiness could mean that I get a pony, a bucket of ice cream each day, free cable TV, and a week at a Fort Lauderdale beach-front motel.


8 posted on 05/07/2013 1:24:20 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: jazusamo

Well it clearly states the right to gun ownership... Shall NOT be infringed. No interpretation required Ms Lee


9 posted on 05/07/2013 1:24:23 PM PDT by momincombatboots (Back to West by G-d Virginia.)
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To: jazusamo

And free trips to Mars to see the flag Neil Armstrong put there.


10 posted on 05/07/2013 1:24:29 PM PDT by TigersEye (If babies had guns they wouldn't be aborted)
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To: Jim Robinson

Amen.


11 posted on 05/07/2013 1:24:34 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: Jim Robinson

Leftists seem to not understand that part.

Seems if it’s a right, it’s gotta be paid for by someone else.


12 posted on 05/07/2013 1:24:58 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: jazusamo
Constitution on guns:

The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed

Democrats: There is no constitutional right to bear arms! That's a mistake!

Constitution on health care, education:

.....

Democrats: It right there! Can't you read it!

13 posted on 05/07/2013 1:25:17 PM PDT by apillar
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To: jazusamo

I want a dune buggy! In which to pursue my happiness!


14 posted on 05/07/2013 1:25:40 PM PDT by Spruce
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To: jazusamo

“.. Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Other People’s money.”


15 posted on 05/07/2013 1:26:15 PM PDT by Alex in chains
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To: pepsionice

Don’t give them ideas, they already get free obamaphones.


16 posted on 05/07/2013 1:26:47 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo

Well the libs ought to be glad that The Constitution also protects even idiots rights to free speech. Sorry self-entitlements that other people have to pay for is not mentioned anywhere in it, Lee.


17 posted on 05/07/2013 1:27:20 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jazusamo
Let's see. Who to believe, Sheila Jackson Lee or James Madison...hmmmm...

“I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents.”

-- James Madison, the father of the United States Constitution


18 posted on 05/07/2013 1:27:28 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Life, liberty, property, family, RKBA, sovereignty, security, borders, independence, the oath.)
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To: MrB

Yup. We also have a right to Big Meals with toy and super-sized fries and sodas at MickieD’s assuming we can pay for it and the government doesn’t unconstitutionally ban them.


19 posted on 05/07/2013 1:27:38 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: jazusamo
How about a `right to life,' Sheila? This country has institutionalized infanticide. Jesus wept photo: and Jesus wept andJeuswept.jpg `A Rage of Angels,' coming to a neighborhood near you soon ....
20 posted on 05/07/2013 1:27:50 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: jazusamo
“One might argue that education and health care fall into those provisions of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” she said

...and they would be WRONG.

21 posted on 05/07/2013 1:28:37 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: MrB

Anything could be implied. But does it say the Taxpayer shall furnish it?
I think the Liberals have misconstrued basic rights with entitlements.


22 posted on 05/07/2013 1:28:52 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: jazusamo

And free cheese


23 posted on 05/07/2013 1:29:07 PM PDT by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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To: redpoll
And there will be millions out there who agree with her.

Not only "out there", but right here at FR as so many replies have already shown

24 posted on 05/07/2013 1:29:27 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: Roccus

I don’t see any replies that agree with her at all.


25 posted on 05/07/2013 1:31:30 PM PDT by TigersEye (If babies had guns they wouldn't be aborted)
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To: jazusamo
Sheila, put this on and sit in the corner...


26 posted on 05/07/2013 1:32:46 PM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
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To: jazusamo

You have the right to free speech but I’m not required to listen. You have the right to bear arms but I don’t have to buy you a glock. You have the right to be free from unreasonable search but I’m not required to buy you a deadbolt lock.

Rights are things you can do, not something involving the services of a third party. That party has the right not to do those things. There is no right to another man’s work.


27 posted on 05/07/2013 1:33:27 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: jazusamo

I need a Gulfstream G-IV to be happy...

So I guess the Constitution guarantees such for me?

Send the bill to Ms. Lee, since this is her idea.


28 posted on 05/07/2013 1:33:28 PM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: TigersEye

Oh?

Think about it for a moment.

I’m NOT saying what you THINK I’m saying.


29 posted on 05/07/2013 1:33:59 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: jazusamo

Has she found the flag that our astronauts planted on Mars? /s


30 posted on 05/07/2013 1:34:11 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: jazusamo

Sheila Lee? If I imply yur an idiot, would I be lying?


31 posted on 05/07/2013 1:34:18 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: jazusamo

To the headline: only on Mars where man walked.


32 posted on 05/07/2013 1:35:10 PM PDT by svcw (If you are dead when your heart stops, why aren't you alive when it starts.)
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To: jazusamo

She is the stupid person from Texas we have here. Will someone else take her for a while? I cannot believe that we do not mandate simple IQ test for elected officials, but then none of the current crop would be there.


33 posted on 05/07/2013 1:35:29 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Alex in chains

Well you got 1 out of three! Life? Naa (see: abortion). Liberty? Naa (see: too many to list). Pursuit of other people’s money. OH YEA!


34 posted on 05/07/2013 1:35:47 PM PDT by mc5cents
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To: jazusamo
Who's dumber? Sheila Jackson Lee or Hank Johnson?
35 posted on 05/07/2013 1:36:02 PM PDT by Maceman (Just say "NO" to tyranny.)
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To: Roccus
...but right here at FR as so many replies have already shown ...

So what are you saying?

36 posted on 05/07/2013 1:36:05 PM PDT by TigersEye (If babies had guns they wouldn't be aborted)
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To: Puppage

Sooo, what’s that make her constituents who keep voting for her?”

You could easily figure out the answer to that question by just driving through her District. A few years ago there was a White guy running for Mayor who, among other things, pledged to make City Hall more efficient. One of the City employees who was interviewed said she wasn’t voting for him because her Representative (Lee) told her that that meant her job would be gone if he was elected and SJL was the only one who really cared about the people in their District.

Houston has a gay Democrat Mayor, Democrat Chief of Police, Quanelle X and Sheila. Just four of the many reasons I moved out of the City.


37 posted on 05/07/2013 1:37:20 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Conserev1

I have read some scrawlings of supposed intellectuals that actually do say a right isn’t a right if you can’t avail yourself of it, especially for financial reasons.

In other words, they do indeed believe that anything that is a “right” has to be “free”.


38 posted on 05/07/2013 1:38:51 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Resolute Conservative
She is the stupid person from Texas we have here.

She's from New York originally, and is commie diaspora sent to infect greener pastures.
39 posted on 05/07/2013 1:39:01 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: jazusamo

>>“One might argue that education and health care fall into those provisions of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” she said.

One might argue that...if one is STUPID!! People certainly have a RIGHT to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. They do not have a RIGHT to take other people’s life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness to get it FREE.

For a working person, taxes represent the confiscation of money earned by trading a portion of their finite life for money. Every dollar I pay in taxes represents a period of time that is taken from my life to earn that dollar. If I want to exercise the LIBERTY to PURSUE HAPPINESS, her gummint will confiscate a portion of my LIFE to pay for some troglodyte’s lifestyle.

Free the slaves Rep. Lee!!


40 posted on 05/07/2013 1:39:07 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: jazusamo

Sheila consistently proves herself to be the dumbest member of Congress, but Maxine Waters makes it close.


41 posted on 05/07/2013 1:39:20 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: jazusamo

Constitution implies a right to health care, education


No, it doesn’t. She is inferring it. And there is nothing in it to cause such an inference.

We have the right to pursue all sorts of stuff though it does not guarantee we receive it. The Only thing it implies is the right to life and liberty. And that doesn’t mean the government shall pay for anything that extends your life. It’s an “active vs passive” thing.

These peoople really make me ill sometimes, if only because people that should be laughed at as they loudly share their political views in a drunken stupor in a sleazy bar are actually our elected representatives. It is not very flattering of the intelligence and character of the voters who elect them.


42 posted on 05/07/2013 1:39:36 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: TigersEye; redpoll
The phrase, “Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” is from the Declaration of Independence, not the Constitution.

Redpoll was the ONLY FReeper to pick up on it. Everyone else went along with what the idiot said.

43 posted on 05/07/2013 1:40:23 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: Maceman

Good question, I don’t know how to categorize dumb:)


44 posted on 05/07/2013 1:40:42 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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45 posted on 05/07/2013 1:41:19 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: Roccus
Ms. Jackson Lee, Texas Democrat, also made the case that the moral authority for such services is also derived from the Declaration of Independence.
46 posted on 05/07/2013 1:41:37 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Roccus

Ah, that’s brilliant. Good job in editing the quote you replied to.


47 posted on 05/07/2013 1:42:30 PM PDT by TigersEye (If babies had guns they wouldn't be aborted)
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To: jazusamo

Shouldn’t the gub’mint also be providing me with arms I have the right to bear?


48 posted on 05/07/2013 1:43:07 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: jazusamo

Whatta bout a car, Sheila, and one of dose big screen teevees? Howcome that Declaration thingy doesn’t cover tha otherstuff I need?


49 posted on 05/07/2013 1:43:29 PM PDT by InterceptPoint (If I had a tag line this is where you would find it)
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To: jazusamo

ROTFLOL


50 posted on 05/07/2013 1:43:38 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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