No One Has a Right to Health Care

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    No One Has a Right to Health Care
    by Jacob G. Hornberger February 3, 2016

    Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says that everyone has a right to health care. Unfortunately, none of his presidential opponents, Democrat or Republican, is going to challenge him on the point. They’re too scared that they’d lose votes by challenging a standard socialist shibboleth in America.

    Sanders’ assertion only goes to show how American socialists (i.e., progressives) have warped and perverted the concept of rights within the minds of the American people. The fact is that no one has a right to health care any more than he has a right to a home, a car, food, spouse, or anything else.

    The correct concept of rights was enunciated by Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence, the document that Americans ironically celebrate every Fourth of July. Jefferson observed that people have been endowed with certain unalienable rights, among which are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
     
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    The whole idea of "rights" has been thoroughly corrupted to the point that people actually buy the notion that a right means the taxpayers must provide something.
     
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    A right to healthcare would seem to improve life and pursuit of happiness. As they say "two out of three ain't bad".
     
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    Agreed.. that's why contrary to public opinion, we don't deny access to healthcare.
     
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    EXACTLY.

    THE BERNERS, AKA, The socialists, believe that the state has the authority to compel producers and taxpayers to provide them healthcare.

    The impostors, the stupid motherfuckers who populate SCOTUS have somehow ruled that fedgov has the authority to compel Americans to pay and participate in the scam so long as fedgov calls the scheme "a tax".


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    Even prior to the ACA nobody was denied access to healthcare. If you walked into a publicly funded hospital with a stab wound or drug overdose they were required to take care of you.
     
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    NO, you stupid fuck, having to pay for your healthcare would not improve my right to life, liberty, property and to pursue happiness.


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    It worked so well. (sarcasm)

    But, I agree that talk about "rights" is counterproductive and dishonest.
     
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    Reminds me of that "clever" crack of Reagan's about abortion, "I notice that everyone who's for abortion has already been born."

    I notice everyone who's against healthcare for everyone else has no objection to taking care of themselves. Do any of them ever wonder what would have happened if their mothers hadn't had access to prenatal care, much less a safe delivery? What if they hadn't been able to see a doctor when they were growing up?

    How many anti-vaxxers were vaccinated themselves growing up?

    How many had access to dentists and eye doctors and hearing tests when they were growing up and would deny those things to others now?

    Why do so many Americans want to replace "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" with "Mine, mine, mine, gimme, gimme, gimme"?
     
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    The welfare state compels taxpayers and producers to pay for healthcare - but socialized medicine will bankrupt the nation. I mean the US is already bankrupt t---the national debt is over 18 TTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTrillion $$$$$.

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