Friday, March 26, 2010

Right to healthcare?

Some have claimed healthcare as an American's 'right'. I copied from a op-ed the other day one shining the light on this inconsistency (I forgot to copy the author's name). "(T)he government does not compel citizens to attend church in the name of religious freedom. The government does not compel citizens to own a gun in the name of the Second Amendment. And the government does not force citizens to engage in the political process in the name of free speech."

"In contrast, our radically 'progressive' friends are eager to compel every American using the heavy hand of government to exercise their so-called 'right' to healthcare. Should we celebrate the passage of a bill that in the service of non-existent rights actually diminishes our liberty?"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There was a frequent term used long ago during the war between the states of "waving the bloody shirt," when a faction wanted to get to the heart of the people and arouse their emotions. I am afraid the government of today has a new "bloody shirt" they are eager to wave. However, for some reason I see this new shirt as having holes which are in need of mending.