View Full Version : Natural born rights vs. the right to healthcare - Dr. Yaron Brook (youtube)

09-27-2011, 09:54 PM

09-28-2011, 05:34 AM
A "right" to health care implies that Doctor's and nurses are slaves. No thank you.

09-28-2011, 08:18 AM
A "right" to health care implies that Doctor's and nurses are slaves. No thank you.

Yup. That is the angle that the proponents fail to accept. "Oh, that's just paranoia". Sure, until the "state" starts prosecuting doctors for taking a day off from work as it violated their patients' rights. In a sane world nobody would think this possible. In a sane world nobody would have thought Stalinist Russia or Mao's Merry Men would have been possible. Therefore, one can only conclude we are not in a sane world. Put nothing past the power-mad.

09-28-2011, 08:29 AM
From Atlas Shrugged:

"I quit when medicine was placed under State control, some years ago," said Dr. Hendricks. "Do you know what it takes to perform a brain operation? Do you know the kind of skill it demands, and the years of passionate, merciless, excruciating devotion that go to acquire that skill? That was what I would not place at the disposal of men whose sole qualification to rule me was their capacity to spout the fraudulent generalities that got them elected tot he privilege of enforcing their wishes at the point of a gun. I would not let them dictate the purpose for which my years of study had been spent, or the conditions of my work, or my choice of patients, or the amount of my reward. I observed that in all the discussions that preceded the enslavement of medicine, men discussed everything -- except the desires of the doctors. Men considered only the 'welfare' of the patients, with no thought for those who were to provide it. That a doctor should have any right, desire or choice in the matter, was regarded as irrelevant selfishness; his is not to choose, they said, only 'to serve.' That a man who's willing to work under compulsion is too dangerous a brute to entrust with a job in the stockyards -- never occurred to those who proposed to help the sick by making life impossible for the healthy. I have often wondered at the smugness with which people assert their right to enslave me, to control my work, to force my will, to violate my conscience, to stifle my mind -- yet what is it that they expect to depend on, when they lie on an operating table under my hands? Their moral code has taught them to believe that it is safe to rely on the virtue of their victims. Well, that is the virtue I have withdrawn. Let them discover the kind of doctors that their system will now produce. Let them discover, in their operating rooms and hospital wards, that it is not safe to place their lives in the hands of a man whose life they have throttled. It is not safe, if he is the sort of man who resents it -- and still less safe, if he is the sort who doesn't."

Sorry, this thread just made me think of this...