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    The first step in health care reform: recognizing that health care is not a right

    The first step in my health care reform plan is simply this: recognizing that health care is not a right.

    How can I be so cruel as to say that? How can anyone be so cruel as to say otherwise?

    To say that health care is a right means that you have a right to someone else’s labour. Do others have a right to your labour, or is your labour your own, to use it as you see fit?

    Communism is a system that holds that some have the right to the labour of others. Communism co-founder, Karl Marx, stated in 1875: “from each according to his ability, to each according to his need.“

    I understand the well-meaning intentions of those who say that health care is, and should be, a right. However, a right is an entitlement. How can you be entitled to the work of a doctor, a nurse, or any other health professional, as a matter of birth?

    If health care truly was a right, then that was quite the oversight by the Founding Fathers of the United States, in not including it in the Bill of Rights in 1789. But it wasn’t an oversight. They recognized that it wasn’t a right.

    The consequence of recognizing that health care is not a right, I believe, is to put the focus back where it properly belongs, as to who is ultimately responsible for their own health — the individual. There are those who are unable to properly care for themselves, as there has been since the dawn of time. Those people should be appropriately cared for, as matter of public interest, not as a matter of right, as well as all others. But just because it’s in the public interest to take care of all individuals, doesn’t make it a right, nor necessitate the method of care.

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    Last edited by FauxCapitalist; 11-22-2009 at 07:52 AM.



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    If I got free health care, I'd be into it, sure. Yeah, it isn't the governments business to do that, but it's not really a direct taking of Liberty.

    This current health care plan basically says "Buy Health Insurance or go to Jail"

    Talk about taking Liberty.

    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?t=220095

    Quote Originally Posted by FauxCapitalist View Post
    The first step in my health care reform plan is simply this: recognizing that health care is not a right.

    How can I be so cruel as to say that? How can anyone be so cruel as to say otherwise?

    To say that health care is a right means that you have a right to someone else’s labour. Do others have a right to your labour, or is your labour your own, to use it as you see fit?

    Communism is a system that holds that some have the right to the labour of others. Communism co-founder, Karl Marx, stated in 1875: “from each according to his ability, to each according to his need.“

    I understand the well-meaning intentions of those who say that health care is, and should be, a right. However, a right is an entitlement. How can you be entitled to the work of a doctor, a nurse, or any other health professional, as a matter of birth?

    If health care truly was a right, then that was quite the oversight by the Founding Fathers of the United States, in not including it in the Bill of Rights in 1789. But it wasn’t an oversight. They recognized that it wasn’t a right.

    The consequence of recognizing that health care is not a right, I believe, is to put the focus back where it properly belongs, as to who is ultimately responsible for their own health — the individual. There are those who are unable to properly care for themselves, as there has been since the dawn of time. Those people should be appropriately cared for, as matter of public interest, not as a matter of right, as well as all others. But just because it’s in the public interest to take care of all individuals, doesn’t make it a right, nor necessitate the method of care.

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    More at http://fauxcapitalist.com/2009/11/21...s-not-a-right/



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