Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Constitutional Right to Healthcare? No. Of course not.
I always encourage people to "consider the premise" of any topic so they can reach the fundamental truth and take an informed decision based on Rightful Liberty.
A "Right" to healthcare by definition demands that a healthcare provider perform a service - that he provide healthcare to a person who needs healthcare. What this does is make it compulsory for a healthcare provider to provide his services. That means he doesn't have a choice - he must devote his time, his skills, his experience to another person. By law.
Forcing X to do something for Y is, at best, theft. More realistically, it is slavery. Because a man or woman goes to medical school, should that person now be forced to surrender his basic Right of association? If the people in Government can force a physician to invest a portion of his life to service a patient, can the same people not force me to teach LEO how to fight, or demand that I go to the Mayor's house and fix his personal air conditioner?
Theft. Slavery. Surrender of genuine Rights. That is what happens when you make it compulsory to provide a good or service.
That is not freedom, and it is certainly not Rightful Liberty.
Here's a link to Melissa Harris-Perry. She demands that not only healthcare be treated as a Right, but housing, education and food as well. She would have carpenters building houses under threat of prosecution, and farmers working the ground to feed people, because it is their "Right" to eat.
The premise always reveals the truth.
Posted by K at 8:55 PM