Friday, April 11, 2008

Another new right

Now I know I'm likely going to ruffle some feathers with this idea, but where are you gauranteed the "right" to health care. In the past 50 years there have been movements to recognize healthcare as a human right.
In 1948 the UN adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which states “everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of oneself and one’s family, including food, clothing, housing, and medical care.”
Since 1991, the National Health Care for the Homeless Council has recognized that “every person has the right to adequate food, housing, clothing and health care”.
Okay, Great. And this so called right is provided by whom. So let me get this straight, If I, by way of sheer slothfulness, have the right to food, housing and medical care, what incentive do I have to put in a days labor.
If each person subscribes to the same philosophy who will be left to shoulder this burden. Furthermore, where in the constitution do you see these rights spelled out for you? Simple you don't. What makes this country great is the right to do these tasks for yourself.
You do have the right to possess or attain each of those things mentioned. You do not on the other hand have the right to force another person to provide food, housing, and medical services for you or your family. Don't kid yourself. When you take government funds, they are coming out of someone's pocket.
Income redistribution in all forms is not the American way, or at least it shouldn't be.


mike lovell said...

Nice take on it....Maybe I should use you to research all the stuff for me, so I can have my right to be lazy fulfilled, and just use your words to post on my blogs from now on!! LOL
Seriously though, good article...I never really looked at the ehalthcare issue quite fromt hat standpoint before.

Jay Burns said...

I love it. The right to be lazy. You may be on to something there.

Renaissance Guy said...

The best way to secure that so-called right for people is to have a free economy in which people can work and earn a living wage.

Unfortunately many of the people who advocate the right to food, housing, and healthcare, promote a system that strangles the economy, reduces the number of jobs, and leads to higher prices.

All In said...

RGUY you are absolutely right. Lately, however, I have begun to see even republicans calling for healthcare as though it is a right to be had by all. What has happened to the Reaganites? This kind of thinking will break our economy.