Friday, June 4, 2010

Healthcare as a Constitutional right is wrong

Socialized medicine is being advocated in the USA claiming it is a right. This false claim base it on the preamble to the constitution which reads in part, “promote the general Welfare.” Problem is the preamble is not law. Even if it was it reads “promote,” not “provide.”

Some refer to Article 1, section 8, which reads in part:

“The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises, to pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States.”

Once again “welfare is mentioned. However this time what it covers is referenced in the rest of that section and limited to that.

Why should government provide for a so-called right of healthcare when it does not provide for explicit rights in the Constitution?

The constitution provides for freedom of religion. So how come the government does not tithe to the church thus providing religious services for citizens?

The constitution protects the right of a free press. How come citizens have to pay for newspapers and cable news rates?

The constitution protects the right to bear arms. So should Uncle Sam provide the citizens with weapons?

Why are mentioned rights not paid for by the government and implied or hallucinated rights liberals and Democrats say government should provide for? Hmmmm?

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