Posted on | March 22, 2010 | 10 Comments
“Rights” in the American Constitutional sense are negative rights. Congress shall not do this or do that. You have a right to speak freely, but you don’t have a right to speak freely on another’s dime. You have the right to publish what you wish to express, but you don’t have a right to have a newspaper paid for by the U.S. government and its citizens.
In yesterdays America, everyone had a right to obtain healthcare. But that’s not what the Democrats mean when they call it a right. They mean a right to free healthcare.
This “right” to health care necessarily implies an obligation upon another to provide services through the provider’s labor. That’s not freedom. That’s slavery.