Healthcare Is a Good, Not a Right
If ever I have seen an argument that shows, more than anything, that Libertarians are consummate loons, this post does.
Natural law states that people have rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. A good is something you work for and earn. It might be a need, like food, but more “goods” seem to be becoming “rights” in our culture, and this has troubling consequences. It might seem harmless enough to decide that people have a right to things like education, employment, housing or healthcare. But if we look a little further into the consequences, we can see that the workings of the community and economy are thrown wildly off balance when people accept those ideas.
Having a "right" to life is a right and a liberty - yet, with this lunatic - healthcare is a "Good" not a right!?
So, if I have a heart attack, my life is in absolute danger but because healthcare is a good I have to pay for it and then that makes my right to life moot because I haven't paid for the right to life?
That doesn't compute on the basic level!
A Chocolate bar is a good, A Buick (Garbage) is a good - buying electricity from a supplier is a good - my life is a right to live!
Let's take this to a basic "good" level.
I don't live because some idiot says that my living is because I don't "buy" healthcare means that my family has to take welfare - and that costs a lot of money - so because I don't "buy" - (or cannot afford it because my boss simply cannot afford the premiums, I can't afford it because he doesn't pay me enough, we both can't take the risk because a guy drinking Tequilas in Mexico with half naked women deems I had this death thing when I was a child says 'NO!') - how is that my right to life but I don't have enough money to keep my right to life?
I think my right to happiness may be a bit curtailed as well - but happiness isn't a good - just keeping insurance CEOs in a great lifestyle is!
I love Ron Paul - 'cos he's a doctor.