October 29, 2008

It is morally wrong to say we have a "right" to health care...

Two reasons. One, which I heard Rush elucidate, is that we have a responsibility to maintain our own health, and we have a moral obligation to help those who can't help themselves.

Making health care a "right" destroys both responsibility and obligation, and damages us spiritually.

The other I just noticed, by Rand Simberg:

Does Barack Obama agree with Marcy Kaptur that we need a Second Bill of Rights?...

...Sure he does. He already said in a debate that we all have a "right" to health care. No, I don't think that I, or anyone, has a "right" to stuff that requires taking from others. This is Eurosocialism...

Of course I've always been in agreement with those points, but I hadn't ever expressed them clearly.

Posted by John Weidner at October 29, 2008 7:01 AM
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