I’m back! But I’ll talk about that in another post.
I just finished reading an article (Political Posturing and Corporatist Collusion) that discussed the Obama administration’s decision to grant businesses an extra year to prepare for the enforcement of Obamacare’s mandate to provide health care insurance for every employee.
How is this relevant to the right to bear arms? As I read the comments that were made in response to the article, the health-care “right” was discussed. This exchange reminded me of a post I had written. When I looked it up, I found that it was posted exactly four years ago — Uncle Sam Should Pay for My Gun!
How time flies! Anyway, my point then was that if Uncle Sam is going to continuing paying for all types of things that people claim to be “rights” but, in fact, are not rights assured us by our Constitution then surely I can demand that money be paid to assist me as I have chosen to exercise my Constitutionally-affirmed right to bear arms!
At the time, I was seriously intending to launch a campaign (and maybe I still will) insisting that my government, so eager to spend money, buy me a gun. Of course, the main reason I have not done it is because I can’t swallow welfare. Just thinking about it, I can feel the urge to disgorge priming.
We are spending our nation into bankruptcy and a big part of the trap is that seeing everyone else getting paid, we naturally figure, “if we’re going down anyway, and everyone else is getting their ‘share’, then I better get mine, too!” And thus, we our descent continues to accelerate!
I now share with you those comments that addressed this warped mentality that we’ve allowed to overcome us, that is, the belief that someone else should pay for us to exercise our rights…
July 4, 2013 21:32
@Nitpcker. Let’s follow your logic, shall we?
In a Constitutional Republic like America, a “right” is something that does not cost another individual anything. You can practice your own religion, write what you want, say what you want (1st Amendment), keep and bear arms (2nd), have a right against illegal searches and seizures (4), remain silent (5th), trial by jury (6), etc. Get it? Those are rights–and none of them demand (require, force) the sweat, blood, and coin of others to support your “right.”
So if healthcare is a “right,” as you suggest, then reverse engineer that. People can go months or years or even decades without medical care. But you die without water in three or four days, so that should be a “right.” It must under your logic. You die without food in a short time, so that should be a “right.” So if you sit down on the sidewalk and refuse to eat, I have an obligation to provide food for you? You can die without shelter, so that should be a “right.” If you don’t have transportation, you can’t work, so you must have a right to a car or bus or taxi fare, right? The list is endless.
So you my friend are a Marxist–a few elite decide what we get, and then at the point of a gun force it from one pocket to another.
The “rights” lobby crowd need first-stage thinking dupes like you to carry their water. We are on to you, and America is waking up.
July 3, 2013 17:49
How can you have a right to the fruits of someone else’s labor NITPICKER? Would that not make them your servants by the fact of your existence?
THESE COMMENTS WERE IN RESPONSE TO:
NITPICKER2 July 3, 2013 11:11
A delay doesn’t mean that the mandate is imperiled. Healthcare is a right to every American whether they have the funds to pay or not. Doctors and hospital administrators should love the fact that everyone is getting health insurance.
Another interesting, albeit unrelated, point that was made:
loshombre • July 5, 2013 00:15
…it makes no sense. Why should your medical insurance be tied to your job? If that’s a good thing, why not auto insurance or home insurance? Lots of folks stay in lousy jobs to keep decent health insurance. By cutting this ball and chain, people would be free to move around (I don’t think Obomitablecare is the answer). Why not get a tax deduction as companies do, buy your insurance at market rates, and across state lines? Just a thought.
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