October 18, 2009

Applying Rights Equally

A letter to the editor in the Arizona Daily Sun asks an interesting question:

If I understand it correctly, a lot of folks are saying health care is a right for all and we all should help pay for it. I'm wondering: Since owning a gun is a right, do you think everyone can chip in and get me a new rifle?

That sounds like a better use of tax dollars than most.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at October 18, 2009 09:56 PM

I'd vote for that!

Posted by: Tully at October 18, 2009 11:04 PM

Well Announcing something doesn't make it so.
Air, water, and food are more immediately necessary to life itself than health care, and none of them are even mentioned in the Constitution, much less guaranteed as a Right. If you think health care is a right, then you think we are a nation divided into a Dependent class, and a Provider class that does all the work. Which are you? And what happens when all the Providers decide it's their turn to be dependent?

Posted by: Bill Smith at October 18, 2009 11:23 PM

National health care is a "right" if you're a communist/socialist country, for sure! And that, boys and girls, is exactly where the fraud in the White House is taking this country, right down the socialist road.

I'll take a .270 Winchester, please.

Posted by: Dell at October 18, 2009 11:38 PM

If it counts for shotguns, I'd like a new 20 gauge Beretta O/U for upland bird please.

That and a freezer box full of Omaha Beef, since food is a right too.

Of course, both suppliers would get paid 75% of what they would bill. That is only fair, since they are providing products that I have a right to own...

Posted by: iconoclast at October 19, 2009 04:46 AM

If it takes two or more people for you to have a right then you don't have a right.

Posted by: inspectorudy at October 19, 2009 08:52 AM

If healthcare is a right then why does Congress want to fine/tax you for not exercising that right? Will they fine/tax you for not voting? For not exercising free speech?

The healthcare is a right argument is a farce.

Posted by: SouthernRoots at October 19, 2009 09:23 AM

I want to get in on this too. I'll take a 308 lever action please. It's my right. About 3000 rounds to go with it. And a chest freeezer full of beef, venison, lamb, pork, and buffalo. It's also my right. Heck, why not one of those new GMC trucks for good measure. And a bass boat.

And about $120K for personal spending. If Acorn gets millions, then why can't I. $120 is nothing, compared to that. It's my right.

Posted by: brando at October 19, 2009 09:29 AM
If healthcare is a right then why does Congress want to fine/tax you for not exercising that right?

It gets even better when you consider that Congress also wants to fine/tax you if you exercise the right to healthcare too much by taxing "Cadillac Plans"--unless you are a member of Congress or a government employees of course.

Some animals are just more equal than others....

Posted by: iconoclast at October 19, 2009 11:35 AM

I'll take an M-24 SWS, please.

Posted by: Anthony at October 20, 2009 01:02 AM

Putting aside the clarity of the Second Amendment stating the government can't INTERFERE with your right to bear arms (as opposed to "granting" you the right to "own" a gun), it's still a clever sentiment, and it begs the question: Even if healthcare were a "right," does that mean the government should tax citizens to pay for it?

With all the talk of bailing out the left-wing media, I'm beginning to think ALL our rights will soon be bought and paid for through taxation.

Posted by: DoorHold at October 25, 2009 12:43 PM