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Subject:  Re: Is health care a right? Date:  10/10/2010  10:16 AM
Author:  MadCapitalist Number:  533431 of 757316

Whether or not it is a right is not really important.

This statement disgusts me. All of the biggest atrocities that we have seen throughout history (Soviet Union, Nazism, China, etc.) are based on your philosophy that individual rights are not important. Your philosophy is the philosophy of coercing people to sacrifice themselves for the common good. When a moral philosophy requires individuals to sacrifice themselves, there is no protection for the individual. Individuals then get sacrificed in large numbers. This is a moral issue that is *very* important.
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