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|Subject: Re: Is health care a right?||Date: 10/12/2010 10:38 AM|
|Author: ariechert||Number: 533709 of 789646|
"You sound like a Marxist and socialist hungry to steal other people's money so that you can give it to those whom YOU think should have it." - JoshRandall
Drive, ambition, motivation are all genetically controlled. They don't exist separate and apart from the physical brain. We are who we are and become what we become because of chance, a long line of accidents. The only reason one person is more successful than another is chance, like being dealt a hand of cards.
A little bit of socialism is an attempt to rectify some of the unfairness of life. Rights don't exist separate and apart from government. Might makes right. The only rights a person has are the ones that exist because the government protects them.
In a troop of gorillas the Alpha male holds on to his harem as long as he is able but eventually when a stronger more powerful male comes in and usurps his position it drives him off and then it kills all the babies forcing the females to come into estrus and he breeds them so they will bear his offspring. That is the kind of fairness that life without government gives us.
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