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Subject:  Re: Is health care a right? Date:  10/12/2010  4:07 PM
Author:  MadCapitalist Number:  533774 of 726014

A public good? Sure? Something a wealthy and compassionate society has a moral obligation to provide for all? Arguable, but defensible. A right? Not even close..>>>> Somewhere it is written that we have he right to 'LIFE,LIBERTY and THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS"....Q: Can we have "life" and "happiness" without good health?

Yes, it was written in the Declaration of Independence by Thomas Jefferson. One need only read other quotes by Jefferson to know that he clearly did not intend this to mean that we are entitled to be provided life, liberty, and happiness by the government (I'll ignore the glaring contradiction between liberty and the sacrifice of liberty that would be required to allow a government to provide "life" and "happiness").

Here are some Jefferson quotes for you:

http://boards.fool.com/quotes-of-the-day-thomas-jefferson-28...
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