Message Font: Serif | Sans-Serif
No. of Recommendations: 5
I fully understand that many people do not accept the premise- that health care is a right

It can't be a right because exercising a right doesn't require that you take something away from somebody else by force.

Peter's right to free speech does no harm to Paul. Neither does Peter's right to not self-incriminate himself, to be safe from unlawful search and seizure, to engage in lawful assembly, etc.

But Peter's "right" to health care entails the government taking away some of Paul's stuff and giving it to Peter. Just because health care is important, doesn't make it any more a right than Peter's "right" to drive a Jaguar that he can't afford.

Print the post  


When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.