Poor People have no Right to Healthcare
It's all very confusing, to me anyway. I mean, on the face of it, it seems that he and those of like mind are saying that "Health care is a right" for everyone, which of course includes the poor. But when you try to find quotes where he says that, you can only find him saying that "in a country as rich as this (USA) health care should be a basic right." For Americans at least. So I'm confused because that leaves out the people in countries which are not as rich as this one.
Presumably, people in the poor countries of the world do not have such rights. (For a list of such countries just look for any which have little or no economic freedom) It seems those people are out of luck, and not just on that particular "right".
Which leads to the logical conclusion that "rights" are a consequence of wealth. Or more correctly, of the wealth of those from whom you have the ability to confiscate it from in order to provide the "rights". Also presumably, the richer your neighbors are, the more rights you have. Maybe the right to a BMW or other luxury automobile. See, I told you it was confusing!
But out of the confusion comes clarity. Simply move to a neighborhood where the people are rich, take a seat, and wait for your car and boat to be delivered. You have the "right" to do so.
And if you can't afford the house, just contact Barney Frank or any of the other Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac fairies and order one up! After all, you have the "right" to affordable housing, you just can't stay for long. Or maybe Obama's real estate fairy Tony Rezko can help you the same way he did for his buddy Barak. (You may have to wait for visitor's day at his government provided affordable housing.)
Come to think of it, maybe it's not so confusing to some people, like a lot of the illegal aliens who have been arriving here despite the efforts of the racist Arizonans. They are moving to a rich country so they can have the right to health care. Who knows, there may be a BMW in their future too! No confusion there.
And just when you thought the progressives might be correct that people are too stupid to make their own decisions, they do something rational, like move to a rich country so they can have the "rights" they didn't have in the countries they fled from. (Perhaps it's just US citizens who are so dull they need liberals to decide things for them.)
Believe it or not, this commentary is not about immigration. It's about the moronic notion that anyone in any country has a "right" to anything that must be taken from another person against their will.
Next time you see one of those signs being held by a university graduate proclaiming that such rights exist, give some thought to the value of the education that was received by the sign holder.
A degree in gullibility isn't just given away, it has to be earned.
On June 15th, 2011 the following video was added to this well read post. It is a wonderful explanation of rights in general as well as the "right" to healthcare.