Today I received an email from Rep. Dennis Kucinich explaining his view on health care as a civil right. Here is my reply;
Dear Rep. Kucinich,
You may consider it a civil right yet it is not an inalienable right. To provide civil rights, such as health care, one must be willing to remove civil liberties from the people. Government granting rights must do so by taking while those granted by government today are, at government’s whim, susceptible to change tomorrow. What we have today may be increased or decreased tomorrow.
However, when government decreases previously granted civil rigths it never decreases what it took to provide those rights. A spiral of facts that has marched us toward overburdeoning government intervention while government has failed to secure one promised victory. Health care, under the control of government to ensure this newly crowned civil right, will be no better served than poverty, drugs, or education. It could very well be served even worse than the profitability of our postal service.
Gary Wood is the Educational Advisor for the Utah Tenth Amendment Center. Co-founder of the Heritage Training Center, focused on helping end constitutional illiteracy. With 35 years of devoted study of our Constitution his desire is to help others rediscover the inspiring heritage of the United States. Radio show host, training officer, lifetime member of the VFW and most importantly Grandpa.
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