One Giant Step for Socialism

Hard left Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) is good for something after all. He succinctly sums up what ObamaCare means for the future of this country:

What this bill does is we finally take that step… from healthcare as a privilege to healthcare as an inalienable right of every single American citizen.

Sounds good, doesn’t it? Except that if the government can grant you an inalienable right to force someone else to pay for the goods and services you consume, why stop at healthcare? Why not an inalienable right to a nice house? All the groceries you can eat? A new car? Obama has been passing out free money to his slimy cronies by the hundreds of $billions with his bailouts and spending sprees. How about an inalienable right to free money for everyone?

Then there are our real rights, the first of which is the right of property. You have no property rights if the government can seize whatever it wants from you to pay for someone else’s healthcare. If you have no property rights, what rights do you have? Essentially none — except for the inalienable right to wait in line for substandard healthcare on someone else’s dime.

Welcome to socialism. If it’s what we deserve, it’s what we will get in place of America.

Here’s Glenn Beck’s rebuttal to healthcare as a right:

Extravagantly expensive “free” healthcare is the bogus right that threatens every real right we cherish.

On a tip from Henry. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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