(Video) Why Obamacare cannot work: rights vs. commodities

Posted by: Phineas on June 21, 2012 at 1:01 pm

**Posted by Phineas

Our discussion of “rights” in America is all muddled up. We’ve taken the concept of “natural rights — those rights inherent in Man and existing prior to any government– and mixed them up with social policy advocacy and personal desire. In other words, “my right” becomes a disguise for “I want.” Sandra Fluke’s demand that government (i.e., the taxpayer) pay for her birth control is described as a “right to health care.”

And, as we all know, a right cannot be denied.

In this latest Firewall, Bill Whittle explains why health care and other commodities (those things we pay for, such as food, cars, and health care) can never be considered “rights” and why, because of that, ObamaCare cannot work and is, indeed, dangerous to our rights:


RELATED: For more on “commodities as rights,” have a look at this overview of FDR’s “second Bill of Rights” and check out top left-liberal scholar Cass Sunstein’s book “The Second Bill of Rights: FDR’S Unfinished Revolution and Why We Need It More than Ever.” It really is the progressive wish list.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)

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One Response to “(Video) Why Obamacare cannot work: rights vs. commodities”


  1. Drew the Infidel says:

    In a strict economic sense there are only needs and wants. Needs would be necessities to sustain life such as food, clothing, and shelter. When one drifts into the envy sphere (caviar and lobster, bigger house, etc.), those items become a want. Promoting certain sellable commodities as a “right”, such as “dumb Fluke’s” birth control measures, is a combination of appeal to prejudice and oversimplification, better known as propaganda techniques.