posted on Dec, 28 2010 @ 08:00 AM
reply to post by thisguyrighthere
I dont see medicine as a basic human right. A need at one time or another perhaps but not a right.
That explains it. Libertarians think that right to property is more important than right to life (which equals right to medicine). That is of course
TRUE natural law, not twisted by libertarian extremists states humans have the right to life, liberty and property. IN THAT ORDER. That means that
some stealing (taxes) to pay for medicine is not only all right, it is REQUIRED by natural law.
And if we couple this with logic and utilitarianism, as in this great post above me:
Im replying to myself to add that an analogy to keep in mind is that the more you invest in your people, the more you can get out of them. The
happier, healthier people are usually much more productive for the economy than those who aren't. It's in the interest of the government to keep it's
people healthy and educated so that they can prosper, produce, and in turn spend money, driving the economy higher and higher...
it is clear that in the end its better for ALL to act sooner and preventivelly, than paying only for basic lifesaving medicine from taxes.
Extreme libertarianism is not only unempathic and selfish, it is illogical, internally inconsistent and against prosperity.
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Maslo because: (no reason given)