Originally posted by LadyTwoCrowns
reply to post by Jean Paul Zodeaux
What RIGHTS to you speak of, and who issues them? And who gives YOU the right to assign a dollar amount to people's lives? Sorry, my friend, but I
will not allow my child to die because she met her "lifetime limit" of chemo. But apparently YOU are comfortable with that.
I know this is not directed at me but I feel the need to chime in here to make the point that healthcare is not a human right unless you have the
skills and materials handy to provide it for yourself. You only have the right to what you can hunt, gather or trade - that has never changed.
I am curious where the idea that I must provide a portion of my earnings, be that in cash, services or goods to another person for their use without
my consent as a human right? Where did my rights end and the other person's become a priority?
Where does this human right come from; in the case of an absent government (the natural state of being a human) I think you would be hard pressed to
demand anything from anyone as a human right. Go to a country without a government and say it's your human right to have anything see how far you
Taking something from someone by force; be that force the point of a gun or the force of law and giving it to another is theft with a fancy name...
This is a silly argument; healthcare is no more a human right than the right to food shelter or clothing.
If you need something you must either be able to provide it for yourself or have something of value to trade for it.
What if we don't have enough Doctors can the government order certain individuals to become doctors so that people can have this human right.... Will
they force them to work at the point of a gun so you can enjoy your right to life?
In any instance absent force of law or another from one has no right to anything he/she does not produce/earn or trade for their own labor or assets.
Again; please show me where or justify why I am required to relinquish the fruits of my labor for the benefit of another is a human right?
I might well do so out of charity - but to take it from me by force...I'm not so cool with that.
Originally posted by LadyTwoCrownsAre you comfortable with your position, that those who cannot pay should die?
I think you would find that charitable organizations, hospitals and doctors would provide for the needs of the truly indigent
with little need
for government intervention.
Finally, to use your specific example of a child needing chemo; your own and your child’s "right" to life stops the minute you reach for
someone else's wallet to fund it
no one else has the obligation to pay for the treatment of another regardless of the perceived "need" of the
patient nor the perceived "wealth" of those from whom the money be demanded.
Welcome to life - it’s cruel and unfair.