Originally posted by eLPresidente
In a heated healthcare debate between liberal/progressive view and the libertarian view. Hartmann literally says Ron Paul killed his campaign manager, Kent Snyder.
Do you agree Ron Paul is responsible like Hartmann claims? Or is Hartmann attempting to demonize the free market and what I believe to be essentially voluntary free will?
In the first video below, he played the clip up until the point where Wolf Blitzer askd Ron Paul, "Are you saying that society should just let him die?" Ron Paul replied no and thats where they cut the clip off from Ron explaining himself and Thom cuts in with his own version (to trick the viewers of his show) saying, "Yes, essentially yes, let him die". WOW
He also went as far as saying that he had absolutely no problems with using force to tax others to pay for what he personally believes is the right thing to do. Essentially saying healthcare is a right but not personal wealth earned through labor.
After that entire exchange, Thom couldn't muster anything else up except, "YOU LIBERTARIANS HATE AMERICA" Really Thom? Really?
The worst part is, Thom Hartmann is the nation's #1 progressive talk radio host. Scary...
Here is a segment and interview with Ron Paul setting the record straight.
Gee, Thom, overreacting much?
edit on 26-1-2013 by eLPresidente because: (no reason given)
What is very sad is the fact that the Healthcare is run by the Mob.
And that the Government wont let you take your health into your own hands.
Are we allowed to grow our own pain medications? Even though it doesn't breach upon anyone's freedom?
No, You have to buy in and have them prescribe thus creating a market of revenue for the Government
Are we allowed to grow Cannabis which has been proven to reduce cancer and has many other health benefits?
No, You have to put your loved ones and family into the hands of a doctor who will use Radiation as a treatment.
Are you allowed to take your own health into your own hands?
Obviously the answer is no.
They took his words out of context and made him look like a bad guy.
The truth is there is a risk, There is also a risk with Pharma. Far greater risk.
And instead of lying, Ron Paul told the truth. Had he said there is a risk with everything would of made the mindless understand this better.
You cannot take care of everyone. Especially the ones that want to put their own life into the hands of another.