Be Careful What You Ask For – E. Marshall Hoyt
That’s the counter to use against liberals on healthcare!
Liberals hold the firm belief that healthcare is a right, and that every citizen should have healthcare, regardless of circumstance.
If they support the government telling everyone they need healthcare, surely they approve of Switzerland, which basically requires all males own a gun?
Surely if they are so keen to adopt European policy, we should enforce gun ownership as much as they want to enforce healthcare.
They believe that healthcare is a right, and I believe- Nay, I KNOW because unlike healthcare the constitution agrees with me- that gun ownership is a right.
Surely we must enforce ALL things that are “Moral, and an obvious right”
It is your right to be protected from unreasonable search and seizure- surely to enforce this we must keep citizen’s surrounding in check. To watch over their lives and assure that no one goes against that right.
I have heard many think that having a roof, food, and decent wages is the bare minimum that anyone deserves. Perhaps the government should buy you your house, your food, and give you a job itself, so it can pay you a wage.
But of course liberals already believe in that- Shelters, welfare, and New Deal jobs- meant to keep people busy, but not productive.
Surely the government should dictate more- how many children you have, how many luxuries you purchase, and of course in order to enforce free speech, the government would have to outline what you can’t say, else you infringe on other’s “free” speech.
Of course we’ve seen societies much like this before. We’ve seen them rise and fall. We’ve seen them build on the apparent displeasure and will of the people. The leaders of these movements, always harangue people until they believe they’ve been conned out the basic necessities of living. Necessities that should be theirs simply for existing.
But these societies, full of people who think they are bending the government to their will to give them what they want, only extended the power and reach of their governments.
Soon their lives were not their own, no more choices, no more freedoms, under the clever guise of “The people”, because they did indeed at one time ask for all of this.
They just didn’t understand what they were asking for.