Saturday, June 30, 2012

ObamaCare: "If health care is a fundamental human right why doesn't everyone have to contribute to ensure its funding?"

I was thinking about something recently as I made my way through the very long SCOTUS ruling. Undocumented immigrants as they are referred to in the court's ruling, are not subject to the penalty/tax/shared responsibility payment yet they are entitled to receive health care. Okay, fine, but if we're all entitled to health care then shouldn't we all have a responsibility to contribute to its funding?

It reminds me of other rights that come with responsibilities like:

The right to vote. Our forefathers fought and died so that we could freely elect our representatives. We have a constitutional duty to do it, right? How many times have we heard "if you don't vote, you don't have a right to complain"?

The right to free speech. With free speech comes responsibility. How many times have we been told "You can't yell fire in a crowded movie theatre"? 

I'm just saying that if we are ALL entitled to something then we ALL have a responsibility to contribute to it to see that ALL receive it, no?

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