Posted by Absolutely Nobama AKA Alan Levy on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 12:30:35 AM
Is health care a human right ?
It's a thorny, loaded question, almost unanswerable by man, since man cannot create rights, they must come from The Big Conservative Upstairs. You may recall reading that in a little memo called the Declaration of Independence, assuming you were not educationally abused in our shoddy public school system. Well, now that the Declaration and Constitution have been rendered null and void by Chairman Obama and the Plastic Surgery Disaster known as Nancy Pelosi, we'll have to take our grievances to a far Higher Court, and no, we're not taking it their boss, George Soros. No, we'll ask the the Ultimate Ethicist, and if you can't guess who I'm talking about by all the crazy capitalization I'm using, I'll reveal it for you:
His Name is God.
Now, I'm sure you're scratching your head and wondering whether or not I'm suffering from writer's block, but really think about it. Is there any higher authority than the Lord ? Even if you're an atheist, you have to admit there is something bigger than man. So, without further ado, it's my honor and privilege to bring you a very special guest, St. Mark. Take it away, St. Mark:
And Jesus said to them, "Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and unto God the things that are God's." And they were amazed at Him.--Mark 12:17
Thank you, St. Mark.
Jesus saw that mixing religion and government was a terrible idea, as did The Founding Fathers. What Jesus wowed the crowd with was a belief that governments, whether run by Romans or leftist idealogues, were incapable of creating ethics and morals, despite what the Progressiveviks would have you believe. Jesus would have cringed at the whole idea of "social justice". He believed that man should give out of charity and love for his fellow man, not because some wild-eyed idealogue says the magic words "human right" and everyone must have zombie-like reverence and be forced to give by the government. In other words, Jesus taught there was a division of church and state that had to be respected. That idea took over 1500 years to finally bear some fruit, and it did in a marvelous way when a bunch of Right Wing Extremists threw some tea into the harbor and told King George where to go and how to get there. (You may or may not have heard of this, it was called The American Revolution.) They had it up to here with monarchs deciding they were ultimate authority with the force of their government backing them up. One of the forces that drove the Patriots was the belief that governments were not speaking for God, and it was a belief well worth dying for.
My, how times have gone backward. We're back to the government attempting to create ethics and morals again. We're back to governments deciding right and wrong again. It should have galled anyone with the slightest bit of common sense when the Plastic Surgery Disaster claimed that Big Brother was making health care a "right". Um, Nancy, that job was already completed waaay before you came along and had your face stretched out beyond human comprehension.
We all think God did a great job creating our rights. He needs no editing help from you.