Tuesday, September 1, 2009

On a March Toward National Socialism

"Every step we take towards making the State our Caretaker of our lives, by that much we move toward making the State our Master."
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Contrary to what many liberals believe, there is no Constitutional right to health care. There is no Constitutional right to housing. there is no Constitutional right to childcare or a job either. The idea for these things as "rights" comes out of International Law, a product of European socialism, not Common Law or the American Constitution. The Constitution (and all of the philosophical thought leading up to it's writing) proposed that government was best that was smallest, asserting the right of "life, liberty and pursuit of property (or happiness in the Constitution). Our founding Fathers felt that citizens could best choose for themselves how to pursue happiness and that it was not the role of government to decide what that pursuit would look like. The founding Fathers also noted that governments throughout history had tried to tell people what they needed and had always failed miserably.

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