‘Right to life, liberty, and…’

Let’s focus for a moment on the right to life, in the American founding documents.

Right now, people are debating fiercely about whether or not to fund healthcare using taxpayer money. And Tomi Lahren just voiced a common conservative/libertarian viewpoint on twitter, saying: ‘Nowhere in the Constitution does it say, taxpayers shall pay for other people’s healthcare.’

This is true, Tomi. However, I fear I have some bad news for you. See, the constitution says that the government can provide for the general welfare. Also, and more to the point, the constitution never says the government can pay for police to protect you from being murdered.

That is correct. The constitution of the United States does not say that I have to pay taxes to pay for police to keep you from being murdered.

Sure, it also does not say that you have to pay taxes to protect someone from dying from a disease. But it also does not say I have to pay to protect you from being murdered.

As such, if you have a problem with the former, I’ve got to tell you, I have a problem with the latter (for you personally). So if you think federal single payer healthcare is unconstitutional, then, well, so are federal police.

At least be consistent.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s