Letters to the Editor

Is healthcare really a ‘right’?

On June 1, Katherine McDonald wrote, “Healthcare is a right.”

This is one of the lies spoken by the duplicitous liberal democrats to anger and motivate uneducated “useful idiots” which is a term described by Vladimir Lenin. Lenin was the first leader of the Soviet Union. “Useful idiots” are people who believe and support lies told to them in order to elicit the person’s cooperation and support..

Neither an individual nor a government can create a right because they desire to declare a transaction between government and people or individuals to be so. Thomas Jefferson who was a major author of the United States Constitution described what was meant to be a “constitutional right” this way: Jefferson understood “unalienable rights” as fixed rights given to us by our Creator rather than by government. The emphasis on our Creator is critical because it shows that the rights are permanent just as the Creator is permanent.

Jefferson’s thought on the source of these rights was impacted by Oxford’s William Blackstone, who described “unalienable rights” as “absolute” rights — showing that they were absolute because they came from him who is absolute, and that they were, are, and always will be, because the Giver of those rights — Jefferson’s “Creator” —was, and is, and always be. — Breitbart by A.W.R. Hawkins, Sept. 23, 2013.

Is a home a right? No, it requires another to give away effort and can be taken away by government? The same is true of food, transportation, cell phones, computer access, and on and on.

The definition of a “right” as described by a major author of the U.S. Constitution makes McDonald’s letter useless and wrong. It shows the writer of the letter to be the one who is ignorant of how our government works.

James Troxler

Bradenton

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