There is a a post over at UNLV’S Super Sexy Message Board regarding universal health care. It’s well written and I agree with the post in its entirety. I would like to go off on a tangent and talk about the supposed “right” to health care.

Many people have a complete misunderstanding of rights in a free society. If you have a right to life, that means I do not have the right to take your life away from you without just cause. It doesn’t mean I have to provide you with life or that you can sue me for not giving you my kidney if we are a match. If you have a right to liberty that means I do not have the right to imprison you or otherwise hold you against your will. It does NOT mean that I have the duty to don a cape and search peoples basements on the off-chance someone is being shackled and enslaved by some madman. If you have the right to the pursuit of happiness, it does not mean that I have the responsibility to provide that happiness for you. And your right to health care means that I cannot stop you from getting insurance or seeing the doctor. It does not mean that I have to provide these things for you. And there is my position on Universal Health Coverage.

As an aside some idiot on World of Warcraft tried to beg money off me yesterday. I was on unfamiliar territory and told him I needed to find a griffin. I offered him a silver piece and he said “More. Gold!” I called him a bum and told him to get a job. Unbelievable.

10 Responses to “Rights”

  1. What are lefts in a free society

  2. mexi says:

    Ike Turner’s opening statement.


  3. In Ike’s defense he did tell her to shut up 3 times

  4. R says:

    Every time some random newb asks me for gold I like to fuck with them by saying things like, “What will you do for me?” “Look at all my fucking epic gear. You think after five wipes on Lady Vashj and the massive repair costs I incur I’m going to have gold to give away? Why don’t you go FIND some gold and give it to me. How about that? Do you think I LIKE 70 gold repair bills?”

    That kind of gets them to shut the fuck up.

  5. mexi says:

    We should run a domestic violence hotline!!!

  6. mexi says:

    I wonder if the pple asking for gold on WoW are the same ones asking for change in front of the Circle Ks.

  7. Phelps says:

    The best thing to do is to open a trade window, put like 200 gold in it, don’t hit “trade” and then go AFK for 10 or 20 minutes.

  8. mexi says:


  9. Nicely said. And I tend to agree. Also, if healthcare is “free” for everyone, that means SOMEONE has to pay. I vote for Bill Gates. He can finance it.

    What the hell is World of Warcraft? I am so out of touch with tech-ie stuff.

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