Cass Sunstein’s Unrelenting Socialist Assault on the Constitution

by Matthew Vadum


Leftists keep arguing during the healthcare debate that healthcare is a “right.” The problem with this un-American line of thinking is that if there is a right, there is also a corresponding duty falling on someone else to provide it. (Cop arrests you, cop must Mirandize you. You have a right to vote so government must give you a means of voting, and so on.)

A right to healthcare imposes a duty to provide it on someone else and so a right to healthcare is a claim on the property of others. I get sick and you or someone else must pay to make me well. No ifs, ands, or buts. Hand over your wallet or else.

Where did these poor misguided souls get this preposterous idea from?

Maybe from one of America’s worst presidents, Franklin Roosevelt, who said in a famous speech that Americans had all sorts of “rights” that really aren’t rights at all:

We have accepted, so to speak, a Second Bill of Rights … the right to a useful and remunerative job in the industry … the right to earn enough to provide adequate food and clothing and recreation; the right of farmers to raise and sell their products at a return which will give them and their families a decent living; the right of every businessman, large and small, to trade in an atmosphere of freedom from unfair competition and domination by monopolies … the right of every family to a decent home; the right to adequate medical care … the right to adequate protection from the economic fears … and finally, the right to a good education.

These arguments are being echoed not only by advocates in the healthcare battle, but also by President Obama’s regulatory czar Cass Sunstein.

The article, with video by Glenn Beck, continues here.

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