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Rights endowed by our creator?
Where do you think we get our rights? Do you think Government should be able to endow us with new rights?


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itsmesteph11

Asked by itsmesteph11 at 5:49 PM on Jan. 7, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Can you give an example?

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 6:17 PM on Jan. 7, 2010

  • Freedom to choose how we take care of our bodies? (Ahem - UHC)
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:21 PM on Jan. 7, 2010

  • Explain further ANON??


    If you are referring to mandated coverage, can we go in the other direntuon and say if you decide to NOT get insurance and get sick or in an accident or need medical coverage that you cant afford, should we be able to REFUSE your care based on YOUR choice to NOT get insurance? Taxpayers shouldn't HAVE to pay because YOU are irresponsible...KWIM?? It could go either way

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 6:46 PM on Jan. 7, 2010

  • This very idea is the dividing line between Conservatives and Progressives. ... or to assign additional definitions; between individualists and collectivists ("for the greater good"-ists).

    If we don't have respect for a higher Good, then people tend to substitute their own favorite mission ( "the greater good of the world / the community" ... "the environment" ... the Earth" ... "women's rights / abortion rights" ... "civil rights" ... ).

    Then they tend to insist that everyone must make sacrifices out of respect for their God-substitute.

    Progressivism has been permeating education since the early 1900's. And Marxism has been permeating Progressivism since the 1960's with ever more vigor and openness (no, I am not a conspiracy theorist, I simply read historical stuff and have a memory). Thus, the U.S. history taught in schools has been revised to remove fundamental American ideas because they are anti-Marxist.
    waldorfmom

    Answer by waldorfmom at 7:24 PM on Jan. 7, 2010

  • Actually, waldorfmom, you are spot on. without trying to bring religion into it I was wondering how many (obviously not many) would say a good many of our rights were god given. I didn't want to get into the whole mess of is healthcare a right so I didn't say it. We could go on for hours debating that. I don't believe the Government (either side) should be deciding that healthcare is a right when it never was before. It just isn't. Never has been and never will be. Thus they have to force it upon us because it's what they want. they will MAKE it so. Doesn't matter that at least as many(if not more) people think it isn't. That goes for many different issues as Waldofmom stated.
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 7:34 PM on Jan. 7, 2010


  • Then they tend to insist that everyone must make sacrifices out of respect for their God-substitute.

    ***
    BINGO!!! For those people, it really IS a religion! Well said Waldorfmom! :o)
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 7:35 PM on Jan. 7, 2010

  • That's just fine but everyone has a different view of God...so how does God give us health insurance? LOL. This is a very puzzling question.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:51 PM on Jan. 7, 2010


  • I guess you can pay the fine because you chose not to get insurance.. Get sick or injured then buy insurance and your sickness or injury will be covered.. Because they will cover pre existing. Get ready to PAY out your ass for your MANDATED coverage that some of you love so much.


    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:05 PM on Jan. 7, 2010

  • Waldorfmom:


    clapping

    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 8:44 PM on Jan. 7, 2010

  • If you are referring to mandated coverage, can we go in the other direntuon and say if you decide to NOT get insurance and get sick or in an accident or need medical coverage that you cant afford, should we be able to REFUSE your care based on YOUR choice to NOT get insurance?

    For people who have a mortgage, car payment and student loans - all binding contracts that they entered into with informed consent before this law takes effect, but cannot grandfather them out of the conditions of the law, which would you prefer? Should they have their gas turned off in the winter, default on their student loans, or not pay their 4 years with no insurance insurance premium? If they turn off the gas, they neglect their children. If they default on the loans they are sued. If they don't pay the insurance they go to jail. Subsidies won't cover much for everyone.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 9:18 PM on Jan. 7, 2010

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