We’ve heard it over and over…

From twitter friend @JeninCanada:

“Heathcare IS a right, according to the UN Declaration of Human Rights: Article 25.

Article 25.

· (1) Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.

· (2) Motherhood and childhood are entitled to special care and assistance. All children, whether born in or out of wedlock, shall enjoy the same social protection.

Jen is absolutely right. Everyone should have the right to food, clothing, housing and medical care…. Nowhere in the UN article does it say FREE.

We all have the right to food. Some people eat ground meat, other more well to do people eat filet’ mignon. It’s all in what you can afford.

We all have the right to clothing. Some people shop at high-end specialty shops for clothes; while others shop at Wal-Mart, still others shop at Dollar General, still others shop at Goodwill. And there are charities that will gladly supply FREE clothing to those in need. It’s all in what you can afford.

We all have the right to housing. Some people can afford a house. Others choose to live in an apartment, and others can afford to live in a public housing unit. And granted, some people live in a cardboard box, or their car if they own one. It’s all in what you can afford.

We all have the right to medical care. Some people can afford high-end insurance policies. Some have run of the mill insurance policies. Some people have Medicaid. It’s all in what you can afford.

We all have the right to own a car. That doesn’t mean everyone has a car. It’s all in what you can afford.

We all have the right to fly in an airplane, or ride on a train or a bus. That doesn’t mean everyone should be given free tickets. It’s all in what you can afford.

Listen to how Walter E Williams explains What Is A Right?

A comment from madass888 on that YouTube video says it best. A right is something no one can take away from you, not something others are forced to give you.”

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