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Moral arguments on the rise in healthcare

Jared Rhoads of the Lucidicus Project has published an editorial taking a closer look at Rand Paul’s comparison of a “right” to health care with slavery.  Such strong words can be mistaken for hyperbole—until you take a closer look at the truth which underlies those words.  Any claim of a “right” to another man’s labor is to advocate that a man’s life is owned by another. To be partially enslaved is still to be enslaved.

Read the rest of Rhoads’ editorial here.

Advancing Liberty, Creating Change, Part 2

Review of Randy Barnett’s talk, “Turning Citizen’s into Subjects” on the current status of the legal challenges to the individual mandate.

Read it here.

How Medicare Treats Your Doctor

Did you think that you were safe from the effects of the PPACA until 2012?

Guess again.

Dr. Doug Perendia  at The Road to Hellth relates the story of a physician’s experience with one small, rule-of-law-ignoring change enacted in the reams of detail within the new health care control law.

Read how the folks at Medicare are treating the men and women whom you are trusting with your life.

Symposium for Change

Two days ago I had the wonderful opportunity to attend a symposium co-hosted by the Institute for Humane Studies and the Mercatus Center. Held on the 25th floor of the Hotel Nikko, the views were as stunning as the speakers were inspiring.

Read more here.

Sen. Paul and Lucidcus Project: Health Care is not a Right

Senator Rand Paul form Kentucky and Jared Rhoads of the Lucidicus Project both provide excellent explanations for why health care is not a right. Both take the argument to its logical conclusion: any claim of a right to someone else’s property or labor is a claim to a right to enslave.

Senator Paul, speaking before the Senate HELP subcommittee stated:

With regard to the idea whether or not you have a right to health care you have to realize what that implies. I am a physician. You have a right to come to my house and conscript me. It means you believe in slavery. You are going to enslave not only me but the janitor at my hospital, the person who cleans my office, the assistants, the nurses….You are basically saying you believe in slavery

Mr. Rhoads writes on Quora:

Healthcare is not a right. A right cannot grant a good or service to one person by imposing an obligation upon another person to provide it. In other words, you can’t declare something a right for one man if it creates a slave out of another.

Health care is an important value, and for some may even be a matter of life or death, but that fact does not justify turning one man into the involuntary means of an other’s ends.

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