*Notes on life
I spoke to someone today who said that they oppose the Health care bill that was just passed and signed into law. Fine. I asked them why.
They told me that they believe that health care is a privilege and that people who earn it should have it, and that those people should not be responsible for paying for the health care of others (namely people with less money.)
What the fuck is wrong with people? Health care is a basic human right, just like food, water and shelter. I cannot believe how many people would leave their fellow human beings to be sick and to die, as long as they were taken care of.
I was under the impression that:
We hold these truths to be self–evident,
That all men are created equal,
That they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights,
That among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–
That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men,
Deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.
It seems to me that in order to live a happy life, one must be healthy. Ergo, healthcare is an inalienable right
Fuck, fucking yeah.