Is There A Human Right To Healthcare?
The point of these articles is to discuss whether or not any individual can claim a “right” to healthcare and the answer is, no. This is determined by the true definition of the term “rights”. (See http://patriotupdate.com/articles/is-there-a-human-right-to-h...) The reader must realize that I was not making the argument that every person should not have access to health care or that every human is not worthy of healthcare. We all wish for such a world but that is a separate discussion from the concept being pushed by liberalism of a “right” to healthcare. In part II of this article we shall elaborate on a term that has become wrongly accepted in our culture by conservatives and liberals. That is the term, “human rights”.
Though “human rights” has become a common phrase in our national dialogue, even being used in speeches at one point by Ronald Reagan, the concept is meaningless. Of course all rights are human rights. We wouldn’t argue that our houseplants have rights and even as much as we love them (and despite PETA claims to the contrary) our dogs and cats don’t enjoy “rights”. The vacuous term “human rights” supposedly designates some bastardized combination of civil liberties and natural law.