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Jackson for Obama’s Senate Seat?
Posted by: McQ on Tuesday, December 02, 2008

That's who the Chicago Sun-Times would like to see Illinois Gov. Blagojevich pick to finish Obama's term. Says the Sun-Times:
Jackson also has proven himself on the national stage, serving on the House Appropriations Committee and as Obama's national campaign co-chairman. He has pushed for universal health care and, in 2001, was the point man on legislation that created a center on minority health and health disparities at the National Institutes of Health.
And how does Jackson approach the issue of "universal health care". By perverting both the concept of rights and the Constitution - of course he'd like to officially pervert it if possible. In his own words:
What if the Constitution said: "All citizens shall enjoy the right to health care of equal high quality and the Congress shall have the power to implement this article by appropriate legislation?"

Beyond the obvious benefits of greater and better health care itself, imagine the economic consequences: thousands of doctors and nurses being trained; new medical colleges established and older ones expanded; increased medical research; a massive preventive health care industry springing up; new hospitals in needy urban and rural areas with the private sector, federal, state, county and local governments all working cooperatively under the authority granted by the Constitution and Congress.

The absence of this human right as a health care constitutional amendment has major economic consequences as well. Preventive medicine is almost entirely missing from our current health care system, which costs taxpayers billions.

Of course, even without an amendment, Congress can pass legislation granting universal and comprehensive health care to all Americans.
Got that? He seems to recognize that it's Constitutionally iffy and making it "legal" and a "right" would probably require a Constitutional amendment - but heck, if he can't get that, they'll just ignore that little problem and pass a law.

Funny isn't it - the Constitution, which was designed to limit government and prevent its intrusion into our lives, to recognize the rights of citizens and protect them by specifically enumerating the powers of government, is now considered an impediment to the grand plans of legislators today.

That should tell you all you need to know about both Jackson and his ideas. He'll most likely end up in the Obama seat, but he's no more a Constitutional scholar than Obama, although Obama claimed such credentials. But then neither is most of the rest of Congress.
 
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Healthcare doesn’t just fall from Heaven like manna. It requires human labor.

If you have a right to health care, you have a right to the labor of others. And, if you have a right to someone’s labor, they don’t have a right to it.

A right to health care, as a concept, violates the basic property rights to one’s labor.

Aside from that, you really can’t have a right to healthcare for basic economic reasons. What you really end up with is a right to whatever healthcare the government is inclined to provide. So the concept of a right to healthcare destroys the right to property, and replaces it with . . . no real right at all.
 
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Everyone has a right to healthcare, meaning you are free to pursue it unimpinged by others.

I have a right to bear arms, but that does not mean the government has to pay for my firearms.

When did right come to mean government-provided?
 
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When did right come to mean government-provided?
Sometime in the 60’s or early 70’s IIRC. ;)
 
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I remember hearing Jackson on a C-Span broadcast many years back advocating for an Amendment guaranteeing everyone an equal, high quality education.

I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. I thought "how on earth can you guarantee that"?

I was teaching high school at the time, and all could think about were all the lawyers that were going to become rich sons of b*tches if that nightmare ever came true.
 
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