WASHINGTON: Kamala Harris, now running for president, wants universal health care. She maintains it is a right, not a privilege. That would, of course, mean that the 13th Amendment is not a law but a suggestion.
No? Who knew?
Harris proposal is juvenile, thoughtless drivel
People in the real world are entertained, for lack of a better term, with a barrage of juvenile, thoughtless drivel from whoever the democrat presidential candidate-of-the-day is. That is until the next hat thrower out juveniles yesterdays darling.
These days our most cherished teens and pre-teens are Democrat. However, the Republicans have their blathering politicians also. Make no mistake. Listen to Liz Cheney or Mitt Romney if you want infantile verbiage: Republican kindergarten par excellence.
However, for now, it is mostly the Democrats.
Led on the west coast by their Cali gals, Harris, Waters and Pelosi. This trio worships at the altar of Hillary single-payer government health care.
On the east coast, their child-in-waiting is Alexandria-Ocasio-Cortez. At 29, Ocasio-Cortez is too young, under the law, to be president.
Alas, she would be too young if she were 69—not under the law, just too young.
Harris also says that we can “do away” with private insurance and those messy and ghastly profits.
Then we merely provide health care for anyone who wants to exercise his rights and we can move on. Unfortunately, this is how most politicians and almost all Democrats describe rights—whatever is good is a right.
But what about a doctor or nurse who chooses not to provide this right to someone?
Well, if the health seeker (patient) demands his power, then this doctor or nurse must provide involuntary services to the health-seeker-patient. Therefore, the creation of some degree of involuntary servitude.
Now I have a small piece of land in neighboring Louisiana that is fertile enough to grow whatever I want: Cotton, corn, rye. The problem is I don’t have the machinery to harvest it automatically.
However, there are several people who need work and are on food stamps right now.
So, if the government can force a doctor or nurse to perform a service absent their own choice, why can’t I force these black people to harvest my cotton or corn? I have a right to the harvest. Which is patently ridiculous.
If I want my crops harvested, I am going to pay the people who harvest my crops. Because we do not demand servitude. We pay for services because people deserve to get paid. Including a doctor or a nurse.
However, the 13th Amendment doesn’t say “no involuntary servitude without pay.”
It simply says “no involuntary servitude.”
Of course, the whole idea is stupid.
At some point, the so-called rights of some are captured only by purveying wrongs on others. So what?
Politicians get rich by promising rights to some at the expense of others. Pesky things like the Constitution, barely read, is just annoyances, despite their oath of office.
After 100 years of trying, finally, we passed health care for all Americans as a right for all – not just a privilege for a few. It honored the vows of our Founders: Of life, a healthier life; liberty; the freedom to pursue happiness.
We know that. This bill was ironclad constitutionally.