RUSH: I want you to listen to this. You know, I have an affinity for, shall we say, think comments. Comments that make you stop and think. And this is one of them. Rand Paul Wednesday in Washington, during a health, education, labor, and pensions subcommittee hearing, Rand Paul said this about the question of the right to health care.
PAUL: With regard to the idea of whether or not you have a right to health care, you have to realize what that implies. It’s not an abstraction. I’m a physician. That means you have a right to come to my house and conscript me. It means you believe in slavery. It means that you’re going to enslave not only me but the janitor at my hospital, the person who cleans my office, the assistants who work in my office, the nurses.
RUSH: You get his point. You get his point? You don’t look like you understand his point. He’s saying if you tell people that health care is a right, that means when they show up at his office, he has to provide it, and everybody in his office has to stop what they’re doing and provide it, if it is a right. Of course it’s not a right, because a right is not something that can be granted and taken away. But it’s an interesting way to look at it. He’s gonna lose people comparing it to slavery. But conscription, I kinda know what he’s saying, I understand what he’s saying. Doctors in Cuba claim that they’re slaves. That’s why some of them are leaving. Well, that and a number of other reasons. They say that they are escaping slavery. They have no choice. They have to provide the service regardless.
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