RANT: There are only “negative” rights; “positive” ones imply a duty by others

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Sanders

Only “rights” are negative rights. Positive rights — like what you are calling “access to affordable health care — implies that someone else must provide them. Does the doctor have to work at 3AM to be accessible and for free to be affordable? If not the doctor, then why forced — by being robbed — to pay for that service for someone else?

Moral principles are the same in the first world as the third world.

Charity care has ALWAYS been available. And IS available.

An example, a fellow at the AL on a merchant marine disability pension had some serious health issues. He was treated at Princeton Hospital as a “charity case” and it cost him nothing.

The original hospitals were set up by religious organization to provide care for the poor. Columbia Presbyterian, Baylor Baptist, Jewish Memorial, and the vast number of Catholic ones.

Then the Gooferment got into “health”, “health care”, “health care insurance”, or something else with “Medicare and Medicaid” and it has been a mess ever since.

People “demanding” their “rights” to “free stuff” has been the death of the American Experiment.

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