It seems that our politicians have not yet struck that balance between
safety net and individual responsibility, given already disastrous
budgets as we plow full speed ahead toward the fiscal cliff and a
mandatory healthcare plan that will lessen the quality of our healthcare
system as we know it and muddle our mission toward the poor. At the
same time, we also have a moral duty to take care of our fellow man,
regardless of the cost.
The implication of the narrowed view of healthcare as a right or privilege is that there is no difference between rights and laws. The Founding Fathers stated that we have rights to life, liberty and property and advocated a government that protects those rights. If we interpreted our Constitution correctly, America was built on the principle that government exists to protect our rights that already exist, not dictate what rights we have, do not have or should have.