Rand Paul equates Universal Health Care with slavery…

The dingdong Senator who changed his first name to Rand in honor of Ayn Rand, often says stupid things. Yesterday he said one of the stupidest:

Another Republican Has Flipped!

With regard to the idea of whether you have a right to health care, you have 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.

I’m a physician in your community and you say you have a right to health care. You have a right to beat down my door with the police, escort me away and force me to take care of you? That’s ultimately what the right to free health care would be.

So, if under Universal health care he would get money from the government for practicing his job, then that is the equivalent of being enslaved – just like postal employees, garbage collectors, military officers and police.

From Salon:

Has Rand Paul read the Constitution? Serious question! Because it bans slavery, yet it also says people shall “enjoy the right” “to have the Assistance of Counsel” in criminal prosecutions! Does Rand Paul know that we have been enslaving lawyers for 200 years?

Here’s Rand Paul making his statement of stupidity:

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Posted on May 13, 2011, in Announcement, budget, Business, Congress, Corporations, Economics, editorial, Finance, government, Health Care, Legal, Lies, Word from Bill and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I spent ten years working for socialized medicine in America. It is called the Department of Defense medical service, in particular MEDDAC.

    Doctors being able to practice medicine without having insurance actuaries (not medical providers in any sense) hanging over their shoulders. Surgeries and lab tests being performed based on NEED, not on cost.

    Since MEDDAC has a government contract, it buys for the lowest price…in a huge amount. Medical supply companies bid and compete to give the highest value in order to get these lucrative contracts. I wonder, if we checked Rand Paul’s list of political contributors, if we would find major insurance companies?

    I think we would.

    I am currently getting treatment from another excellent socialized healthcare service, the Department of Veteran’s Affairs. And the treatment is very good. I appreciate the taxpayers for not getting rid of me as a leech on the taxpayer.

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