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Last week, I posted a spoof about the "pursuit of happiness" and how everything I wanted should be a right based on the Declaration Of Independence.
Now, it seems that all sorts of "rights" are coming out of the woodwork based on the faulty presumption that the Declaration Of Independence is a substitute for the Bill Of Rights. For example:
Clean, quality air inalienable rightAnd here...
Published Saturday, August 1, 2009
When our founding fathers wrote that all Americans had certain inalienable rights they were trying to secure key liberties that they felt all citizens deserved.
“Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” were chief among these. It would have been impossible for the authors of the Declaration of Independence to know there was at least one more they should have included: The right to breath [sic] clean air.
House rolls out plan to make health care a rightCome on liberals! It's time to get original in your spoofs. You want rights? Then it is time for Constitutional Amendments.
RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and ERICA WERNER |
July 15, 2009 12:13 AM EST |
WASHINGTON — House Democrats on Tuesday rolled out a far-reaching $1.5 trillion plan that for the first time would make health care a right and a responsibility for all Americans, with medical providers, employers and the wealthiest picking up most of the tab.
The federal government would be responsible for ensuring that every person, regardless of income or the state of their health, has access to an affordable insurance plan. Individuals and employers would have new obligations to get coverage, or face hefty penalties.
Otherwise, quit talking about rights and tell it like it is: an unconstitutional usurpation of power by the Federal government.