Monday, August 2, 2010
A Simple Question, A Simple Answer
This is a truly amazing video. At a town hall meeting, a woman asks Rep. Pete Starks (D) a simple question. If health care is a "right", it means someone else must provide it, which means the federal government must compel someone either to provide the service or to pay for it. However, she asks, wouldn't this violate the 13th amendment prohibition on slavery? And, if the government can compel such a service, what can't it do? Listen to lifelong statist and pragmatist extraordinaire Pete Stark's, uh, answer.