When I was growing up we learned what our rights were God given rights. These rights were outlined in the United States Constitution and in the Christian Bible. This should not be confused with the human rights as defined by the United Nations. The United Nations has a list of 30 human rights which some are inline with the 10 United States Bill of Rights, and some are not.
Lately, the left has decided to add more rights claiming these are basic human rights. The left says healthcare, housing, jobs, and a basic income, are human rights. I always find it amusing when the left makes these claims but cannot explain how and who will pay for these human rights and how these rights will be enforced. As the democrat debates are occurring now, these rights are part of the heated exchange. Let’s look at them closely.
Free Healthcare: the democrats say healthcare is a right. Medicare for all is basically saying a government run single payer system. This also includes people who are non-citizens of this country. Specifically, people that enter the country illegally will be entitled to free healthcare. Of course healthcare is not free. Someone have to pay for it. Someone has to provide it. How do you provide quality care? We know that emergency rooms cannot deny care to anyone irregardless if they are either of legal status or able to pay for care. The scale of providing government medicare for all would be in the trillions of dollars and that cost would increase annually. How do providers get compensated? Are providers to be conscripted by the government against their will and forced to provide care to patients? This is not a sustainable model.
Free Housing: the democrats want to make housing free to everyone. You do have to right to property ownership and to do what you want on your property. What the democrats are saying is housing will be confiscated to make room for others that cannot afford their own property. They are doing this in Germany with the African migrants. The German government is seizing property that have been family owned for generations and housing migrants. These are socialist policies where property is owned by the government. Your right to happiness, property, is forfeit. That’s taking away your constitutional rights to ownership. The democrats are also radical environmentalists. They will force people to live in government housing. A pack em and stack em in high rise apartment buildings. Where you live, what job you have, what life you can afford, will be determined by some faceless government bureaucrat. You have no freedom of choice.
Jobs: the democrats are going to provide free jobs. It will not matter if your skill set will match the job requirements. You have a job.
Basic Income: the democrats are proposing a universal basic income. It doesn’t matter whether you work or not. Taxpayers will provide a basic income for everyone regardless if you need it or not. So in effect, the government reaches into one pocket, and puts money in another pocket. It’s like taking a 6 slice of pizza and cutting it in half to feed 12.
These leftist policies are destructive and unsustainable. These policies are socialist policies and takes away two basic rights, the right to freedom and the right to happiness. What the left is proposing is doing away with God given right for human basic rights. Rights once given can be taken away. That’s the consequence.
In Hawai’i news: the weather has been scattered rain all day long. The two hurricanes, Erick and Flossy are still approaching. Fortunately, the weather people are saying the storms will weaken when the finally reach the islands. However, we are preparing for any eventuality.
We’re concerned about the demonstrators on Mauna Kea. As the storms approach, it could bring dangerous winds and rain, perhaps even snow.