So we're at the point where health insurance is a right, but bearing arms is not.—
Razor (@hale_razor) August 17, 2013
Bingo. That’s the word from the White House today.
Your rights? They come from Obama. Ladies and gentlemen, the constitutional scholar in chief:
We’ve heard over and over that “health care is a right.” In the president’s weekly address, he announced that “health insurance” is now a right.
[I]n the United States of America, health insurance isn’t a privilege – it is your right. And we’re going to keep it that way.
Evidently Obama is done kvetching about being “constrained” by the Constitution.
If health insurance is a "right" as Obama claims, don't I have the right to say no?—
Pam Swan (@pjswan) August 17, 2013
Health insurance is a right! In fact, we’re going to force you to purchase it with the threat penalties for not doing so! – Our President—
Jay Caruso (@JayCaruso) August 17, 2013
Train wreck, indeed.
Exit questions for the White House:
What else is a right?—
Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) August 17, 2013
We’re not sure we want the answer to that last one.
(Hat tip: Jeryl Bier)