This is a quote from Sheila Jackson Lee on The House floor this week.
“The Fifth Amendment speaks specifically to denying someone their life and liberty without due process. That is what H.R. 2 does and I rise in opposition to it. And I rise in opposition because it is important that we preserve lives and we recognize that 40 million-plus are uninsured.”
She continued, “Can you tell me what’s more unconstitutional than taking away from the people of America their Fifth Amendment rights, their Fourteenth Amendment rights, and the right to equal protection under the law?”
Here is the funny thing about a right, it is God-given, not government created. Those rights include, Life, Liberty, and Property as the fundamental rights. So let’s take a look at welfare programs. On these programs the government uses tax dollars to help people that are in need. Helps them get food, shelter, and medical care. That sounds great, but how exactly does the government get the money to do all of this? They must take it from someone else. Therefore the government must take someone else’s life, liberty, or property in order to pay for someone else. This means that government is interfering with a fundamental right of one individual to give a privilege to another.
You see good medical care is a humanitarian issue that government is not able to fulfill. We are the great people of the greatest nation must help others who need it, but this must be done by people because the government doing it is tyranny.
That is something that Sheila Jackson Lee does not understand, taking rights away from people who have money and property and giving it to people who do not have much money and property is not establishing a right, it is establishing socialism.
Remember, if you agree with this logic that social security, Medicare, and Medicaid also fall into this category as well.