After much contemplation during extended meditation. I have come to the conclusion that a universal health care system is vital to the general welfare of the Republic.The system should be paid for with taxes collected by the government. Contemporary debate hitches itself to the idea that a free universal healthcare system is what the average uniformed follower would term socialism. However, I have reviewed the US Constitution and considered the “vision” of the architects. I have concluded they left the ability for the Congress to always act in the best interest of the people.
Furthermore, and before going on to state my case. I personally believe the talking heads who claim they are acting in the best interest of the country by stating a universal healthcare system gives the government too much authority is nothing more than a bait and switch to further unleash the plague of debt and despair. Rather than offer the people what their constitution guarantees.
I would like to call attention to Article I, Section 8 of the US Constitution that states: “The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises, to pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States; but all duties, imposts and excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;”
The term “general welfare” is the term we need to concern ourselves with. It is actually the second time that specific term is used. If we are to consider the idea of General Welfare we can in fact interpret that meaning in such a way that would demand us to reconsider the role of our government. I can make the argument that having a healthy nation of people contributing to the success of the Republic is critical to the preservation of the Republic. I can also argue that having citizens of our great country under undo duress while being forced to decide between the health and happiness of themselves or loved ones.Furthermore, being placed in a perpetual state of unrelenting debt does not in any way promote the general welfare of the republic.
We can all agree the sun and rain are crucial components to the health and prosperity of the human condition. We don’t limit or withhold Mother Nature’s life saving elements because someone cannot afford to partake in their use. I can easily state if there are other life saving elements on this earth they also should not be withheld from people because they cannot afford to pay.
The Constitution of the United States guarantees the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The right to life is critical to this discussion. Life is a right in our country. Anyone or anything that impedes on ones right to life is in direct violation of the constitution. The Constitution was never written with the idea that rights are based on someone’s ability to pay money. Rights are given freely at birth, but for some reason have become monetized.
The Deviant View on Universal Healthcare
The idea of the people to form a more perfect union encompasses many different ideologies. All of the ideologies are intended to provide a country that promotes the general welfare of each other to protect and preserve the republic.
If we are to have an enlightened debate on universal healthcare, we cannot leave out the importance of the right to life and the importance of the general welfare of our country. Those two issues are vital to the preservation and prosperity of our great Republic.
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