The bill in the House of Reps. would make health care a “right” of all Americans.

With that in mind, a Senate committee just approved a preliminary health care bill:

The 13-10, party-line vote gives President Obama an important victory in what promises to be a lengthy and contentious drive to enact a comprehensive health-care overhaul this year.

The bill, named “Quality, Affordable Health Coverage for All Americans,” would create a controversial new government-sponsored health program that would compete with the private sector. It requires that every American carry health insurance and provides generous discounts to people who cannot afford a plan. Millions more Americans would also be eligible for Medicaid, the joint federal-state health program for the poor.

Health care is going to be a “right” that’s required. My question, simply put, is this: What the hell kind of a “right” is mandatory, and if you don’t exercise it you can be punished?

For example, you have the “right” to peaceful assembly. Would we still consider this to be a “right” if the government said that every American must participate in peaceful assembly, and you will assemble in the town square at noon every day for your daily re-education speech or else face jail time, fines or both?

Isn’t it strange how all those people who cried “fascist” at the thought that George W. Bush might be tapping their phones and listening to them order a pizza are the same ones who have no problem whatsoever not only handing the Obama administration all their medical records — but don’t even mind having them taken from them?

But all is right with the world, because if the Democrats get their way, we’ll all be equally ill and broke — and what’s not to like about fairness?

Everybody sing! (it’s your right… and it’s mandatory, so SING!)

Update: Our government officials are so selfless that they might not even include themselves as recipients of this glorious health care “right” they’re being so gracious as to try and bless the rest of us with.

Rep. John Fleming has an amendment that would require lawmakers in Washington to enroll in any government-run health plan it decides is best for the rest of us. Sign the petition here.

There’s no better way to ensure that idiotic laws don’t get passed than by making Congress know they’ll have to obey them.

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