Saturday, September 05, 2009

Health care, explained via World's Largest Hog analogy

Wouldn't the "right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness," granted unalienably in the Declaration of Independence, by definition grant us a right to health care? Or am I just being silly and making sense? Can I pursue happiness if I'm suffering from preventable ailments? Can I exercise my right to life if I die from, say, an abscessed tooth due to lack of basic health care?

EDIT [because, apparently, my best inspiration always has to come in the shower]: This is the price we pay for living in a society. I will gladly pay for the idiots who eat the chocolate-covered bacon, if it means I'm also paying for the mother dying of breast cancer, or if it means a husband doesn't have to divorce his wife so his medical bills don't repossess their house and demolish their kids' college funds.


  1. I also think it's ironic how all these Christians are against health care when I'm pretty sure Jesus would have been for doing everything we can to help the poor. Man, what a liberal wuss HE was! ;)

  2. I know! I hear He hung out with prostitutes and stuff. Fed the hungry, healed the sick... JESUS WAS A SOCIALIST NAZI!!!!

  3. I bet Jesus ate deep-fried chocolate covered bacon too.

  4. This just gave me my own idea for a blog post - Thanks!

    Btw, I heard Jesus drank wine - and lots of it. What a wino. If he'd lived, he probably would've gotten cirrhosis and needed a liver transplant.