Thursday, May 12, 2011

"I'm a Physician"

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) spoke at a recent hearing for the Senate Health, Education and Labor Committee, where he said:

With regard to the idea of whether you have a right to health care, you have realize what that implies. It’s not an abstraction. I’m a physician. That means you have a right to come to my house and conscript me. It means you believe in slavery. It means that you’re going to enslave not only me, but the janitor at my hospital, the person who cleans my office, the assistants who work in my office, the nurses.... I’m a physician in your community and you say you have a right to health care. You have a right to beat down my door with the police, escort me away and force me to take care of you? That’s ultimately what the right to free health care would be.
Uh, yeah right. Is it possible he's being hyperbolic? Is it just possible, maybe, that anyone who would behave in such a manner as to beat a doctor's door down and have the police escort him to his own office to provide medical care to that person, might himself be escorted by the police... to fucking jail?

Just asking.

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