CAN MAKE ME crazy with his mis-steps and missed teaching opportunities. Frexample: Monday drive time. He gets a call from a soldier in Texas who claims that, because the Constitution guarantees you a lawyer, we ought to be guaranteed a doctor — presumably free, since nobody who’s talking much about it is arguing you should pay for one.
I guess it’s a good thing I’m not in Hannity’s shoes, because I would have blasted back, “YOU IDIOT! Go and READ the damned Constitution and come back and tell me ANY where in there that it says lawyer or even attorney. It. Does. Not.
“I’m guessing you’re referring to the Bill of Rights where it says you cannot be denied counsel. But, first, it doesn’t say or even imply that you should get that counsel only from an attorney and, second, it doesn’t say you should get it free. That is, however, I’m guessing, what you mean when you say that health care should be a constitutionally-guaranteed right.
“In one sense it is. Since the Tenth Amendment reserves all unenumerated rights to the states and the people. You have a right to procure for yourself health care any damned way you can. But that doesn’t mean you have the right to enslave me to pay for it or your doctor to get out of paying for it.
“Quit your whingeing to Daddy Sugarbucks and stand on your own damned two hind legs and EARN your fritterin’ health care.
Oh, he does the usual policy wonk rearranging deck chairs dance. Talking about how in Canada, blah and in the UK bluhr. Totally missed the point that the guy’s major premise is as bogus as the day is long. So the guy goes away thinking he still has a valid point, he just didn’t get it across to Hannity, and Hannity goes away thinking he explained the situation to the guy.
Wrong again, Beagle-Breath.