Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children. ~ Ancient American Indian Proverb
So? Got any other non sequiturs?Let's see, what branches of arms were privately owned in 1787..... Artillery, Cavalry (which would be armor today), Naval, and Infantry, along with some Engineering. So far as I'm concerned anything that falls within those branches of the military is perfectly acceptable for private ownership.
Differently from what? Hundreds of legislators passed the Constitution and the amendments. Their "intent" is legislative intent, but the problem for originalists is (as any scholar knows), legislators often disagree on the meaning of the laws they vote for. So which dead legislator are you channeling?The difference here is that I'm taking the position that the US Constitution cannot be changed without amendment, whereas you simply believe that it can be interpreted differently because you want it to read a certain way.
Channeling dead legislators is silly. We have to determine what the constitution means to us. Even using originalism is a form of interpretation by us. There is no getting out of this -- we're the ones who interpretate the Constitution, not dead people. Deal with it.
If children don't have a right to health care, you can't hold parents criminally liable for not giving them health care, something you claim none of us (but the rich) have a right to. So parents can let sick children die with impunity.Nope. Regardless of, and totally separate from, whether Health Care is a Right or a Privilege; we require certain things of parents. IF one were to assume your viewpoint then I would suggest that YES, it would be perfectly fine for the parents to ignore the medical needs of the child. I say this as the uncle of 4 children; none of whom have gotten the full spectrum of "suggested" immunizations or vaccines that their doctor's recommended.
One more lunacy from the blood and soil right.
Liberté. Égalité. Fraternité.
Originalism is silly.
Yeah, see that's why Americans reject conservatism. It's stupid. Meanwhile, we'll keep progressing and adapting this wonderful documents to our lives, as we have for 230 years. Conservatism has no future.Sorry, but that's not the way I see it and never will be the way I see it. You know what the Constitution means to me at this point?.... It's a piece of used toilet paper. That's what we've turned it into over the last 150 years. How's that sit with you?
So it's OK for parents to let their sick children die. No rights violated, so no crime committed. Got it.NOBODY has a right to health care. The rich have an easier time affording the privilege of health care but nobody has a right to it.
[Psssst: like taking candy from a baby]
Morever most malpractice suits are brought against a small group of physicians, who keep causing harm, but who remain in practice because the AMA has trouble policing itself. Something like 5% of doctors are responsible for about 90% of malpractice claims. If the AMA would do a better job weeding out bad doctors, we wouldn't have this problem.
Last edited by clownboy; 01-14-13 at 05:25 PM.