I love the NSA. It's like having a secret fan-base you will never see, but they're there, watching everything you write and it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside knowing that I may be some person's only form of unconstitutional entertainment one night.
Everyone works for everyone's benefit if you did not realize that..Let's see, you believe someone ought to work for your benefit. How is that not slavery?
That food you ate someone grew, someone picked, someone inspected, someone trucked, someone put it on the shelf.
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Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.
I cant resist, can I? Oh wait I can, but I will be injured during the arrest, locked up, and fined or i could killed resisting. You are not personally doing it no, this is true, but you might as well be cause it is through your will this happens. Vote, will, ideology same thing.
I'm sure you support social contract. I'm born here so I have no real freedom, I have the illusion through voting. "You can just leave if you dont want to be here" is the argument most say. Why am I forced to leave my home?
What kind of supposed free society is this?
Before we get too mired in the polemics devolving about socialism and capitalism, we should remember that there are no 'God given' rights. Even the rights enumerated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and universally accepted as such, are simply the result of agreement between those societies who have formally accepted this declaration. So, outside and including such international agreements, all rights are granted by the society concerned.
Different societies will value different rights more or less, and will interpret such matters differently. 'Freedom of speech' is an example thereof. Some societies allow freedom of speech up to the point where it impinges upon the rights of others to go about their business lawfully, without being the subject of public slander. Others allow anyone to say anything publicly, even to the point of engendering hatred of entire demographics.
The vast majority of developed societies value health care for everyone, irrespective of financial or social standing, and employ systems designed to ensure this. In those societies, health care is regarded as both, a right of the individual, and a responsibility of the society concerned. In other societies, principally third world ones, health care is regarded as a privilege, and the province of the very wealthy. It very much depends upon the human values of the society concerned.
In short, there is no possible answer to the question posed in the OP. Were that question - "Should health care be a privilege, right, or responsibility?" It might be more easily answered, but the responses would still be subjective - depending upon the nationality and value system of the responder. If you regard taxation as tantamount to robbery under arms - end of discussion on any aspects of civilisation!
I hate the idea of causes, and if I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country. E.M. Forster
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