Last edited by Hard Truth; 03-19-15 at 01:24 PM.
Health insurance is little more than legalized extortion. If they can afford to treat me for 30 cents on the dollar if I have health insurance, they could afford to treat me for 30 cents on the dollar if I did not.
If I blow the conch and they don't come back; then we've had it. We shan't keep the fire going. We'll be like animals. We'll never be rescued.
Note that I am not necessarily disagreeing with you on this point, I'm just trying to focus in on what I believe some are saying, but not being willing to confirm.
I agree on the stubbed toe/cold stuff. We really should nip that in the bud.
April Fool's Day is the one day of the year
that people critically evaluate news articles before accepting them as true.
"Men did not make the earth ... it is the value of the improvement only, and not the earth itself, that is individual property... Every proprietor owes to the community a ground rent for the land which he holds." -- Thomas Paine, Agrarian Justice
Just as natural resources exist in nature without any need for help from those persons, humans beings exist in nature, IN THE GENERAL SENSE, without the help of such persons. Because no human being is responsible for bringing those resources into existence, they cannot be said to be the proprietors and therefore the resources are there for all to use to sustain their existence. The founders of the U.S. government recognized that governments come into existence so that men can secure their natural rights such as the right to life. Otherwise, as a result of greed, some might try to usurp the resources that are there in nature in such a way that prevents others from sustaining their existence by such resources and thus deprive them of right to live. Therefore we can see that the right to life does indeed entail more people acting to end life. Rather, it also entails the sustenance of the lives of citizens.
Because governments restrict access to the resources of nature by its citizens, those governments must in return guarantee that their lives can be sustained. If they do no do so, they are merely facilitating the theft of the resources that are in nature by thieves who did not create those resources. If a government requires that a hospital give emergency care to the poor, it is facilitating the sustenance of the lives of such citizens in return for denying them access to the resources of nature. Therefore, forcing hospitals to give such emergency care is indeed related to the right to life, and is not restricted to the conditions that you put forward.
Duty to Rescue is the applicable concept. It is law in some countries but as far as I can tell, not the USA. Good Samaritan laws absolve "good Samaritans" volunteers from liability for errors made while they attempt to help someone in an emergency.
Last edited by Excon; 03-20-15 at 05:05 AM.
“The law is reason, free from passion.”
❈ Aristotle ❈