If you agree with Jesse Kelly, the Republican nominee in Arizona’s 8th congressional district, that access to health care should be treated like being allowed to drive a car or own a cell phone then we are in some serious trouble in this country. Health care should be a right and not subject to the whims and bias of people who live in a bubble of their own existence.
VOTER: Do you think that health care is a right or a privilege?
KELLY: My belief system is this. The health care for anybody but especially for our nation. The highest quality and lowest cost can only be delivered without the government. What I believe is that all things we drive, we do, health care, anything, is a privilege to some extent. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, those are inalienable rights endowed by your creator. If you’re claiming a right, if you’re going to say anything’s a right, if you’ re going to say you have a right to a cell phone, then who has the responsibility to pay for it? That’s what I believe.
VOTER: So you’ d put health care as a privilege then?
KELLY: Absolutely, absolutely. I believe that all things we have are. But they’re privileges you earn.
I didn’t know that access to health care was the same as driving a car or having a cell phone. The thing is if I have no health care then I’m DEAD. If I have no car or cell phone then it is just an inconvenience – it won’t kill me.
The founders and many people who have come after have stated that “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” are unalienable rights. How does one ignore the fact that access to health care fits in all three of those rights.
Jesse Kelly isn’t qualified to hold office since it doesn’t seem he is human.