Rand Paul wins the “WTF?” award for the week with his vile take on Universal Health Care. Speaking at a Senate Health, Education, and Labor Committee hearing on May 11th, Senator Paul the Lesser
artfully disgustingly compared the right to health care to slavery.
Follow me below the fold to see what this clown had to say.
(I hope everyone is seated…it truly is astounding)
In a breathtaking display of stupidity (I’m being kind here and attributing it to stupidity not to straight up racism…probably too kind), Senator Paul the Lesser explains how supporting health care for all is JUST LIKE supporting slavery.
He weaves a tale (staring himself) of a poor doctor dragged from his home and FORCED to care for others. How not only is the doctor in question enslaved, so are those in his employ—right down to the janitor.
Such mind-numbing ignorance is painful to behold wherever one may find it. It is, however, excruciating to witness it on display on the Senate floor.
Let us look at some of his words again….
With regard to the idea of whether you have a right to health care, you have realize what that implies. It’s not an abstraction. I’m a physician. That means you have a right to come to my house and conscript me. It means you believe in slavery. It means that you’re going to enslave not only me, but the janitor at my hospital, the person who cleans my office, the assistants who work in my office, the nurses.
Basically, once you imply a belief in a right to someone’s services – do you have a right to plumbing? Do you have a right to water? Do you have right to food? – you’re basically saying you believe in slavery.
I’m a physician in your community and you say you have a right to health care. You have a right to beat down my door with the police, escort me away and force me to take care of you? That’s ultimately what the right to free health care would be.
– Rand Paul, May 11th, 2011
Yes, he is saying that Universal Health Care will lead to our physicians being dragged from their homes…forced into servitude against their will…they will be JUST LIKE SLAVES.
I’d better warn my father, a physician, how dangerous his support of Universal Health Care can be to his FREEDOM.
Ok, forget the kindness of benefit of the doubt…Rand Paul is a racist scumbag. We already know that he would not have signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964. We already know that he firmly supports the right of a business owner to hang ‘WHITES ONLY’ signs in their windows. We already know his take on State’s Rights is horribly skewed and racist right on its face.
There is no room for doubt here…the man is racist.
I do wish I could ask him one question on this particular subject though…
“Senator Paul the Lesser? What are your beliefs pertaining to the Right to Counsel? What do you think we need to do for all the poor Lawyers we have enslaved since our Nation was founded? Do you believe we should amend the Bill of Rights?”
Now that I think about it…he probably DOES want to amend the Bill of Rights.
Consider this a Universal Open Thread…