Sunday, March 21, 2010

Health Care is a Human Right!

Dennis Kucinich recently wrote an article where he characterized as a “civil right” Health Care, readers commented overwhelmingly that health care was not a civil right as civil rights are granted by government, how wrong they are!

Perhaps Representative Kucinich should have used a more appropriate term such as “Human Right”

Human rights are "basic rights and freedoms to which all humans are entitled." Certainly health care falls into this category.

Proponents of the concept usually assert that all human being are endowed with certain entitlements merely by reason of being part of human society. Such entitlements can exist as shared norms of actual human moralities, as justified moral norms or natural rights supported by strong reasons, as legal rights at a national level, or as a legal right within international law.

However there is no consensus as to precise nature of what should or should not be regarded as a human right in any of the above senses and the abstract concept of human rights has been a subject of intense philosophical debate and criticism.

Certain human rights have been recognized irrespective of law. For example the Supreme Court has legally recognized some fundamental rights not specifically enumerated in the Constitution, including: the right to privacy, the right to marriage, the right to procreation, the right to interstate travel, the right to enter into contracts, freedom of thought, and the Right to direct a child's upbringing, these are rights so fundamental to society that No law is required to recognize them certainly as a member of the human race we are entitled to the right of health care. America is in a decline, because we as a people lack knowledge. Yet those who oppose Representative Kucinich have a right to be wrong!