A couple more things from the last presidential debate.
First, Sen. Obama says Americans weren't greeted as liberators in Iraq. I don't remember it that way:
Now, I know their attitudes have been as fluid as ... well, ours, but that doesn't change how they originally received us.
Second, the question about healthcare being a right, privilege or responsibility caught me off guard. I kind of wanted to say it was a right, but I saw they would want to make that mean we should provide healthcare to everyone free of charge. I knew that wasn't true, but it took me a while to put my finger on it. (This is why I'm a blogger, not a debater.)
I think healthcare is a right. If we're all created in the image of God, if we all have an unalienable right to life, then healthcare should be a right -- anything that is essential to life is a right.
The disconnect is that the left would say anything that is a right should be provided by government. That is obviously not true.
We all have a right to free speech. That doesn't mean government has to provide everyone with a laptop and Blogger account. It means government can't interfere in our right.
A right to healthcare only means that no one should be denied access to healthcare -- ala, "only party members are permitted this procedure" kinda stuff.