A New Right Daily
The Left invariably frames their policy pronouncements in the mantle of so-called "rights" that only the government can guarantee. The implication is that all citizens are entitled and guaranteed, by virtue of living in the United States, to what is defined as a "right." Much of this current approach by the so-called Progressives stems from the State of the Union Address delivered by Franklin Roosevelt in 1944 in which he laid out what is commonly referred to as the "Second Bill of Rights." It is a consolidation of socialist thinking begun in the mid-nineteenth century.
These tenets, never contemplated by the founding fathers as God-given rights, have nonetheless become the foundational principle of the Democratic Party.
Among the "rights" as enumerated by Roosevelt:
The right to a useful and remunerative job in the industries or shops or farms or mines of the nation;
The right to earn enough to provide adequate food and clothing and recreation;
The right of every family to a decent home;
The right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health;
The right to adequate protection from economic fears of old age, sickness, accident, and unemployment;
The right to a good education.
By framing and promoting this wish list as "rights," the expectation of much the populace is that these are in fact entitlements that every American should be guaranteed. It also becomes much easier for the politicians to manipulate the voters by paying lip-service to these "rights" and spending the country into oblivion in order to provide them. This is nothing more than a subtle way to ingrain big government and socialism into the fabric of American society.
Well, now the Liberals have come up with yet another "right" that even Franklin Roosevelt did not contemplate: the right of all women to have contraceptives, abortion pills and sterilization paid for by others.
This evolutionary process will eventuate in virtually everything mankind desires being declared a right that must be guaranteed by the government who in turn must, by force if necessary, take away the wealth of others to pay for it.
At a recent hearing before a Democratic committee a Georgetown law student, Susan Fluke, bemoaned the fact the she and her fellow students were having so much sex that they could not afford contraceptives -- all the while matriculating at a Law School which costs over $42,000.00 per year to attend. Never acknowledged during this Nancy Pelosi production was the fact that contraceptives are freely available at numerous clinics and other outlets or that a month's supply of birth control pills can be purchased at Walmart for $5.00.
Per these paragons of leftist buffoonery it is the obligation of the taxpayers or those who pay for insurance coverage to provide these vital "rights."
Rush Limbaugh in discussing this issue and the hearing called Susan Fluke and those like her a slut as the basis of her testimony was that others should pay for the apparently insatiable amount of sex she and her fellow Georgetown Law students have on a monthly basis. Now Rush is being vilified with the usual epithets to which all on the conservative side of the political spectrum have become accustomed. Further, as is the norm, calls are now being made to boycott his advertisers and get him off the air. The Left is incapable of debating the issue or the merits of their positions, only name-calling, demagoguery and bullying will suffice.