Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Just what is it with Chicago, the Constitution and Constitutional scholars?

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) on the floor of the House putting forth his plan for economic revival, health care and educational reform.

Jackson appears wholy unaware of what caused the housing crash in this country as it was precisely because the housing-industrial complex sold to America home ownership as a "right", creating a market whereby people who had no business otherwise were enticed to enter the market.

And we will see what happens to the supply of doctors as the health care model moves more and more towards confiscation of goods and services as hoped for by Jackson.

And iPods and laptops...?

Congrats, Illinois' 2nd District for continuing to send a man back to Washington since 1995 who has managed to pack as much cluelessness into 90 seconds as humanly possible. The dream has finally been realized.

For more on this discussion of imposition of burden vs. "rights", head on over to Shane Atwell's blog, here.


tigerlily said...

I feel close to tearing out my hair listening to the way everything seems to be a right these days.

steve said...

"Liberty is not the power of doing what we like, but the right to do what we ought."
Lord Acton