Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Change of Subject

by Mark Steyn | National Review Online | Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The Obama campaign had their guy Cass Sunstein out doing the damage control on the redistribution/constitution stuff yesterday. Powerline's Scott Johnson discusses this in the context of Prof Sunstein's book on FDR's Second Bill of Rights — from his 1944 State of the Union:

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...

It all sounds very nice. In practice — as even the Supreme Court of Canada has noticed — "the right to medical care" boils down to the right to have your name placed on a two-year waiting list for a government-scheduled operation.

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