The Declaration of Independence preserves the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, therefore, healthcare is in the Declaration of Independence. That is according to Sheila Jackson Lee. If the train wreck of a healthcare bill were to be repealed, it would be unconstitutional, Lee believes.
On May 6th, Sheila Jackson Lee said:
Speaking on the House floor, Jackson Lee said the right to these services can be read into the Declaration of Independence, which preserves the rights of Americans to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
“One might argue that education and healthcare fall into those provisions of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” she said.
“I think that what should be continuously emphasized is the President’s leadership on one single point: that although healthcare was not listed per se in the Constitution, it should be a constitutional right,” she added in praise of President Obama.
video via Joe Schofstall
According to this standard, everything is a right because everything – an Ivy League education, a vacation, birth control, clothes from Lord & Taylor – will help us in our pursuit of happiness, however, for those of us not allowed to pursue happiness because of Obamacare, maybe the opposite is the case.
Pursuit of happiness does not mean that everyone is entitled to the fruits of others’ labors. The Constitution does not provide “free” anything, it provides the freedom to pursue happiness.
Ms. Lee is confused. She thinks that being allowed to pursue happiness is providing happiness. She misunderstands the meaning of the word “pursuit.”
It is reasonable to say that Sheila Jackson Lee is a MOONBAT!
For the elite who overstep their bounds, they should remember that the Declaration also says:
That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.