Wednesday, March 24, 2010

To All Those Tea Baggers Who Hate Health Care Reform & Love to Cherry-Pick Thomas Jefferson Quotes to Make Your Point--Here's One for Ya

"We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness--That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the the Consent of the Governed..."

--Thomas Jefferson, Declaration of Independence [Emphasis added.]

Makes you wonder what good, ole TJ would've thought about universal health coverage. After all, to quote your gal, Monica Crowley, on The McCoughlin Group: "You cannot have Life if you are Dead."


Ron Strelecki said...

According to the Texas State Board of Education, Thomas Jefferson is really not that significant a figure in U.S. History. At least not when compared with such luminaries as Joe McCarthy and Barry Goldwater.

boukman70 said...

Yeah, Ron. I heard about that. I generally think that education should be left up to local governments. But when you hear stuff like that, you really do think that the federal government should take over at least Texas' and Kansas' school systems.

Ron Strelecki said...

Your parsing of this quote could just as easily be interpreted as "Right to Life" as a right to health care.

boukman70 said...

Uh yes. One of my favorite political contradictions: "The Life of the Unborn."