[geeks] Re: [rescue] right to die [was: Apple WWDC Summary]
Jonathan C. Patschke
jp at celestrion.net
Fri Jun 27 14:08:28 CDT 2003
On Fri, 27 Jun 2003, Sandwich Maker wrote:
> didja notice it's easier to be libertarian when you've got money? and
> the poorer you are, the better socialism looks...
I never noticed that. I was self-employed last year, living on $600/mo,
and I can assure you that my stance was the same before and after that
year-long stretch of underemployment.
ESPECIALLY due to the fact that the government penalizes the self-
employed (a minority) to help pay for all these stupid "Uncle Sam,
please bail my stupid ass out!" programs.
> surely as a libertarian you're not against this?
I am. What right does the government have to decide what's "good" and
"bad" for me, and try to coax me into their corner by flexing around
> the obese -do- suffer more health-related diseases, and should the
> rest of us pay for that?
Of course not. Let them pay for their own health insurance, and they'll
pay appreciably higher rates. It all works out, in the end.
Jonathan Patschke ) "Leave your lawsuits at home. I have guns."
Elgin, TX ( --"Kountry" Mike Lundgren
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