Is really a surprise that a Congressional Democrat thinks that health care and education ought to be a Constitutional right? From CNS News:
“If you read the words, or quote the words of the Declaration of Independence, ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident,’ that we have certain inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,” said Jackson Lee.
She went on to say that one might argue that the right to education and healthcare is already implied in the Constitution:
“One might argue that education and healthcare fall into those provisions of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. It was in the context of that framework in the original words in the Constitution that as you open the book that has the provisions of the Constitution, the opening phraseology indicates that we’ve come together to create a more perfect union.”
What this really means is Democratic Party run health care and education system and that is not compatible with the very liberty Sheila Jackson Lee claims to espouse here. On healthcare, just look at the mandate that came with the Democrat’s version. And on education, Democrats do not support school choice. Ironic, in the name of liberty, a Democrat advocates things that destroy liberty. George Orwell would be so proud.