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People don't kill people, the lack of socialized medicine does!

August 22, 2007

Tags Big GovernmentHealthPhilosophy and Methodology

If I see another citation of this story as proof that we need national health care, I'm going to vomit. Supposedly, this man killed his wife because he couldn't afford her medical bills. People on discussion boards like this one are sure that it's because we don't have one of those magical government systems that gives everyone all the health care they need. See, it's because we're too selfish and backward to have socialized medicine that a man in America deserves sympathy for throwing his sick wife off of a balcony to her death (of course it's not possible that he was tired of caring for her or anything. After all, people always tell the truth about why they kill other people). This is the level we've fallen to—we actually believe that people deserve sympathy for committing cold-blooded murder because the government didn't do enough to take care of them.

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