Constitutional Right to Health Care?

Written by Suzanne Olden on May 8, 2013

Just a quick side note for any liberals reading this: “inalienable” means absolute and indisputable and that pesky “endowed by our Creator” means rights given to us by God, not gifted to us by government.

Another problematic thing for that whole “constitutional” argument made by Ms. Pelosi and Ms. Lee, the Declaration of Independence may have the weight of history behind it, but it was superseded in authority by the Constitution. For the word challenged among us, that means the Declaration is a fun, pretty read, but the Constitution made the rules.

Yes, it’s the final word and those words don’t say we have the right to health care and education. It says we have the rights as listed above, and a few more, and unless your specific state decides you have those rights (Read the 10th Amendment – it says “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”), the Federal government doesn’t have the power to establish them.

The biggest problem is that we, as citizens, aren’t educated enough on the rights and powers that WE have. If you noticed, the last part of the 10th Amendment said that the “powers not delegated … are reserved to the States or to the people” (emphasis added). We hold the power, and we don’t exercise it nearly enough.

So, to Ms. Lee, Ms. Pelosi, if you think that you can get what you need to ensure those “rights”, go ahead and amend it. If you aren’t sure what that will take, read Article 4, but to save time: it will take two-thirds of Congress, and three-fourths of the States to pass and ratify it. They can’t even get a simple majority to pass a budget! Two-thirds of the House and Senate, and three-fourths of the States? Really??? I think not.

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Suzanne Reisig Olden is a Catholic Christian, Conservative, married mother of two, who loves God, family and country in that order. She lives northwest of Baltimore, in Carroll County, Maryland. She graduated from Villa Julie College/Stevenson University with a BS in Paralegal Studies and works as a paralegal for a franchise company, specializing in franchise law and intellectual property. Originally from Baltimore, and after many moves, she came home to raise her son and daughter, now high school and college aged, in her home state. Suzanne also writes for The Firebreathing Conservative website ( and hopes you'll come visit there as well for even more discussion of conservative issues.