Guy w/o health plan: Should “society should just let him die?”

Ari Armstrong comments on Wolf Blitzer’s question to Ron Paul in a recent GOP debate:

Blitzer talks about “society” letting someone die, but whom does he mean? Each individual is part of society, so isn’t the real question, “What are YOU going to do about it?” Treating “society” as some super-entity above and beyond the individuals who compose it causes two problems. First, it gives individuals an excuse to do nothing by their own initiative; second, it encourages many to ignore the actual victims of politicians’ forced wealth transfer schemes.

via Pajamas Media » Health Insurance and Personal Responsibility.

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