Don’t bother reading all this nutterfluffer in this Althouse link. She’s so damned smart, why did she vote for Obama… TWICE?!
But this snippet hits one of my personal hot buttons:
As Freudenberg told Bittman: “What we need… is to return to the public sector the right to set health policy and to limit corporations’ freedom to profit at the expense of public health.”
This is me seeing red. People have rights. Groups of people, associations of people, corporations (which, in the end, are simply avatars of groups of people), have rights.
The. Government. Has. No. Rights.
What our government has, be it at the municipal, county, state, or federal level, is authority. But it doesn’t even have a natural, inherent authority. It has authority delegated to it by the people, the citizenry which it was constituted to represent.
It’s bad enough government forgets that far too often. But for policy advocates to not only ignore it, but condemn it is a shame.