Rand Paul, Republican presidential hopeful, actually said this

This quote from Republican senator and presidential hopeful Rand Paul has gone viral overnight - and sadly, it's real.

Paul, who wants to gain the Republican nomination to run for President, told a 2011 Senate Health, Education, and Labour Committee meeting that the right to health care is actually a form of slavery.

With regard to the idea of whether or not you have a right to health care, you have to realise what that implies. It is not an abstraction. I am a physician, that means you have a right to come to my house and conscript me.

It means you believe in slavery. It means that you are going to enslave not only me but the janitor at my hospital, the person who cleans my office, the assistants who work in my office, the nurses.

If you have a right to their services basically once you imply a belief and a right to someone's services, do you have a right to plumbing, do you have a right to water, do you have a right to food, you are basically saying that you believe in slavery. You are saying you believe in taking and extracting from another person.

You can view the transcript here. And you can view the NHS's website and feel delighted that we have free healthcare here.

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