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Everyone has right to get insurance on their own

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The last letter by Kathy Winger disagreeing with Marjorie Anderson that health care shouldn't be a right, I can actually agree with both women. First of all, every person is endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. So, every person has the right to get health insurance, on their own. It is not the government's right to either provide or push health care on any one who wants it or does not want it and then tax the people to pay for it.

This modern-day "Robin Hood" mentality, to take from those who have and to give to those who don't, must stop. That is exactly why people from Europe fled to come to a land where they would be free of that kind of tyranny, and it is still the reason why people want to come today. Kathy states, that no one knows how much this new health care monster costs but she is convinced, because it has been repeated countless times, that only those earning over $200.000 will be taxed. Check out Europe where people only take home a third of their paychecks everything else goes to big government, regulations and entitlements.

As to Kathy's statement "that in a Christian nation so many people are out for themselves," what ever happened to "Love your neighbor as yourself." Well let's have a little Bible study. An expert of the law asked Jesus "what must I do to inherit eternal life." Jesus asked him, "What is written in the law." The expert answered, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and love your neighbor as yourself." The expert wanted to justify himself, so he asked "And who is my neighbor?" So Jesus told him the story of the Good Samaritan. Hopefully we all know that story. The man who had mercy was a neighbor.

The moral of the story is this, I'll take the responsibility to love my neighbor as myself, but I do not want government to force me to give and they decide who to give to. And by the way, maybe Kathy could convince President Obama that we are still a Christian nation, because he certainly does not think so.

Jutta Goetz

Bemidji

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