Quantcast
Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Letter: Constitution guarantees freedom to choose health care
First Published Jan 16 2014 01:11 pm • Last Updated Jan 16 2014 01:11 pm

Often I read that the Declaration of Independence gives us the right to health insurance from our government with the statement, "…life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." My interpretation is different.

Life was not to be infringed upon by government or a king. Individuals should have the liberty to make choices rather than the governing body. You choose how you will pursue happiness.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

The Constitution governs our country. This amazing document was intended to minimize characteristics that would constrain our life and liberty, and thus our pursuit of happiness. Health care is a choice made by liberated individuals, not the government.

Leslie Kappel

South Jordan




Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment


About Reader Comments


Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Videos
Jobs
Contests and Promotions
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.