On September 11, 2009 CEI and the Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights held an “intellectual ammunition” strategy session at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. to brief the participating in the 9/12 March on Washington on the ideas of liberty.
On Thursday, September 24, 2009 I will appear on Fox Business News, the program Scoreboard anchored by David Asman. The scheduled time is 7:00 PM. The topic is: “There is No ‘Right’ to Health Care?”
Joint Defense of Freedom in American Medicine: A Briefing
The National Press Club, Washington, D.C.
Saturday, September 19, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
A number of organizations that support the rational values of individualism and freedom in medicine will join with Americans for Free Choice in Medicine to speak about the dangers of socialized medicine.
Participating organization include the Institute for Health Freedom, the Heartland Institute, the Manhattan Institute, the Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights, and the CATO Institute
Dr. John David Lewis will speak on “Individual Rights and Health Care Reform.”
Details to follow . . . watch the AFCM website!
I was cited in the National Catholic Register, issue dated September 20-26, 2009.
Some representatives of the Catholic Church have disavowed the propriety of government medicine, on the grounds that “health care is a political, not a natural, right, because it comes from our human efforts, creativity, and compassion.” Thus government medicine violates what they call the “subsidiarity” principle, and will starve private insurance and charity out of existence. Others have asserted that there is a “right” to health care, provided from resources redistributed by the government.
I was interviewed on WPTF Radio, Raleigh, NC, on The Bill Lumaye Show. The subject was why health care is not a “right.”
Published in Capitalism Magazine
also in the blog of The Objective Standard
and edited as “Listen to David Walker” in The Huffington Post