What is a “basic human right?” The answer to that is subject to an awful lot of debate.
Our founders stated that all “are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” That’s the United States.
Other nations have had different approaches with wildly different results. Liberals love to expand that list of “basic human rights” because that necessarily means growth in government, their sacred goal.
News reaches us from England that a woman wishes to expand that list to the ridiculous. She lives on welfare because she is overweight.
Joe for America has followed this story and reports the disgusting details.
Anna Broom has been on welfare since she was 19-years-old since she was deemed too overweight to work. In total, she has collected over $149,000 in benefits but says that simply isn’t enough as she now wants taxpayers to pay for a dream wedding costing $15,000.
Broom claims that being a bride is a “basic human right” and that she is entitled to a “traditional English wedding and party in a castle.”
If our British friends pay anything for this woman’s wedding, they are as nutty as she is.
Here is part of Broom’s story:
“I deserve a fairy-tale church wedding and a party in a castle – but there’s no way I could afford it on benefits and I can’t work because I’m overweight.”
“I’m stuck in a rut at the moment and can’t find the motivation to lose weight, but if I was getting married I know I’d slim down because all eyes would be on me.”
Really? All she needs is a $15,000 wedding to get “the motivation to lose weight.” Then she would lose weight, get a job, and cease to be on welfare. At least that’s what she wants us to believe.
You don’t think she’d like to put that in writing, do you? Like she agrees that if the wedding is funded she will waive all rights to future welfare benefits? And that if she does not get a job, she will have to pay the $15,000 back with interest?
Fat chance. No pun intended.
This might seem shocking, but it is simply socialist policies progressing on their natural course. That persons will discover, or invent, more ways of living off the government is to be expected once an enormous socialist welfare state is created.
There is another tragedy here as well. Others will see this and be motivated to come up with their own schemes to milk a system that was set up only to help those truly in need over difficult times.
The only thing this would-be bride ought to be given is a mirror so she can see the person who is preventing her from living a respectable life.
Source: Joe for America