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Ex-Miss America: ‘Our founders were deists’ and God didn’t create a ‘human’ right to health care

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Former Miss America Kirsten Haglund argued on Tuesday that Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton were wrong for insisting that health care was a basic human right because the founders of the United States “were Christians” and the rights of Americans came from God.

Following Monday’s Democratic Presidential Town Hall on Fox News, Fox Business host Stuart Varney opined on Tuesday that both candidates had offered socialist “freebies.”

“What I’m calling socialist economic nonsense,” Varney said. “How did we get to the point where the two candidates for the presidency of the United States of America are both basically socialists?”

“Because that is their philosophy,” Haglund explained. “And a lot of Americans don’t think in those terms, they just want someone who’s going to promise them a lot of free goodies, that is going to solve all of their problems. But they don’t realize there is a clear ideology and philosophy behind this.”

“And you can see it in what Bernie Sanders said,” she continued. “When [Fox News host Bret Baier] asked him, very rightfully, where do those rights come from? And he said, ‘Why, I’m a human being.'”

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But according to Haglund, government could not acknowledge a basic human right to health care because only God could grant those rights.

“Well, no. This country was founded on a document called the Constitution,” she said. “And it also believed — a lot of our founders were deists, you know, some of them were Christians — and they believed that man was born with rights from God, that government doesn’t create rights.”

“Because if they create rights, they can also take them away,” Haglund added.

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“Wisdom beyond her years,” Varney said, praising former pageant winner.

Watch the video below from Fox Business, broadcast March 8, 2016.


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Russian Twitter propaganda predicted 2016 US election polls

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When Robert Mueller completed his long-awaited investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, he left many questions unanswered.

But one conclusion was unequivocal: Russia unleashed an extensive campaign of fake news and disinformation on social media with the aim of distorting U.S. public opinion, sowing discord and swinging the election in favor of the Republican candidate Donald Trump.

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Beto O’Rourke calls for a ‘war tax’ in release of health care plan for veterans

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The Democratic presidential candidate uses his eighth policy announcement to focus on an area that he prioritized in Congress.

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Monday morning released a plan to improve the lives of veterans, returning to an area of priority during his time in the U.S. House for his latest 2020 policy rollout.

In keeping with measures he supported in Congress, the plan calls for a "responsible end" to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — reinvesting $1 out of every $2 saved in veterans programs — and the creation of a Veterans Health Care Trust Fund for each future war. The fund would be paid for by a "war tax" on households without service members or veterans.

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Conservative Ben Shapiro tweeted something many found offensive — so now he’s calling his critics ‘garbage’

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Right wing "thought leader" Ben Shapiro appeared today to say not using the "N" word is nearly impossible as he defended conservative, pro-gun teen Kyle Kashuv, one of the Parkland survivors who just had his acceptance to Harvard rescinded over his racist remarks, which included repeated use of the "N" word.

To be clear, Shapiro denies that's what he meant.

Here is Shapiro on Twitter, in what many took as him appearing to call not using the "N" word – in Kashuv's case, repeatedly, over and over and over again, "an insane, cruel standard no one can possibly meet."

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