Popular CNBC anchor Jim Cramer shocked many observers after he announced that he believed that the US government has a ‘right’ to ‘force’ its citizens to ‘obey.’
As The Daily Wire reports:
CNBC anchor Jim Cramer was slammed for arguing that the government “has a right to force you to obey.”
The remarks from Cramer — who has worked as an anchor with the financial news outlet for the past two decades — follow his previous arguments in favor of harsh COVID-19 mitigation policies.
Conservatives and libertarians immediately refuted Cramer’s argument.
“I missed the ‘right to force you to obey’ in the Constitution but go off,” replied columnist Karol Markowicz.
Governments do not have rights. Only individuals have rights. Rights emerge from properties inherent to our existence, their source is our humanity, and they are fundamental to the nature of our being. Rights cannot be granted by government because they preexist all governments. https://t.co/YlaXGJrSf4
— Libertarian Party NV (@lpnevada) December 15, 2021
You came out as a fascist a while ago, but I guess this is a more blatant way of admitting it
— Lauren Chen (@TheLaurenChen) December 15, 2021
Cramer went on to shoot back at some of his critics, claiming that, in another era, they would have been ‘pro-polio’:
I am getting people furious of my pro-vax stand. I don't have a pro-vax stand, i have a stand to keep people healthy. You are anti- healthy if you are against me. YOU WOULD HAVE BEEN PRO -POLIO
— Jim Cramer (@jimcramer) December 16, 2021