In this national health care debate, as in many others, we hear all sides telling us what the Founders wanted. When our country was formed, the health care situation of the general public was horrible. Tons of babies and their mothers died in childbirth and a common cold could ultimately lead to death. In fact, the average life expectancy in the U.S. in 1750 was between 30 and 40 years old (http://www-rcf.usc.edu/~shammas/hist350/u_s.htm). Fortunately for us, the Founders (Washington, Jefferson, Adams, etc.) wrote thousands of pages on what they envisioned for our country. Why did they not write a single page on the Governments role of providing health care to its citizens? Could it be that they could not even envision a world in which anyone would think its the Governments job to provide health care?