Rights

If you’re moderately intelligent and intellectually honest, you’ll quickly see what separates the rights laid out in the real Bill of Rights from those laid out in FDR’s misguided list — none of the rights listed above require the time, treasure, or talents of another human being. Your right to speak requires nothing from anyone else. Your right to practice your religion requires nothing from any of your fellow citizens. Your right to bear arms means that you are allowed to possess weapons to defend yourself and your family, but it makes no demand that a weapon be provided to you by anyone. A true human right is one that you possess, even if you’re the only person on the entire planet — and it is unconditional.

I saw the above on Marc MacYoung’s Facebook page. Here’s where it came from.

2 thoughts on “Rights

  1. Sufficient Reason is precisely correct. The notion that I have a right to healthcare, food, and shelter necessarily means I am owed the services of a doctor, a farmer, and home-builder presumably for no compensation. I think in most cultures around the world that’s called slavery.

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