Friday, March 26, 2010

the expansive “rights” demanded by liberals are not rights but positive demands that require others to hand over some of the property to the claimant

Whereas genuine rights protect citizens from state coercion, the “right to health care” serves to justify state coercion against a particular part of the population: those who pay taxes.

"It’s not an endlessly expanding list of rights – the “right” to education, the “right” to health care, the “right” to food and housing. That’s not freedom, that’s dependency. Those aren’t rights, those are the rations of slavery – hay and a barn for human cattle." Alexis De Tocqueville.


The Independent Rage said...

I have the right to silence and a break every now and then from the far left and far right. I think that's implied within the language of the 5th & 14th Amendments. But yet, they just keep talking!

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