Saturday, April 4, 2009

Rights to Man-made Things Ultimately Deny Rights to All

Any time the government promises it's citizens the right to something man-made (job, medical care, retirement) the government, in effect, is declaring that some people must be forcibly made to support other people with some portion of their effort. This is the essence of slavery and a fundamental premise of totalitarian dictatorship.

Rights must be based on metaphysical facts. I'll let Rand do the heavy lifting:
Essay: Man's Rights by Ayn Rand