Claiming a right to something outside one’s self is to support slavery

Pratt on TexasTen of the twelve Texas Democratic Party ballot propositions use the term “right” such as “Should everyone in Texas have the right to economic security” and “Should everyone in Texas have the right to affordable and accessible housing and modern utilities including high speed internet…”

The problem with the Left’s use of the term right, or more classically “droit,” is that it uses such to mean a legal and moral claim not limited to one’s own actions and thoughts but to mean a claim to the work and freedom of others.

Globally, the Left, from the all-out communists to the soft-socialists, uses language which sounds as if it granting people rights when in reality the opposite is achieved.

Droits, or rights, as understood through the lens of individual Liberty, are mostly limited to the rights of individuals to do things with and for themselves such as a right to think as you please; right to worship as you please; right to earn, possess, and own things such as a firearm, vehicle, property, or money; the right to travel or live where you wish, or; the right to associate, or not associate, with whomever you please.

When Leftists say all should have a “right” to something, they are extending the idea to people having the right to the energy, labor, creativity, and property of others. This is because the only way to ensure that one person has a house is to compel another person to build it.

When Leftists use the term, as the Democrats do when saying all should have a “right to affordable and accessible housing and modern utilities including high speed internet…” or a “right to healthcare,” they are extending the idea to people having the right to the energy, labor, creativity, and property of others. This is because the only way to ensure that one person has a house is to compel another person to build it.

All socialism, all “have a right” to this and that beyond oneself and one’s own action, is supportive of slavery and only possible through force, through coercion by the state.

all “have a right” to this and that beyond oneself and one’s own action, is supportive of slavery and only possible through force, through coercion by the state.

For example, we only have a right to a trial by jury by forcing others to serve on juries, and while that may be a social good that we accept, the idea same applies to all else.

One can only have a right to healthcare, for example, ultimately if the state forces people to serve as doctors, nurses, and bedpan cleaners. And, that is how it works in socialist and communist systems: The state tells you where to live, what to study, and what work to do. The young and the ignorant appear fully unaware of this.

Comments

  1. Elizabet says:

    Absolutely correct. Such “rights” are achieved only through force or agreement. American success is based on freedom to provide resources by those who desire to serve the needs and thus earn resources to provide for their own needs. Anything else quickly degenerates into a type of tyranny and ultimately destroys the desire to provide rewards. Thus, both spiritual and material damage is done to the human cause.

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