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Subject: Re: What annoys the Right more? Date: 10/14/2012 11:04 AM
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2. Misunderstanding inherent rights.

This is by far the biggest issue.

All true rights are about freedom. The right to free speech is the freedom to speak your mind. The right to own a gun is the freedom to own a gun. A property right is the freedom to use property as you wish. This is the conception of natural rights that the U.S. was founded upon.

When liberals speak of "rights," they refer to the moral justification to use force against others. Their conception of "rights" is completely opposite to natural rights. It is about force rather than freedom. The "right" to health care is actually a "right" to force others to provide health care. The "right" to a minimum standard of living is the "right" to force others to pay for that minimum standard of living.

We do have a right to health care, but not like liberals say. We have the freedom to purchase health care or obtain health care from others on a voluntary basis. We have the freedom to take actions to improve our health. We just are not justified in forcing others to provide health care or the resources to purchase health care.

Republicans aren't innocent in this regard. They share in this distorted conception of rights to a large degree. They just don't take it to the extreme that liberals do.
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