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Subject:  Re: Is health care a right? Date:  10/10/2010  7:37 PM
Author:  jgc123 Number:  533491 of 745010

"Property rights don't exist independent of government...

MadC: "They don't? I disagree. I feel that governments merely protect property rights. Or actually, they are supposed to protect them, but they tend to violate them quite often.

I don't understand how a person can reach adulthood without understanding basic concepts. People come together and agree upon what property rights are. In 1500, tribes came together and defined property rights in a very different way than we define them.
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