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Subject:  Re: What annoys the Right more? Date:  10/14/2012  11:04 AM
Author:  MadCapitalist Number:  648741 of 794682

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 ot