Free health care for all, free college education, free government grants, a guaranteed job, a living wage — the new left is calling these “rights.” They are not rights.
The law of our land is the Constitution and can be changed only with amendments. Our Constitution does not grant rights but provides limits to government. Our rights are assumed to have been born with us.
It is the role of government to secure and protect our natural rights to liberty, life, and property. It is not the function of government to provide for our material needs and wishes. They should be earned.
The Supreme Court decides on any constitutional disagreements, following our Forefathers’ intentions treated in the Federalist Papers. Politicians should not read rights into the Constitution. Doing so is unethical. The progressive left view is that it can be changed at-will or at the will of a few.
Giving away free stuff is not fair, or ethical to the ones who earn it with sacrifice. It’s not fair to the ones who choose to further their education, it’s not fair to pass the debt to future generations, it’s not fair for the government to intervene to even the field.
What they promise us as free is never free. Usually it’s not the rich, or corporations, but the middle class who pays, with higher taxes which stifle economic growth. Do we really want to become like the social(ist) democracies of much of the Western world? There, the “equality,” engineered by the elites, has not worked, and probably never will. Taking away freedom is not the way our Forefathers intended. But, if the majority of us want a different America, follow the process and don’t give rights away, at will.
Felice Schillaci, Pinehurst