AN overseas holiday used to be thought of as a reward for a year’s hard work. Now Brussels has declared that tourism is a human right and pensioners, youths and those too poor to afford it should have their travel subsidised by the taxpayer.
The Founders got it right when they wrote:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are… endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,….
Endowed by their Creator, not endowed by the State. If the state has the power to grant you something, the state has the power to take it away. Let’s use health care, for example. If the state grants you the right to health care then the state has the power to refuse you medical services. If the state grants you internet access as a human right then the state can censor or shut down the internet at any time. They gave you the right, they can take it away. And don’t fool yourself by saying it won’t happen.
If the state is granting you rights then you are a slave to the state and you are no longer free.