Human Rights and the Left

20 Apr

The EU now claims that travel is a human right.

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.

Add this to health care, housing, the internet (no, I’m not making that up), not paying for carry on luggage, and anything else that you want.

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.


2 responses to “Human Rights and the Left

  1. Bob G.

    April 23, 2010 at 8:00 am

    We may be from different religious “camps”, but we will ALWAYS be on the same page regarding our TRUE rights and our CREATOR.

    “Slaves to the state”…and here I thought that was a phrase attributable to SCI-FI movies of an apocalyptic future…
    Sounds a bit too close to Bradbury’s book – Fahrenheit 451 for me.
    End times, anyone?
    (we have to be getting closer).

    Good post!

    • Reese

      April 23, 2010 at 9:02 am

      Regardless of being from different “camps,” there are certain fundamentals that we can ALL agree on.


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