Needs are Rights Party

If the current trends in politics of all nations continue, pretty soon we will all have a Needs are Rights Party. The platform on which these parties compete will be based on something like this:


I need X therefore I am entitled to X. The government ought to beg, borrow or steal to give me X somehow. There should be equality of opportunity for having X.

e.g. I need sexual intercourse therefore, I am entitled to have one. The government ought to give me sexual intercourse. There should be equality of opportunity for having sexual intercourse.

Whereas the Enlightenment once correctly recognized that the government ought to only protect the rights of individuals, Now we have governments trying to satisfy the needs of individuals.

Individual rights are the only things you are entitled to. They are not privileges granted by the majority, but necessary conditions for life of a volitional rational being.

I leave you to read this:

When in the course of human Events, it becomes necessary for one People to dissolve the Political Bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the Powers of the Earth, the separate and equal Station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God (WTF?) entitle them, a decent Respect to the Opinions of Mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the Separation. 

We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator (<– bullshit, must delete this one next time) with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness—-That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these Ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and to institute a new Government, laying its Foundation on such Principles, and organizing its Powers in such Form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.


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