Friday, April 3, 2015

Simply Put

The distinction between natural rights and positive rights illustrates how many people view government’s role today. For example, take a person buying an automobile and a person seeking health care or buying health insurance. If government is empowered to determine property rights they have usurped our natural rights and supplanted them with government bestowed legal rights. Suppose government enacts a law that requires some people to pay for the automobiles of others. Suppose government enacts a law that requires some people to pay for the health care or the health insurance of others. What has transpired is government used force and coercion, under the color of law, to decide from whom it will take and to whom it will provide. Societal outcomes become the purpose of government instead of better securing our natural rights. Undoubtedly, when the masses believe the purpose of government is to manage society and the economy, all of humanity loses their natural rights to government; all administered by a massive government bureaucracy predicated upon force and coercion.

This is not Freedom or a Free Society; this is the soft side of Tyranny.

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