What are needs?
Needs include things like food, water, oxygen, bodily covering, and shelter from the elements. These things are essential for staying alive. Oxygen is the only item on this list that is essential all the time. It is the only need that must be met multiple times daily or your body will cease to function. All other items on this list much be procured of your own volition. Even though you need these things to stay alive, NO ONE OWES them to you.
Fortunately, God provides an abundant supply of oxygen. As the most essential need, God has provided it to everyone and replenishes it via the waist product of our respiration. All other needs have been provided through nature, however, we must work to gather, process, clean, and secure them so they are in usable form. If we are willing to do the work, all our needs are met by God.
What is a right?
There are several kinds of rights: natural rights, constitutional rights, legal rights, moral rights, etc. The only rights that never really change are natural rights. All other forms of rights can be changed at any time by the government of the country, state, and lesser jurisdictions in which you reside.
Natural rights include only the right to life and the right to property. These are the only rights you have that do not create an obligation for any other person. You have the right NOT to be killed. The right to property starts with the understanding that you own your own body. Because you own your own body, at the most basic level, you are free to exchange your labor for the things you need to keep yourself alive. Any property acquired though the fruits of your labor is also your natural right. For it to be anything else would be saying that you do not own your own body and that’s just ridiculous.
h4>A government’s only proper roll is to our natural rights.
All governments I am aware of overstep this roll by light years! Starting with accepting the constitution of a government, we subject ourselves to obligations to the government and form expectations of the government and the people around us. These become customary, but they are not natural rights.
Constitutions create constitutional rights and obligations; governments, then, create legal rights and obligations. These are not natural rights. No government can create a natural right, it is given by God.
With an understanding of natural rights, we can then logically connect the dots to see that what the governments of the world are trying to force on the people is just bat-sh*t crazy. You have a right to an education? You have a right to medical care? You have a right to force someone to cook for you? No. Those aren’t rights at all. I don’t want a state education. I don’t want medical care. I don’t want to force anyone into any transaction. How can these be rights when I’m being forced to use the fruits of my labor for things I will never use? I call these theft.
Think it over. Let me know what you thing.