The difference between "Right's" and "Privileges"
I am getting so damned sick and tired of all these various groups demanding that they be funded by the gummint. Some have declared it as a 'RIGHT'! Well, let's get a few things straight.
Dictionary.com defines a right as:
18. a just claim or title, whether legal, prescriptive, or moral: You have a right to say what you please. 19. Sometimes, rights. that which is due to anyone by just claim, legal guarantees, moral principles, etc.: women's rights; Freedom of speech is a right of all Americans. 20. adherence or obedience to moral and legal principles and authority. 21. that which is morally, legally, or ethically proper: to know right from wrong. 22. a moral, ethical, or legal principle considered as an underlying cause of truth, justice, morality, or ethics.
The same site defins privileges as:
1. To grant a privilege to. 2. To free or exempt.
A 'right' is to be enabled to speak your mind, publicly or privately, without fear or retribution from the government.
A 'privilege' is to be licensed to drive your car to work.
A 'right' is to empower a citizen to pursue their own happiness.
A 'privilege' is to receive welfare checks.
A 'right' is to own and carry firearms for protection from others as well as from the government.
A 'privilege' is to receive an education.
The rest of the American People do not owe any other member of our society, citizen or not, anything not promised as a right in the Constitution, the Bill of Right's, and any additional amendments.
So, to shorten an otherwise long, boring and tasteless post, if you are surviving on the misbegotten 'right' of welfare, leave. Just get out of my country. The government collects billions of dollars in taxes just to pay for you to sit at home, declaring a new plasma television with HD Cable service is another 'right'. That same billions of dollars is supposed to be used to support our national infrastructure, keep our military staffed, trained and armed. And to see to the general welfare of the nation. OF THE ENTIRE NATION. Not just you and the other lazy-assed bums living off my tax money. And the next welfare junkie that tells me I "need to get a life", make sure you have a job, before you say it. Until you are supporting yourself and the national welfare program, you have nothing to say to me.