Bestowing or imposing?
Oct 16, 2019 | 925 views | 0 0 comments | 96 96 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dear Editor,

The transformed Democratic Party has embraced the failed misguided notions and promise of a utopia as articulated in article 25 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

It reads, “Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.”

Food, clothing, homes, medical care, do not grow in nature. These are goods and services produced by men. Who will supply these goods and services? Who will pay for them?

If some men are entitled by “right” to the products and work of others, it means that those others are deprived of their rights and property. No man has the right to impose obligations, unrewarded duties or involuntary servitude on other men. There is no such thing as a “right to enslave”.

Entitlements, welfare, expanding list of rights like health care, food and housing is not freedom; that’s dependency. Those aren’t rights; those are rations of involuntary servitude.

Self-sustaining, self-reliant citizens are the foundation of a free society.

Our culture no longer reflects this ideal and our educational system no longer teaches how and why the individual rights protected by the Constitution created the highest standard of living on the planet.

Life is a process of self sustaining and self generating actions and the Constitution guarantees our right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” The right to life does not mean others must provide you with the necessities of life.

Sincerely,

Ed Konecnik

Flushing

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