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Obama Doesn't Understand, "Rights" Are Freedoms!

President Obama's fellow travelers can often be heard saying things like, "health care is a right." Such a nice sounding liberal-progressive pipe dream! But a horrible perversion of a glorious concept! Yet we probably should keep in mind, as Ayn Rand wrote, "The concept of individual rights is so new in human history that most men have not grasped it fully to this day." So while not supporting President Obama we forgive him because he knows not what he does.

It's up to libertarians and those who are somewhat attracted to libertarian ideas to educate America as to the nature of rights, namely that rights are freedoms, a right is a freedom to act.

We can use Ayn Rand's description of the concept:

A “right” is a moral principle defining and sanctioning a man’s freedom of action in a social context. There is only one fundamental right (all the others are its consequences or corollaries): a man’s right to his own life. Life is a process of self- sustaining…