Abstract Entitlements – From Free Speech to Healthcare
When did we get the idea that we are entitled to certain things as human beings, as Americans? Perhaps the constitution which grants so many rights such as free speech and the right to bear arms, is the source by which we have made our mistake.
The constitution has granted us rights to abstract concepts that can be utlilized for form action and physical results for ourselves and our fellow men and women. However, no where did it claim that physical things, such as food, shelter or healthcare are given rights. There is no precedent to this. The idea that these are given rights creates a different America, a lazy America.
As Americans we motivate ourselves by the promise of what is to be. If we have everything that we want and need, then we have nothing to strive for, to fight for or to evolve ourselves and those around us for.