You Wanna See What

BULLSHIT LOOKS LIKE? Well, here you go.

In our day these economic truths have become accepted as self-evident. We have accepted, so to speak, a second Bill of Rights under which a new basis of security and prosperity can be established for all–regardless of station, race, or creed.

Among these are:

The right to a useful and remunerative job in the industries or shops or farms or mines of the nation;

The right to earn enough to provide adequate food and clothing and recreation;

The right of every farmer to raise and sell his products at a return which will give him and his family a decent living;

The right of every businessman, large and small, to trade in an atmosphere of freedom from unfair competition and domination by monopolies at home or abroad;

The right of every family to a decent home;

The right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health;

The right to adequate protection from the economic fears of old age, sickness, accident, and unemployment;

The right to a good education.

Now. You don’t need to take my word for it. Just perform this simple analysis? What is it that all of these — scorn quotes — “rights” have in common? Class? Class? Beuller? All right. Dolly.

They’re not free-standing?

That’s an odd description. Go ahead.

The right t’ life dun’t require somebody t’ pervide somethin’ to ya. Ya exist. Yer alive. Nobody hasta do anything t’ allow ya t’ exercise that right. It’s free-standing.

The so-called “rights” in that wackadoo Second Bill of Rights all mean somebody’s gotta provide somethin’ fer you. In order fer you t’ exercise yer right t’ a job, there hasta be a job provided. You c’n have a right ta work, and you can make your own job or work at a job on offer. But as soon as you make the job the thing you have a right to, yer ‘nfringin’ on th’ rights of private property ‘n’ freedom of association of the person providing the job.

And, to Donald Duck to you the absurd one, if not enough jobs are on offer to provide all comers with one, then the gummint would haveta force someone to provide enough to make up the shortfall. Which basically means the provider becomes a slave to government.

Alla th’ rights you got there ‘r the same. They demand th’
infringement of ind’vidjal rights, and c’n get pretty oppressive pretty damned quick.

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