Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Defending Rights or Soliciting Subsidies?

Jacob Sullum wrote on Sandra Fluke’s speech to the DNC

Fluke's sense of entitlement and her casual resort to the use of force made her an ideal speaker for last week's Democratic National Convention, where she was joined by many others who believe justice requires that they receive whatever they want (including automaker bailouts and cheap student loans), even if other people have to pay for it. This mentality is so pervasive among Democrats that they seem unable to distinguish between defending rights and soliciting subsidies.

The Democrats' Fake Freedoms | RealClearPolitics

A mentality I’ve often heard and read among UU’s too.  Just what’s a right, and what’s a plain old subsidy worth a debate.  Nothing wrong with subsidies either, but a right strikes me as a thing of a much higher order.

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