USNbubblehead Wrote:
Feb 27, 2013 10:17 AM
"Implicit in the wide range of efforts on the left to get government to take over more of our decisions for us is the assumption that there is some superior class of people who are either wiser or nobler than the rest of us." The idea that some elite, all-knowing oligarchy decides which predefined 'groups' have what rights and what portion of resources is at the very heart of the concept of 'social justice.' The idea was originated with the stoics of ancient Greece. Rights are defined by membership in a group and that group's status among other groups. It is completely contradictory to the concept of 'natural rights' which we base our liberties upon.