A July 4th Note On Rights

A July 4th Note On Rights

Past and present members of the Queens Libertarians continue to promote a true liberty understanding via ongoing letters to the editor campaigns in Queens and NYC papers. Below is a comment published in the New York Daily News Voice of the People section on July 4 by LPQC/QL alumni Ed Konecik:

Right to What?

Flushing: Our Declaration of Independence declares, and the Constitution guarantees, our right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” The progressive left has embraced the notions of Article 25 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights: “Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.” Entitlements, welfare, and an expanding list of rights like health care, food and housing is not freedom; that’s dependency.   —Ed Konecnik

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