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Do people have an unalienable "right" to a job, health care, home ownership?

  1. cattleships profile image61
    cattleshipsposted 6 years ago

    Do people have an unalienable "right" to a job, health care, home ownership?

    The United States Declaration of Independence states that "all men (all people)... are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness". Does that mean, today, that people have a right to a job? A right to health care? A right to own a home? Or does it mean that they have only the unalienable right to pursue these things?

  2. loua profile image60
    louaposted 6 years ago

    Sovereignty implies a democratic republic is a place in time that provides equality, equity and parity.   This means ownership is an inherent right; but the government that was implemented has ignored the management, stewardship and responsibility towards the people that form the sovereignty.   

    You see profit based capitalism has robbed the rights of citizens by hording the wealth within the ranks of the most greedy who are more interested in their profit than sharing the wealth they extract from the citizens.  How could this be? Well, commerce is a three way street not a one way street; it is a shared endeavor between the worker, the purchaser and business.  This means you can not have a sovereignty without the three parties and that the three must share in all levels of commerce responsibility to make it work with equality, equity and parity grant by the Constitution... 

    The purchaser should set the price by demand, as business supplies and the works produce... Companies should be an ownership of buyers, workers and industry where they share in providing for the needs of the people...  Quite simple actually...   See, http://hubpages.com/hub/TB_How-To-Creat … -Stability

  3. breathe2travel profile image81
    breathe2travelposted 6 years ago

    NO!  Only the liberty to pursue such things.

    Nor do I think it is the government's job to provide such for its constituents.

  4. cattleships profile image61
    cattleshipsposted 6 years ago

    @Ioua Finally, someone who can talk turkey! A democratic republic is a place in time that does it's best to ENSURE equality, equity and parity. No government can PROVIDE that unless it's a socialistic one. Ownership is not an unalienable right. The pursuit of ownership is. I agree that capitalism has an Achilles heel: greed. But that can be checked by allowing markets to operate without government intervention. If you take a real good look, you'll see that the very government that you espouse is in bed big time with the banks and companies you find despicable. Profit based capitalism is not the culprit. Think about it: the purchasers and the producers (the market) don't set prices because of government (taxpayer) subsidized intervention. Example: Too Big to Fail Banks. That is a horrendous failure of government to ENSURE the protection of the American people.

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    CalebSparksposted 6 years ago

    Those who would declare that health care is a right are only displaying their ignorance of American law and good ethics. Do various other people have a RIGHT to receive a portion of the money that I earn? The answer is obvious, yet so many of our government programs are based on this socialistic philosophy.