Friday, March 11, 2005

Leftist Thinking is bad for. . .


Over at National Review's The Corner Rich Lowry finds reports on this find in The New Republic.

As conservatives well understand, once a group of voters has been given a property right by Washington, they will never allow it to be taken away.
[emphasis added]

Wow! What a horrible and fundamental misunderstanding of rights. Property rights are not granted by the government. Us citizens have our property rights coming into the game, it is only after the game is played that property rights are surrendered (sometimes willingly, sometimes not) but to claim the government grants us property rights is the basis for tyranny!