016 – You Have the Right to Listen to This

On this Liberty-minded episode, Nick and Matt steer clear of current events once again in favor of exploring Rights. The guys go over the specific definition and ideology, plus entitlement, common misconceptions between deserving something and having a right to it, and more. Follow along with the blog below or at http://skyclothmedia.com/Rights for helpful links. Subscribe to Politically IncorWRECKED™ on your platform of choice, and leave us a five-star rating please! 

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Definitions & Links!

Definition of Rights: The basic freedoms to which all humans are considered to be entitled.

Negative Rights: The right NOT to be subjected to an action by another person or group of persons. In this case, “negative” refers to a LACK of action/intervention by others.

  • Life
  • Private Property
  • Freedom of Speech & Religion

Positive Rights: The right TO BE subjected to an action by another person or group of persons. In this case, “positive” refers to intervention/action by others to uphold said “rights.”

  • Socio Economic “rights.”
    • Food
    • Housing
    • Education
    • Medical
    • MIlitary

Unalienable: Impossible to take away or give up, without force or consent.

  • Life: The right to not be killed, and to protect your own life.
  • Liberty: The right to live your life, and recognition that you have no right to force your lifestyle upon anyone else.
  • Property: The right to facilitate the living of your life (“the pursuit of happiness).

Private Property: Ownership of property by an individual for personal use and/or consumption.

Public Property: Ownership of property by the government (under the guise of “tax-payer-ownership”) for restricted use by the public.

Tragedy of the Commons: an economic problem in which every individual tries to reap the greatest benefit from a given resource. As the demand for the resource overwhelms the supply, every individual who consumes an additional unit directly harms others who can no longer enjoy the benefits.

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Personal Responsibility: Taking responsibility for one’s actions and facing the consequences head-on, without the shield or safety net of the state to protect you financially, emotionally, etc. True fairness is not bailing people out of poor personal decisions, but people being equally responsible for their good and bad decisions.