What is a Fundamental Right?
It’s obvious (at least to me) that many people don’t understand what a right actually is, especially considering all the so-called rights that people are asking the government to do something about. Often what people think are rights really aren’t. Is there an easy formula for determining whether something is a right or not? Yes…
This video, featuring Joel Skousen, explains the origin of rights and what is and what isn’t a fundamental rights. By watching and understanding this video you will be able to understand what is and isn’t a fundamental right, pertaining to any issue, bill, legislation, law, etc. Understanding fundamental rights is the basis of understanding the Proper Role of Government.
Want to skip right to the “formula”? It’s at 4:10 in the video, however the rest of the video helps you understand the concept better with examples and more.
I’ll also spell it out for you right here: “Fundamental rights are those rights which everyone can simultaneously claim without forcing someone to serve their needs.” Now watch the video for further explanation.