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  • Health care

    30 26.79%
  • Food

    35 31.25%
  • Water

    39 34.82%
  • Other people's wealth

    7 6.25%
  • A job

    17 15.18%
  • A minimum or "living" wage

    30 26.79%
  • None of the above

    61 54.46%
  • Other

    26 23.21%
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    I have a "right" to...

    Of the following, which do you feel is a "right", i.e., a moral claim on something?

    Health care.
    Food.
    Water.
    Other people's wealth.
    A job.
    A minimum or "living" wage.
    None of the above.
    Other.

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    Re: I have a "right" to...

    none of the above

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    Re: I have a "right" to...

    I say healthcare, food, water, and "other." As a society everyone has the right to healthcare, to food, to water, and to some other things (like freedoms and privacy). However, people don't have the right to a job (that is something earned), other people's wealth (this would be stealing), and a minimum wage (they have the right for fair treatment, but minimum wage isn't a right.)

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    Re: I have a "right" to...

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    I say healthcare, food, water, and "other." As a society everyone has the right to healthcare, to food, to water, and to some other things (like freedoms and privacy). However, people don't have the right to a job (that is something earned), other people's wealth (this would be stealing), and a minimum wage (they have the right for fair treatment, but minimum wage isn't a right.)
    And, pray tell, who is going to pay for this health care, food, and water? Why do you have a "right" to something you cannot pay for?

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    Re: I have a "right" to...

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    And, pray tell, who is going to pay for this health care, food, and water? Why do you have a "right" to something you cannot pay for?
    I suppose the government will pay for it and some charities, and both are funded by taxes and donations. Do people not have rights because they are apart of society or because they are human? Should a sick child be denied healthcare because he can't pay for it? Or should starving people be denied food because they can't pay for it? As humans and as citizens of the US it is their right to receive necessities. It wouldn't be compassionate or civil to deny fellow Americans basic rights needed to live.

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    Re: I have a "right" to...

    Absolutely none of the above. If you can afford those things, you can have them. If you can convince a private individual or charity to help you get those things, you can have them, but you have absolutely no right to any of them, just because you woke up in the morning.
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    Re: I have a "right" to...

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    I suppose the government will pay for it and some charities, and both are funded by taxes and donations. Do people not have rights because they are apart of society or because they are human? Should a sick child be denied healthcare because he can't pay for it? Or should starving people be denied food because they can't pay for it? As humans and as citizens of the US it is their right to receive necessities. It wouldn't be compassionate or civil to deny fellow Americans basic rights needed to live.
    So, a person can force a doctor to care for them? A person can force another individual to give them food and water?

    Why do they have a right to initiate coercion against other people?

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    Re: I have a "right" to...

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    So, a person can force a doctor to care for them? A person can force another individual to give them food and water?

    Why do they have a right to initiate coercion against other people?
    Not on the individual level, but on the societal level yes. A doctor should care for someone regardless of their income and ability to pay, if the person can't pay, then the government should pay the doctor. If a person has no food, their food should be paid for by the government and charities. Should a doctor be allowed to deny care to someone in need based on income? Should a starving person be denied food because they are too poor to afford it? Isn't there sanctity to life? Is someone's right to life and necessities dependent on their income?

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    Re: I have a "right" to...

    Define "right".
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    Re: I have a "right" to...

    I voted other.

    I have a right to try and obtain all of those things.

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