Tom Woods gives us a philosophy lesson on where rights come from.
Dr. Woods successfully argues that it is impossible to have any collective ownership rights and points out the flawed logic of collectivist theories.
Tom also shows us that our rights do not come from government or a piece of paper; they arise from the very fact we are rational beings within this natural world.
In response to this lecture, Obama regulatory czar Cass Sunstein released this statement:
“My major aim in this book is to uncover an important but neglected part of America’s heritage: the idea of a second bill of rights. In brief, the second bill attempts to protect both opportunity and security, by creating rights to employment, adequate food and clothing, decent shelter, education, recreation, and medical care.”
Sunstein went on to argue that rights don’t actually arise from the natural world but from groups of people banding together in acts of looting. Sunstein claimed that only government can give us our rights; thus, without government, no rights would exist; therefore, we must have unlimited government in order to give us unlimited rights.