The Right to Gas and a Mortgage? The Rise of Socialism in America

Today, we don’t just hear about rights to education, health care, employment, and retirement. We also hear about the right to marry a person of the same sex; the right to create and view pornography; the right to privacy and the right to abort one’s offspring; the right to join private organizations like the Boy Scouts even if one’s moral behavior is unacceptable to the organization; the right to compensation for having committed an error; the right to die when one chooses; the right not only to speak freely but to be given a forum in which to speak—there is even talk of reviving the old Fairness Doctrine for broadcasting. The list goes on.