A right, such as a right to free speech, imposes no obligation on another, except that of non-interference. The so-called right to health care, food or housing, whether a person can afford it or not, is something entirely different; it does impose an obligation on another. If one person has a right to something he didn’t produce, simultaneously and of necessity it means that some other person does not have right to something he did produce. That’s because, since there’s no Santa Claus or Tooth Fairy, in order for government to give one American a dollar, it must, through intimidation, threats and coercion, confiscate that dollar from some other American.
Dr. Walter E. Williams, economist and commentator
This is a concept that those who say healthcare, education, and even clean water are basic human rights should stop and ponder. Even the right to keep and bear arms does not require that someone provide me with arms, just that I am allowed to keep those arms that I purchase or produce.