Reporting on a voluntary palliative care group in Marlborough, the Dominion-Post quoted one member inventing yet another hitherto unknown human right, specifically,
“Everyone has the right to die comfortably…”
I’ll say it again, re this seemingly endless flow of “rights” claims; they’re aspirations, usually desirable to be sure, but rights they’re not.
There are legal rights and contractual rights but there’s no such thing as natural rights.
All of that is lost on the Human Rights Commission, flat out inventing new ones.
Their latest (I’m not making this up) is that anyone paying more than 30% of their income on housing are having their “basic human rights sacrificed”.