And then declare two crumpets per person to be a fundamental right, but not just an ordinary right, but a fundamental, inalienable human and civil right. And if one should demur, well then, “it’s off with (your) head.” All of which Milton Friedman has likened unto and equated with outright ‘thievery!”
Or allow me to address it thusly (of course, in my inimitably superfluous manner): The right to association is a fundamental right, but even that right has its natural limitations. I maintain there is a great deal of confusion and conflation at root core here between what a right truly is and what I maintain is a potential optative, and the twain are simply not equal nor equivalent in any shape, manner or form - never, never, never!
That is to say a perceived need or a desire or a wish; or a factional or partisan point of contention and or preference and or difference; or a whim or a caprice is always a potential optative, and as such, is never a right.
Or allow me to explain it thusly: When I was an acned, over-glandular, young, rather stupid, adolescent male, overflowing with testosterone and masculine libido roughly fifty years ago; I and my generation and those American males older than me and mine; that is to say, every living, breathing American male, every single, swinging dick of us, also possessed an unending, undying lust for two of the most beautiful, sensual and sexy woman who have ever tread so lightly with dainty feet and well-turned ankles, upon the face of this earth. These two of course were Marilyn Monroe and Brigitte Bardot. Va-va, va-voom.
(BTW, I’ve lost the acne, the youth and overflowing levels of testosterone, but everything else remains in place.)
Now pay close attention you libs and commie-libs for this should truly explain and encapsulate what the ‘potential optative‘ (as I employ it) truly is. The ‘potential’ consists in the fact that we all possessed the tools with which to achieve our goals, i.e., we all had functioning, hard, swinging dicks which could stand at attention in a heartbeat. Again, simply stated we all had the capacity, the potential, to reach and achieve whatever goals we desired.
Now for the ‘optative’: we also all had a desire, a want, a perceived need, an unquenchable lust to make exquisite, earth-moving love with one or the other or both of these exquisite, divine beauties. We all had the potential, the capacity; and the optative, the desire; to stick our throbbing dipsticks and swinging dicks into the honeypot vaginas of these modern day Helens of Troy. But what we did not possess was the right to do so, nor the necessary consent.