So this may be a bit of an odd tier'ed-question thread.
We've yammered here for ages on man y things, and we all (at times) listen to political radio, and we all read many political sources.
One recurrent theme I have seen over the years from "the left" of american Politics is on human rights and what we, as a society, owe people as basic fundamental rights/services, to be provided by Government.
The list, best as I can tell is:
Right to Life/Control of One's Body
Right to Food
Right to Shelter
Right to Healthcare
Right to Education
Now, I've heard other things banded about too (Right to Internet Access, for example), but those 5 seem to be the core of Liberalism as it views the things the State/Society owes each individual.
So my first question is aimed at liberals:
1. Do you agree with that, or no? Does the State/Society owe us these things (the 5 listed above), or do they owe us less/more, etc. What is yoru view?
Secondly, assuming society does owe some ro all of those things to the people, I have two questions of follow-up:
1. Do the people owe society anything in return, and if so, what specificly?
2. If the answer to #1 above is "yes", what is the solution for people who do not give to society what they owe?
I'm not looking to debate here (myself, I don't speak for others here). So I don't intend to reply unless you need to ask me somethign specific or get clarity on a question.
What I want to do here is understand what liberals (our wide assortment of them) think on this, because it's different than what I think. Rather than be critical, I want to hear from you how you see these things and why, and under what basis, and how it should be handled. So I can understand the other side better, and perhaps see some of what you see.