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It’s the idea that everyone in society deserves equal access to life necessities regardless of employability. Life, the act of living, shouldn’t be contingent upon the skills I have to offer an economic system that’s morally bankrupt in the first place.
Originally posted by doctornamtab
A right to sustenance is the idea that all citizens should be guaranteed adequate food, water and shelter.
Originally posted by tgidkp
reply to post by State of Mind
most ideally, i would be in favor of being granted some small share of the worlds resources (land) as a natural inheritance to do with as i please away from the demands of my fellow beings and governments. i would be totally secure upon this land to work and provide for myself, or to trade it as i see fit.
again, as an unwitting participant in this strange game, i do lay CLAIM to what might be called "my fair share", whatever that might be.
you would like to paint this as me wanting to be lazy and live off the work of others. to the contrary: i would like nothing more than to be left completely alone and to be the sole beneficiary of my own labor.
but as it stands, i am forced to come into this game under "their" set of rules, and with no natural inheritance. as such, i am an automatic loser in this game of winners until i can prove myself otherwise. if we truly believe in a "spiritual value" of ourselves and our fellow beings, it seems strange and unfair to put someone at such a stark disadvantage from the moment they arrive on this planet.
no. i say this: if i have to play your stupid little game, if you are going to strip me of what is rightfully mine and place me into your tiny box, then at a minimum i request that the ability to sustain my life, within these mandated boundaries, be provided to me at no cost.
it is not an unreasonable or unthinkable or even shameful request.
"Create a national fund, out of which there shall be paid to every person, when arrived at the age of twenty-one years, the sum of fifteen pounds sterling, as a compensation in part, for the loss of his or her natural inheritance, by the introduction of the system of landed property."
- Thomas Paine, Agrarian Justice.