Certainly, everyone should be able to obtain sustenance and a safe place to dwell.
How does one obtain these essentials?
Should others be forced to pay for these essentials?
Who should be forced to pay for the essentials of those who have not the wherewithal to obtain them for themselves?
Should you and I be taxed to pay for the essentials of one who can’t obtain them for themselves?
If a person can afford multiple TVs, an iPhone and other non-essentials, why can they not afford food and a dwelling?
If a person is so poverty stricken that they cannot obtain food and secure dwelling, should these people have children.
If one is going to become dependent upon others, one forfeits one’s ability to make one’s own life choices.
Should others be responsible for those who make poor life choices?
For instance, a person who has the talents to obtain work for a decent salary who decides that the ability to smoke marijuana is more important than accepting available employment. Should I have to supplement his/her income and provide the sustenance and housing for him/her and associated children?
It is much more complicated than a “right to eat” and/or a “right to housing.”
There are able bodied and minded persons out there who could work if they so chose. Yet, they make life decisions that hinder their ability to do so. This affects their ability to obtain sustenance and housing.
Then we have the immigrants. Why do they need to come to America to obtain housing and sustenance? Am I obligated to provide these essentials for them? If so, how? Through government programs or charities?
Am I to be taxed to provide for the children of people who should not have children? Is the production of offspring a right? Should the government be allowed to restrict reproduction?
Am I somehow obligated to pay taxes to feed an unlimited number of children whom I did not choose to produce?
Where do these obligations end?
Why should I not stop working so that the government can take care of me via the taxation of the labor of more productive members of humanity?