Rights vs. Privileges
Above is the best video I’ve seen on the concept of rights vs. privileges. I strongly suggest you take a few minutes and watch it.
You have a right to health care. That means no one can prevent you from purchasing health care products or services. It does not mean you have the right to force a doctor at gunpoint to provide you with free health care services against his will. That’s slavery.
You have a right to education. That means no one can prevent you from educating yourself or from purchasing educational materials or services. It does not mean you have a right to force your next door neighbor at gunpoint to pay for your education. That’s theft. Nor can you force a teacher at gunpoint to teach you for free if she doesn’t want to. That’s slavery.
Let’s flip it around to a right-wing issue. In the USA, you have the right to own a gun. That means no one can stop you from purchasing a gun if you want one. It does not mean you can force a gun manufacturer to build you a gun and give it to you for free. That’s theft. And slavery.
That’s the difference between rights and privileges in terms of the original intent of the US Constitution. If instead you’re a socialist, you don’t agree with any of this and believe that you do actually have the right to enslave people at gunpoint to work for you for free or to give you stuff at their expense. This is why I’m glad I’m not a socialist (I can sleep at night), and why it’s a shame the US is becoming more socialist every year.