Samizdata’s Guy Herbert made such a brilliant remark that (despite the fact that I’m out for dinner and shouldn’t even be using this computer right now) I can’t resist sharing it. Otherwise I might forget.
It’s about freedom versus so-called “rights.”

Freedom has no natural place in a “hierarchy of rights”. Freedom used to be what was left over when other people’s rights to their choices were taken into account. But the priesthood seems keen to ensure that there are “rights” everywhere, with no space for anything else, and that “rights” are not options, they are compulsions. Lenin would be proud.

Yes he would.
I’m not saying there aren’t such things as rights. (After all, this country was founded on the Bill of Rights.) But we should be proud of freedom, and stop fetishizing newly invented “rights” which seem more and more antithetical to freedom.