Uh....becuase it si a fundamental right, which means that under our system of government is is considered pre-existing...a right that every human being has simply by existing. It is not a reward given by the government for your constribution to society.
Originally Posted by gman
People like you make me SERIOUSLY worry about the future of this country. Do you have any concept of "freedom" at all?
If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen. —Samuel Adams