KEN WHITE: President Obama And The Rhetoric of Rights. “Today the President of the United States gave a speech about gun control measures. I don’t intend to critique those measures. Nor do I mean to critique his rhetoric about gun violence. I do intend to critique his language about rights, because how our leaders discuss rights can have a powerful impact on how Americans understand rights. . . . I think the right to have the government do things to other people for you is made up.”

But to Obamaites, using the government to do things to other people is the whole point.