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Who Owns a Man’s Life?

No doubt, a man can ruin his life by using opioids recklessly. A man can also ruin his life by a reckless use of whores, fast cars, and false religion. Perhaps Trump’s next great proposal will be for capital punishment of pimps, Maserati dealers, and storefront preachers.

The question abides, however: why doesn’t a man have a right to control his own life, however recklessly, so long as he does not violate anyone else’s natural rights in the process? And what gives Trump or anyone else the right to take control of a man’s life merely because the man has chosen to act recklessly? Who owns a man’s life, the man himself or Trump?