“There is no patent. Could you patent the sun?”
Here is a good man who doesn't even begin to comprehend the way in which a sociopath's mind works. So basically, his words will resonate with those who get it, and bounce off into space for those who function at the low level seen in this group of monsters who have acquired a death grip on planet earth and humanity. They don't get it, and they don't care.
Stuff that is naturally occurring is not supposed to be patentable. I believe the sun is too obviously naturally occurring to be patentable. I believe there is supposed to be a way to at the same time patent an invention and put it in the public domain for everyone to be able to use without any license fee. The purpose of that is to prevent anyone else claiming a patent on it and keeping it for themselves.
You're right, and you've described it: patent it, and say that anyone can make whatever it is royalty-free.