One of the BW Old Guard
Date registered: Aug 2004
Vehicle: 1988 560Sl
Location: Fort Payne, Al
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RE: Oh god, the left side
Points to Ponder...
What are an individual's rights?
Where are they enumerated?
By what authority are they granted?
Are we so sure we have the possession of certain rights at argument, or are we asserting that which is not defined?
I have heard folk argue that driving a vehicle is a right, and to deny a person a driver's license is an infringement of a persons rights. Obviously, this is untrue, and driving is a priviledge. What other "rights" do we assert that are similar in nature?
It seems a catch 22... If we have certain inalienable rights, does the unborn not have the same rights? IF the answer is NO, then at what point in a timeline are certain rights granted an individual, and who makes that determination? If man (a man or woman) makes that call, why not at age 30, or age 5, or whatever? In otherwords, who agrees on when the call is made? And by what authority is it made? The courts? If the courts are charged with the responsibility to make the call, and granted the authority to make the call, are they also then authorized to change it as the courts demographic changes (what are the courts anyway)? Are any rights, therefore, inalienable?
Once we have "obtained" these rights, do we not have them until our death? Do we not, then, have a right in the timliness of our own death? If the answer is once again, NO, for whose protection is the answer given?
All these points are raised here, not as a quest for clarification or desire for information, but a source for thought.
RM Smith www.rmsmithco.com
Where is it again that we are going... And why are we in a handbasket?