posted on Apr, 1 2016 @ 01:05 PM
There's a saying, "Something is only worth what someone will pay you for it".
I've seen people exclaim that a comic book they have is worth $500, but never able to seem to sell it for $500. It's because it's really not worth
$500. If someone pays $300 for it, that is how much it is actually worth. The same with people's "rights".
The same with "rights". A right is only a right if someone else respects and acknowledges it.
If you run across a group of ISIS guys in the desert, do you think they're going to respect and acknowledge you have a right to life, liberty and the
pursuit of happiness?
You can yell all you want at them that "I have the right to free speech!" .... while they bind and gag you before dragging you away...They've just
invalidated your rights and taken them away from you.
"But wait, just because they don't recognize them doesn't mean they don't exist, MM!"
Yes, yes it does. In what practical sense does having rights have when the company you keep takes them away and doesn't respect or recognize them?
So you have a "right" to refuse service -- but if the rest of society has decided that denying service to a group of people based on their sexuality
is wrong, that right is pretty much forfeit by communal consensus -- and enforced by laws enacted by man. These laws were made at the request of the
majority, which is the only way to keep peace and organize society into a somewhat cohesive unit that doesn't devolve into bands of individualists
arguing and fighting so much that nothing is ever accomplished.
edit on 1-4-2016 by MystikMushroom because: (no reason given)