posted on Oct, 15 2016 @ 01:01 PM
a reply to: infolurker
I really see no problem. Even more than 50% of ATS members believe in exceptions to principles. The "enlightened" are fools. So, how are those
hopelessly in the dark going to think differently?
If there is on thing I noticed growing up is that there was a country called America that had "principles" of "liberty". As soon as I was 18 years old
and voting I quickly realized there is no such thing as principles to the vast majority of people and even the majority of ATS members. Nor is there
such a thing as liberty as you cannot build what you wish on your own property... its for your masters in town to decide what they will and will allow
you to do on "your" property.
As soon as I found out you need permission to build a home on your own property, I realized everything is a lie. Humans are a bunch of screeching
monkeys, not a civilization.
Principles mean no exceptions. When you have an exception, then you no longer have a principle. For example, if you say the mentally insane cannot
have a firearm, then firearms are not a right. They are a privilege to those deemed worthy. Rights don't have exceptions. The insane people running
the White House have nukes, while sane people not part of the ruling class are denied even a gun.
Either firearms are a right or they are not. If firearms are a right, then its a crime to participate in a system where permission is asked. Its
immoral to get a gun permit. Doing so is morally wrong because it lends support to a system by which people can be denied their right.