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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: MotherMayEye
Sorry. I don't agree with that.
There are some things you have simply because you are, and to say otherwise is to acknowledge that government does have the ultimate and arbitrary power to remove those things from you.
In this case, what you are saying is that our own government has every right to go genocidal because it arbitrates the social compact via law and can therefore decide that some groups are completely and utterly unworthy of their natural life and therefore deprive them of it and anything or everything else the state deems fit to remove.
originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
So here's a illustrative (but hypothetical) question for y'all...
You volunteer to go on a deep space mission to another planet capable of supporting life. One other person, of the opposite sex, is also chosen. It will be a one way trip. You will be put into stasis (i.e. ageless sleep) until your craft lands on the distant planet.
One day in the future you wake up from your long sleep on the beach of a tropical paradise (I intentionally omitted any reference to Eden here). No one else is around, you are the only two inhabitants of this planet. There is no government, no society, nothing.
What are your "rights"?
I'm only "pro-abortion" insofar as I don't have the right to deny a woman from making the choice herself, even if disagree with it.
I don't particularly like my tax dollars going to drop bombs and kill innocent people overseas who have not done anything to me, either.
Valid point. The majority aren't taxpayer funded, but rather out of pocket. See the Hyde Amendment and subsequent legislation.