And I suppose if there were 6 children and they all voted to drink from the bottle, the whole family should comply? Majority rules, right?
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
Dock6 - And I suppose if there were 6 children and they all voted to drink from the bottle, the whole family should comply? Majority rules, right?
Nobody is saying there should be no rules, I'm not sure where you get that. A functioning society needs rules. We have tons of rules.
The rights we're talking about are those that don't hurt anyone else. Why shouldn't I have the option of watching a raunchy movie if I want? It's
not hurting anyone else. That's the key. Gay marriage (for example) doesn't hurt anyone, yet the very people who know nothing about it and will
never be involved in it in any way are the ones keeping gay people from getting married.
Murder, molestation, etc. hurt other people. We're talking about "victimless" situations.
I don't want this to turn into a gay marriage debate, but it's a perfect example of the OP idea.
YES. Exactly. If they all choose to drink from the bottle, then that's what that family has chosen to do. Further, if one family member objects to
such a habit, then that one family member is required to find a way which suits him/her. This may require that family member to eliminate juice
altogether from their diet. Or it may require them to have their own juice bottle, with their name on it, secreted under their bed if needs be.
Because they are 'odd man out' and in choosing to be so, must bend their lives to suit the rest of the family.
With regard to the rest of your post -- precisely where would YOU draw the line?
Whilst YOU might choose to watch soft-core porn and believe it your right to do so ---- your ROOMATE may prefer 'snuff movies' complete with
child-rape ending in sodomy and strangling. That's what HE/SHE enjoys, you see. And your roomate enjoys watching these movies LOUD.
So, no matter where you go in that house you're sharing, you CANNOT avoid the sound of the child's screams and pleas for help.
Ten, twenty times an hour, your roomate plays these movies and masturbates as he/she watches them.
If you go to your room, you can still hear them. If you go to the basement, you can still here them. When you have friends over, you can ALL hear
them, no matter how loudly you turn up 'masking music' and no matter how loudly you hold conversation.
Eventually ---- EVEN though you support the right of your roomate to watch these movies --- you ask him/her to please lower the volume.
Your roomate tells you he/she resents your interference and reminds you that he/she does not attempt to limit your watching the home-shopping channel
or Disney movies.
What CAN you do? It's is your roomate's choice and business, is it not? It is his/her 'right' to watch whatever he/she chooses. And YOU gave
him/her that choice.
Maybe you didn't expect it to result in your living with someone who enjoys snuff movies?
If not, maybe you should amend whatever it is you believe people should be free to do.
Maybe you should draw that line here and now, so that everyone can get a clear grasp of what you mean when you say 'victimless' situations?
After all, the child in the snuff movie is already dead. So those who choose to watch such crimes can be said to be participating in a technically
'victimless' situation, right? They can claim they're watching such things from a 'research' point of view. They can claim whatever they
choose. But as the demand for snuff movies increases, there will BE victims, sure enough.
[edit on 10-4-2007 by Dock6]