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A license is basically paying the government to be allowed to do something. Why should I have to pay for something that is in the Bill of Rights?
What has the government stopped you from doing today that you could do freely in the past?
Originally posted by yellowcard
This is all from the same quote, I hope this doesn't fall under "obsessive" quoting because I've been messaged about that before...sorry if it does, but it's all from one quote...I'm just breaking it down
I can no longer:
Have ONE beer and drive (none, not even tic-tacs) not that I give a rats ass anyway.
Of course you can, you'll just probably kill someone and be charged for murder...if they find alcohol in your system. Quite frankly I'd rather be pulled over and get a ticket than be charged with murder.
Take a leak in the forest - not that I give a rats ass anyway
Yes, you can, it just has to be on your property and can't be on public property
Make a campfire in the wild - Not that I give a rats ass anyway
Yes you can, unless the state declares a drought...frankly I'd rather the state keep some idiot from burning down thousands of acres of forest and costing home owners and tax payers millions of dollars to put it out.
Carry a loaded gun on me - not that I give a rats ass anyway
Yes, you can, get a license
hunt, fish or forage above 2100 feet above sea level - not that I give a rats ass anyway
Never heard this one
burn my garden leaves and grass and crap - not that I give a rats ass anyway
Yes you can, unless your local government prohibits it, which isn't bound by the constitution; this pretty much falls under the camp fire quote.
hunt whatever I feel like whenever I feel like it and wherever I feel like it and for no money and on public land (nor my own) - not that I give a rats ass anyway
fish whatever fish I want to whenever I want to and wherever I want to, on my own land or public land, with or without paying for it - not that I give a rats ass anyway
You can fish anywhere you want as long as the bank you're fishing from isn't owned by a private residence that you don't have permission from...I think that's called property rights...you can fish on the water because no one owns the water (on fluid water, like a river; ponds and lakes are different)...that's why they have casinos on rivers. You can hunt anywhere you want as long as you have permission and you can hunt on public land...sure you have to have a license but again that's state law, and it's not bound by the constitution.
protect my life with firearms - not that I give a rats ass anyway
Yes you can, you hear a one out of a million case on the news, I believe most state laws say you can't shoot to kill him/her if he was running away...that's not exactly protecting your life so much as avenging
drive an unregistered car or one with borrowed plates, on public roads OR EVEN MY OWN ROADS... - not that I give a rats ass anyway
That's not true per se, and that's a state law not federal
take an airplane ride without paying the U.N. carbon tax - not that I am ever going on a plane again with all my gun carrying habits...
You can't pump gas without paying a Federal tax either.
drink in public - not that I give a rats ass anyway
That's a local law, you can "brown bag" in many areas.
OPEN A BANK ACCOUNT WITHOUT A PASSPORT - I had to buy a passport to get all my 50 credit cards hehehe..... JUMPER..!!
That's not true and is more than likely the bank's decision (which is not government run)
[edit on 12-5-2008 by yellowcard]
[edit on 12-5-2008 by yellowcard]