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We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
Originally posted by OmegaLogos
reply to post by blind.face
Personal Disclosure: Rights as you define them come under my definition of Privilege. Does your constitution protect my rights or visaversa? Nope and therefor both EPICALLY FAILS the CARTE BLANCHE test of rights. Any anthropomorphized piece of paper does not a right make! Don't confuse my definition of ability with your definition of rights. I have a potential ability to murder etc a fellow human being. This does not make it my right [as per your definition] to do so! Do you agree? Because I would posit that you have the ability to be offended and therefor it is your right to be offended and of course to be fair to this I would then have to offend you to fulfill your inalienable right to such treatment. Offended yet???
Who OWNS you? You or Existence? HMMMM?
[edit on 21-6-2009 by OmegaLogos]