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True or False: All people in the world have the same rights you do.
Originally posted by ownbestenemy
reply to post by ScepticalBeliever
The major reason for your confusion, I believe is the twisting of terms of representative republic, representative democracy, democracy, etc.
For starters, democracy was spread thinly and dissipated for that very reason. The original structure was a fine balance between the 'will of the people' and states' participation within the Federal government. Much of that has been changed in favor of a more central Government that is far removed from the People and the States.
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.
More Indoctrination in our Schools: “Being a Good Citizen” UPDATE: The Ohio Liberty Council has received word from Ms. Naegeli. She has stated she ”made a mistake in these articles by saying the government gives us rights. The government is to protect the rights we are given by God”. She has also stated that she ”never intended for anyone to be offended by this or to spread some incorrect information to children”. Ms. Naegeli will be asking EdHelper to change the wording as follows: FROM: Rights are special privileges the government gives you. TO: As a citizen you have special privileges called rights. The government protects those rights. FROM: Because the government gives us rights, we have the duty to be good citizens. TO: Because the government protects our rights, we have the duty to be good citizens. - Ohio Liberty Council is pleased to have heard back from Ms. Naegeli and will be following up with EdHelper regarding these changes. It is our hope that Ms. Naegeli will look further into Constitutional principles to ensure accuracy when writing her educational materials. We appreciate her communication with us.
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
Originally posted by kimar
reply to post by WWJFKD
*Cough Cough* God probably doesn't exist and if it does it doesn't give a rat's behind about our rights. *Cough Cough*