Hey Kids! It's time for ErtaiNaGia's Semantics Fun Time Corner....
Today, we are going to discuss the word "Rights".
Are you ready class?
So, Let's Begin.
First off, Marriage is not a "Right" for anyone.
That's Right.... You heard me correctly.... Not One person on this planet has the *RIGHT* to get married.
A Right is something that You have INTRINSICALLY.... not something that is "Granted" to you by the Government, State, or whatever.
Go back and Re-Read the Declaration of independence, and the Constitution of the United States of America.
If you can actually comprehend the document, you will quickly realize that the Constitution does not GRANT you your rights, it merely prevents the
STATE from infringing upon your rights.
That being Said... "Gay" people already have the same rights as everyone else.
Axiomatically, because they were born, and they are alive.
If you actually BELIEVE that Getting Married is a right.... then ask yourself this one simple question....
"What if no-one wanted to marry you?"
Do you still have the RIGHT to get married, if no-one actually wanted to get married to you?
Because if you are actually claiming that Getting Married is your "Right", then that would imply that you want to use GOVERNMENT FORCE to *MAKE*
someone get married to you.
Ok, now that we are done with the "Rights" portion of the debate... let us talk about "Marriage."
Now, there are TWO different "Types" of marriage, that are used FAR too interchangeably in this debate, and it causes (deliberately, probably) some
amount of confusion.
1. There is Marriage in the *CLASSICAL* sense... in which two people vow *TO EACH-OTHER* to be faithful *TO EACH-OTHER*
If two people CHOSE to enter into this form of Relationship with each-other, that is their Right.
WE *ALL* have the RIGHT to enter into relationships *WITH OTHER PEOPLE WHO AGREE TO ENTER INTO RELATIONSHIPS WITH US*
Individuals have the Rights to Do as they Wish with their own bodies, and lives, So long as it does not violate the rights of other people.
So, if two consenting individuals CHOOSE to enter into a relationship with each-other of their own Free will.... That is their mutual Right to do
2. The second form of Marriage that people keep getting confused about, is the *CONTRACT*
You do not have the Right to enter into a contract, with someone that does not CHOOSE to enter into a contract with you.
This includes the State.
And that is the MAIN problem that I see with "Gay Rights"
Their Activists are Brutally mangling language to their own ends... Claiming that "The Right to Love and Be loved" is synonymous with a Government
Let me break this down Further.
"I have the Right to love whoever I wish!"
This is true... but you do not have the RIGHT to be loved in return.
And the "Right" to love whoever you wish, is not the same as The "Right" to have the State enter into a relationship Contract with you.
To put it in MORE simple terms....
Everyone has the RIGHT to voluntarily enter into a contract; and the Right to REFUSE to enter into a contract.
Contracts are BY DEFINITION, completely voluntary for all parties.
If the party that you WANT to enter into contract with, Does NOT WANT to enter into contract with YOU... You do not have the right to FORCE them to
enter into contract... because that would be violating their Right to self determination.
Just as YOU wouldn't want someone forcing YOU to enter into a contract that you didn't want to enter into.
Because when you say "The Right to Love who you want" what you are *REALLY SAYING* is "The Right to enter into a contract with the state for
Because that is exactly what a marriage licence *IS*... it is a contract with the state, for them to have jurisdiction over your relationship (I.E.
your mutual property.)
Some people would argue about the "Privileges" that married people get.... and claim that those are "Rights"
And this is patently false, for if they were REALLY Rights... You wouldn't even need to Be Married to get them.
Things like "Lowered Insurance" is not a right....
Things like "The hospital letting you see a patient" is not a right....
Things like "Adopting Children" is not a right....
You have the RIGHT to love whoever you want... because it's YOUR heart, you can give it to whoever you wish.
You do NOT have the right *TO BE LOVED* because that is NOT your heart, you cannot force other people to love you.
You do NOT have the Right to have children.... because Having children requires the Genetic material of Someone other than you....
Now, if Two people wish to Voluntarily have children with each-other... THAT is their right...
If One woman wants to have a Child, and the Doctor AGREES to provide the artificial insemination (That was voluntarily provided by a sperm doner), it
is their RIGHT to enter into this Voluntary agreement.