Originally posted by jimmyx
Originally posted by seabag
reply to post by AfterInfinity
We keep wanting our rights, but how mature are we? How much have we SHOWN we deserve these rights? The problem with people is this: we think
about ourselves far more than we think about others.
We don’t have to “show” that we deserve these rights!! Our rights are granted to us by our creator not by centralized government.
If you need the government to control your every step then you should move to a country with less freedom. The majority of American’s don’t need
someone to wipe their butt for them.
creator?? a mythical being grants you rights??? the constitutional "bill of rights" were written by man for man
your rights are protected by government....police, sheriff, courts, judges, juries...these are all made up of people working in, or in the case of
juries for, government.
Apparently you have never read the document in question, made doubly apparent by the fact that you are referencing the wrong one. Allow me to quote
from the Declaration of Independence, from memory:
"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, and
that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
If you're going to argue a subject, for Pete's sake at least take American History 101 first.
Also, our rights aren't protected by the government. The purpose of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights is to keep the government - a necessary
evil - from taking ALL of our rights away. The government doesn't grant crap.
In regards to the OP, getting a call from the State Police for making a legal purchase is disturbing to say the least. Sounds almost like purposeful
EDIT: Looks like the Jarhead beat me to it:
reply to post by seabag
edit on 9/11/2012 by TTAA2012 because: (no reason given)