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The government creates crimes and punishments according to what society wants. In theory anyways but it works for our purpose.
"Rights" are a misnomer in this country because they are treated and regulated as privileges. The foundation of this FACT is taxes. You HAVE to pay them...or you are a criminal...if you are criminal your rights become privileges and can be regulated. If you pay your taxes you are supporting the system and there for treated as a government "asset".
but your main premise is 100% correct. The government dictates the laws/legislation that define crimes that create criminals that allow them to treat their "rights" as privileges...in which they are at that point privileges...so "rights" is a misnomer...
The government could technically legally pass a law making breathing illegal...and from that point everyone is a criminal and they could legally strip this country of its constitutional rights...and regulate them as privileges...either that or you are dumb enough to obey the law and are dead...in which case your rights still don't matter.
The reason i was charged with a felony is because the victim had his cheek bone break.
Anyone is capable of violence under the right situation.
and yes i want to bear arms. I want to be able to go hunting with my family and be protected. Especially considering now the neighborhood i live in is rampant with crime.
i broke someone arm in self defense, does it make me a monster or a terrible person, do i need to stay my whole life behind bars and never get any rights back ?
You should have thought about all of this before you assaulted somebody, like an animal. You act like an animal,you get caged like one and lose your human rights. No sympathy from me...& I'd bet the person you assaulted was weaker than you & you knew this...
Originally posted by onequestion
reply to post by mbkennel
The only thing i want back are my constitutionally guaranteed rights.
The government is no longer limited in how it deals with me judicially. Put yourself in that position under different context and what does that sound like?
Originally posted by seabag
reply to post by onequestion
What “rights” do you want back? The right to keep and bear arms? Voting privileges?
My personal feeling is this – If a person has been convicted of a violent felony resulting in the injury of another human being, that person should NEVER be allowed to own a firearm again. You’ve proven that you are capable and willing to commit violence against others, so why should you be trusted? Currently, federal law is on my side.
edit on 17-2-2013 by seabag because: (no reason given)
If you had put the guy in a chokehold and detained him instead of striking him, you might have fared better.
You need to be taught the difference between self defense and a violent offense?