I know, me again and yes I am here to make a point. And, unfortunately, my feathers, per se, are already ruffled, by the ridiculous thinking of some people. I will be writing my next Hub about this, because it is completely out of control.
I understand, where some people want to or think that, they are helping people or saving a life, via preventing abortions from happening, and the basis isn't a societial problem. It's an individual's problem.
Hence, you can see- the RIGHT OF LIFE and the RIGHT OF CHOICE are being violated by others. Now- I brought this up the other day when someone asked about Human Rights and the fact that it was an illusion. However, RIGHTS are not an illusion, but a very essential part of how we live our life.
It is NOT in society's best interest to TELL ME how to live my life, if they want me to be productive and be a benefit.
It is NOT in society's best interest to DIMINISH another person's individual space. The intrusion isn't to be allowed.
It is NOT in society's best interest to DEMAND people do as they are told, because Tyrannt based Government is against the U.S. Constitution, the Declaration of Independence and The Bill of Rights, which society has fought for.
You go against those documents. YOU ARE NOT An American Citizen!
I'm shuddering before I even start here, this subject is on my X list. As in, never discuss. But I'll post this & take off. I'll check back tomorrow.
My point of view is that folks who are saving a life by preventing abortion could maybe make a bigger impact by using that money and effort to improve a life. Help set up a daycare for the little ones, sponsor after school activities for the kids who don't have a whole family in the home etc., help with food challenged families...
I have the exact opinion about sponsoring a foreign child. It is a heartwarming and positive experience for sure. But why not sponsor a child from Cleveland or Detroit? Our own kids are in dire trouble right here in USA. Sorry if I strayed OT Ray.
Thank you for your input. I'm not worried to much about off topic, because you have a valid point. But, I would like to add to it, because I feel the need to- If a person is so worried about what other people are doing about their life, then get more active and spread knowledge- don't spread separation.
To have an abortion is currently a right of Americans. What I don't agree with is the federal government telling me that I should give my tax dollars to allow someone else to get an abortion that is not medically necessary.
I do not want the US government to mandate that I get health insurance. I do not want the US government to tell me that I am responsible for people who should not even be in this country, and I'm offended that the federal government does not just leave us, the intelligent and prosperous American citizens and guests alone and let us do our job. We do it much better without them, anyway.
What is their purpose? To be as you mention, tyrants? I don't think so. The Constitution is a short document of a couple of pages long.
I totally believe that we are all much smarter than the government, and if they keep taking our dollars does that give u the right to dictate what it is used for? Should we not, then, be llowed to be the ones telling others what to do? I don't care. Leave me to mine, and you cand deal with yours. If you don't wish to pick yourself up then you should stay where you are.
I believe the majority is NOT in control. The dictators with silver tongues or so much seniority their voters don't even care anymore are. I am the majority as are you. Congress and the Presidency is only about 600 people or so, isn't it? There are more Americans than that!
I so agree with your concept. Good discussion point.
Your premiss for your argument is flawed on many levels. I 'll just take on the most obvious. If you think restricting people for the good of sociaty is a matter of productivity you sadly mistaken. We have rules to benefit the majority and promote a safe moral sociaty. Which you obviously benefit from because you aren't affraid of voicing your biased opinions.
But, lets go with your premiss that less rules make you more productive. Will say I agree and I feel I would be more productive if I was allowed to own automatic asault weapons. I would feel safer which would relieve me of worries about my families safety. So since you don't want restrictions on your life and I don't want them on mine you'll certainly understand why I would like to ride my four-wheeler on the highway. Hell, I pay my taxes and part goes to the roads so I own a piece! If you think you can stop me, try it!
It seems to me that people are giving up their rights daily. It seems like we are more interested in adding more and more laws, keeping our government in power over every part of our lives. The rights of the individual to decide what is right or wrong for himself is getting lost.
I think it is the concept that we need to be safe, so we should allow some rights to be taken away. This entire phenomenon is a result of the 9-11 attack. Terrorism has scared us into ceding our rights in trade for being safe. nonsense baloney.
Security is a false concept. and statistically a bad concept. You can buy the bill of rights on a metal business card type thing. When the metal detector finds it, you can say, "Here. I am handing over my rights to you. But, at least I'll be safe"
I believe that FREEDOM of CHOICE is the target here, to keep our minds and hearts on.
I agree with ddsurfsca that the individual's choice to decide what is right and wrong seems to be diminishing. However, I also know of a growing number of Americans who are shifting their conscience towards more elevated perspectives (higher conscience, as it is called)-- and I subscribe to this philosophy. One that is "all for the one as the one is in all." Greed, ignorance, pride, and such will always exist-- the yin-and-yang of life.
So, many of you are right in saying it is up to the individual to hold Truth in their hearts, stay honest with themselves, and always look to what is Right beyond what politicians, the media, and many self-serving factions are rattling on about in our country.
Don't rave at the wind, just love and cherish the Truth that's already in you. Quiet, contentment, giving, loving, is where that truth is found. That alone allows us to STAND against the wind and bend as the reed if necessary. Governments, politicians, lawyers, laws, all of the ambitions of people never last...
And we all know what DOES last. Embrace it and it will never fail you. THE Truth is in us all.
the only way society at large has no claim on you is if you make yourself completely unavailable to society at large. An anarchist can not live in a vaccuum. He must exist in a society that has rules, rules the anarchist finds too constraining. If the anarchist removes himself from society, he is no longer an anarchist, but an isolationist...a recluse.
I live my life how I live my life, if that pisses the goverment off then so be it, they get a big middle finger from me anyways. Cagsil the things you listed are our choices as individuals and should not be used to determine if you are a good American or a bad American.
That is my point. Now- it's the majority of the people, who are influenced by 'business', which is carving up the country and separating the citizens, so they can more easily conquer or dominate, for their own agenda.
My argument is based on individual rights. In AMERICA - the rights of an individual are weighed against what's IN the best interest of society, as a whole.
This thinking is stripping individual choice. The primary two rights you have as a citizen- The Right to Life and The Right of Choice.
These are being stripped away, because the majority wants more control.
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