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MJSeals February 2nd, 2014 9:43pm

Agree or Disagree? We only have rights because the Government says we do.

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Bulldog74 California
02/04/14 7:05 pm

Voted disagree but with the current administration doing as they please, disregarding the Constitution, Going after Conservatives I could have voted agree and been almost correct.

doctalk not all who wander r lost
02/03/14 8:52 pm

Anyone dare a Ghost dance in the last century. Or take a bottle of shampoo on a flight to Texas. Or sell a Sex Toy in Texas, when you get there?

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doctalk not all who wander r lost
02/03/14 8:50 pm

No matter your philosophy the Gov rules. Waco Texas. Wounded Knee. Or any of the prior centuries land grabs.
Or recently an eminent domain fight over a property obstructing a giant mall. Guess who lost their home.

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Bolide
02/03/14 2:55 am

Disagree. While rights can be a human construct, it is not government that defines it. We, as human beings, animals of superior intellect (supposedly), are capable of governing ourselves and determining right and wrong. No government or god needed.

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BOOOBAMA
02/03/14 12:42 pm

Disagree, Our rights are bestowed upon us by God... No Government can give or take away our rights.

cowboy Dog Lives Matter
02/03/14 2:21 am

The government tramples on our God given rights.

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Zingerz Wisconsin
02/02/14 10:18 pm

No, most people throughout history have had their rights trampled upon by a more powerful, controlling entity. Doesn't mean they didn't have them. Just means they couldn't enjoy them.

Alkan
02/02/14 9:10 pm

There are no rights, only privileges.

Wackacrat Harford County
02/02/14 8:34 pm

If we believe that government gives us are rights, then we in turn believe they can take them away.

trav Instagram, travisdover
02/02/14 9:09 pm

No, they can't take them away. There are laws against that.

Besides it's not us versus government. We are the government. We the people create our laws and our rights.

trav Instagram, travisdover
02/02/14 9:10 pm

If you don't like what your elected representatives are doing, you can protest and start change.

trav Instagram, travisdover
02/02/14 7:54 pm

The idea of human rights was created like 500 years ago. Without government, man exists in a state of nature, a state of anarchy.

What rights does this man have?

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Medic1 Arkansas
02/02/14 7:03 pm

Endowed by the created with certain inalienable rights

dxstap Bloomington, Indiana
02/02/14 6:51 pm

To even ask that question tells me you are not in the United States.

Mattwall1
02/02/14 7:11 pm

Uh mj is in the United States. And in pretty sure saying if you have thought x ill imply you aren't American is worse

skinner Wisconsin
02/02/14 4:27 pm

No, our liberties are natural and endowed by our creator not allocated by the state

droo Santa Barbara
02/02/14 4:18 pm

"Rights" are mere illusions, mere social constructs. Exactly what our "rights" are is entirely subjective, and were it not for government issuing of "rights" we wouldn't have a solid basis on which we could determine them. So, true.

ThePhlegm The Lone Star State
02/02/14 4:13 pm

Read the preamble to the bill of rights and the 10 amendment. There is your answer...

droo Santa Barbara
02/02/14 4:19 pm

Both government documents hmmmm....

dxstap Bloomington, Indiana
02/02/14 7:09 pm

No, the constitution and the bill of rights are not government documents. They are documents of the people.

droo Santa Barbara
02/02/14 7:12 pm

That were written by government officials?

Torfin Never Behind
02/02/14 4:09 pm

Although the govt ever tries to STEAL our rights away from us!

comppete Las Vegas
02/02/14 4:08 pm

My rights are not granted by the government.

kspells TheOtherOtherside
02/02/14 4:01 pm

Your rights do not exist until they are violated. Rights are grounds to sue in court for reparation. The only reason they are seemingly respected by people,is fear of the judicial branch. You don't have a right until after a court recognizes it.

Brandon1995 San Francisco
02/02/14 3:33 pm

No. But the government protects our rights though.

icytoes the tepid north
02/02/14 3:30 pm

We have rights because the government hasn't yet taken them ALL away.

beanD California
02/02/14 3:06 pm

Could not be further from the truth.

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TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
02/02/14 3:04 pm

We have rights because God says we do. The government can either recognize those rights or not, but that doesn't change our rights one bit.

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
02/02/14 3:04 pm

You wouldn't think I'd have to keep repeating something so obvious, but they is we, that is, "The Government" is us. If the government says we do, it's because we the people say we do. So technically yes in a roundabout way, but really no.

HayleyS looking up.
02/02/14 3:06 pm

Hey that's kinda what I was thinking.

beanD California
02/02/14 3:07 pm

Do you feel well-represented by our current government? Because I sure don't.

EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
02/02/14 3:22 pm

bean, become a corporation. Then you will.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
02/02/14 3:23 pm

Hayley that's because I swipe my smartest answers from you :)

beanD I don't sometimes, but it isn't that the government isn't representing me, but that it is representing someone like me on the other side of an issue. We are pretty evenly divided.

kspells TheOtherOtherside
02/02/14 4:07 pm

Beand: try talking to your representatives. That's why theres a colum that drops down with their contact info.

HayleyS looking up.
02/02/14 2:58 pm

Well I think we may only have the rights we believe we have. I am not sure though.

HayleyS looking up.
02/02/14 2:58 pm

And sometimes that falls in line with what the government says, and sometimes it doesn't.

Liberty Lets Use Logic
02/02/14 2:57 pm

Government can recognize or infringe upon rights, but it cannot grant them.

MrAngerer
02/02/14 2:56 pm

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. NO.

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MJSeals Legal Eagle soon
02/02/14 2:56 pm

If the government wakes up one day and passes a law repealing the constitution and the states ratify it we are done. Our rights are gone.

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swjboucher Just Run
02/02/14 2:56 pm

Overall I disagree but more often that is becoming the reality.

magnum
02/02/14 2:50 pm

The government is the one constantly trying to steal your rights. It's our job to keep the government small and limit it's power. Too many people have chosen a free ride over their natural born rights as an American and human being unfortunately.

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MrAngerer
02/02/14 2:57 pm

This "little" army you talk about is the largest military in the world.

platinum
02/04/14 7:40 pm

And Obama has already ordered murder on three Americans.

NDAmerican WV Escapee
02/02/14 2:49 pm

Disagree, the gov keeps trying to take away our god given rights and they will see reactions.

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Kazuto originally animefanZ
02/02/14 2:47 pm

I disagree if the government wanted to take our rights away for whatever reason do you think as a whole Americans would sit down and let that happen?

swjboucher Just Run
02/02/14 2:57 pm

They may not let them be taking away but they will trade them for security.

Kazuto originally animefanZ
02/02/14 3:02 pm

I could see that for the rich. For the 99% I don't see that happening.

Marzyq South of North Dakota
02/02/14 3:12 pm

The problem is they take away our rights little by little...no one seems to care until all of a sudden people will say...wow, how did that happen.

Kazuto originally animefanZ
02/02/14 3:15 pm

That's true but till those days come lets enjoy what we have now :)

Processing On a journey to oneness.
02/02/14 7:03 pm

NSA spying, TSA pat downs, DHS constitution free zone that covers majority of all citizens..... Yea they haven't taken our rights.... prohibition with a stroke of a pen instead of amending the constitution... Yep won't happen.

swervin Maryland
02/02/14 2:47 pm

Disagree. And if the government keeps taking away our rights, they will see that the people won't put up with it much longer.

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