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Whichendisup June 3rd, 2014 1:37pm

In questioning and discussing the exercise of rights, freedoms, actions or control over ourselves & property, should we be asking "should we allow" or "should we prevent"?

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elianastar FreeSpeech
06/04/14 7:30 pm

Liberty & freedom means one is free to choose wisely or foolishly & deal w/consequences. Slaves & Serfs do what they are told & stand at mercy of those who have final say in what one is permitted or forbidden to do.

06/04/14 6:50 pm

The reality and the ideal are quite different in this case.
Reality:what should be prevented
Ideal:what should be allowed
However, it's still more complex, especially when it comes to confusing personal and private property.

Whichendisup uniquely unoriginal
06/05/14 8:44 am

what personal and private property is confusing?

OhTheIrony Learning from you
06/03/14 4:55 pm

I like the Creed's maxim.

"Nothing is true; everything is permitted."

handshown The Midwest West Coast
06/04/14 6:37 pm

The Bible states everything is permissible but not everything is beneficial.

Whichendisup uniquely unoriginal
06/03/14 3:18 pm

you believe both questions are the same?

EarthMunkey The Golden Rule. Always.
06/03/14 3:45 pm

"Should we prevent" assumes the government already allows us to exercise all of our rights.

"Should we allow" assumes the government already prevents us from exercising our rights.

We have to approach with both questions because the government...

EarthMunkey The Golden Rule. Always.
06/03/14 3:45 pm

...thinks it allows but knows it prevents.

Arananthi Literal Ninja
06/03/14 1:16 pm

We should be asking "should we prevent" -- but there's an awful lot we need to be preventing that we're completely ignoring today. A HUGE amount of things.

2katz I live in Nebraska
06/03/14 10:42 am

Allow -- as in should we allow Obama to make any more obscene decisions?

Zod Above Pugetropolis
06/03/14 9:17 am

Everything should be allowed without even questioning if it should be, unless there is a very good reason to prevent it.

soupyquinn Jr. nuke tester
06/03/14 7:52 am

Always err on the side of freedom.

Rob Be Safe Be Smart
06/03/14 7:45 am

Everything should be allowed until there is reason to percent.

Whichendisup uniquely unoriginal
06/03/14 7:48 am

off topic, what's going on for tonight's SoHOA?

Rob Be Safe Be Smart
06/03/14 7:55 am

No OnAir tonight. Guess I should put out that PSA..

Whichendisup uniquely unoriginal
06/03/14 7:57 am

yes and ask people to share it so it reaches wide.

06/03/14 7:36 am

We should be asking both questions.

chickencookie Over whelmed
06/03/14 6:55 am

The constitution has laws in place "to prevent". Obviously this precious piece of paper means nothing to the current administration who are tearing it up piece by piece with a pen and phone.

smacc DunningKruger
06/03/14 6:59 am

As this kind of talk has gone on since the beginning of this administration it lack credibility.

kermie gaytopia
06/03/14 7:06 am

Since the beginning of every administration. Cookie, I'm still waiting for your list of actual impeachable offenses.

06/03/14 9:56 am

Well, the pen and phone have proven to be more competent and useful then our current house.

handshown The Midwest West Coast
06/04/14 6:44 pm

kermie- is breaking the law that Obama himself signed in regards to prisoner swapping an impeacable offense?

kermie gaytopia
06/04/14 7:35 pm

Since every president has done that and worse, no, I don't think so. I'm not saying he should have done it. I don't even like Obama. I'm just saying let's have an ounce of honesty and perspective.

DGroot America
06/03/14 6:42 am

Good question. I guess to answer this one must decide how they get rights in the first place..

ThePhlegm The Lone Star State
06/03/14 6:51 am

The constitution is very clear. We have our rights simply by being alive.