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    Do you own yourself (self ownership)?

    Due to our little debate in another thread figured we could find out what most of you thought.
    Last edited by LibertyBurns; 06-17-12 at 04:53 PM.

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    Re: Do you own yourself (self ownership)?

    No. I am not a commodity that can be owned. I am a man, not property.

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    Re: Do you own yourself (self ownership)?

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    No. I am not a commodity that can be owned. I am a man, not property.
    Who said property has to be a commodity?

    Anyway, the right to life is based on self ownership.

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    And who said your body isn't a commodity?
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    Re: Do you own yourself (self ownership)?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Anyway, the right to life is based on self ownership.
    No, it isn't. That is pure unadulterated nonsense. The right to life is based on our ability to kill and our willingness to do so in self-defense, such that any society that does not recognize the right to life is inherently unstable.

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    And who said your body isn't a commodity?
    You should know. You quoted him.

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    Re: Do you own yourself (self ownership)?

    Can anyone give background regarding the question and discussion?
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    Re: Do you own yourself (self ownership)?

    Quote Originally Posted by LibertyBurns View Post
    Due to our little debate in another thread figured we could find out what most of you thought.
    Do I own myself as far as being my own property? No, because I am not property.

    Do I own myself as far as having control/power over myself? I have as much control and power over myself as I think a human being can in a universe where autonomy is impossible.

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    Re: Do you own yourself (self ownership)?

    This is simply a libertarian axiom that is crafted to ensnare the gullible. If you accept it then a whole bunch of dominos will be pushed over behind it. At the end will be the dominos which state that you must then accept weak or no government and there is no authority to tax people.

    This film has been seen many many times before and is predictable as the most cliched of Hollywood scripts.

    btw - the poll is highly flawed. Either you do or you don't. The idea of should or shouldn't is ludicrous.
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    Re: Do you own yourself (self ownership)?

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    No, it isn't. That is pure unadulterated nonsense. The right to life is based on our ability to kill and our willingness to do so in self-defense, such that any society that does not recognize the right to life is inherently unstable.
    If we didn't own our own bodies than killing us wouldn't be a problem.

    You should know. You quoted him.
    I'm asking for where in the hell you got that from considering you can sell your body as a commodity.
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    Re: Do you own yourself (self ownership)?

    I am owned by my cats. It was hard to accept but I pride myself on being a realist. If I outlive them, I will once again own myself.

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    Re: Do you own yourself (self ownership)?

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    No. I am not a commodity that can be owned. I am a man, not property.
    This is how I see it as well. Property doesn't apply to people, so its not a question with a correct answer as the question itself is flawed.

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