View Poll Results: What are we?

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    Who are we?

    Does anyone else feel like we're becoming more and more like a nation of rights over a nation of laws? So here's the question: First, and foremost, are we a nation of rights, or are we a nation of laws?

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    Re: Who are we?

    The founding fathers specifically outlined RIGHTS not REGULATIONS in regards to the people.
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    Re: Who are we?

    The choices don't even make sense. Laws are supposed to be enacted and enforced to preserve rights. They aren't supposed to be mutually exclusive.

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    Re: Who are we?

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    The founding fathers specifically outlined RIGHTS not REGULATIONS in regards to the people.
    Do you think that outline was intended for illegal immigrants as well?

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    Re: Who are we?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dooble View Post
    Does anyone else feel like we're becoming more and more like a nation of rights over a nation of laws? So here's the question: First, and foremost, are we a nation of rights, or are we a nation of laws?
    Rights are nothing more than an agreement between a people and their government over appropriate action, and so all nations with a government is an establishment of law. Even those "inalienable" rights granted to us by our Creator are subject to an agreement of degree between the people and government. And so we are a nation of laws.

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    Re: Who are we?

    We are a nation of laws.

    But we should be able to have the freedom to change those laws and not be yoked by mandated laws that are 200 years old.

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    Re: Who are we?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    The choices don't even make sense. Laws are supposed to be enacted and enforced to preserve rights. They aren't supposed to be mutually exclusive.
    So you're cool with laws being broken until they are made to support the law breakers?

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    Re: Who are we?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    We are a nation of laws.

    But we should be able to have the freedom to change those laws and not be yoked by mandated laws that are 200 years old.
    Right - throw out that pesky Bill of Rights and that nasty COTUS.

    Knock yourself out.
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    Re: Who are we?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dooble View Post
    So you're cool with laws being broken until they are made to support the law breakers?
    I don't think so but, then again, I don't have the decoder ring necessary to figure out what you're asking.

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    Re: Who are we?

    We must be a nation of idiots, in which case we are well represented in government.

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