Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become more corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.
The bottom line, yes in principle people should have rights and freedoms but if a people have proven themselves to use their freedom to pursue injustice then its understandable that their freedom will in time have limits. I do not think limiting freedom is ever a good thing but its better than injustice.
This principle applies to many areas. For example: as someone who has lived in high density black areas at times im my life, I used to think it was unfair that grocery stores erected barricades that prevented shoppers from taking their groceries to their cars in shopping carts. Meanwhile the same exact grocery store chain did not erect barricades in more affluent suburban neighborhoods. Then this very principle dawned on me. The only reason the stores did this is because people were stealing the shopping carts in some neighborhoods and not in others. In fact they were actually doing the shoppers in higher shopping cart theft areas a favor by making sure they had shopping carts to use in the store and keeping prices as low as possible by not having to replace shopping carts constantly. Some communities have proven they are not virtuous enough to have gun rights without limits is another example. I love freedom but according to the Founding Fathers, only virtuous people are capable of freedom without restrictions.
Last edited by Smeagol; 04-24-14 at 07:42 AM.
Having opinions all over the map is a good sign of a person capable of autonomous thinking. Felix -2011