Yea, Thomas Jefferson is such a moron. He should have known better than to insert a contradictory term into our Declaration of Independence.For one thing, self-evidence is a contradictory term.
If only YOU were there to stop him from doing something so foolish!
Cephus or Thomas Jefferson? Who should we listen to?
The human desire to live free IS an objective fact; always has been, I'm afraid.There is evidence, that which we can present to others and exists objectively. Then there is wishful thinking, that which an individual wants to think is true, even if they cannot defend it rationally, critically or logically. You seem to be painfully full of the latter.
No. I just read the words and apply them accordingly; if there is any ambiguity in the letter of the law then we can look to the spirit of the law by referencing the Founders. It has nothing to do with what *I* want, really.Sure... read properly. Translate that as the way *YOU* want it read.
If you think I'm wrong then, by all means, make some kind of argument instead of going off on silly tangents.
Here, use this to make your argument:
[ame=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Us_constitution]United States Constitution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]
Yes, rights can be violated. That doesn't mean they don't exist.Geez, no wonder people think libertarians are so nuts. News flash for you, Cinderella, the government is made up *OF THE PEOPLE*. The government can do whatever the people want. In fact, if enough people want it, they can amend the constitution and revoke any of your cherished rights they feel like and there isn't a goddamn thing you can do about it.
A "right" is simply defined as an act with a moral basis. The moral basis being the innate desire of all humans to live free and unmolested. You can argue that "rights" are not tangible force-fields which protect us from violence but you would be creating a strawman because natural rights are just a moral sentiment we derive from a biological phenomenon, i.e., the innate desire of humans to live free.
If you do not recognize the morality of natural rights you're free to live in the jungle with the rest of the animals.
Wake up and smell the roses? I guffaw at your misuse of a classic saying...Time to wake up and smell the roses. Reality guffaws at your wishful thinking.