The requirement to register... to vote
... to have an abortion
... to attend a political rally
... to send a letter to the editor
... to publish a letter to the editor
... to buy a gun
... to post a blog
... to go to church
... none of the above
... all of the above
Thats the way it used to work -- and then, to secure these rights, governments were instituted among men.
So, we gave the government the power to (some of) the job that we, ourselves, used to do.
That in no way means that we get our rights from the government or depend on it for same.
The Government did not enumerate those rights, We the People, the creators of the government, enumerated those rights. The People reserved the rights, not the government. The government does not have the power to grant rights, it cannot do so. It can issue privilege, but not rights. The rights enumerated in the Bill of Rights and those not listed (as stated in the 10th) are reserved by the People, not the government.
Last edited by Ikari; 10-14-09 at 01:46 PM.
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville