You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
No, it doesn't.So it falls under the equality of opportunity umbrella.
"Equal opportunity" has to do with the government preventing people from discriminating against you based on your race, etc, when you're trying to exercise one of your rights.
And even then, "equal opportinity" isn't in any way measured by "equal outcome", economic or otherwise.
It is, and very much so, as demonstrated.and is not non sequitur at all
And...? Nothing, even under the positive rights model, necessitates that the only way to gain an education is for others to pay for it.Education also costs something, but is required for equality of opportunity.
These are rights derived -entirely- from our governmental construct, and as such, the nature of these rights -require- that they be provided by that government. For instance, due peocess exists because we created a government to ensure that we receive it; as such, due process can only exist within that construct.Even right to counsel and police protection require the fruits of somebody's labor, but is required to protect rights.
Heath care? Entirely different story, and as such, your example doesnt apply.
I'm sorry -- did you have a sound argument that you have a right to have your 'need' fulfulled by someone else, or not? That your 'needs' take precedence over my right to my property, or not?And in what way is that self-evident?
See, I -earned- my property. If you do not know what I mean by "-I- earned it" when I speak of the right to property and how your 'need' does not take precedence over same, then I'm not sure how I can get it across.
Yes, for exactly the reasons I specified, reasons your response does not counter -- it is only a "need" if you can soundly argue that a certain standard of living is "necessary".lol, a luxury
Last edited by Goobieman; 11-04-09 at 04:22 PM.
Well, Why is that so you ask? well, perhaps because attempted crimes carry the same punishments as if the crime had been committed. So...IF you try to kill yourself, don't mess up...or they'll kill you a bit slower than you had anticipated. Maybe the fact that you'd sit on death row for a few years would deter you from attempting in the first place? lol.
More importantly, people who assist suicides are subject to serious criminal charges.
The only issue I have with legalized suicide is that many travelers are merely suffering from depression, a treatable medical condition, or other disorders that can be treated in one form or another. So a legal suicide option that entails medical and psychological review of the suicide would save lives on the one hand, and humanely assist those whose bodies are a true torment to them, and remove the burden on loved ones who find themselves confronted with either breaking laws with serious consequences or endure the suffering of their loved one that has one foregone conclusion.
Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.