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    The right to -not- exercise a right?

    The title sums it up pretty well...

    If you have the right to X, do you have the right to NOT exercise that right?

    Please explain your response.

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    Re: The right to -not- exercise a right?

    A right is a right. It's yours. You may engage in it at your leisure. The government is to provide no hindered to when and why you choose to exercise your rights; if ever.
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    Re: The right to -not- exercise a right?

    Certainly you do, if you have a right to do a certain thing, you also have aright not to do it or not to have it apply to you. However, this is a personal thing, you can only make decisions for yourself and perhaps those you are legally in charge of in certain instances, you can never enforce or deny a right for another person. It's not your business.
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    Re: The right to -not- exercise a right?

    Of course you have the right to not exercise a right. Its not called the bill of requirements. If some liberal wishes to not got to church or have a firearm then that is his business.
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    Re: The right to -not- exercise a right?

    Of course I do. I have a right to keep and bear arms but I don't own any guns. I have a right to peaceably assemble, but I don't go to political protests.
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    Cutting to the chase, yes, suicide should be legal.

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    Re: The right to -not- exercise a right?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    The title sums it up pretty well...

    If you have the right to X, do you have the right to NOT exercise that right?

    Please explain your response.
    A right is there to be exercised to the extent that one is both willing and able to exercise it.
    Some people don't even have the ability- let alone the willingness- to exercise all their rights to the fullest extent.
    Yet they still have all their rights.

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    Re: The right to -not- exercise a right?

    Is it the right thing to do for a people to remove a 'right' or freedom if they will it democratically?
    Last edited by MKULTRABOY; 11-04-09 at 03:03 AM. Reason: 'or freedom'

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    Re: The right to -not- exercise a right?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Cutting to the chase, yes, suicide should be legal.
    Oh, I thought this was about mandatory health insurance.

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    Re: The right to -not- exercise a right?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Oh, I thought this was about mandatory health insurance.
    It is.

    If you having a right means you have the right to not exercise said right, and if health care (that is, to buy health insurance) is a right, you must then be against the government requiring you to buy health insurance.

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