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    Re: I have a "right" to...

    Quote Originally Posted by Iwa View Post
    Everyone has rights. Not everyone is lucky enough to be able to excersise them though.
    That sort of blows the concept of 'rights' right out of the water doesnt it.

    You mistake 'rights' with 'should have' and 'gee wouldnt it be swell if...'

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    Re: I have a "right" to...

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    That sort of blows the concept of 'rights' right out of the water doesnt it.

    You mistake 'rights' with 'should have' and 'gee wouldnt it be swell if...'
    nah, just think about my statement. EVERYONE has the right to do ANYTHING they want for ANY given reason, but only some people are privelaged enough in this screwed up little planet of ours to be able to say I have the 'right' to do this. Im 16 years old and i already realize how the world is run. The world is run by the bushwazee. anyone that doesnt have money, according to the world, Their opinion doesnt count. Its very sad how countries are run off of power, resources, military, and other needless things. If people could only realize there is so much more to life than being at the top, the world would be so much better. If only the rich and powerful could feel what its like to stand in line at a soup kitchen.. or go to a homeless shelter to get out from the biting winds of winter...or lose their power for a day because they couldnt pay the bill because they had to feed their family....If only they knew what some commoners felt when they look across the street at the mansion where they are drinking the best wine, and eating the best foods, whenmost people barely have enough to get by. This is a cruel sick world we live in. We just have to deal with it, theres not enough people that want to change it.... if there were we'd all be so much better off...but we live in a world that is all a sick joke.
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    Re: I have a "right" to...

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    That sort of blows the concept of 'rights' right out of the water doesnt it.

    You mistake 'rights' with 'should have' and 'gee wouldnt it be swell if...'
    Not at all. Everybody has an unalienable right to read and educate himself/herself, but not everybody exercises that right and some people on Earth still don't have opportunity to do so. Everybody has an unalienable right to pursue happiness in any manner that does not tread on the right of others; however, the seriously ill or disabled person may not have ability to take advantage of that right. It is still a right. Everybody has the right to express their opinions, but not everybody has opportunity for a bully pulipit from which to do that. Everybody has a right to become a gazillionaire, but not everybody will have the drive, stamina, ability, imagination, or ambition to do what has to be done to become that.

    Unless somebody is standing in the way of us exercising our rights, the fact that we are unable to or don't want to take advantage of them does not remove them as rights.
    "I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it." --Benjamin Franklin 1776

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    Re: I have a "right" to...

    Quote Originally Posted by Iwa View Post
    nah, just think about my statement. EVERYONE has the right to do ANYTHING they want for ANY given reason, but only some people are privelaged enough in this screwed up little planet of ours to be able to say I have the 'right' to do this. Im 16 years old and i already realize how the world is run. The world is run by the bushwazee. anyone that doesnt have money, according to the world, Their opinion doesnt count. Its very sad how countries are run off of power, resources, military, and other needless things. If people could only realize there is so much more to life than being at the top, the world would be so much better. If only the rich and powerful could feel what its like to stand in line at a soup kitchen.. or go to a homeless shelter to get out from the biting winds of winter...or lose their power for a day because they couldnt pay the bill because they had to feed their family....If only they knew what some commoners felt when they look across the street at the mansion where they are drinking the best wine, and eating the best foods, whenmost people barely have enough to get by. This is a cruel sick world we live in. We just have to deal with it, theres not enough people that want to change it.... if there were we'd all be so much better off...but we live in a world that is all a sick joke.
    Personally...I think the world is a wonderful place. Good...bad...tragic...happy...life simply IS. And you get to define the role you play in it. Frankly thats about as complicated as it gets.

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    Re: I have a "right" to...

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    Not at all. Everybody has an unalienable right to read and educate himself/herself, but not everybody exercises that right and some people on Earth still don't have opportunity to do so. Everybody has an unalienable right to pursue happiness in any manner that does not tread on the right of others; however, the seriously ill or disabled person may not have ability to take advantage of that right. It is still a right. Everybody has the right to express their opinions, but not everybody has opportunity for a bully pulipit from which to do that. Everybody has a right to become a gazillionaire, but not everybody will have the drive, stamina, ability, imagination, or ambition to do what has to be done to become that.

    Unless somebody is standing in the way of us exercising our rights, the fact that we are unable to or don't want to take advantage of them does not remove them as rights.
    If you told people in Africa they had an 'unalienable right' to food, water, shelter, job, safety, and now the internet...they would look at you like you didnt possibly understand how the world really works...

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    Re: I have a "right" to...

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Personally...I think the world is a wonderful place. Good...bad...tragic...happy...life simply IS. And you get to define the role you play in it. Frankly thats about as complicated as it gets.
    Thats the problem. is exactly that. people take life for granted and try their best and to some people their best isnt good enough. i would be one to know..im sure none of you here know what its like to be without a roof over your head...i for one thing do....its not fun. my mom kicked me out of the house for 2 weeks i had to fend for myself...until the police found me sleeping in a park under a slide. my mother was jailed and i live with my grandparents now in a small apartment.
    It's not rape if you scream "SURPRISE" first.

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    Re: I have a "right" to...

    Quote Originally Posted by Iwa View Post
    nah, just think about my statement. EVERYONE has the right to do ANYTHING they want for ANY given reason, but only some people are privelaged enough in this screwed up little planet of ours to be able to say I have the 'right' to do this. Im 16 years old and i already realize how the world is run. The world is run by the bushwazee. anyone that doesnt have money, according to the world, Their opinion doesnt count. Its very sad how countries are run off of power, resources, military, and other needless things. If people could only realize there is so much more to life than being at the top, the world would be so much better. If only the rich and powerful could feel what its like to stand in line at a soup kitchen.. or go to a homeless shelter to get out from the biting winds of winter...or lose their power for a day because they couldnt pay the bill because they had to feed their family....If only they knew what some commoners felt when they look across the street at the mansion where they are drinking the best wine, and eating the best foods, whenmost people barely have enough to get by. This is a cruel sick world we live in. We just have to deal with it, theres not enough people that want to change it.... if there were we'd all be so much better off...but we live in a world that is all a sick joke.
    that is amazing i...dont have words to descrie the way this post makes me feel..its just..wow.

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    Re: I have a "right" to...

    Quote Originally Posted by Iwa View Post
    Thats the problem. is exactly that. people take life for granted and try their best and to some people their best isnt good enough. i would be one to know..im sure none of you here know what its like to be without a roof over your head...i for one thing do....its not fun. my mom kicked me out of the house for 2 weeks i had to fend for myself...until the police found me sleeping in a park under a slide. my mother was jailed and i live with my grandparents now in a small apartment.
    O.o you never told me that at school. OMG that is so horrible ...im sorry that happened to you ....

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    Re: I have a "right" to...

    Quote Originally Posted by Iwa View Post
    Thats the problem. is exactly that. people take life for granted and try their best and to some people their best isnt good enough. i would be one to know..im sure none of you here know what its like to be without a roof over your head...i for one thing do....its not fun. my mom kicked me out of the house for 2 weeks i had to fend for myself...until the police found me sleeping in a park under a slide. my mother was jailed and i live with my grandparents now in a small apartment.
    Dont take for granted that some or even many havent experienced that and so much more. The question is what you DO about it...what you do with even those negative experiences. Your choices....thats ALL you really have the RIGHT to.

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    Re: I have a "right" to...

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Dont take for granted that some or even many havent experienced that and so much more. The question is what you DO about it...what you do with even those negative experiences. Your choices....thats ALL you really have the RIGHT to.
    I know I am probably not going to change your mind but this world really is a sick place. But people with riches don't really give despair a second thought. If they did try other peoples shoes they wouldn't like it.
    It's not rape if you scream "SURPRISE" first.

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