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  • Health care

    30 26.79%
  • Food

    35 31.25%
  • Water

    39 34.82%
  • Other people's wealth

    7 6.25%
  • A job

    17 15.18%
  • A minimum or "living" wage

    30 26.79%
  • None of the above

    61 54.46%
  • Other

    26 23.21%
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    Re: I have a "right" to...

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Not in an absolute sense. If this was the case, we would not have the death penalty.
    No one said a right couldn't be violated.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    No one said a right couldn't be violated.
    Ok then. If we look at it that way, the laws of cause and effect, then no, based on your definition, there are no absolute rights.
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    Re: I have a "right" to...

    I only voted for a living wage.. not even food.

    IF you do get a job (and you're a citizen), you are entitled to a minimum or fair wage.
    Slave/near slave labor isn't fair.
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    Re: I have a "right" to...

    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
    I only voted for a living wage.. not even food.

    IF you do get a job (and you're a citizen), you are entitled to a minimum or fair wage.
    Slave/near slave labor isn't fair.
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    I saw those two options as entirely separate entities. Like one would be entitled to a living wage if they did NOT have a job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
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    Re: I have a "right" to...

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    I saw those two options as entirely separate entities. Like one would be entitled to a living wage if they did NOT have a job.
    The more I think about it, the more I agree with rivrrat: "I have a right to try and obtain all of those things."

    I would further argue that the right to peruse all of these things appears to be truly universal. I say that based on historical events where a people suppressed inevitably struggle to overcome. Whether or not they succeed is not the point, it's that no matter how oppressive a ruling force, resistance exists non the less.

    The right to resist, to peruse, even if you fail, seems irrevocable. It may very well be the only truly universal right.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post

    I saw those two options as entirely separate entities. Like one would be entitled to a living wage if they did NOT have a job.
    We had different takes on the OP.

    I was assuming that 'living wage' Only if one does get a 'job'.
    Because it alone was a separate option.

    You're not entitled to a job (as we always have unemployment), just IMO, a decent wage if you get one.
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    Re: I have a "right" to...

    Let me add as to 'Living wage'....

    I would raise the Minimum Wage to $10 an hour or More.
    We've lost all the manufacturing jobs we can anyway. We can't compete with $1 an hour in Asia or elsewhere.

    And I would kick every illegal immigrant OUT of the country (Employer fines or ID cards would do it). Those Jobs "Americans won't take", even in the field, I think they WILL at 10-12 an hour.
    IMO, It would put 2 Million Citizens BACK to work immediately.
    An inexpensive/nonexpensive 'jobs program'.

    Let's reclaim our country and remaining jobs and pay 5c/10c more for Big Mac (or lettuce) if that's what/All it takes to do it.
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    Re: I have a "right" to...

    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post

    IF you do get a job (and you're a citizen), you are entitled to a minimum or fair wage.
    Slave/near slave labor isn't fair.
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    Neither is life.
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    Re: I have a "right" to...

    Rights given in the Constitution, Bill of Rights. Don't see where job, health care, food, water, etc. was on the orginal list.

    Right not to be held without just cause.
    Freedom of (or from) religion. Freedom of speech. Freedom to assemble. Freedom to petition the government.
    Right to bear arms.
    Freedom from quartering soldiers.
    Freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures. Warrants must only be issued upon probable cause, and shall be specific.
    Criminal indictments must be by grand jury. Freedom from double jeopardy. Freedom from testifying against oneself. Right to face accusers. Right to due process. Right of just compensation for takings.
    Right to speedy trial. Right to impartial jury. Right to be informed of the charges upon which the accused is held. Right to face accusers. Right to produce witnesses for the accused. Right to legal counsel.
    Right to jury trial in civil cases. Facts found by a jury cannot be reexamined by another court.
    Freedom from excessive bail or fines. Freedom from cruel or unusual punishment.
    Right to not be a slave.
    Right to citizenship of any person born in the United States. Right to equal protection of the national and state laws. Right to be free of any law that abridges the privileges or immunities of a citizen. Right to be free of any law that deprives a person of life, liberty, or property without due process.
    Right to vote regardless of race or color.
    Right to vote for Senators.
    Right to vote regardless of gender.
    Right to vote for presidential electors if a resident of Washington, D.C.
    Right to vote even if a poll tax or any other tax is unpaid.
    Right to vote guaranteed for any person at least 18 years old.
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    Re: I have a "right" to...

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Of the following, which do you feel is a "right", i.e., a moral claim on something?
    Based on the capitalist system in the U.S. or just the world in general?

    'Cause we really don't have any rights in the U.S.


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