View Poll Results: Do you have a right to drive and/or fly on an airplane?

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  • Yes you have a right to drive and a right to fly on an airplane.

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  • You have a right to drive but not a right to fly on an airplane.

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  • You do not have a right to drive but you do have a right to fly on an airplane.

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  • You have no right to drive or fly on an airplane.

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    Right to drive - right to fly on an airplane.

    Do you think that you have a right to drive and/or fly on an airplane? Why?

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    Re: Right to drive - right to fly on an airplane.

    If you have a license than you have the right to drive. If you have not been disqualified for some reason, you have the right to fly.

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    Re: Right to drive - right to fly on an airplane.

    If you own your own aeroplane, and obey the proper protocols, you can fly all you want. When you hop on a commercial airline, they, as a private business, have every right to stop you from flying, subject you to their rules (within the law), same with buses, or taxis, or any business that provides you with a service.
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    Re: Right to drive - right to fly on an airplane.

    Without the proper qualifications, I don't have a right to drive or fly any more than I do the right to launch into space.

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    Re: Right to drive - right to fly on an airplane.

    You have no right to do either. If you have been licensed and have legal access to a car and have not been restricted in some way, you have the ABILITY to drive, you do not have a right. The same goes with airplanes. If you have either a license to fly them, or a ticket to get on one and have not been restricted in some way, then you have the ABILITY to fly. No rights for either exist.
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    Re: Right to drive - right to fly on an airplane.

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    If you own your own aeroplane, and obey the proper protocols, you can fly all you want. When you hop on a commercial airline, they, as a private business, have every right to stop you from flying, subject you to their rules (within the law), same with buses, or taxis, or any business that provides you with a service.
    If the "private airlines" were not continuously subsidized with our tax dollars; they would no longer be there. They are not really private since they take my tax dollars. And while private business has a large range of abilities to deny service; there are some things it may not do. It's not quite the free for all y'all want it to be.
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    Re: Right to drive - right to fly on an airplane.

    In the United States, anyway, you have the freedom to do anything which isn't a crime, and it's the government which has to justify its intrusion into your affairs.
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    Re: Right to drive - right to fly on an airplane.

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    In the United States, anyway, you have the freedom to do anything which isn't a crime, and it's the government which has to justify its intrusion into your affairs.
    This is exactly it! I may not have a "right" to drive (I'd argue a bit differently seeing how I'm paying for the roads, I'm entitled to use them). But the government cannot strip search my at their leisure if I happen to use the roads. They still have to justify their actions and show proof and intent. End of story.
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    Re: Right to drive - right to fly on an airplane.

    The idea that you don't have a "right" to fly assumes that you may only do what the government allows you to do. I believe Cephus once described it as whatever crumbs the government lets fall off the table.

    That, of course, is anathema to any concept of "freedom" and "liberty."
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    Re: Right to drive - right to fly on an airplane.

    No to either. Cephus explains it wonderfully.

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