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    Re: Florida high court sides with governor on felon voter rights

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    I mean, one could argue that in that case there are no rights, only government granted privileges.
    Indeed, one way of looking at "rights" is that they are actually "fundamental freedoms" and that those "fundamental freedoms" are derived from the type of society that the populace wants to live in.

    They are not so much "rights" as they are "things that are essential to our society as we want it to be".

    And, since "The Government" only exercised the power delegated to it by "The People" then those "rights" are actually only what "The People" want them to be.

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    Re: Florida high court sides with governor on felon voter rights

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    What do you consider the difference between a privilege and a right?
    As a sufficient but not necessary condition, if the United States Constitution literally calls it a right, it's a right.
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    Re: Florida high court sides with governor on felon voter rights

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    Yes because no American can escape paying US taxes. Whether in space or living anywhere on earth.


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    Then they should have a say, right?

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    Re: Florida high court sides with governor on felon voter rights

    Quote Originally Posted by AProudLefty View Post
    Then they should have a say, right?
    First amendment rights have not been taken away, restricted perhaps, but not taken away.
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    Re: Florida high court sides with governor on felon voter rights

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    First amendment rights have not been taken away, restricted perhaps, but not taken away.
    I was talking about voting.

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    Re: Florida high court sides with governor on felon voter rights

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    As a sufficient but not necessary condition, if the United States Constitution literally calls it a right, it's a right.
    How did the people who wrote the Constitution come to the conclusion of what is and is not a right?
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    Re: Florida high court sides with governor on felon voter rights

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    How did the people who wrote the Constitution come to the conclusion of what is and is not a right?
    Absolutely irrelevant. The right of citizens of the United States to vote is explicitly, verbatim protected by the Constitution.
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    Re: Florida high court sides with governor on felon voter rights

    Quote Originally Posted by AProudLefty View Post
    I was talking about voting.
    Thatís nice.


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    Re: Florida high court sides with governor on felon voter rights

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    Absolutely irrelevant. The right of citizens of the United States to vote is explicitly, verbatim protected by the Constitution.
    There are a few references, but it is not specifically enumerated directly in the Constitution.


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    Re: Florida high court sides with governor on felon voter rights

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    That’s nice.
    Thanks.

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