Sunday, August 8, 2010 6:56:03 PM
"INTHE OPINION of one judge it's unconstitutional. IN THE OPINION of SEVEN MILLION VOTERS it`s OK."
Seven million voters have no authority to decide whether or not a law is unconstitutional- they can only decide if they want it or not. Voters can pass a law that you have to wear red socks on wednesdays under penalty of death- that doesn`t make it constitutional, and it will be swiftly shot down by the courts.
Saturday, August 7, 2010 9:42:06 AM
The concept of sovereignty is lost with you CrakrJak. All rights are reserved to the people. Restrictions are placed on the authority of the powers of government. Murder is unlawful not because the people do not have the right to kill but that those that are killed have had their right to life infringed. It is the right of the people to have property and possessions on their person and also to be secure in their property and possessions, this includes narcotics as it is narcotics are not specifically abolished by an amendment. Where abortion is conflicting is on the basis of when does a child, infant, fetus, or embryo have the sovereign right of life and when that right should be protected. Suffrage of those 18 or older is not a restriction of rights but a restriction of responsibility. Rights and the responsible exercise thereof is directly correlated.
Saturday, August 7, 2010 1:17:05 AM
Heureux: You reached so far on that supposition, I'm surprised it didn`t break your back.
We have restricted peoples rights in this country. For instance, It`s not your right to kill someone. It`s not a 17 year old`s right to vote, It is not your right to possess scheduled narcotics.
These lines are much older than our country. I didn`t draw them. You don`t get to the right to cross them just because of your lifestyle choice. It is nothing like a persons race, color, or creed. This is not about `civil rights` this is about a new special right. There never was a `right` to same-sex marriage, Just as there was no `right` to have an abortion. In fact, The constitution doesn`t mention marriage or abortion anywhere in it`s text. That means it`s a power to be left up to the states to govern. NOT for activists judges to decide!