Thursday, June 01, 2006

Meaning of the word "Rights"

I would like to try and clear up the misinterpretation that some people have about the true meaning of the word "Rights."

A "right" is; something that you do not have to ask anybodys permission for.

It is something that is not exclusive to one group of people, but not to
another, young, old, homosexual, black or white.

A right, is not something that is "given" to you by somebody else.
for example, a right to somebody elses time, money (ie tax) or property.

If you want any of these, you must either earn them, or pay for them by arrangement with their owner.

If anybody insists on taking or insisting on any of the above by force, then this is an infringement on your rights.

Most importantly though, a "right" is not gained at somebody elses expense.

Socialists declare that you have a "right" to an education, to housing, to health care, to special treatment if you are a minority group.

Socialism has changed the meaning of the word "right" to mean its opposite: "something that you are 'given' at the 'expense' of somebody else,"

The true meaning of the word "right" used to be a declaration of your independence (ie something you dont have to ask anybody elses permission for.) Now a right has become others declaration of dependence on you.

How are young people in particular ever to learn the true meaning of these words if they are to be so continuously twisted to suit the interpretation of the state.


Anonymous Ken said...

Is sounds to me that what you've described is a "privilege" which stems from acting in righteousness.

Read the scriptures and you'll see it as clear as day.

Your rights a.k.a. privileges comes from "righteousness" and if you're not operating in righteousness then you forfeit your rights...or at least that's the way it should be.

3:28 pm  
Blogger The Tomahawk Kid said...

I'm sorry Ken, but I disagree!

Here is why:

A PRIVILEGE is a special right, advantage, or immunity granted or available only to a particular person or group of people :

A RIGHT is something that is not exclusive to one group of people, but not to another, young, old, homosexual, black or white. You have the right to breath, to walk, to use your mind. These are only privileges to people who have an imaginary fictitious friend.

You are attempting to bring your fictitious friend into the equation. I have had this discussion many times before and it goes nowhere as you are unable to prove that your friend exists, but you still insist that your friend grants us these privileges.

I do not believe there is such a friend to even grant these privileges.

I say a right is something that is not given or granted by somebody else.

You are doing what the socialists are doing! - changing the meaning of the word!

Rights are RIGHTS (they are something you dont have to be given or granted)
Rights are not Privileges (or given to you by somebody else)

6:59 pm  
Blogger The Tomahawk Kid said...

Also - you say that if a person does not operate in righteousness, then he forfeits his right to these privileges.

You are saying that If I do not operate in what you say is righteousness, then I forfeit the right to breath, or walk, or use my mind to think.

I thought your god was supposed to be a forgiving god!

7:06 pm  
Anonymous Ken said...

Hey "kid",

My God is forgiving, but He is first JUST which is the true root of the word RIGHT.

As far as proving God exists, there is ample proof - you breath, you walk and you think - are just three.

As far as forfeiting those things, there is more to life than what you can see and when you cease to breath, walk and think - only one of us will be right.

I've done my research and I have had my encounter with God and the supernatural and I know I'm right.

If you're certain you are right, then show me your data and eye-witnesses to prove that God doesn't exist.

2:15 pm  

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