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olefty Donating Member (39 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-22-06 09:50 AM
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Is driving a privilege?
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At this point I won't say where I stand on this topic. I just
want to get a feel of where enlightened people fall on this.
The full question is:

Is driving a right or a privilege? Please explain your
position either way.

Thanks, O'Lefty
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  -Is driving a privilege? olefty  Jun-22-06 09:50 AM   #0 
  - A privilege.  benburch   Jun-22-06 09:54 AM   #1 
  - A privilege.  TallahasseeGrannie   Jun-22-06 09:55 AM   #2 
  - Legally it is a privilege  Freedom_from_Chains   Jun-22-06 09:57 AM   #3 
  - I think you've got something backwards  tedd   Aug-14-06 09:34 AM   #35 
  - Ooh thats a can of worms.  the other one   Jun-22-06 09:57 AM   #4 
  - Yes, it is  question everything   Jun-22-06 09:57 AM   #5 
  - Privileges can be taken away, rights cannot. So I say driving's a privileg  electron_blue   Jun-22-06 09:58 AM   #6 
  - I feel it's a privilege.  deadparrot   Jun-22-06 09:58 AM   #7 
  - It is a privilege.  William769   Jun-22-06 09:59 AM   #8 
  - "A privilege is something that can be taken away, a right is not."  lumberjack_jeff   Jun-22-06 10:53 AM   #13 
     - voting is a privilege, too. Not a right.  electron_blue   Jun-22-06 12:55 PM   #14 
        - Voting is neither a right nor a privilege.  Sinistrous   Jun-22-06 05:35 PM   #15 
        - I get your point, nonetheless it is something that can is earned by  electron_blue   Jun-23-06 12:58 PM   #16 
           - What?  lagged_variable   Jun-27-06 09:11 AM   #23 
              - Actually, those amendments combined basically say...  Solon   Aug-08-06 01:36 AM   #32 
                 - Actually, the Voting Rights Act of 1965  Art_from_Ark   Dec-25-10 08:25 PM   #38 
        - Silly Fifteenth Amendment...  PavePusher   Oct-24-11 08:19 AM   #52 
  - For many people it's a necessity  rman   Jun-22-06 10:02 AM   #9 
  - If it is a necessity,  quantessd   Jul-10-06 11:28 PM   #25 
  - Yes a privilege  izzie   Jun-22-06 10:02 AM   #10 
  - There isnt a thing in the Constitution about eating pizza either.  We_Have_A_Problem   Oct-28-11 09:47 AM   #54 
  - It's a right, like any other right that the gov't can take away from you  meti57b   Jun-22-06 10:13 AM   #11 
  - Driving is, of course, a right.  Sinistrous   Jun-22-06 10:34 AM   #12 
  - Try not taking the driver's test the next time you move to a new state,  electron_blue   Jun-23-06 12:59 PM   #17 
  - As I said above.....  Sinistrous   Jun-23-06 09:24 PM   #19 
  - It's more than competence. You have no "right" to drive w/o a license  electron_blue   Jun-23-06 10:32 PM   #21 
     - Freedom of movement is a right inherent in our status as  Sinistrous   Jun-24-06 02:21 PM   #22 
        - And?  Solon   Aug-08-06 01:33 AM   #31 
        - And?  tortoise1956   Jan-18-11 11:10 PM   #39 
  - I didn't have to take a drivers  petersond   Jul-13-06 06:43 PM   #26 
  - No problem.  We_Have_A_Problem   Oct-28-11 09:47 AM   #55 
  - I think we are closely aligned on this Sinistrous  olefty   Jun-23-06 01:28 PM   #18 
  - And I believe that accepting the idea that the state is in the position  Sinistrous   Jun-23-06 09:28 PM   #20 
  - I disagree...  Solon   Aug-08-06 01:30 AM   #30 
  - You just flamboyantly said that driving is a circumstantial right.  Ostanes   Sep-26-11 08:35 PM   #50 
  - This one  imandrewmurphy   Jun-30-06 01:28 AM   #24 
  - I hold it to be a right  SlipperySlope   Jul-18-06 07:48 PM   #27 
  - Driving is driving.  57_TomCat   Jul-19-06 05:29 AM   #28 
  - somewhere in the middle  Tenseiga   Jul-23-06 08:09 AM   #29 
  - The View from Canada  tedd   Aug-13-06 02:23 PM   #33 
  - It is a right. My taxes pay for the roads, ergo they are mine..  truebrit71   Aug-13-06 09:45 PM   #34 
  - Driving is a right. ... Period.  robertdaluz   Nov-15-10 09:09 PM   #36 
  - If its a right ,my rights have been denied !  NikRik   Dec-24-10 10:25 AM   #37 
  - Please CLARIFY. Driving what and driving where?  Shagbark Hickory   Jan-24-11 11:27 AM   #40 
  - Not being kept in a cage is a privilege  saras   Feb-05-11 08:10 PM   #41 
  - Driving Privilege is a fraud  Superliberty   Feb-22-11 01:02 AM   #42 
  - Access to public roads is a right. Operating a motor vehicle is a privilege...  Rabblevox   Feb-25-11 09:51 PM   #43 
  - privilege n/t  Jmaxfie1   Feb-26-11 05:02 AM   #44 
  - Privilege nt  King_David   Mar-19-11 05:53 PM   #45 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-30-11 11:37 AM   #46 
  - definitely a privilege.  libguy_6731   Aug-06-11 04:59 PM   #47 
  - Privilege.  SteveM   Aug-21-11 05:03 PM   #48 
  - Just to clarify  We_Have_A_Problem   Sep-29-11 01:52 PM   #51 
  - Privilege  WAFS   Aug-24-11 05:28 AM   #49 
  - I would consider it a right  We_Have_A_Problem   Oct-28-11 09:43 AM   #53 
  - No, we all have a right to drive  chunter   Nov-04-11 12:47 PM   #56 
     - Hmm  Shotglass   Nov-06-11 06:31 AM   #57 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-07-11 08:06 AM   #58 
 

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