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JonQ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-06-09 04:10 PM
Response to Reply #95
100. I want them to be treated as rights
guaranteed in the constitution, not as some other object that can be banned easily. Nor do I want the government being given license to harass and penalize those who use it.

Rights should be treated special as in guaranteed; does that not = treated special as in singled out for special limitations.

For instance, do you feel we should have to get a special license from the government to be eligible for free speech? And should we ever misuse it, or find ourselves afoul of the law in some other way (or indeed, be victims of a crime), have that right taken away for life? The first amendment is special isn't it? Certainly beyond say, parking laws. So that should come with certain responsibiliites.

To deny the government the right to arbitrarily strip you of this right and penalize you for whatever they consider a misuse would deny all responsibility you have to use it responsibly. No?

Or is in fact the 2nd amendment the only "special" right?
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