“Rights aren’t rights if someone can take them away. They’re privileges. That’s all we’ve ever had in this country, is a bill of temporary privileges. And if you read the news even badly, you know that every year the list gets shorter and shorter.” ~ George Carlin
“Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws” ~ Plato
“You only have power over people as long as you don’t take everything away from them. But when you’ve robbed a man of everything, he’s no longer in your power—he’s free again.” ~ Alexander Solzhenitsyn
“The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.” ~ Cornelius Tacitus, Roman Historian and Politician
What natural rights do we really have when everything has been made a privilege that you need a license to do? We are all slaves to this system! Even our Constitutional Rights have been turned into government privileges by corrupt politicians seeking money and power by exploiting the population. The schools have dumbed people down so much, most people don’t even understand the difference between a right & a privilege. Our society has been so completely brainwashed to the point most people literally think Government Privileges are Rights.
Government Privileges Are Not Rights.
All rights are absolute. The definition of an absolute right is a right limited only by the equal rights of others.
What part of “Shall Not Be Infringed” do people not understand?
High School Diploma/College Degree = “License to work” (Unschooling disrupts this)
Politicians infringe upon the rights of the people:
“Sooner or later, the people in this country are going to realize the government doesn’t give a fuck about them. The government doesn’t care about you, or your children, or your rights, or your welfare or your safety. It simply doesn’t give a fuck about you. It’s interested in its own power. That’s the only thing. Keeping it, and expanding it wherever possible.” ~ George Carlin
“It guarantees freedom of expression by prohibiting Congress from restricting the press or the rights of individuals to speak freely. It also guarantees the right of citizens to assemble peaceably and to petition their government.”
“Freedom of speech is a principle that supports the freedom of an individual or a community to articulate their opinions and ideas without fear of retaliation, censorship, or legal sanction.”
Free Speech and the freedom to peacefully assemble (protest) have been vehemently attacked over the years and today we are living in 1984 where we must ask the government permission to peacefully protest and many people are arrested for exercising their Freedom of Speech.
“Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
“The right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
The Gun Control Act of 1968 turned the Right to Bear Arms into a government privilege by requiring a license to own a gun and shortly after The Federal Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) was created to issue issue firearms licenses and conduct firearms licensee qualification and compliance inspections. Gun Control doesn’t control criminals because laws don’t prevent crime.
“If guns kill people then pencils misspell words, cars make people drive drunk and spoons made Rosie O’Donnell fat.” ~ Author Unknown
“Civil Wars happen when the victimized are armed. Genocide happens when they are not.” ~ A.E. Samaan
“A system of licensing and registration is the perfect device to deny gun ownership to the bourgeoisie.” ~ Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
“Gun control means control. It means control for the government and the government starts controlling the people.” ~ Luke Scott
“To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them." ~ George Mason
“An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.” ~ Robert A. Heinlein
“Where you have the most armed citizens in America, you have the lowest violent crime rate. Where you have the worst gun control, you have the highest crime rate.” ~ Ted Nugent
“Laws that forbid the carrying of arms … disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed one.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
“To ban guns because criminals use them is to tell the innocent and law-abiding that their rights and liberties depend not on their own conduct, but on the conduct of the guilty and the lawless, and that the law will permit them to have only such rights and liberties as the lawless will allow. … For society does not control crime, ever, by forcing the law-abiding to accommodate themselves to the expected behavior of criminals. Society controls crime by forcing the criminals to accommodate themselves to the expected behavior of the law-abiding.” ~ Lysander Spooner
“If gun laws in fact worked, the sponsors of this type of legislation should have no difficulty drawing upon long lists of examples of crime rates reduced by such legislation. That they cannot do so after a century and a half of trying – that they must sweep under the rug the southern attempts at gun control in the 1870-1910 period, the northeastern attempts in the 1920-1939 period, the attempts at both Federal and State levels in 1965-1976 – establishes the repeated, complete and inevitable failure of gun laws to control serious crime.” ~ Senator Orrin Hatch
“The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.” ~ Ayn Rand
“There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What’s there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced nor objectively interpreted – and you create a nation of law-breakers – and then you cash in on guilt. Now, that’s the system, Mr. Rearden, that’s the game, and once you understand it, you’ll be much easier to deal with.” ~ Ayn Rand [Atlas Shrugged, 1957]
“Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through.” ~ Jonathan Swift
“Neither the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt." ~ Samuel Adams
Just a friendly reminder, we had more freedoms under Great Britain prior to 1776 than we do right now: