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Thursday
Aug082019

UNALIENABLE RIGHT TO LIFE, LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS AND TO OWN ANY AND ALL THE GUNS THAT WE CHOOSE?.

I've read that the ancient Greek democracy failed because it did not protect the individual from the majority. If we believe that all life is sacred [precious, etc.] then we must protect the rights of the individual from the majority. So, something being good for most people does not justify it being imposed on the individual. Or does it? If we see that the right to life is being taken away from some people by individuals with assault style weapons then does any individual have the right to those weapons when exercising their right can take away the right to live for innocent people? So where do our individual rights end and the majority's rights begin? 

We as individuals are guaranteed by our constitution to be free to pursue our lives. So, any thing that interferes with our ability to pursue our lives interferes with our individual rights. But what about the rights of others, such as the rights of children and adults to not be killed by a male with an assault rifle. Their right to pursue their lives is over. So, is it right to pursue our lives if it can result in the right of others to pursue their lives be taken from them? It has been argued that it is wrong to take assault rifles from people who have not killed anyone and yet the fact of and availability of these weapons has taken the right of many to be alive to pursue their lives. I believe that it is our responsibility to protect the lives of those innocent people.  If this is true regarding guns then it must be true for protecting those innocent people from the hate being promoted on line or anywhere else. We are free to speak what we believe but not free to take away the rights of others to pursue their lives.

What do you think?