Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Our rights, what they are and what they are not.

Our rights, what they are and what they are not.
Written by: Carolyn Hileman

We have been hearing a lot lately about our rights and frankly a lot of it is just plain hog wash. For instance I know everyone has heard the, a woman has a right to do anything she wants with her body, interesting thought yes, correct no. In a search of all twenty seven amendments in the Bill of rights it simply does not say that. The only amendment that might even come close is amendment number four which is our right to privacy, which by the way only says that the police cannot search you or your property without probable cause.

No where in our Constitution or our Bill of rights does it say that a woman has the right to do anything she wants with her body. Now just think about this for a moment, if as the Liberals would have us to believe that a woman can do anything she wants with her body wouldn’t that include running down the road or through restaurants naked? How about injecting drugs, suicide, or prostitution? If as they say the law has nothing to say about what a woman does to her body, why is it everything except abortion is illegal?

By the way guys if you noticed no one has said you have the right to do anything with your body. Also, it might be worth mentioning that say that woman is your wife or girl friend and you are the father of the child she plans to abort, you have no right to intervene. That is right, even though it took two people to create that baby it only takes one to terminate it and you have absolutely no rights in the matter, even if you wanted a name sake, it is solely her decision.

The only other place I can think of that they might loosely define a woman’s right to do as she wishes with her body would be that phrase “ the pursuit of happiness” well hey that would mean that anything that makes you happy should be legal right? So, that means if it makes me happy to take things that don’t belong to me it is ok because it makes me happy. Say it makes me happy to go around punching people in the nose that should be legal if it makes me happy.

Most people when they get out of school forget about the constitution and the bill of rights. Then they hear repeatedly by people in the media and ACLU that this and that is our rights, no one bothers to check because it must be right it is on the news. However, in most cases these people count on our ignorance and we oblige them wonderfully. Just imagine what you could learn if you just checked it out for yourself. For instance no where in the constitution are the words church and state. The only mention of church is in the first amendment that simply states congress cannot impose their favorite religion on us nor can they keep us from practicing our own.

You would also find that there is no right to get married, it is not one of our rights it is simply something you do in your church to show the world you love one another. In other words if these rights are not spelled out in our bill of rights they are not rights and we can in no way deny a person a right that was never in the bill of rights in the first place. Wishing that it was there does not make it a right, our government is made up by rules spelled out in our constitution and in our bill of rights it has been handed down by generation after generation, and it has served us well.

It would do a person good to read it as it spells out what the government can and cannot do as well as what we can and cannot do. If we as Americans do not know what is in our own constitution and bill of rights then we deserve to be duped by every person who goes on TV and screams that their rights are being violated. If we are content to just listen to the media and the special interest groups tell us what our rights are then we have no right to complain when they amend the constitution or bill of rights to get their way. On the other hand if we know what the rights are we can fight to preserve them for us and our children.

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