- Jun 16, 2007
1) Nowhere in the Constitution is there a right to own a human being. You're confusing rights and laws. Our laws change daily, whereas our rights do not.This "muh rights" speech has to stop. Rights are given by people to people, and people can be wrong. Not that long ago, your rights included owning the life of another human being. Some of the people who gave you the right to bear arms enjoyed this privilege themselves. Then it was decided that it was a shitty right and was amended.
2) The difference between Europeans and Americans is that Europeans think that government grants rights, while Americans think that rights are natural and government's purpose is to protect them. In that light, most Europeans readily sacrifice their rights for some mythical greater good, while Americans fight tooth and nail to preserve their rights. In essence, get your commie hands off my guns.
Athens, as posted by Spectre upthread. Besides, many Americans would rather die trying to protect their liberty than live under tyranny.