1. Glenn Beck’s rights are his. He can assign his rights to whomever/whatever he wants. He can assign them to Yoda, God, Allah, the Flying Spaghetti Monster… whomever he wishes. They are HIS rights. He can do what he wants with them.
2. By assigning rights to a deity, the religion then has control over those rights – see Islamic countries to see how well that works out when you’re not part of the majority religion that controls government
3. MY rights… her rights (that cute blonde over there…), and that person’s rights (that one… over there by the mailbox) – We all “own” our rights individually. That is what makes us unique individuals. I don’t agree with Beck on the nature of the Divine. As such, he may NOT assign my rights (or the rights of anyone else other) to his idea of “God”. He can give away his own rights all day long. They are his rights to do with as he pleases.
4. If he or anyone else insists that my rights “come from” (eg. belong to, and are subject to the whims of ruler ship of some other power) – then he is guilty of the equivalent of RAPE of my rights.
5. My rights are MINE – not Glenn Beck’s – and may not be assigned to anyone else. Hands off my rights.
"They are his rights to do with as he pleases."
Says who? You?
June 17, 2013 at 11:50am
LPHP: Thank you for a brief moment of sanity in this thread!
March 19, 2013 at 2:02pm
Interesting use of the the word “Shocking”….
It’s not like you’re pushing an agenda or anything????
February 28, 2013 at 7:20am
Here is the easiest way I’ve found to explain Libertarianism in a nutshell to a conservative (they don’t like the concept, and usually go away mad): Libertarianism is conservatism with obedience to the ideal that religion is a personal choice and may not be used to remove or limit the liberties of other people. – Every single point I’ve found where Conservatives and Libertarians differ can usually be traced back to a religious/moral ethic applied in a statist fashion.
I'm not sure I follow what you are saying? But I'm an agnostic conservative. So religious beliefs have nothing to do with it for me. Libertarians sound just like code pink liberals to me. I can't support any morons that blame terrorism and Islamic Jihadist on the USA. Libs and Libertarians don't know a thing about Islam. Libertarians are all neocon this and that. To me, neocon=patriot. And almost every libertarian I have herd from sounds like an Israel hating Nazi.
Try listening to Peter Schiff as a start.
Sorry replied to the wrong thing and don't know how to remove it...
Nobody blames Islamism or Jihadism on the US. Not anyone sane, anyway.
What we see, and what we point out continuously, is that we do not exist and act in a vacuum. Our actions have repercussions, some of which are not immediately known or obvious. To blunder around the world like a bull in a china shop, is to cause people to mistrust and eventually hate us and want to kill us.
You cannot pretend that we are innocent. It just isn't so. That's not to say that we're entirely to blame for everything bad in the world. But we do need to look at the part we've played, and correct that.
February 26, 2013 at 5:04pm
I’m glad to see that SE has the balls to call it like she sees it – and to stand up for the Libertarian principles of treating everyone equally under the law.
If conservatives want help standing for “Liberty” then groups like CPAC had better start embracing Liberty for everyone – not just those who meet their litmus tests.
June 29, 2012 at 8:27pm
You forgot a candidate in the story above. Libertarian Rupert Boneham is also seeking the Gubernatorial nod in this fall’s election. http://rupertforgovernor.com/
June 28, 2012 at 3:59pm
Sounds like FreePAC is gearing up to support a true Liberty based candidate for POTUS. Good thing Gary Johnson is running – since he’s the only candidate in that race that isn’t another Big Govt candidate.