Saturday, November 19, 2011

The “Right to Marry” and The “Right to Carry”.

Deborah on the political i wrote a wonderful post linking two very different "rights."

The National Rifle Association leaned on Congress to pass the “right to carry” bill and our dumbnutz House of Representatives just passed it—272 to 154. The silver lining is that, in the process, they’ve laid the groundwork for a “right to marry” law.

What do you think? Please leave a comment.


  1. You may have noticed that I made the same comment here earlier. I couldn't agree more. Marriage licenses and carry licenses look a lot alike--in fact, marriages are much easier to obtain.

    Scrap the (anti)Defense of Marriage Act and pass the National Concealed Carry Reciprocity bill. It's a bright day for freedom.

  2. Does no one else have anything to say about this? Am I the only one who sees national reciprocity of concealed carry and marriage licenses as a good idea? Perhaps I am a majority of one, as Thoreau once wrote.

  3. You may have noticed what I said on another thread, I'm all for gay rights and I'm all against gun rights.

  4. Mikeb302000,

    And just why would that be? What would be the origin of the rights that you favor? I say that we have a natural right to choose our sexual partners (so long as everyone is an adult), but Dog Gone will tell us that I have to ask my society's permission before I get a right. In much of our country and in much of America's history, the consensus has been against homosexuality.

    If you don't stand on a principle, on what do you stand?

  5. That would be because as I've mentioned a time or two, I don't believe owning a gun is a "right." I dispute the applicability of the 2nd Amenement in today's society. I feel that you and yours are just trying to justify the unjustifiable with all the insistence on the "rights" business.

    You have the "right" to own a gun exactly the same way you have a "right" to own a car or any other inanimate object you want. The government can and should put appropriate restrictions on the ownership and demand certain qualifications from the perspective owners.

  6. Mikeb302000,

    Just so. I have the right to whatever I want on my own property. I also have the right to my possessions in public, so long as I'm not harming anyone else.

    One could make an argument that homosexuality goes against the interests of society and is therefore not a right. I don't agree, but I know that others make that claim. When rights are what the government or a consensus of voters say they are, I see no way to protect the rights of gays and lesbians. If, on the other hand, we say that we each have the right to do as we please unless we are actively harming others, there can be no objection to such groups.

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