- Location: Austin, Texas
- Joined: June 2013
, "What do you have against the protection of your fellow human beings?" -Dan Anderson
"Sparta must be regarded as the first Völkisch State. The exposure of the sick, weak, deformed children, in short, their destruction, was more decent and in truth a thousand times more humane than the wretched insanity of our day which preserves the most pathological subject, and indeed at any price, and yet takes the life of a hundred thousand healthy children in consequence of birth control or through abortions, in order subsequently to breed a race of degenerates burdened with illnesses." - Adolf Hitler
Dan Anderson, What have you got against decency and humanity?
The constitutionally recognized rights that are commonly violated by "shut down" orders are included, but not limited to, the ones below:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
It is the responsibility of the person threatened by covid 19 to take measures to protect themselves that do not infringe on the rights of others. The rights of people do not end where other's fears begin.
Your argument is the equivalent of saying that everyone should be required to carry an umbrella everywhere all the time whether they think its going to rain or not and whether they care if they get wet or not.
Life is a roll of the dice which is all probability and probability is a science rooted in the most basic of natural laws, mathematics. One's understanding of this natural law, like all others, sorts the winners from the losers.
When human ideas are not grounded in the reality of nature they are baseless and will collapse. The misery and cruelty of humanity have their source in the ungrounded, unnatural ideas that humans think should be true and real but aren't. Bullfrogs should have wings so they won't bump their a$$es on the ground, but they don't. Not being human however, bullfrogs have not declared wings their right and have thus saved themselves and others a lot of misery.
If I had my preference Ron Paul would be a candidate. It has been said that voting for the lesser of two evils is still voting for evil but it seems evil is always the only option. Another way of putting it is that if voting made a difference it would be illegal.