Constitutional Libertarianism

Constitutional Libertarianism

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Leave it back there or take it somewhere else

Let's come to an understanding right away here.  Every individual in the U.S.A. has the same rights under the U.S. Constitution.  Unless the state has rescinded those rights as a consequence to criminal actions, each individual has those rights.

However, there are some people who come to the U.S. from other countries and even some who were several generation by birth citizens who seem to think that they have rights but certain others do not.

This is usually evidenced in families, especially parents who seem to think they have some sort of total control of their children and spouses lives.

I have bad news for you.  Your children and spouses have exactly the same rights you do.  Your religious views do not pre-empt the U.S. Constitution or state laws.  If you want to live somewhere that allows religious laws to over ride local laws, you need to move to a different country.  That's not this country.

If you somehow think that only you have gained rights, liberties and freedoms by moving to the United States, you are incorrect.  You do not get to control other peoples lives just because your religion says so.  You can offer advice, provide counsel or even warning of what consequences they may face for taking a course of action.  You can even exercise your right to not have contact with that person.  You DO NOT have the right to interfere with that other person's rights.

You don't like who your daughter dates after she is an adult?  Sorry to hear that.  She has the right to spend time with who she chooses whether you like it or not Dad.

Try to tell your son to hurt or kill someone else for breaking some family or religious rule?  He doesn't have to do it and get himself in trouble by breaking laws here.  You may not like it, but he has to use his own thinking and judgement or he will face consequences for his actions just like you will.

The U.S. was this way when you came here.  By coming here, you accepted that.  If you don't like it, there are other countries around that accommodate your religious and other ways of thinking.

When you brought your family here from somewhere else, you weren't the only one to gain individual rights, liberties and freedoms.  Your whole family did.  You need to get that in your head and do the right thing.

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