Anonymous asked: do you believe in basic human rights?
The biggest trick the Government pulled was convincing people that it had the ability to legislate away constitutional rights. Congress cannot take them, the Supreme Court cannot take them, the President cannot take them. Through common reason it is evident that these rights belong to all human beings, and we have had it with their scheming, lies, and treasonous plots.
wait - all you people reblogging this… this is a good answer to you?
First he pulls the constitution out of his ass even though that wasn’t part of the question and then he confuses constitutional rights with human rights, which immediately invalidates the idea that that governments can’t take them away - since constitutions ARE government decree. Also, the constitution could be amended to have a “right” to health care or air conditioning or filet mignon - would that mean that those are “basic human rights” that no congress or supreme court or president can take away? What if we live in a place without a supreme court or congress or president? What if we change to a prime minister and parliament? Would they be allowed then?
Obviously, he means “yes, people have rights that governments can’t take away” but what a convoluted way to say so and pretend to sound smart while doing it.
Also, he doesn’t actually explain what these rights are except the ones in the constitution - so we have no more rights than those? And what about all the terrible ways they are interpreted? What’s the right interpretation? He doesn’t tell us, he just refers to “common reason” and that “these rights” (which rights??????) belong to humans… and then, what? “we have had it with their scheming, lies, and treasonous plots” huh? Who is us? the “their” technically refers to “all human beings” from earlier in the sentence, so we (who?) have had it with “all human beings.” But whoever “we” is is among those “all human beings.” He’s obviously referring to politicians (or, again technically, just Congress, the Supreme Court, and the President). But how have we had enough? Because… why? What happened to make you say that we have had enough when you don’t tell us who “we” refers to and how this “we” has decided they have hd enough? and how does that follow from everything else in the post?
This is a terrible answer.