Originally Posted by Mjolnir
O Rly? Ever heard of wardriving?
P.S. Close only counts in handgrenades and horseshoes. Getting "almost the right house" is not justifiable.
Why are some people so intent on giving away all of humanity's sovereign rights to deal with an isolated problem that could probably be solved without turning us all into serfs? You can give up your unalienable rights, but don't speak for me, kay?
I am familiar with wardialing
I have sacrificed my rights once for the US when I decided to fight for this country, a country I was not even born in, yet I still fought and sacrificed. I served and fought for this country so that Joe Blow America could go do what ever it is he does every day. You only truly know what you have, when it has been taken away from you. I feel I have earned these inalienable rights.
Today I see many young Americans everywhere with this "entitled" feeling of rights. Rights that they have not earned, not worked for, but inherited. Your attitude of protecting "the rights" is an apathy which allows criminals to be criminals and hurt people. Therefore the thing that you cling to, is no longer guaranteed to save your life/wellbeing, or those that you care for.
While you have your "impenetrable rights", I want you to think about the child who is the victims of these sex offenders and criminals. Who is defending their rights, and bringing the perpetrators to justice? What perfect system do you have to help these kids? It is so easy to be hiding behind the amendments watching/glancing occasionally at people get hurt left and right, when it doesn't affect you, your children, or your friends and family. By protecting the criminals through convoluted litigation and red tape, you are withholding the Rights of the victims to get justice.
I can sleep at night, because even if I am wrong through technicality and Constitutionally, I know I am right morally. Can you say the same?
Our forefathers had no anticipation of how devious and criminally adept we truly are as a species, and we continue to out do ourselves.
You don't have to agree with me, but please don't insult me by insinuating I want to be a mindless zombie to be safe. Its the weakest, most used argument for demonizing ones ability to see the greater good. I see the dream world that many people want for America, and then I see the colder reality of America. They have diverged, the world has changed, and so have we. Making any system we set forth more than 200 years ago, probably in need of serious tweaking.
I truly wish I knew more of the intricacies of our system to better describe its weaknesses and to fix them. When I see real crime going unpunished, I see a complete system failure, and I am not quite sure why I am the only one at times that feels this way.Edited by RagingCain - 5/4/11 at 9:28pm