Who Makes the List?

Sign listing disputed individual rightsSo there’s been this sign being shared on Facebook lately. On the surface, I think a lot of people agree with the sentiment. It’s pretty easy to say “yeah, well I choose not to drink, but it’s okay if someone else does”. Same thing for several items on the list.

But here’s the question… who has the right to decide what’s on the list and what’s not. Sure it’s easy to come up with a list that everyone can agree with. The real question is what about what’s not on the list?

What if I choose to add “Don’t like child porn? Don’t watch it”. Or “Don’t like theft? Don’t steal anything”. Or maybe “Don’t like murder? Don’t kill anyone”. Those rights have been taken away from us haven’t they? [Read more…]