Thursday, September 6, 2007

Most Important Civil Liberty: "The Right to be Kept Alive"......

Mitt Romney on using intel to prevent terrorism:

8 comments:

Costa said...

Mitt Romney smirked as he said that "our greatest civil liberty is the right to be alive." What about people who were enslaved, falsely imprisoned or in concentration camps? Or more recently those who are the victims of unlawful searches, nanny-statist legislation and corruption? Perhaps the "Live Free Or Die" state of New Hampshire should change their motto to "Just Happy To Be Alive."

James said...

Thanks for your comment...truly, but I don't see your logic. I just think differently that's all....not to confuse everyone, but how the heck can you "Live Free or Die" if you haven't been given the right to live in the first place?

James said...

P.S. Sorry it took a while to post your comment....I filter for the sake of keeping this a clean blog.

Anonymous said...

How can you live if you are not free?

James said...

Interesting point, but I think you're taking it out of context. We are still living in America......I don't anticipate losing my freedom any time soon.

When we think of civil liberties are we thinking of freedom or "special" rights?

lari said...

Then by this logic, we should just get rid of all our civil liberties so that our government can micromanage everything we do. Imagine all the crime that could be prevented if everyone's phone was being monitored and imagine how well we would be able to keep track of people if they had a national id card and a chip implanted in their necks.
The founding fathers must've been silly to fight against the English. I mean after all, they let them be alive, they (the English) just didn't let the colonists have representation in their government. That's nothing! Those silly founding fathers and their silly mottos like, "Give me liberty or give me death." How foolish of them to place their liberty before their own lives.

Larry said...

The constitution guarantees our rights - our god-given rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness... the right to do whatever we like as long as we don't deprive someone else of their rights. Like murder deprives someone of their right to life.
We have lost all but two of the rights guaranteed by the Bill of Rights.
Romney is saying that he agrees that we should give up our liberty for security.
Well, he can give up his rights... but not mine.
If you want to give up yours... then move to the UK.

This is a post-1776 world... and Romney's comments are treason.

James said...

"The constitution guarantees our rights - our god-given rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness... the right to do whatever we like as long as we don't deprive someone else of their rights. Like murder deprives someone of their right to life."

To me, that is what Romney is fighting for--murder deprives someone of their right to life--what do you think 911 was?

What civil liberties are we going to lose with the security Governor Romney talks about? I'm not a terrorist, I don't socialize with terrorists, I don't listen to radical islam......just how exactly are my freedoms going to be jeopardized? I only see my freedoms being kept safe. You can honestly say that we shouldn't be made aware of a terrorist plot because we aren't supposed to hear what they're plotting?

I'm in the military by the way. I know firsthand how our freedoms are preserved. Our freedom was bought with blood and as far as global jihad is concerned, it may have to be preserved by blood as well.

I'm all for a President who will root out terrorists, because I know that protects our freedom.