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Has the state got the right to intervene?

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Mr Walheim, Feb 9, 2006.

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  1. Mr Walheim

    Mr Walheim Member

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    Hi Guys,

    To what extent and by what right may the state intervene in your private conduct which causes no direct harm to others? (Nothing to do with firearms really - more so to do with indivduals expressing themselves in their own home i.e sexual acts sado -machiscism - and all other issues that wouldn't directly harm anybody else. Consenting adults)

    2) Also what do you think is the law job?

    3) What isnt the laws job?

    4) And are there other mechanisims in place to police things?
     
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  2. Derby FALs

    Derby FALs Member In Memoriam

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    AS far as firearms are concerned?
     
  3. erik the bold

    erik the bold Member

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    Care to be a bit more specific or comprehensible? :scrutiny:
     
  4. Lucky

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    States don't have rights, they have powers. People have rights. Rights protect you from powers, they constrain powers. A state can do whatever it wants, so long as it has the power. Look at the written constitutions of the USSR and many Bananna republics, they read like great places to live. But the state has the power, so that piece of paper 'guaranteeing' rights is worthless.

    IMO constitutions 'guarantee' rights only based on the will of the citizens to enforce it. If citizens don't care to enforce their rights on the government in question, then that gov't will expand to fill the vacuum of power.
     
  5. JerryM

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    States have a lot of authority to intervene in one's actions, and life. That has been proven a many times.

    I cannot think of a single Constitutional "right" that is without limitations.

    Without more details I doubt anyone can give an answer that you want to hear about the subjects that you have not shared.

    Individuals do not have the right to live any way they desire, or do whatever they want making their own judgments as to who is affected or to what extent.

    Jerry
     
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