I put rights in apostrophes because I use the term 'rights' very loosely. I don't believe anyone is born with any rights but you earn them from the society that you live within at different times of your life.
(Original post by namithailoveyou)
What are rights and where do they come from? what about the rights of the attacker?
I don't think we have many rights at all. People say my;
right to healthcare
right to food and water
right to wear a pineapple on my head
right to protest
right to an education
right to be offended
They are NOT your rights at all. Rights and Requests are very different and the line is sometimes negligible in size - but there is a line.
That said, should you have a right not to be attacked in your own home by a random and unknown violent person? I'd say so. It's your house and you've earned that right because of this.
Do you have a right not to be attacked in the street? I don't think so. I don't think that it is your RIGHT to have the rest of society to respect you without question. So no. I think you have all reason to request you should not be attacked by a violent person, but I don't think it's your right. I think it's arrogant to believe that you have all these rights...
Last edited by Rybee; 06-08-2012 at 03:43.