right or a privilege?

Discussion in 'Religion & Philosophy' started by pro2A, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. pro2A

    pro2A Hell, It's about time!

    I'm going to list a few things and next to each one you say if you think its a right or a privlage. If you think of more feel free to add them.

    Property ownership -

    Driving -

    College education -

    Healthcare -

    Owning a gun -

    Access to the internet -

    Having a child -

    Having a pet -
     

  2. Doc

    Doc Trust me, I'm The Doctor. V.I.P.

    Property ownership - privilege

    Driving - privilege

    College education - privilege

    Healthcare - right

    Owning a gun - privilege

    Access to the internet - privilege

    Having a child - right

    Having a pet - privilege
     
  3. English-Emo-Boy

    English-Emo-Boy Supreme System Lord V.I.P. Lifetime

    I agree with all of Scuba's answers, pretty easy to answer as their obvious.
     
  4. R1pperZ

    R1pperZ Registered Member

    Scuba Steve: Knows what he's talking about...
     
  5. PretzelCorps

    PretzelCorps Registered Member

    Property ownership - Privilege

    Driving - Privilege

    College education - Privilege

    Healthcare - Privilege

    Owning a gun - Privilege

    Access to the internet - Privilege

    Having a child - Privilege

    Having a pet - Privilege




    Despite most of us being born into developed countries, we should always remember that things are the way they are because we, as a people, made them that way.

    Value the things you have (healthcare/freedom/freely having children) --> There is always someone out there trying to take them away.
     
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2008
  6. ExpectantlyIronic

    ExpectantlyIronic e̳̳̺͕ͬ̓̑̂ͮͦͣ͒͒h̙ͦ̔͂?̅̂ ̾͗̑

    I'm not exactly sure what is meant by 'right' or 'privilege' in this context. Are we talking about whether the listed things are natural rights, or whether they ought to be legal rights? It does make a difference.
     
  7. viLky

    viLky ykLiv

    Property ownership - privilege

    Driving - privilege

    College education - privilege

    Healthcare - right

    Owning a gun - privilege

    Access to the internet - privilege

    Having a child - privilege

    Having a pet - privilege

    That's what I think... =P
     
  8. Mason

    Mason phawq

    It's all a privilege.

    That's not true. There's heaps of people that have had their children legally taken away from them.
     
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2008
  9. ysabel

    ysabel /ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5

    Same answers as Scuba. I also debated whether having a child is a right or a privilege. Finally I agree that it's a right....but "raising one" is a privilege, so if you suck as parents, then that privilege should be taken away from you.
     
  10. Steerpike

    Steerpike Registered Member

    The "obvious" answers aren't necessarily the right answers.

    If anyone has the right to the fruits of their own labor, then they have the right to own property. All people have the right to the fruits of their own labor. Therefore, all people have the right to own property.


     

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