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  •  Neither are responsibilities (1+ / 0-)
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    raincrow

    I have the right to run down the street and swing my arms around. But I also have the responsibility to not smash people in the face while I do it. If I do smash someone in the face, there are laws under which I should be punished.

    The on-air hate-spewers are exercising their rights, but they have abandoned responsibility for exercising them properly.

    Member, The Angry Left.

    by nosleep4u on Wed Mar 11, 2009 at 01:28:33 PM PDT

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    •  parallel to example I use with my students (0+ / 0-)

      to explore the possible conflict of rights.  I begin swinging my arms talking about my right to do so, and as I get close to a student, you will see the student start to tense and lean back, whereupon I note the student has a right to keep the same nose.  How do we resolve the possible conflict in rights?  Done because of the idea of the point of another person's nose.  

      do we still have a Republic and a Constitution if our elected officials will not stand up for them on our behalf?

      by teacherken on Wed Mar 11, 2009 at 04:41:25 PM PDT

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