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Human Life vs Human Freedom

Post#1 » Mon Oct 05, 2015 11:01 pm

Gun to your head, you have to chose one or the other, and your decision will guide humanity for countless generations to come, which is paramount, human life or human freedom?

Some context. Another mass shooting has brought gun control to the fore. Gun control is just one front in the culture wars. And as far as I can tell, the culture wars boil down to a conflict between life and freedom. Because you can't guarantee human life without sacrificing freedom and you can't guarantee human freedom without sacrificing lives.
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Re: Human Life vs Human Freedom

Post#2 » Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:23 am

Why do you need a gun to be free?
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Re: Human Life vs Human Freedom

Post#3 » Sat Oct 31, 2015 7:11 pm

I believe owning a gun is a natural right, universal and inalienable. To take that right away would be to infringe on my freedom.

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Re: Human Life vs Human Freedom

Post#4 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:47 am

I think freedom is paramount, and I am pro gun rights. I think the government is fully capable of corrupting and it's necessary for now. I also feel gun ownership is mandatory in many rural parts of the country. If you don't live somewhere where a police car shows up almost instantly after being called, a gun is a good thing to have.

One wonders though how you would apply the framing of this moral argument (human freedom vs. human life) to the abortion issue?

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Re: Human Life vs Human Freedom

Post#5 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:01 am

DeathScythe wrote:One wonders though how you would apply the framing of this moral argument (human freedom vs. human life) to the abortion issue?

That's obviously going to come down to if one thinks the fetus is a separate being with rights of its own or not.
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