Dude, you just agreed with everyone assaulting your Fifth Amendment rights. The man just told you that the rights you treasure are meaningless. He said the Constitution has no role in the rule of law.squinn wrote:I think that is well said there are of course no guarantees in life but we have as a country chosen a basic framework of common values and agreed to live under a common constitution, choosing to disregard that is cultural suicide. As to the topic at hand 13 states, with more joining have seen fit add provisions to protect what i enjoy doing in the last couple decades to their constitutions and that gives me great hope my kids will have the option to choose to enjoy the same pursuits i do, my father and grandfather did.psyon wrote:Rights are a social construct, they are an agreement between people. Contrary to what is believed, there is no such thing as an inalienable right. We may believe that certain rights are inalienable, but they aren't. The right to live is often touted as an inalienable right, but society takes that right away from people by executing them. The people around you, the people who you think opinion's should not matter on how you manage your land, they are who grant you your rights. They are who agree to uphold your rights. If at any point in time, the overwhelming majority of people are fed up with your land management practices, they can take your right to be secure in your property away. They can do this by changing laws, or by forming a mob and running you out. Either way, your right is only as strong as the support it has from the people around you.
The right to hunt and fish amendments are state protections not Federal and really only serve to protect your state right to pursue lawful activity and protects you from those that would interfere with lawful activity. (What you need is a Federal Constitutional Amendment especially with the trend towards ignoring states rights). To agree with pyson that a mob grants you your rights and can take them at will is insane.