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The Vent: Nov. 22 || human rights vs. civil rights; Obamacare;

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Posted: Friday, November 22, 2013 3:07 pm

“Why do some people think that human rights and civil rights are the same thing? Everyone has human rights, just by being human. Civil rights are the rights of a person who has legal citizenship to a specific country. If you are not a citizen, then you do not have the privileges of these civil rights. Civil rights activists should be backing the rights of citizens not the illegal immigrants, who have only human rights.”

“As an attorney, and according to himself (President Barack Obama), a pretty good one, one of the keys to being a good attorney is precision in the use of language. His statement on June 15, 2009 was, and I quote ‘we will keep this promise to the American people: If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period. ... If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan, period. ... No one will take it away, no matter what.’ Sounds pretty clear to me. To say he meant otherwise makes him a liar.”

“I fail to see how crushing poached ivory sends an anti-poaching message. It seems to me that this action virtually guarantees that more elephants will be killed. (The ones who died to yield the ivory that will be crushed can’t be brought back.) Why not let those silly, selfish people who think they need ivory trinkets/status symbols have these existing ones, at a very high premium, and use the resulting funds to help stop poaching?”

“This last ditch effort and cancellation of health care plans by health insurance companies is just another ploy to purge high risk people from their files and push the burden and blame onto someone else.”

“Progressive realization of legal ‘extortion’ — is private slush funds extracted for lawmakers in Congress. Politicians are profiting from their positions by shaking down entire industries, forcing them to pay up by threatening to pass laws that could hurt them — or not passing laws that could help them.”

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