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EVERYONE SHOULD BE GUARANTEED THE "FIVE PRIME NECESSITIES OF LIFE"; FOOD, WATER, SHELTER, CLOTHING AND MEDICAL ATTENTION (EVEN ILLEGAL ALIENS); HOWEVER, ANY OF THESE "FIVE PRIME NECESSITIES OF LIFE" MUST NEVER BE ALLOWED TO BE MANIPULATED FOR POLITICAL GAIN!
POLITICS IS NOTHING MORE THAN DOING WHAT IS NECESSARY (BOTH, DEMOCRATIC AND REPUBLICAN PARTIES) TO GET ELECTED/REELECTED. OH, THERE IS BIPARTISANSHIP BETWEEN THE TWO; HOWEVER, ITS ALL ABOUT GRID LOCK (THAT'S WHERE THEIR PRIORITIES "LIE") AND NOT THE NATION'S PROBLEMS!
IN MY OPINION, AFTER THE NOVEMBER 6, 2012 ELECTION, THE HOUSE WILL REMAIN REPUBLICAN, THE SENATE WILL REMAIN DEMOCRATIC AND IT DOESN'T REALLY MATTER WHO GET'S ELECTED PRESIDENT. GRID LOCK WILL REMAIN AND BOTH PARTIES WILL CONTINUE TO MANIPULATE THE PEOPLE! IT SEEMS THE DEMOCRATIC PROPAGANDA MACHINE IS A TAD BETTER THAN THE REPUBLICAN PROPAGANDA MACHINE; THEREFORE, PRESIDENT OBAMA WILL PROBABLY BE REELECTED!
BOTH PARTIES ARE TROLLING FOR THE MINORITY VOTE, ESPECIALLY THE HISPANIC (ILLEGAL OR OTHERWISE) VOTE! THAT TELLS ME THAT BOTH SIDES CARES LESS ABOUT THE MAJORITY VOTE!
NATURAL VERSUS LEGAL (CIVIL) RIGHTS!
Natural and legal rights are two types of rights theoretically distinct according to philosophers and political scientists. Natural rights are rights not contingent upon the laws, customs, or beliefs of any particular culture or government, and therefore universal and inalienable. In contrast, legal (Civil) rights are those bestowed onto a person by the law of a particular political and legal system, and therefore relative to specific cultures and governments. (Wikipedia)
Natural rights are rights that it's believed is important for all people. These rights are often viewed as unalienable, meaning they should never be taken away. The concept of what are natural rights has varied throughout history.
The idea first came up in ancient times, but was discussed most famously by English philosopher John Locke. Locke said that the most important natural rights are "Life, Liberty, and Property". In the United States Declaration of Independence, the natural rights mentioned are "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness". The idea was also found in the Declaration of the Rights of Man. It is viewed by Locke, Jefferson, and others that the purpose of government is to protect peoples' natural rights through a social contract. (Wikipedia)
CIVIL (LEGAL) RIGHTS!
Civil rights are rights that all *citizens (legally) in a country have. The civil rights of a country apply to all the citizens within its borders. These rights are given by the laws of the country.
Civil rights include freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, and freedom of assembly. Civil rights also include the right to own property and the right to get fair and equal treatment from the government, from other citizens, and from private groups.
In democratic countries, a (legal) person's civil rights are protected by law and custom. The constitutions of many democracies have a "Bill of Rights" that describes the (legal) person's liberties and rights.
A court of law decides if a (legal) person's civil rights have been violated. The courts also decide the limits of civil rights, so that people do not use their freedoms to take away the rights of other people.
Citizen - a member of a group membership of Sovereign People that have Equal Rights, Liberty, Freedom, who consent to form and maintain a Government that protects these rights. The Government serves to admit (legal) & exile (Illegal) people from this citizenship/Vessel, in order to uphold and protect these Rules and Rights.
Those who are born within a Government Border, are considered to be a Natural born Citizen.
Naturalized Citizen - People can also be naturalized citizens, if one was born/belongs in one Government but switches and LEGALLY qualifies to being a citizen of another Government, they are considered to be a naturalized citizen of that Government, and lose prior membership with their former Government.
MY QUESTION IS: WHY, AS A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES DO I HAVE TO PROVE THAT I AM A CITIZEN OF THIS COUNTRY TO VOTE AND THE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS (UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS - POLITICAL CORRECTNESS TERM) DO NOT HAVE TO PROVE THAT THEY ARE LEGAL CITIZENS - ISN'T THAT REVERSE DISCRIMINATION AND A VIOLATION OF MY CIVIL RIGHTS AS A LEGAL U.S. CITIZEN?
"BONUM COMMUNE POLITICUS" (For the common good of the Politician)