Is Democracy Compatible with Natural Rights?

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    According to the concept of natural rights a person's rights are unremoveable from them hence the term inalienable rights but is democracy compatible with that? Consider that these rights belong to you and can't be removed from you then how is it possible that they can be voted on by everyone else? When everyone else decides you don't have those rights anymore and uses the democratic process to remove them from you then how can you say that those rights were inalienable to begin with?
     
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    short answer-- no-
     
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    They can't be voted on.

    See:Bill of Rights

    you fail
     
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    Really? I only get five listed in the constitution. Everything else can be voted on like what I eat, where I work, how much money I can make, etc, etc, etc...

    I don't know what world view you have but I sure the hell have a hell lot more freedom than the ones protected in the first amendment.

    Since you are such a big fan of the bill of rights why don't we expand our protections by just saying that the federal government only has limited delegated powers listed in the constitution so that it can't vote away every natural freedom in existence. That is my bill of rights!
     
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    Did you read the rest of them? 2-10 are definitely worth the read.

    And the Fed doesn't vote, you idiot.
     
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    Neither the Constitution nor the Bill of Rights give anyone any rights.

    In a democracy, all "rights" are defined by the rule of the mob.

    The fail is yours.
     
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    So what's this anti-democracy kick the OP is on lately?
     
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    Probably because so many prattling politicians and their media toadies go on and on and onadnonandon about how we're supposed to be living in a democracy.

    Mob rule is for barbarians.
     
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    I never said the Constitution grants rights


    America is a democracy

    once again you prove you have no idea what you're talking about
     
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    Stupid people like to act like they're educated while they fail to realize that a representative democracy is, by definition, a democracy.
     
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