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    Does my right to do as I will with or to my own body and property extend to acts which cause harm to another or does it not?
     
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    Who told you you have a right to do as you will or want with your body? It is illegal to commit suicide, and ingesting dangerous drugs sans a doctor's supervision will also get you arrested and punished, among other things.
     
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    How many years to ya get for suicide? How can it be illegal to committ suicide when you won't be around to face a jury of yer bones? :lol:
     
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    No, by definition if you are harming others then their rights are being violated
     
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    Someone ring the gong.
     
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    Are you going to sell tickets?
     
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    That depends on if you have the grip to get an attorney to represent you to prove the damages.
     
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    Dear JB: I find the Golden Rule applies.
    To the same degree you respect the consent of others, and don't impose where it causes threat harm or injury abuse or violation, then you have that equal capacity to enforce that standard for yourself since you follow it for yourself.

    If you believe you have the right to impose on others, even to cause harm, and you accept that other people have the right to impose on you, then you and others who share this same standard have every right to set up a social contract and live by those laws.

    If you impose a different standard on others who don't consent then this might cause conflict or violation. (I mentioned before, my standard is consent/consensus which either meets or exceeds standards on decisions made by majority-rule or judicial ruling, especially with religious disputes over policies which I believe require consent of the governed to prevent religious imposition or unfair discrimination/favor by govt)

    The problem is really where people want their consent respected while violating the consent of others; so if everyone recognized the Golden Rule, and lived by/enforced the same standards they invoke themselves, we'd have to mediate all conflicts so nobody imposes on anyone else, but all decisions are made by consensus reflecting all equally.
     
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    I think I know where JB is going with this.

    The answer is obviously "no."

    But Roe v. Wade still stands.

    I don't know why either, JB.
     
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    Does my right to life include attaching myself to your circulatory system?
     
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