Gentle Man wrote:Well you have things turned around. You seem to believe one's rights are only those that are specifically enumerated. I suggest that you read the 9th and 10th Amendments and think again.
Actually I'm countering Penguin's assertion that car ownership is a privilege, not a right. As you point out the 9th and 10th guarantee rights that are not specifically spelled out in the bill of rights.
Gentle Man wrote:According to you, nobody has a right to buy anything. Anything! Given that the Founding Fathers were huge on property rights in general, that's absurd. It's absurd even without the Founding Fathers.
The right to buy and sell property is as you say central to the rights the founders believed in, however they never spelled it out specifically. I believe the 9th and 10th cover that right just fine, but Penquin does seem to think only spelled out rights exist. Since the 2nd Amendment doesn't actually spell out a right to buy arms, there is a bit of a flaw in his logic.
Gentle Man wrote:So you think cars are registered because of their potential to cause catastrophic damage? Hard not to laugh out loud, if you're serious. Most states have no gun registration... certainly not this one. But every state has vehicle registration.
I am serious and don't... wait, no. Try not to hurt yourself laughing too loud. It's one of several reason, not the only reason. And thank you for pointing out the flaw in most states laws.