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Is driving a right or a privelage?

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Salty, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. Salty

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  2. BigBossman

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    The proper way to distinguish a right from a privelage is that a right cannot be taken away from you. Privelages can be taken away from you.

    Driving by those definitions is a privelage. Same thing for owning a gun & voting. If you commit a felony, then you lose those "rights". So therefore, voting & owning a gun is not entirely a right.
     
  3. Spear

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    A privilege, you need to learn how to use a motor-engined vehicule, and the license tells you know how to use it " normally ". It would be too dangerous elseway :s. Again, if you get to be very sick, it's possible to become unable to drive, no ? And people are forbidden to drive, elseway they would be too dangerous (drunk, under medics, very ill ....). So i agree, it's a privilege.
     
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    You are correct!!! Also when you get the privilege to drive, it isn't your right to stay in the left lane until you get off of the highway.
     
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    If driving a car is a constitutional right then so is flying a plane.

    Difference between riding a horse and driving a car is that if a rider fell off a horse no one else got hurt.
     
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    Privilege...
     
  7. Johnv

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    A right is bestowed without merit. A privilege is earned. Driving is most definitely a privilege.
     
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