Friday, January 21, 2011

Choice

Coke or Pepsi?  If only choices were so simple.

Life or death?

What if your choice eliminates my choice?  What if your right eliminates my right?

Does a peanut butter loving child have the right to choose to eat a peanut butter sandwich in a classroom shared by a peanut-allergic classmate?  Whose right is more important?  The right to chose what to eat?  Or the right to life and health?

Does the right to arms give a person the right to practice shooting in a public park?  Or does the right to life and safety of the general public restrict him to a special shooting range set aside for just that?

Does the right to choose how to live your life give you the right to kill your spouse if you no longer wish to be married to him/her? 

Does the right to choose to be free and unfettered give you the right to drown your four children in a bathtub?  Does it give you the right to kill the child in your womb? 

Why does choice override the most basic right of all?  The right to life.  Whose choice?  Not the child's.