Economic Multipliers (140)
Do you know what these are?
They help CREATE wealth in systems.
Disagreement is an economic multiplier … particularly if it could save a young person’s life.
The Supreme Court weighed in on the religious rights of prisoners recently when it noted that prisoners with certain religious beliefs should be allowed to keep their beards.
Is it possible to challenge the Supreme Court of the United States?
The United States today is sending young people in the military to fight individuals who do not respect other people’s rights. For generations, U.S. military personnel have been sent forth and have tried to help safeguard the rights of individuals who are not its citizens.
They are tasked to do so on foreign soils, far from home where many individuals wish them harm.
In the United States, when people don’t respect other people’s rights, they many times end up in jail.
When the young people who are ordered to fight go through basic training, they have no ‘right’ to have a beard.
When they are ordered to go on patrols, they have no ‘right’ to stop at any particular time and pray. I imagine many of them are praying though while they are on patrol.
Unless they have some particular food allergies, I doubt that they have any ‘right’ to get any special food.
The Supreme Court has gotten its thinking backward.
If an individual has been convicted of a crime (note the word ‘convicted’), we (and the Supreme Court) should be asking what rights that individual chose to give up when they committed the crime.
If the man was not in jail, in the United States he would have the right to have a beard, pray when he wanted, eat the food that he wanted and go about his business in any way which did not interfere with the rights of others.
The Supreme Court could have refused to hear the case by saying just that: ‘If the man was not in jail (apparently for breaching other people’s rights), he would have the right to have a beard.’
Ironically, if prison officials had forced this man to have a beard because of his professed religious beliefs when all the other prisoners had none to make him ‘stand out,’ I’d believe his ‘prison rights’ were being abused.
Likewise, what would stop any individual in prison from ‘adopting’ a religion if they wanted some uncommon right protected?
If I had or was serving in the military … and particularly if I had been stationed in Afghanistan or Iraq … I’d want to file suit against the Supreme Court right now.
I believe the decision they made is jeopardizing some young person’s life … overseas.