OF ONE'S OWN BODY
The only issue he ducked was abortion. Although the Libertarian platform supports abortion rights, he said, the party is almost evenly divided on the question. “It’s not a religious issue,” Mr. Badnarik explained. “It’s a property-rights issue: at what point does the baby take ownership of its own body? I do not have a clear-cut answer.”
To say, "I own my body." is like a resident of New York saying, "I own New York." The city of new York has a population in the millions all living their own individual lives. They body, which one claims to own, is made up of millions of individual cells all living their own individual life.
The answer to ownership is that one never takes ownership of one's own body. One is a resident of one's body from the moment of conception, throughout one's life until one is evicted at death. The wise know this and acknowledge this lack of ownership. The fool ignores this to his detriment.
you own your house, you cannot be evicted, but if you are a tenant and
don't pay the rent, you can be. If
you are a guest, you are dependent upon the graciousness of your host.
Our body is a house in which we live.
We are a guest in it Since
we are a guest, we should be a good guest and not wear out our welcome.
To say that we own our own body is sheer ignorance of the
grossest kind. When you own
something, you have control over it.
But ask yourself, how much control over your own body do you
have? If anything we are
under the control of the body with its various lusts and appetites.
rules have been laid down for us by the owner of our bodies to follow in
order for us to be a good guest. They
are called the Ten Commandments. If
we follow them, we please the host.
If we do not, we risk the potential anger of the host.
This is our freedom of choice.
We can do anything we want to, but to everything we do there will
be a consequence which we will like or will not like.
The consequences are beyond our control.
this analogy to the realm of government.
If we think we can disobey the principles of government laid down
by the founding fathers in the U.S. Constitution, Declaration Of
Independence and the Bill of Rights, we risk the loss of our freedoms
and the ultimate destruction of the nation.
Where is our oft mentioned freedom of choice?
We have the choice to follow or not the Rules of the House or
suffer the consequences. That
is our choice.