In that case, you have no rights, since you cannot possibly beat the state.kubel wrote:I'm not a believer in traditional rights anymore- you know- the kind that are magically bestowed upon us by a deity and then secured by some document that a state promises to obey. The only rights you have are the ones that you are successfully able to defend against a more powerful and more equipped state. The constitution doesn't guarantee rights. The state doesn't protect them. In the end, it's just what they decide to allow us to have.
I guess any individual, no matter how powerful or well armed, will eventually loose to a better organized group of individuals ('state').
So its better to have good agreements and support them. I.e. a constitution with enough people willing to accept and support it.