Post Number:#16 June 16th, 2010, 6:50 pm
whitetrshsoldier wrote:I have no "right" to do it, but I have the "opportunity" to do it. Ok, let's call it my "opportunity" to Life, Liberty, and Property.
And since my "opportunity" to continue these things implies that I require property and liberty to continue my existence, and that I will fight for self-preservation against any who attempt to end my "opportunities", does it really matter what word you use?
Well yes, I am afraid that words do matter. Words are all we have here so it is important to deploy them carefully. Having a dictionary and thesaurus handy can be a big help in that regard.
Right implies protected privilege where opportunity does not, an important distinction in this particular discussion and the reason why I used the word opportunity instead of right.