Re: collecting unemployment

Subject: Re: collecting unemployment
From: "Leatta Welch" <leatta -at- mindspring -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 2 Oct 2001 11:33:18 -0500

Well said, Eric!


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From: <edunn -at- transport -dot- bombardier -dot- com>
To: Leatta Welch
<leatta -at- mindspring -dot- com>;
<TECHWR-L -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Sent: Tuesday, October 02, 2001 10:32 AM
Subject: Re: collecting unemployment

> While not an American, I have to
disagree. Our system in Canada is not so
> different so my objection applies.
> While the existence of an unemployment
insurance system may be a privilege,
> you begin to pay into one it is your
Right to receive payments back from the
> system.
> I agree that people need to learn the
difference between rights, and
> They also have to learn that many
rights guaranteed by law require certain
> responsibilities. But, while a law may
bestow a privilege upon citizens, that
> privilege becomes a right as soon as
the citizen has fulfilled their
> duties/responsibilities towards the
> This is the same as once you fulfill
your contractual requirements with an
> individual or company, you have a
right to the payment or service due to
you by
> the other party.
> The difference between the rights
bestowed on citizens by laws and those
> bestowed on citizens by constitution
or 'bill of rights' is that the two
> documents are considered higher laws
that no other law can overturn.
> Many of the 'rights' that we take for
granted in the western world are
> privileges elsewhere. Whether rights
are bestowed upon us by constitutions,
> Unemployment Insurance Laws,
collective agreements between employer
> employee, or private agreements makes
little difference.
> Eric L. Dunn
> Subject: Re: collecting unemployment
> Unemployment is a *right*?!?!?!?!
> I think not. *Rights* are "the pursuit
> of happiness" and other such *rights*
> that are mentioned in the U.S.
> Constitution and in the U.S. Bill of
> Rights.
> Please don't misunderstand. I, too, am
> unemployed and, after my severance pay
> runs out, will also apply for
> unemployment.
> But unemployment is *not* a right!
> Leatta


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