This is a question (well, series of questions) I like to ask those who would create laws that govern us, and of those who analyze, comment on, report on and otherwise defend or criticize laws and their creators.
Who owns me? Do I own me? Does the state own me? Is there a public/private "partnership" of ownership? And what does "ownership" of me entail?
Most people claim not to understand the question, if I am face to face with them. Others, like Sen. Howie in the comment string on the post about him below, simply pretend it was not asked.
It could be that I am so stupid that I don't understand my own questions, but they have fascinated me for a long time. Are these issues not central to the concept of a nation conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal? Don't they go to the heart of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?