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re: Yawn...

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Max 09:15 am MST 12/31/06
In reply to: re: Yawn... - La_Comtesse 09:26 pm MST 12/30/06

My point is that by nature all humans have certain rights (including the right to freedom of speech) that are innate and immutable. Perhaps you may consider reading Leo Strauss' Natural Right and History.

> Ooookay ! I didn't want to be drawn into this discussion,
> but this nature theory is in need of some very good proof
> !
>
>
> Btw: And the mentioning of God as one who gave people
> freedom of speech is one of the biggest jokes ever.
>
>
> > I think you need to differentiate between "law" and
> > "right." A right is something that is inalienable and
> > natural, perhaps given by God. A law is a human construct
> > that can either uphold rights or violate them. For example
> > it used to be lawful for Americans to purchase black
> > people. Clearly such a law was in contrast to human
> > rights. The American government didn't give the American
> > people the right to free speech, that right is given by
> > nature to all people and cannot be taken away merely it
> > can be not respected. Thus Saddam had the same right to
> > due process as the people he massacred.
>


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