Rights again (was Re: [extropy-chat] SUV versus sedan etc)

Brett Paatsch bpaatsch at bigpond.net.au
Mon Aug 23 07:32:52 UTC 2004


> I have heard this before.  So you believe that if say, sharia law 
> became universal on earth, that humans would have no rights whatsoever 
> to oppose it?  Or that they can oppose it but not on the grounds that 
> it is a violation of their rights?   You believe in short that rights 
> are the gift of the state.   Doesn't the nature of human beings imply 
> some common requirements for their well being?  Couldn't you derive 
> rights from that common nature?

You'd have to read *all* of the thread Samantha or you will just get
your wires crossed. 

Brett Paatsch

PS: I don't beLIEve anything. I know I have covered that before. 

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