Tag Archives: Individual rights

The Godless Constitution

There is, among rightwingers predominantly, though not exclusively, a rather persistent misconception that the United States is at its roots a religious nation. This is demonstrably false, and rather easy to verify, as we shall see in a moment, but first let us note that the subject is significant (and becoming more so) not because…

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“Fetal Rights,” Abortion, And Public Funding Of Abortion

By definition, a fetus does not possess rights because the things in nature that give rise to rights are human individuation and the power of choice, which in turn gives rise to moral agency. A fetus, however, is the diametric opposite of individuated: it lives parasitically (in a literal sense) off of an individuated host.…

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Individual Rights

Rights are a formal codification of human freedom. Rights state explicitly the fact that no other person or institution has rightful jurisdiction over the person or property of another. Justice — also known as equity — is nothing more or less than the legal recognition of each and every individual’s right to her own life…

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Natural Law

Bill Whittle gives a good explanation of natural law:

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Global Warming

Politically, global warming and climate change have little if anything to do with climate science, and the fact that this subject has become such an overwhelming political issue is a fine testament to how poorly the world understands the legitimate functions of government, and why those functions are legitimate. Indeed, it turns out that the…

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Godless Constitution

There is, among rightwingers predominantly, though not exclusively, a rather persistent misconception that the United States is at its roots a religious nation. This is demonstrably false, and rather easy to verify, as we shall see in a moment, but first let us note that the subject is significant (and becoming more so) not because…

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