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  •  I agree with your comment. (3+ / 0-)
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    Wood Dragon, Mayfly, rktect

    This is a really good, thought-provoking diary.

    •  Rights aren't rights if someone can take them away (0+ / 0-)

      laws aren't laws if they can't be enforced

      Live Free or Die --- Investigate, Incarcerate

      by rktect on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 03:19:09 AM PDT

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      •  Then, perhaps, there are no rights? I think (0+ / 0-)

        that was the point of this diary; to help understand what a right is. If they are indeed something that cannot be taken away, then there are no rights.  You may be thinking of those 'inalienable' rights that Jefferson tried to enumerate. The diarist showed that they are not inalienable at all, but can be denied like any other.  The only rights we have are those that we agree we have.

        -7.38, -5.38 (that's a surprise)

        Why must we struggle to protect the accomplishments of Democrats of the past from Democrats of the present? -- cal2010

        by 84thProblem on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 05:26:14 AM PDT

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