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Rights? What rights?

2013-05-07 natural rights

When I finished my second post about abortion, I promised two more on the subject.

Libertarians won’t like this, but I must declare that I do not believe in natural rights. There is absolutely nothing “natural” about rights. What we get from nature is an imperative, a drive to survive. Since we are both social and thinking animals, over a very, very long time of social and intellectual evolution we rose above the biological imperative and came to a general agreement on some basic rules to help the survival of our species.

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2013-04-08 a libertarian position-4

An intensely personal take on a very public, political subject.
I wrote the following just a few days after my birthday, but then I put it aside as I found it a little too personal. Disturbingly personal, but when I took another look at it now, I decided to share it anyway. Being this personal is the point of this blog. This issue is a perfect example of how what’s personal can meet the political.

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