From: Charlie Stross <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>He's not a nihilist; he's simply following the commonest theory of
>rights on the planet -- one that's used by just about everyone
>except Americans who've been indoctrinated with their state's
>peculiar constitutional theory -- which is that rights are
>negotiated and conditional.
John Locke's "Social Contract", a darn good idea, but we just
adopted it. I agree with Heinlein, man has no "Natural" rights.
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