Brian D Williams wrote:
> From: Michael Lorrey <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >Don't buy the con, Brian. Man has natural rights because he has
> >evolved under the laws of physics and biology to be the creature
> >he/she is. Natural Rights describe the evolved native capabilities
> >of the human animal in a state of nature. The human animal
> >survives best when he/she is free to communicate, associate,
> >wonder and worship, accumulate property, travel, and hunt and
> >defend themself against agressors. Its NATURAL.
> This seems to be merely a matter of semantics. If I was the only
> individual on the planet, there would be no laws other than those
> I imposed on myself. I of course under these circumstances would
> have no rights, and need none.
On the contrary, if you were the only person on the planet, you would be
free to do whatever you wanted. However, we do not live in such a world,
and just because we live in a world of more than one person does not
automatically imply that 'society' exists. A society is far more than
just individuals living in close approximation.
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