From: Michael S. Lorrey <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 14 January 1999 16:57
Subject: Re: Arguments from Nonexistence. Was: Extropians and animal rights
>> Most people I know eat meat (my Girlfriend doesn't, but apart from that I
>> think everyone know does), and all of them are liberal (well, certianly
>> your definition - all fo them are in favour of government, anyway).
>Yes, another example is the anti-hunting, pro-meat eating hypocracy. I have
>more respect for vegetarians than for such hyporites....
Who's anti-hunting? I'm not. Hunting has been shown to be one of the more efficient, pain-free methods of population control for some animals. I'm against torture, not hunting.
>I'm also pro-choice, not because I don't think that the fetus is a living
>creature, I think it is, but by all international norms, a human being must
>citizen of either a country or a visitor from a UN Human Rights Treaty
>country, or from a country has diplomatic relations with the country we are
>talking about to be considered to have rights.
So now rights have to be conferred by the UN or by a country???? Aren't you supposed to be a libertarian?