Brian D Williams wrote:
> 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.
Exactly why is it "a darn good idea" if not because it works pretty well
with the facts of human nature?
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