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nathan_long 529 days ago | link | parent

By "armed revolution" you're implying that someone has rights only if they are able to defend them. While that seems pragmatic, it actually destroys the definition of "rights".

Saying "X has a right to live" means "you shouldn't kill X." That's a completely different statement from "you will not be able to kill X."

Morality is concerned with what you are obligated to do or not do, apart from your preferences or abilities.



johnnyg 529 days ago | link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thrasymachus

This has been hashed out before. Doesn't go well for "rights" in the sense you mean.

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