Stoic News

By Dave Kelly

Thursday, March 06, 2003

United States threatens an epidemic of freedom - Daily Times.

"The other interpretation is a concept of natural law that embodies certain inalienable human rights. This more metaphysical view rests on the moral assumption that certain principles are inherent in the human condition: that “all men are created equal”, and that they are born with rights to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”, for example.

"This notion of “natural rights” has been a hot topic of debate among scholars for generations. It has its champions and its detractors in academe and the judiciary. But regardless of its logical difficulties, it probably constitutes some part of the received wisdom of most people’s political and social attitudes."


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