Sunday, October 18, 2009

A Thought about Rights

It is apparent through the modern public discourse that there are a great number of people that have a difficult time discerning what is a right vs what is a need or desire.

I have a simple scenario that might assist.

Imagine you are alone on an island. We'll assume that you own the island and there is no dispute over that ownership. You have a right to everything that you want to do on that island. There is no government, there are no other people, you can do ANYTHING you want. Those are your rights.

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