Eric wrote:Studying history...
ygmir wrote:... between ones' right to pursue happiness, and infringing on another's ability to do the same.
Elliot wrote:ygmir wrote:... between ones' right to pursue happiness, and infringing on another's ability to do the same.
That's the dilemma, yes. And now Eric has shown us that this is a philosophical matter, not a legal one. And of course it has been discussed before, as in the saying "Your rights end where my nose begins."
The pursuit of understanding continues, however unsteadily.
ygmir wrote:But, the law, came forth from the philosophical, no?
ygmir wrote:and, a "right" can be used as defense in legal matters, no?
BBadger wrote:Most civil rights, for example, are to ensure that people are able to access the same things as others (votes, facilities, jobs, sidewalks, marriage).
Ugly Dougly wrote:Elliott, check the California constitution. AFAIK it says "happiness" without the "pursuit" jazz. It's why I love CA.
ARTICLE 1 DECLARATION OF RIGHTS
SECTION 1. All people are by nature free and independent and have inalienable rights. Among these are enjoying and defending life and liberty, acquiring, possessing, and protecting property, and pursuing and obtaining safety, happiness, and privacy.
theCryptofishist wrote:I hope those kittens are okay. They seem awful small to be in those cups.
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