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A Simple Yes or No Question - Should All Humans Have Equal Rights?

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posted on May, 28 2014 @ 11:44 AM
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a reply to: FlyersFan

Yes. Because, don't you want to be treated equally?
No one has the right to food that someone else has grown on their own land. Or money earned legally by someone else.
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Everyone in america has a right to education up too 12th grade.
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posted on May, 28 2014 @ 11:46 AM
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originally posted by: AngryCymraeg
Yes, everyone should have equal rights. No-brainer.

You'd think it's a no-brainer ... but take a closer look.
What exactly is 'equal rights'?
And what to do about those countries that deny equal rights?
Do they have a right not to be equal? That kind of thing.



posted on May, 28 2014 @ 11:47 AM
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a reply to: FlyersFan

Yes, I believe that true equality also means that each individual has the same access to the necessities of life.



posted on May, 28 2014 @ 11:49 AM
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originally posted by: thesaneone
No. I don't consider a murderer, rapist or traitor as being equal.

And neither does the law. Convicted felons lose their right to have equal say .. loss of voting rights. Also loss of liberty. But I think this is a case of them throwing away their equal rights, rather then them being denied equal rights.



posted on May, 28 2014 @ 11:49 AM
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originally posted by: AfterInfinity
Sex crimes provide justification for denying equal rights?


Yes. The rich and elite, who control equality for their own self-interests, have created this society in which we fear "sex crimes." Sex crimes are the worse thing ever. And you need to bow down to the Orwellian pigs, or else THEY'LL GET YOUR CHILDREN!!!!

But I did take your question out of context. Robbeh is just another brain-washed victim of the rich and the elite. America bless him (or her, but most likely him).



posted on May, 28 2014 @ 11:50 AM
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You ask should all humans have equal rights, to answer that question i would like a complete list of the rights involved.

Should a person who infringes on the rights of others have his rights protected?

Your question has got me thinking thats for sure.



posted on May, 28 2014 @ 11:55 AM
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originally posted by: AfterInfinity

originally posted by: robbeh
No.....sex crimes .. nuff said


Sex crimes provide justification for denying equal rights?
are u serious ?? animals like that dnt deserve any rights except the right to b treated as they treated ther victems ...



posted on May, 28 2014 @ 11:58 AM
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No, but we should all have equal responsibilities



posted on May, 28 2014 @ 12:00 PM
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I think insisting on rights without recognizing they imply responsibilities is where a lot of our problems come from. I may be worth linking specific rights to specific responsibilities.

I also think children may require different rights and having a child means you incur additional, possibly temporary responsibilities.

Philosophically my approach to think to the bottom of this would be to start from the assumption that any adult is sovereign and should have an explicit agreement with any organization he or she decides to proxy that sovereignty to. Practically how to best implement that is not a simple issue. And we can dream



posted on May, 28 2014 @ 12:08 PM
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originally posted by: FlyersFan

originally posted by: LittleByLittle
The problem with humankind is that there is a lot of interest groups that do not allow equal opportunity and in fact enslave people in Systematic Ponzi schemes with debt based economy in the name of their freedom to be greedy even if it kills people and cause a lot of suffering.


Is equal opportunity necessary for 'equal rights'? And if so, wouldn't you need a socialistic world government in order to implement absolute equality all through every society around the world??


Maybe.

From my point of view we have a fascistic world government working behind the schemes (maybe with the exception North Korea and Iran) in form of corporations to big for the politicians to oppose where we are using socialistic measures to collectivize cost/losses. Profit trickle to the top while the many pay for everything.

Just look at the minimum wage and for instance Mcdonalds. You take taxes by the state to pay for benefits that is needed for people to live on minimum wage with the help of corrupt politicians and corrupt media. US is starting to be like Soviet Russia. Another version of state capitalistic power pyramid where the oligarchs rule and Politicians rule the people in the name of "communism".

I do not have anything against people getting more/luxuries if they buckle down. The problem I have is that it has gone from getting what you deserve to insane rampant greed no matter the damage to others and nature.

The African bank Ponzi scheme is another example. The western banks dump a lot of loan on corrupt politicians and let them steal the money and keep feeding on the inhabitants in Africa in interest on loans that never will be repaid thru increased taxes and forcing the countries to make bad deals with companies for their natural resources. Then go in with Aid and force the countries to sell of national companies in exchange for the money needed to pay the interest to banks.

I wonder if anyone in Africa would have starved if the western banks/society where not "helping" Africa.
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posted on May, 28 2014 @ 12:11 PM
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originally posted by: robbeh
No.....sex crimes .. nuff said


Bloodthirsty scum.

So, when a child is abused sexually, you want to abuse the abuser.

But when that child grows up to abuse children, they deserve no sympathy?

People like you are just as screwed up in the head.

Criminals are in need of HELP...

Not whatever your twisted, unenlightened opinion of "punishment" seems to be.

God help us.

We are ALL monsters.
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posted on May, 28 2014 @ 12:16 PM
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Hell yes. Right to vote. Right to free speech. Right of Habeas Corpus. Right to have consensual sex with anyone of a legal age and not get stoned to death. Right to put your hand up and say "Hang on, that's illegal as hell" when the Government tries to do something stupid.



posted on May, 28 2014 @ 12:16 PM
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originally posted by: thesaneone
No.
I don't consider a murderer, rapist or traitor as being equal.


I think the thread should be changed then to. Should all babies have equal rights? One could argue the inequality of rights for babies is what creates murderers, rapists and traitors.



posted on May, 28 2014 @ 12:18 PM
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Yes.

Or: which rights of yours would you approve of me taking away?



posted on May, 28 2014 @ 12:18 PM
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a reply to: FlyersFan


Everyone should have equal rights EXCEPT those in office who have ever signed anything that takes our rights away.
Firepiston



posted on May, 28 2014 @ 12:25 PM
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The flesh says yes the spirit says no



posted on May, 28 2014 @ 12:26 PM
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No.

Only the elites, the super wealthy, politicians, cops and those in positions of power should have rights.

The rest of us should be treated like peasants. Slaves to debt and subject to rules, regulations and laws which dont apply to them.

[/sarcasm off]

But seriously, its not even a question of "should we". EVERY individual (regardless of what our government would have you believe) is born with certain inalienable rights.

The rights which the Constitution sought to protect werent just meant for Americans, it was a model for the entire world.

Which is what makes the actions of our government that much more horrendous. Our government should be upholding these inalienable rights.

Instead, they are constantly looking for ways to violate these rights, using loopholes and twisted definitions to try and justify their agendas.

"Enemy combatant", "insurgent", "terrorist"... all technical terms used for the specific purpose of denying fundamental human rights.

This is exactly why Harry Reid referred to the Bundys and their supporters as "terrorists". His goal is to deny these people of their God given or naturally occurring rights.

Absolutely shameful.

We're not talking about some 3rd world cesspool, we're talking about the so called "leader" of the "free world".

They are literally trying to dismantle the Constitution everyday, especially the 2nd and 4th Amendments.

If this is what the US has become, what can we possibly expect from other nations?


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posted on May, 28 2014 @ 12:27 PM
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Yes but I think all politicians should be tested for psychopathy and then a vote on what to do with them :>) a reply to: FlyersFan ETA and any one that is in a position of authority or someone who is employed to carry a weapon


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posted on May, 28 2014 @ 12:28 PM
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originally posted by: deadeyedick
The flesh says yes the spirit says no

Oh goodness. Would you elaborate on that? This could be interesting ....



posted on May, 28 2014 @ 12:30 PM
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a reply to: FlyersFan

The world wouldn't even be able to agree on food rights. Think of all things involved and how humanity's cultures value their differences. Which way would be the way? You cannot begin to define food rights. Humanity is really sensitive about food. Attempting to have one set of standards? Efficiency over culture? Never going to happen! And I am just talking about food! We would all fight a war for our preferred way of life, even if the only conflict was cuisine. Equal rights within Cultures, not across the board forcing all cultures to assimilate into one. Equal rights, equal protections for those who choose to assimilate if they cannot obtain freedoms in their own cultures which they desire or feel globally entitled to. We are already doing this, it is just a slow and painful process. You cannot undo millenia of culture to appease equality of someone's design, no matter how well intentioned. Keep sending aid, food, etc., but only upon request. Do not mess with perceived entitlements within existing cultures other than your own. Wars start over less.


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