posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 04:35 PM
reply to post by brice
Maximizing profits if it's legal does no harm?
I never spoke to "legality". Every person has the unalienable right to flourish and prosper. No person needs permission from any state to do so.
No person needs any "legal" rights, which are "rights" granted by government, in order to enjoy their natural right to flourish and prosper.
If an action causes no harm, that action is done by right. This is the simple standard by which we can understand rights. Of course, there are
narrow circumstances when one has the right to cause harm, as in self defense, but outside of these narrow circumstances any action that causes no
harm is done by right and "legality" has nothing to do with it, unless some government agent thinks they have some "legal" right to suppress such
a right, then both "legally" speaking and lawfully speaking, that government agent acted criminally.
The simple fact of the matter is this. No "legal" acts need to be placed on law. What causes harm is unlawful and governments are established to
enforce law. When "legality" becomes an excuse to diminish law, this is the problem, the problem is never the individual right to flourish and
prosper. If anyone harms another in pursuit of prosperity, this is not a right, this is a crime and enforceable as such.
It is inexplicable why people would point to criminal acts to argue that this is why people can't have rights.