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ask her not me!

Posted by: Gee ( si ) on April 20, 1999 at 16:04:39:

In Reply to: I want to buy your daughter posted by Copenhagen on April 20, 1999 at 15:27:09:

: : The idea of natural property. You own your own body and mind. direct attacks against your person are crimes against your body/mind. There are some (eg supporters of conscription, national service in other areas) who oppose this idea, and lay claim to your person.

: If you 'own' your own body then it stands to reason that you can deal with it as you deal with other property, ergo i can sell myself into slavery and have the 'property' of my body owned by another.

If you really wanted to! You have the right to dipsose of it as you dee fit.

: Attacks against your body and mind can be 'crimes' without invoking the notion of property. For instance on the basis of morals or on the basis of social utility.

If its immoral to set you aflame it immoral because the underlying idea is that your body belongs to you and is not the arsonists to dispose of. If its immoral to bomb a village because of 'social utility', it immoral because those people belong to themselves, are not there to be disposed of by others.

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