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laws being asses

Posted by: Gee ( si ) on April 22, 1999 at 15:27:36:

In Reply to: banana splits posted by Copenhagen on April 22, 1999 at 14:56:25:

: I think on the face of it, your life is in the hands of the legislators to do as they please.

In terms of who has the guns then maybe so - that hardly makes it correct.

: I am certainly NOT free to take my own life, given that it is against the law.

You do understand that the law is telling you that your life does not belong to you, but is the law makers to dispose of?

: Certainly you are free do do as you wish, within the boundaries of the law. Perhaps i could concede that life 'belongs' to a person, but that is a far cry from calling the life of a person the 'property' of that person.

See my response to Nikhil

: Well, the principle of utility that Mill annointed was the famous 'harm principle': You are free to do as you wish as long as it does not harm others...i suspect that denying someone a right to life would constitute 'harm'.

Following such a rule would rule out much of current govt activities.

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