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they do

Posted by: Gee ( si ) on April 28, 1999 at 11:21:43:

In Reply to: Idealism vs reality posted by bill on April 27, 1999 at 17:37:59:

: Do individual rights entail social obligation?

They do, the obligation to accord otehr the same liberty you have. Ie dont mug them, defraud them, rule them

: May I continue to run my Single shelled oil tanker through Prince William Sound? Or release toxics from my factory into the air or aquafir?

Not when it contradicts the above. A common fallacious belief about individual liberty is that its a form of hedonism, it isnt.

: Wouldn't a discussion of whether the police are individuals or a "free association" be quite irrelevent to their Function?

They would be accrorded the same rights, their role (presumably) would be to protect the same in others

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