Reply to linkedin art. Are Human Rights and Democracy Universal Concepts?

A concept is more than a thought, it is a constructive thought. “Universal” means applicability all over the world. Pythagoras’ theorem is universal because it can be shown to be true anywhere in the world (or the universe for that …

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Filed under: Uncategorized | March 3rd, 2016

Dignity and Freedom in the Eyes of the Law

The decision by the US supreme court was apparently based on the mistaken notion that marriage is a government institution and consequently every citizen has an equal right to it. Actually, marriage was created before recorded history as a ritual …

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Filed under: Comments on News Stories | June 27th, 2015

Gross violations of the right to education in Chile: time to act

 

  • Education is not a human right. In the 1940’s idealists wrote it into the UN declaration but the right was invented to support their notion of an ideal society. True rights are discovered, not invented. Having said that education

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Filed under: Comments on News Stories | June 11th, 2015

U.N. nuclear agency backs report despite Russian protest over Crimea

The Crimea is not, nor will it ever be legitimately part of Russia in my view until a proper referendum is taken in which nearly everyone who can votes. Then the territory should be divided according to the proportions indicated …

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Filed under: Comments on News Stories | June 10th, 2015

News story: US Top Court Backs Muslim Woman Denied Job Over Head Scarf

This case is a demonstration of misunderstandings of fundamental rights and religious freedom. In the first place the owners of a business have the right to run it any way they choose as long as they do not offend someone’s …

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Filed under: Comments on News Stories | June 2nd, 2015