To: Political Junkie Too
I think we're into semantics here.
The Founding Fathers spoke of natural rights ("unalienable Rights") "endowed by their Creator" to include "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" as laid out in the Declaration of Independence.
You're arguing much more than 'semantics' PJ.. -- The communitarian's among us simply do not agree with the principle of "unalienable Rights".
-- To them, all rights can be alienated by majority rule.
~Any~ individual right can be regulated by the democratic process. The public good trumps constitutional freedom.
posted on 03/20/2007 7:50:58 PM PDT
(" My most important function on the Supreme Court is to tell the majority to take a walk." -Scalia)
Thanks, that's a distinction I hadn't considered.
Is "communitarian" the 21st century version of communist, much as "progressive" is the 21st century version of liberal?
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