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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.
-PJ

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.

106 posted on 03/20/2007 7:50:58 PM PDT by tpaine (" My most important function on the Supreme Court is to tell the majority to take a walk." -Scalia)
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To: tpaine
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?

-PJ

107 posted on 03/20/2007 7:57:57 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (It's still not safe to vote Democrat.)
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