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    What it means to have human rights?

    I am taking a class on human rights at the moment, and we have been discussing what it is to have human rights and on what basis we believe all humans should have these fundamental rights. What do you guys think?

    And since human rights in theory should be equal for every human being regardless of geographical location, how do you guys feel about the view on controversial subjects such as abortion and capital punishment in the United States (which most countries have more firm views on, ala most are against capital punishment).

    Has anyone here read the Universal Declaration of Human Rights? It is interesting to note that it was written shortly after WWII, and hypocritically, the United States still had discrimination problems against African-Americans.

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    I don't think human rights really exist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KelJu View Post
    I don't think human rights really exist.
    How do you mean? Are you saying that they simply cannot be protected, or that the theory of human rights itself is just bullshit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KentDog View Post
    How do you mean? Are you saying that they simply cannot be protected, or that the theory of human rights itself is just bullshit?
    They don't exist except on paper. There is nobody to uphold human rights. It is a the responsibility of each person to treat others with respect and dignity which is the root philosophy that gave birth to the idea of human rights. But as people often do not treat others with respect and dignity, therefor human rights doesn't truly exist.


    If there were a global taskforce to police human rights, then they would exist. Otherwise it is nothing more than a topic for discussion and nothing else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KelJu View Post
    They don't exist except on paper. There is nobody to uphold human rights. It is a the responsibility of each person to treat others with respect and dignity which is the root philosophy that gave birth to the idea of human rights. But as people often do not treat others with respect and dignity, therefor human rights doesn't truly exist.


    If there were a global taskforce to police human rights, then they would exist. Otherwise it is nothing more than a topic for discussion and nothing else.
    Few things in life are absolute. Generally, they come in degrees.

    There's a world of difference in human rights between the US and China. I really hope that you see that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KelJu View Post
    They don't exist except on paper. There is nobody to uphold human rights. It is a the responsibility of each person to treat others with respect and dignity which is the root philosophy that gave birth to the idea of human rights. But as people often do not treat others with respect and dignity, therefor human rights doesn't truly exist.


    If there were a global taskforce to police human rights, then they would exist. Otherwise it is nothing more than a topic for discussion and nothing else.
    That was deep.

    The US is the closest thing the world ever had to this "global taskforce" and everyone hates us.

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    Americans care about one thing. MONEY The Human right to make MONEY no matter who gets hurt in the process.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NordicNacho View Post
    Americans care about one thing. MONEY The Human right to make MONEY no matter who gets hurt in the process.
    You, sir, are a moron.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NordicNacho View Post
    And your gay but I don't call you names just cause you things in your butt
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    Quote Originally Posted by DOMS View Post
    Few things in life are absolute. Generally, they come in degrees.

    There's a world of difference in human rights between the US and China. I really hope that you see that.
    Kentdog is talking about this I think.
    Universal Declaration of Human Rights

    My point is there is no force that can uphold or has been halfway successful at adhering to these codes of conduct.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NordicNacho View Post
    Americans care about one thing. MONEY The Human right to make MONEY no matter who gets hurt in the process.
    And this is different from everyone else, how?

    In any case, no one gives out as much money and materials to other people that the US.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KelJu View Post
    Kentdog is talking about this I think.
    Universal Declaration of Human Rights

    My point is there is no force that can uphold or has been halfway successful at adhering to these codes of conduct.
    A simple and undeniable fact: You cannot legislate morality or goodwill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NordicNacho View Post
    I feel you have the human right to put things in your butt. And that the Federal or State Government should not be allowed to stop you from putting things in your butt
    30 years old? Really?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DOMS View Post
    In any case, no one gives out as much money and materials to other people that the US.
    Everyone seems to forget that fact...

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