Tag: The Problem with Rights (Part I)

Nov 2020

Last week, in order to approach the question of the role of government in relation to social justice, the right ordering of human society, I began examining a fundamental problem with ‘rights’. The problem is that the good of peaceful human society requires that rights be limited in some way. Freedom of religion should not allow the practice of Satanism. Freedom of speech should not allow pornography. Freedom of assembly should not allow riots. The US Constitution does not provide any principle by which rights are to be limited. The limitation has......

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