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On Natual Rights

Well, I disagree with the basic premise of this article, which says that "property" is a natural law. Show me a neanderthal with a deed to a cave, and then we can disect the rest of this article. KellyE That was a comment on this post, left over at BlogExplosion. I replied, "Well, KellyE, I'm sure a Neanderthal would be happy to show you the "deed" to his cave. It'd probably take the form of a club or a spear." But he (or she) persists: Nice try at distraction! The concept of 'property' (or ownership) is not natural law. Just more asserting of the same. Scanning his (or her) blog, I get the sense of a degree of materialism which is good, i.e., I'm a materialist, too, but not to the point of denying the plain nature of things. I go on to reply: "You seem confused. In your first comment, you suggest that a "deed" (a man-made legal construction) is necessary for property to be a natural right. Then you simply go on to assert that it's not. [...] Ownership, i.e., property, is an inviolable corollary consequence of a natural right to one's life, the one and only natural...

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Richard Nikoley

I'm Richard Nikoley. Free The Animal began in 2003 and as of 2021, contains 5,000 posts. I blog what I wish...from health, diet, and food to travel and lifestyle; to politics, social antagonism, expat-living location and time independent—while you sleep—income. I celebrate the audacity and hubris to live by your own exclusive authority and take your own chances. Read More
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