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Response to jody (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 04:29 AM

27. Your subject line is very debatable.

Elena Kagan got in trouble during her confirmation hearings for saying that she believes the Constitution grants rights as opposed to them pre-existing or coming from God. I view in pretty much the same way. Rights do not inherently exist. They are social constructs that society has deemed are important enough to enshrine in law. That is all, they aren't inherently, they weren't endowed by some Creator. They come from society and are nothing more than very important social constructs.

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