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Wed Jul 10, 2019, 07:03 PM

Opinion: Trump May Be Planning To Replace Human Rights With A Hierarchy of Privileges

BY†ADALIA WOODBURY at Politicus USA

Opinion: Trump May Be Planning To Replace Human Rights With A Hierarchy of Privileges

https://www.politicususa.com/2019/07/10/opinion-trump-may-be-planning-to-replace-human-rights-with-a-hierarchy-of-privileges.html

"SNIP......


Donald Trump truly believes in privilege and itís very possible that the intent of his†Inalienable Rights Commission† is to replace human rights with a hierarchy of privileges. The higher you are on Trumpís organization chart of human beings, the more privileges you get.

Even if that isnít his objective, Donald Trump is the last living person who should be anywhere near interpreting or writing human rights law. He doesnít know what law is and doesnít care about it. He doesnít understand that the definition of a human is far broader than his assorted bigotries allow him to comprehend. But armed with his ignorance and bigotry, Trump wants to rewrite human rights law and possibly rewrite humans.

Itís possible that Melania told him that human rights only apply to minorities if the majority allows it via referendum† Ė as is the case in†Slovenia.

Thatís how privilege is done. Human rights are the rights all of us have based solely on the fact that we are human. These rights are not ďgrantedĒ by governments or by the majority population. They just are.


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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 07:16 PM

1. Runs contrary to 'all men are created equal' clause in the constitution...I don't expect this to...

go anywhere.

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 07:44 PM

2. And Trump would say to you, "Fuck the constitution".

Never underestimate the amount of damage he can do.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 07:51 PM

3. That "rights are granted" bit has fans here at DU.

They think that repealing the second amendment would make the right to keep and bear arms go away.

They can't grok that there are rights that aren't even enumerated in the founding documents (e.g. the right to travel).

What we really need is an online civics course that people can take that would qualify them for a $500 credit on taxes each year that they take it and pass.

Things like the enlightenment, roles of branches of government, etc would make great topics.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 08:04 PM

4. You can't expect soulless subhuman Rethugs

to know anything about and respect human rights.

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