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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-11 04:56 PM
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3. I had an argument in Paris with my friend Jacques about head scarves.
this seems to be the French argument: the "people" have a right to self determination, which means they, as a people or a society, can decide what they believe. We are much less "collective" in our definition of "rights" so we believe that individuals "should" prevail over "collective" rights when it comes to such things as how to dress or pray.

I went back and read "The Rights of Man" which preceded the French Revolution and found it a bit ambiguous on the subject. But obviously, the subject has been refined over the years and this is what the French now believe.

THAT is the problem to which you refer...
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