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SteveM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 04:36 PM
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8. Webster's New Collegiate Dict, 2nd Ed.: "inalienable" -- "Incapable of being...
alienable, surrendered, or transferred." This dictionary does not list "unalienable." I think this portion of the debate overly parses the term. I can see Jefferson's reticence to use "Creator endowed unalienable rights," but even with a god-granted right, the right remains inalienable -- even by a god.
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