Human rights don't deserve a sub-forum?

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    Human rights -topics seem to be posted all over the place, mostly to current events and law and justice if US and otherwise into foreign country topics. But being a universal right for all, shouldn't it have it's own?
     
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    Haha. Good one. Humans have rights. And I suppose animals do, too, huh?
     
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    Don't see the point of one; everything gets crammed into Current Events, no matter what; most haven't figured out how to scroll down past the top sub-forums yet.
     
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    Of course it's crammed when there is no other place.

    Place it at the top if you're afraid to scroll.

    It is chaotic and a sub forum would make it clearer as to what is about human rights and what is, for instance, about legal problems less related to former or arguments about the rights of police.
     
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    Plenty of sub-forums, like the Law and Justice and Religion and Ethics forums and others covering the human rights category where all those issues already fit, so such a sub-forum would be redundant.
     
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    The kinda tricky part is the "universal" part of that. Certainly our Declaration of Independence invoked Natural Rights, but all that has been lost in 200+ years of SupCt interpretations. And the UN view of "universal" rights is not in agreement with most America views on the subject.

    So there IS a domestic/foreign difference. To IMPOSE our view of "universal human rights" on a Middle East country for example is a form of cultural, moral Imperialism. All of THAT -- is a debate for the Religion and Ethics forum I suppose..
     
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    omigod no human rights sub forum?????????????????????
    in all honesty who gives a ....

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    Of course animals have rights.

    Also Anchovies have rights....I demand an Anchovies Have Rights Sub-Forum....NOW :smoke: :popcorn:

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    Bruce_T_Laney will I'm sure support me in this....mission :popcorn: :poke:
     
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    And how does America's view of human rights contradict the UN's views?
     
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    And the Philosophy forum as well, re 'Natural Rights', since the logical concept was seeded very early in Greek philosophy, and reached its pinnacle when developed and advanced under Judeo-Christian theologians, for whom philosophy, history, literature, and science were essentially the same things. The later 'Enlightenment' philosophers then tried to re-invent it as a secular premise, like Locke, but ended up merely inventing a lot of ad hoc reductionism and hand-waves, which is why they haven't been as influential and successful with their revisionism.
     
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