The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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    The Universal Declaration of Human Rights passed sixty years ago, and is being discussed based on the calendar currently.

    Are we any closer to having achieved the ideals expressed in that document now than we were sixty years ago? Will we ever be able to even come close?

    What do you think?
     
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    I've seen this mess before. Some interesting questions arise in the later articles, not the least of which are:

    At whose expense??

    "Equal" and "just and favorable" as defined by whom??

    Again, at whose expense?

    Ibid.

    (1) Ibid.

    (2) Aren't education and authoritarian indoctrination two different animals??

    Yet again....At whose expense??

    Translation: We control all "rights" and dispense them to the global proletariat at our leisure. After all, your "rights" cannot interfere with the absolute authority and rule of the U.N.
     
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    All the signatories have violated it... most citizens love it, governments hate having to play by rules. Especially powerful governments... maybe it's time to 'get tough' on international crime?
     
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    In Western Europe: Yes (improvement if you look at the general evolution), in some other Nations around the world like the US: NO (in the US there were more violations then in the past).
     
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    So the U.N. disapproves of affirmative action? Huh.
     
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    That declaration is only as good as the force that backs it up.
     
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    Got to wonder when exactly the lost left will figure that ONE thing out.:cuckoo:
     
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    Maybe 'international law and crime' are something for the dustbin of history? Ya think?
     
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    That's right. Since no one is able to enforce the declaration of human rights, or any other "international law", that means it is no more than a statement of a goal. It's a lot like Martin Luther King's speech, calling for a time when everyone would be judged on the content of their character. It's an ideal to strive for.

    It seems to me that the world is going backward on the goal of achieving the ideals of the declaration of human rights. Do you agree?
     
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    Jacksonian lesson writ large. ;)
     

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