Sunday, April 13, 2008

Rights, etc.

There has been some kerfluffle of late about the notion that Australia ought to adopt a Federal charter of rights.

I am opposed, not just to the notion of a federal charter, but to the whole vacuous modern conception of 'human rights.'

Why?

Because they fundamentally contradict both the right to property and the principles of freedom of association and freedom of speech. These are things to be held in some esteem.

Of course, how anyone could even begin to take the blather about 'human rights' seriously from people who wouldn't support your right to self defense is beyond me.

Mostly though, it's because I'm a horrible bigot who likes to drown kittens.

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