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  • Posted by Robbie53024 2 years, 3 months ago
    Men have the right to take any and all actions to bring about their own happiness, except for those actions that infringe on the same rights of other men (and of course women, all persons are included by conventional usage, just don't want any sniping).
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  • Posted by  $  kddr22 2 years, 3 months ago
    Thomas Jefferson, "I predict future happiness for AMericans if they can prevent the govt from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them."
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  • Posted by CircuitGuy 2 years, 3 months ago
    Yes. Saying people have the right to happiness depreciates the very idea of rights. People can have the right for the gov't NOT to do something, but people don't have the right for gov't *to* do something. People certainly don't have the right to something abstract like happiness. I don't even think they were talking about happiness of any particular sort. I think they were just saying you have the right to live as you please and pursue whatever goals you want (i.e. happiness.).
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  • Posted by  $  winterwind 2 years, 3 months ago
    I have often put this as "you have a right to anything another person does not have to provide" [Rand's "blank check" reference]

    No you don't have a right to an abortion. That would mean that a doctor would have to provide one for you, which makes her a slave, and that's a NO! No, you don't have a right to an education, housing, health care....I thought we outlawed slavery, and here they are, reinstating it.
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