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Samuel Moyn - "The Last Utopia, Human Rights in History"

Posted December 10th, 2011 by srq_hiker

Book interview provides a history of 'human rights'. Who made up the definitive list, who is the keeper of the list, where does the concept come from?

You will be surprised to know that the concept of 'human rights' is a very young one, what started in the 1970's and re-emerged in the 1990's has deep historical, religious and legal roots. Samuel also weighs in on current events in North Africa and Europe from his perspective as a historian.

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It’s Not a Right: Government Outlaws Rainwater Collection

Posted July 29th, 2010 by scribeoffantasy

In western states, those who want to collect rainwater, even on their own land for their own personal consumption, is required to ask government permission and likely pay government licensing fees if or they are breaking the "LAW."

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States Don't Have Rights!

States do not have rights over individuals. You are born with inalienable rights and the American people, through the Constitution, have granted government permission to use force to protect those inalienable rights. The belief in the inalienable rights of individuals is what makes us libertarians and not conservatives or liberals. It is what differentiates us from any other political philosophy.

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