James Madison

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The Myth of Universal Human Rights – Part 1

Introduction “In proportion to the want of happiness resulting from the want of rights, a reason exists for wishing that there were such things as rights. But reasons for wishing there were such things as rights, are not rights — a reason for wishing that a certain right were established, is not that right— want … Continue reading

The Myth of Universal Human Rights — Part 2

Wars and the Efficacy of Human Rights  “Right is the child of law; from real laws come real rights, but from imaginary law, from ‘laws of nature’, come imaginary rights. Natural rights are simple nonsense, natural and imprescriptible rights rhetorical nonsense, nonsense upon stilts.” – Jeremy Bentham Why Human Rights Are Not Legal Rights As … Continue reading