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    Bonsai Experiment Bonsai Experiment is offline
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    Civil rights are those which apply to citizens of the country in question, They are dependent upon your citizenship and being in your own country. The civil rights of a Polak don't apply in Swaziland.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mercurial View Post
    Why is it not the same?
    Dictionary ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonsai Experiment View Post
    You have to distinguish the type of "right" to which you refer, if you want to be specific; and we need to be specific.

    There are different types of "rights". The problem in this argument is ; too much obfuscation is at large.

    It's obvious that it is a noun and we are not talking about rights as in the right (hand side) of something, taking a right (turn), punching with a right (hand) or talking about the Right (as in politics).
    So barring these definitions rights in the OED are defined as moral or legal entitlements to do or have something.
    would you agree with that definition?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Al Gebra View Post
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    So barring these definitions rights in the OED are defined as moral or legal entitlements to do or have something.
    would you agree with that definition?
    So the OED doesnt specify which right you think killing yourself is. So is it (legal, moral , human civil, social.).

    One important reminder...That's what you are trying to do; prove that killing yourself is a Human Right.

    I say, that such a position is not in any way provable or demonstrable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonsai Experiment View Post
    Dictionary ?
    The last time we had to look up a dictionary, you told us that the dictionary was wrong, so I'd rather hear you explain it in your own words.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonsai Experiment View Post
    Civil rights are those which apply to citizens of the country in question, They are dependent upon your citizenship and being in your own country. The civil rights of a Polak don't apply in Swaziland.
    Okay, so civil rights are legal rights.

    Next question: In 1000AD there was no UDHR. Did human beings who were alive in 1000AD possess all of the rights listed in the UDHR?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonsai Experiment View Post
    So the OED doesnt specify which right you think killing yourself is. So is it (legal, moral , human civil, social.).

    One important reminder...That's what you are trying to do; prove that killing yourself is a Human Right.

    I say, that such a position is not in any way provable or demonstrable.
    If we use the OED dictionary definition of rights then you could say that human rights are natural/moral/inalienable entitlements to be or have something by virtue of being human. One of those is that we are entitled to be alive. Another is that we are entitled to be free from Interference in our privacy. Another is that we have an entitlement to be free to think and and free to hold our own opinions. Do you agree?
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    Two severely disabled victims of locked-in syndrome have protested angrily that judges are leaving them to undignified and increasingly distressing lives after they lost a landmark high court battle to be allowed to die with medical help.

    Tony Nicklinson, 58, who had sought to end his "dull, miserable, demeaning, undignified and intolerable" life after he was left paralysed below the neck following a stroke seven years ago, wept uncontrollably after the judgment and said it meant his anguish would continue.
    Locked-in syndrome victims lose 'right to die' case | Society | The Guardian

    The video on the page is very distressing.

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    He and anyone else who wishes should have the right to die
    He is now contemplating staving himself to death
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    "I don't mind dying. I just don't like being told when." - reported from a death row cell
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