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Saturday, February 4, 2017

QUICK HITTERS. POST #42. A QUESTION OF RIGHTS?- HERE WE GO AGAIN. PT 2.


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RIGHTS ARE BASICALLY GUARANTEES OF PROTECTION, WHICH ARE ADMINISTERED BY A SPECIFIC AUTHORITY THAT SETS AND DEFINES THEM ACCORDING TO SPECIFIC GUIDELINES, USUALLY AS PART OF A SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT THAT WISHES TO CREATE A LEGAL SYSTEM BASED ON A SPECIFIC SET OF MORAL ABSOLUTES.

IN CIVIL LAW, RIGHTS MAY SHIELD INDIVIDUAL(S) AGAINST MALICIOUS ACTIONS, PUNISHMENTS, JUDGMENTS, OR REPRISALS AGAINST THEM FOR:

-  PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS THAT IDENTIFY THEM AS BEING PART OF A SPECIFIC AND IDENTIFIABLE GROUP, WHICH INCLUDES; GENDER, RACE, NATIONALITY, AND DISABILITY.

-  BEHAVIORS, BOTH PRIVATE AND PERSONAL, THAT CANNOT BE USED TO DENY THEM EQUAL STATUS AND STANDING BEFORE THE LAW.

-  BELIEFS AND/OR OPINIONS THAT ARE RELIGIOUS, SPIRITUAL, OR METAPHYSICAL IN NATURE.

ENFORCEMENT OF THESE PROTECTIONS ARE CONSIDERED TO BE THE MORAL AND LEGAL OBLIGATION OF THE AUTHORITY THAT CREATED THEM.

IN ETHICS AND RELIGION, RIGHTS ALLOW EACH INDIVIDUAL TO MAKE CERTAIN DECISIONS ABOUT MORALITY,  FREE OF OUTSIDE INFLUENCE, EITHER POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE.  IN OTHER WORDS, TO LIVE A MORAL, OR "GOOD LIFE", ONE MUST BE FREE TO CHOOSE THE OPPOSITE.