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Thread: How much money is a person's rights worth?

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    How much money is a person's rights worth?

    In another thread, someone said this:

    Of course I would! There is no limit! Denying even a group of ten people their basic human rights is a crime against humanity.
    Referring to the fact that they believe there is no limit to the amount of money we should spend as a country to secure human rights for even very small groups of people.

    Now this isn't intended to call him out or anything, but it made me curious how other people feel about the situation.

    Myself, I think as a practical matter, there has to be a limit to how much money we would spend to secure rights for someone.

    So how much money do you think a person's human rights are worth? How much do you believe it would be appropriate for the government to spend to secure human rights for a single person?
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    Re: How much money is a person's rights worth?

    Depends on who the person is, what right is involved, and what the circumstances are. I don't really believe in "human rights" being some great objective moral thing.

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    Re: How much money is a person's rights worth?

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    Re: How much money is a person's rights worth?

    After minimal thought I fail to see the purpose of government beyond securing personal rights...one or many is irrelevant.
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    Re: How much money is a person's rights worth?

    Right off the bat....One minute of thinking...
    nary a penny.
    Why should our government spend anything to secure a man's rights ?
    These rights are listed in our Constitution, are they not ?
    If someone is trying to "take" them away, should not the man spend his own money.....as a cost of living ??
    And IF the "take away of the right" was illegal, then those who tried this would be subject to a lawsuit.
    Pollyanna ?
    There is MORE to this, is there not ??

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    Re: How much money is a person's rights worth?

    There should not be any amount of expenditure required to insure an actual right.
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    Re: How much money is a person's rights worth?

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    In another thread, someone said this:



    Referring to the fact that they believe there is no limit to the amount of money we should spend as a country to secure human rights for even very small groups of people.

    Now this isn't intended to call him out or anything, but it made me curious how other people feel about the situation.

    Myself, I think as a practical matter, there has to be a limit to how much money we would spend to secure rights for someone.

    So how much money do you think a person's human rights are worth? How much do you believe it would be appropriate for the government to spend to secure human rights for a single person?
    The government should spend money only on what it is specified to do. No more, no less. Besides governments don't secure rights, people do.
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    Re: How much money is a person's rights worth?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    There should not be any amount of expenditure required to insure an actual right.
    I agree with the theoretical 'should not' but rationally the faults in human nature necessitate that provisions are made to secure ones rights thus the necessity of government. Consider that if no ones rights were infringed what would be the purpose of governance?
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    Re: How much money is a person's rights worth?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dickieboy View Post
    Consider that if no ones rights were infringed what would be the purpose of governance?
    To endorce law.
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    Re: How much money is a person's rights worth?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    To endorce law.
    But aren't laws enacted to protect rights? (again theoretically)
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