Reading Time: 17 minutes It’s all raging on the gun front. They are out in force. It’s also very frustrating, and here’s for why. Here is an example of a conversation between myself and GAU-8. Bearing in mind this is on the back of a number of posts on the ontology of rights, and these comments are a complete […]
KNOWING Your Rights, Locke and Other Rights Problems
Reading Time: 8 minutes The rights debates raging on a number of recent comment threads have been pretty embarrassing for many of the people (gun advocates) taking part because they have simply not engaged with the conversation at the level it should have been. This is a philosophical blog, at heart, and the articles are mainly written to stimulate […]
Second Amendment: Gun Rights. But What Is a Right, and Do We Have Them?
Reading Time: 5 minutes We hear the term “right” bandied around an awful lot, especially in the context of gun control. The Second Amendment to the US Constitution states that citizens have the right to bear arms. The phrasing is as follows: A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the […]
Land of the Free, Home of the Irresponsible
Reading Time: < 1 minute Blinky & Sal: cartoons for the constitutionalist. And don’t even get me started on cars.
Texas Anti-masturbation Bill Coming closer to Being Law
Reading Time: 2 minutes Sometimes, to illustrate the ridiculous, you must analogise, or logically mimic. These techniques are the best friends of philosophers since they show that “if you accept that, then you must accept this, and this is ridiculous”. A $100 fine for masturbating is being argued for by Texas State Representative Jessica Farra, a Democrat. It’s a delicious bit of […]
Showing You That Embryos Do Not Have Same Value As Human Beings
Reading Time: 2 minutes I have often enjoyed the power of these thought experiments produced by Andy Schueler here at ATP. I thought I would make a post of it. If you ever have an abortion / personhood debate elsewhere, please signpost them to this piece. Here are some little scenarios that should lead you to properly question the […]
RFRA – Religious Rights vs. Civil Rights
Reading Time: 4 minutes “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…” — Amendment I to the U.S. Constitution The original intent of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) was to relieve religious groups from criminal prosecution for religious activities that break laws, like Native American groups who use illegal hallucinogenic […]
Animals are legally recognised as ‘sentient’ beings in New Zealand
Reading Time: 2 minutes Are animals sentient enough to deserve “human” rights?
Feminism, Jess Phillips (MP) and MRA nonsense
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Gender differences/outcomes ≠ gender inequality (of opportunity, rights and respect)
Let me explain.
For those of you outside of the UK or not following some current news in the UK, some rabid argumentation has erupted concerning the Labour MP Jess Phillips concerning a Tory MP’s demands for an International Men’s Day to discuss men’s matters. Apparently, the feminism is pretty evil (from what I have been reading) and men are discriminated against to the point that they need their own International Day