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Old 08-30-2019, 11:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Flyer View Post
Then no government in history, no matter how corrupt, capricious, or evil, has ever violated a single human right. It's quite literally impossible.

When Uday Hussein saw a woman out in public, and had his bodyguards kidnap her so that he could rape her, nobody involved ever violated any woman's rights. You see, the Iraqi government had never established those rights in the first place. And obviously, you can't break something that doesn't exist.
That's not what I said. Human rights exist. But I disagree with the idea that they somehow appear out of thin air and are universal truths.

Human rights are created by humans. And the fact that people in one country can have a different set of human rights than the people in another country demonstrates how they are connected with the government.