OT - I don't _hate_ McMansions
levi at cold.org
Fri Jun 27 23:18:32 MDT 2008
Andy Bradford <amb-plug at bradfords.org> writes:
>> In the case of ugly houses, just what right is being violated
> I suppose it depends on how one defines what a right is. Many people
> often confuse rights with privileges. In a very basic example, if I own
> a piece of property and I allow some of my neighbors to cross over that
> land on the way to the store, they have obtained a privilege to do so,
> granted by me. They do not have a right, and I can revoke that privilege
> at any time. On the other hand, if they own property, they can walk all
> around it all they want and I, being their neighbor, cannot take that
> away from them.
A privilige is a right when it's guaranteed by law or morality. An
easement on your property can give the right of passage.
You and Von seem to have pretty narrow conception of 'rights'. There
are rights beyond natural rights.
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