OT - I don't _hate_ McMansions

Von Fugal von at fugal.net
Fri Jun 27 23:31:37 MDT 2008

<quote name="Levi Pearson" date="Fri, 27 Jun 2008 at 23:18 -0600">
> Andy Bradford <amb-plug at bradfords.org> writes:
> >> In  the  case of  ugly  houses,  just  what  right is  being  violated
> >> exactly??
> >
> > 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.

Then call them priviledges so we don't all get confused.

Von Fugal
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