Civil and Human Rights

Civil rights and human rights are not the same thing. Civil rights are bestowed upon its citizens by state authorities; human rights are internationally recognized rights inherent to all human beings.

Equality is a good thing, and with it comes the possibility of humane, democratic initiatives. But equal access to opportunity under a Free Market system merely enables one to profit from the oppression of others—hardly what one would call progress in any progressive sense.

~ by Jay Taber on April 30, 2011.

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