(OT) UN declares Internet access a "human right"

Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu
Mon Jun 6 13:41:44 UTC 2011

On Mon, 06 Jun 2011 00:59:55 EDT, Andrew D Kirch said:
> correct regarding firearms, without recognizing the basic right to 
> protect human life against criminals and despots, there are no other 
> rights (as a criminal and despot will take those rights with impunity).

Nice try, but the human right you just made a case for is "the right to rid
yourself of criminals and despots".  A "fundamental right" for citizens to have
firearms does *not* automatically follow.  Yes, despots usually need to be
removed by force.  What Ghandi showed was that the force didn't have to be
military - there are other types of force that work well too...

Anyhow, enough of that, except as it relates to communications.. ;)

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