If I could convince myself that I have any right to be satisfied with men as they are, and to treat them accordingly, and not according, in some respects, to my requisitions and expectations of what they and I ought to be, then, like a good Mussulman and fatalist, I should endeavor to be satisfied with things as they are, and say it is the will of God.
For eighteen hundred years, though perchance I have no right to say it, the New Testament has been written; yet where is the legislator who has wisdom and practical talent enough to avail himself of the light which it sheds on the science of legislation.
They were unnecessary, he said, because the Constitution had not granted the government the powers that the Bill of Rights
would guard against.
It seeks this power in two ways: electing ultra-conservatives who will appoint judges who oppose church-state separation, reproductive rights
and other freedoms and pressuring Congress to pass laws banning the courts from hearing certain types of cases--usually those dealing with the Pledge of Allegiance, school prayer, same-sex marriage, religious symbols on public property and legal abortion.
It contributes to the ongoing debate on human rights
and health care and, by focusing on many of the complex issues related to the right
to health, it offers useful insights into the way human rights
ideas can be incorporated into social policy.
This history suggests that a principled form of libertarian judicial activism--that is, one that consistently upholds individual rights
while strictly limiting state power--is essential to the fight for a free society.
Also, Pennsylvania's Declaration of Rights
of September 1776, which reflects the language of the other colonies' Declarations of Rights
, makes clear that individuals have the right
to keep arms: "'That people have a right
to bear arms for the defence of themselves and the state; and as standing armies .
Specifically, Dershowitz argues that the origin of rights
can be explained empirically, that rights
are created by societies to prevent the recurrence of wrongs.
The reason is that rights
and duties are the same reality.
Recalling FDR's proposal for a "second of bill of rights
" protecting basic human needs, Sunstein urges Americans to recognize a new list of constitutional rights
, including access to a good education and health care, and the opportunity to work at a fair wage--in essence, economic rights
in addition to the largely political rights
enshrined in the country's founding documents.
This paper is not designed to respond to the attacks of those authors who assail the philosophy, conceptualization, formulation, and application of human rights
policy among Muslims.
Understanding the protections of the Fifth and Sixth Amendment rights
to counsel and the concomitant procedural rules begins with an appreciation of the principals that underlie those rights