Re: DSM: students rights

From: Ardeshir Mehta, N.D. (ardeshir@sympatico.ca)
Date: Tue Jan 22 2002 - 16:32:07 EST


Marvelous argument, Scott! Thank you for opening my mind.

Ardeshir <http://homepage.mac.com/ardeshir/AllMyFiles.html>

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Scott David Gray wrote:

> One can also respect liberty as a policy and a concept,
> without believing that people are innately good.
>
> One line of reasoning goes like this:
> 1: People have the capacity for great evil, and indeed some
> of them do actively seek to hurt other people.
> 2: People often misunderstand what others want and need.
> Therefore: A person is more prone to damage another person
> than s/he is to damage her/himself.
> 3: The only alternative to giving a person power over
> him/herself and/or responsibility for him/herself, is to
> give that power and/or responsibility to another person
> Therefore: Less damage comes from letting these imperfect
> creatures make their own choices, than results from letting
> some of these imperfect creatures decide who others should
> live.
>

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