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Old 03-11-2006, 12:58 PM   #154
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Again, as I pointed out earlier, using the "oh there's a right to life in the Constitution" argument shows a clear misunderstanding on that particular phrase from the Constitution. The "life, liberty, and persuit of happiness" was borrowed from John Locke, who had it originally as "life, liberty, and property." This originated from the time of the Enlightenment, when thinkers started questioning if the king should really be able to come and drag you into the street and kill you, throw you in prison without trial, and take your **** from you.

By no means did "right to life" imply that you can't end a life in a case where it is justified, just as we do today.
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