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    (Original post by Melancholy)
    ****ing love human clothing.
    You love human clothing!? :lolwut: so you like wearing human skin then?
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    (Original post by Melancholy)
    People with autism are adults, in terms of age, but their ability to think (which I would expect to be the morally significant motivation behind the Libertarian's arbitrary distinction between children and adults) is somewhat impaired (depending on the type of autism).
    Could I ask whether you're on the autistic spectrum yourself?
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    (Original post by Gladstone1885)
    Ideally you would link consent with mental capacity, but since there is a strong correlation between age and mental capacity, and because nobody matures at the exact same rate, it makes much more sense to set a rough age of consent for all of society.
    I agree with this. Although age isn't the best indicator, it is by far the most practical one.
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    (Original post by cranbrook_aspie)
    Could I ask whether you're on the autistic spectrum yourself?
    You can - I am not.
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    (Original post by mr T 999)
    What are your views on human cloning? :holmes:
    Clothing made from or by humans? :holmes:
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    Out of interest, what do we all think of abortion as a party because many libertarians I've met are very pro-life
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    (Original post by heri2rs)
    Out of interest, what do we all think of abortion as a party because many libertarians I've met are very pro-life
    Personally I would say I'm prolife but smart enough to realise that banning abortion is just go to lead to the deaths of more people or people going abroad to get one.
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    (Original post by heri2rs)
    Out of interest, what do we all think of abortion as a party because many libertarians I've met are very pro-life
    Aggressively pro-choice, personally.
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    (Original post by heri2rs)
    Out of interest, what do we all think of abortion as a party because many libertarians I've met are very pro-life
    Pro choice, people deserve absolute sovereignty over their own bodies.

    Also, foetuses are not people until they're born, they're parasites that need the woman for sustenance, and therefore by extension part of the woman's body.
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    Should the age of consent be removed and necrophilia be made legal, why should two consenting individuals not be allowed to have sex for something as arbitrary as their age, and the dead aren't harmed at all?

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    (Original post by heri2rs)
    Out of interest, what do we all think of abortion as a party because many libertarians I've met are very pro-life
    Pro-choice.
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    Where do property rights come from?
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    (Original post by TheDefiniteArticle)
    Where do property rights come from?
    The natural human instinct to feel entitled to the fruits of your labour and neurological concept of possession that has existed since the era of the cave man.
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    (Original post by Connor27)
    The natural human instinct to feel entitled to the fruits of your labour and neurological concept of possession that has existed since the era of the cave man.
    So a sense of entitlement leads to a right? Is that a precedent you want to set?
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    (Original post by TheDefiniteArticle)
    Where do property rights come from?
    Some ******* estate agent.
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    (Original post by ByronicHero)
    Some ******* estate agent.
    Lol
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    (Original post by TheDefiniteArticle)
    So a sense of entitlement leads to a right? Is that a precedent you want to set?
    I don't believe in absolutism, some elements of human nature are negative and destructive, others are positive and productive, this falls into the latter category.

    The former is why we need a strong well funded judiciary and equally strong police force to maintain order and the rule of law.
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    (Original post by Connor27)
    I don't believe in absolutism, some elements of human nature are negative and destructive, others are positive and productive, this falls into the latter category.

    The former is why we need a strong well funded judiciary and equally strong police force to maintain order and the rule of law.
    What do you think a 'right' is, if not absolute?
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    (Original post by TheDefiniteArticle)
    What do you think a 'right' is, if not absolute?
    Indeed, I worded that rather weakly. To clarify, I do not believe in absolutism with regard to human nature, not universally.
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    (Original post by Connor27)
    Indeed, I worded that rather weakly. To clarify, I do not believe in absolutism with regard to human nature, not universally.
    So as far as I can tell, your argument currently is "a sense of entitlement and neurological instinct, which don't necessarily lead to rights existing in any given situation" - how does it follow that rights result in this instance?
 
 
 
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