Raptortech97 wrote:It is your opinion that all people have the right to live. While I do not think such, I have the right to think differently, because of the freedom of speech in the US and intahwebs.
No, it is not my opinion. The concept of basic human rights is that they held as facts. Regardless, yes, you do have the right to think otherwise -- much as I originally said to sinc. But not only does your opinion continue to not matter, it's ... wrong ... when it conflicts with facts
Yes, it is your opinion. Regardless of what you call them, fundamental rights, human rights, god-given rights, divine rights, whatever. They only exist because we, as a society decided that they exist. We can, as a society, decide that they don't exist.
Furthermore, it doesn't matter who recognizes these rights. If we are to accept that an authority can give rights. That is, the supreme court, and international panel, etc. Then we must also accept that that same authority can remove those rights.
Your logic states that if everyone on the planet tomorrow decided that human rights didn't exist, then they would all be wrong because human rights are absolutely correct and beyond debate, as if they were provable facts. But your argument fails to realize that humans were what decided that human rights existed. If we accept that humans can grant rights then humans can also restrict or remove rights. Either the rights don't exist in the first place, or they do exist but can be revoked.
In order to avoid arguments that are hard to resolve, I'm going to limit my following argument to the following criteria:
1. We are talking about mental disabilities that can and WILL WITH 100% CERTAINTY be passed on to offspring
2. We are talking about mental disabilities that WITH 100% CERTAINTY result in a miserable, by any definition of the word, quality of life.
3. We are talking about mental disabilities that do not have recessive strains. Thus, anyone without a disability is not a carrier and the offspring of people with disabilities will WITH 100% CERTAINTY have the same disability.
4. Disabilities do not occur at random and must be passed down.
Someone many pages ago mentioned that mental disabilities will propagate throughout the population. Although this might be true (remember, I working off of the above assumptions) if everyone randomly breeds with everyone else, this is not the case. Most mentally disabled people would be unattractive to most normal people (If you have a problem with the word "normal" then send me a PM, don't bring it up in the thread). Of course there are exceptions but for the most part the disability will be confined to a small portion of the population and not run amok within the next few generations.