Tuesday, October 03, 2006

The Government has a moral right to almost everything we own

Well, that seems to be what Peter Singer thinks anyway:
The best justification of a right to private property is that we will all be better of if we recognise such a right. But if it is the common good that justifies the recognition of a right to private property, then the common good can also set limits to that right.
It's worth following the link and reading the whole extract word for word to get a taste of how utterly convoluted Singer's thinking really is. When I read Singer's work on animal rights I got the impression that he is a highly overrated 'philosopher'. This merely confirms my view. If this is how the Left thinks, then each and every one of us should be scared.

Not just for our property, but for our lives.


At October 03, 2006 4:58 pm, Blogger skepticlawyer said...

Memo to Peter Singer: stick to the animals, mate.

At October 07, 2006 12:46 pm, Anonymous mikey said...

i dont quite follow.

'Common Good' equates to government? Effectively he's talking about the terms ofnegotiation in a socail contract,no?


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