April 21, 2016
As I’ve been saying: Human rights are bullshit
Also? Chris Cuomo is breathtakingly dim. I had this fight on TV once with Jason Cherniak, another liberal mouth-breather. But these are the people who run the world, not me…
The devaluation of rights reveals a decay that is not recent in origin, and which runs all the way down to the foundation—down to what rights fundamentally are and from what authorities they emanate.This was vividly illustrated in a television debate last year between Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore and CNN television personality Chris Cuomo. When Moore expressed the orthodox American account of rights that is articulated in the Declaration of Independence, Cuomo emphatically objected: “Our rights do not come from God.” Cuomo explained: “That’s your faith, that’s my faith, but that’s not our country. Our laws come from collective agreement and compromise.”
Cuomo was expressing a simplistic version of the dominant conception of rights in American law schools, newsrooms, salons, and, as appears from its recent marriage jurisprudence, the Supreme Court of the United States. This positivist fallacy falsely assumes that a right can emanate from the will of a human sovereign lawmaker.