Re: Should the degree of rights granted to a person depend on fighting ability?
No, the degree of rights granted to a person does not depend on fighting ability. Rights are not granted but recognized. Rights are unalienable and therefore not divisible.
However, the degree rights can be defended through use of force IS dependent on fighting ability.
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-- Patrick Henry