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Individual rights: the solution to Israel's domestic enemy

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Submitted by Ralph C Whaley MD (United States), Dec 19, 2006 at 13:48

Israel is a beacon of rationality in a sea of murderous rage but the Israelis have failed to fully understand their virtue and its cause, the principle of individual rights. As a rational animal, to live as a fully human individual, he must be free of the initiation of force by other humans. The political system that makes this possible is capitalism, the system that institutionalizes individual rights by banning the initiation of physical force from human affairs. Democracy is often the term used to describe Israel and America. That concept is the cause of major problems that lead to the demands of serious religionists of every persuasion that they dictate the rules of behavior when they become the majority. As President Bush has said "Democracy is Democracy".

The solution to Israel's problems, both domestic and foreign is learning the principle of Individual Rights, its foundation in reality and all of its implications for humans living in society. America has come closest to that acheivement with Israel in the second tier of governments implementing rights to some extent. I wish for America and Israel a full understanding and full implementation of Individual Rights in Law.

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