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General News    H4'ed 6/24/19

A New Trump Battleground: Defining Human Rights:Some fear a rollback of rights.

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'A shift to “natural law” conflicts with the view that “modern human rights are based on the dignity inherent in all human beings, not on God-given rights.”The US led in adopting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, recognizing the “inherent dignity” and “equal and inalienable rights” of all people to life and liberty; it has stood for 3/4 of a century as  protection of human rights by the rule of law!  The term natural law is often used by people with a narrower, religious sensibility,  concerned with what they think is unnatural — homosexuality, transgender rights, reproductive choice and sexual equality. Why  does Pompeo feel the country’s human rights discourse has “departed from our nation’s founding principles” or  the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, decades of State Department reports on the human rights records of more than 190 countries, & the  United Nations.'

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