"Your right to swing your arms ends just where the other man's nose begins."
Zechariah Chafee, Jr.
(1865-1957) American professor of law, judicial philosopher, civil rights advocate
"Freedom of Speech in Wartime", 32 Harvard Law Review 932, 957 (1919).
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 -- Dennis Kolb, Warrenton, NC      
Anyone who honors his neighbor honors himself.

The rudimentary foundation of civilization.
 -- Patrick Henry, Red Hill     
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    YES ! ! ! Absolutely; we (those who love freedom, liberty and the relating laws of nature and of nature's God) hold this truth to be self evident. Of course, those patrons of the occupying statist theocracy infesting this land have extreme revulsion with such concept. Said despotic patrons require compelled compliance, government license, victimless crimes, larceny with impunity (2nd plank of the communist manifesto, Social Security, police state confiscations, etc.), non/ANTI-recognition of perfected allodium and inalienable right(s) and a national establishment of religion supremacy.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    It's a classic, eh, Mike? ;-) The concept should be easily adopted by the global citizenry as fundamental.  The road out of serfdom starts there.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    This is not true. It is quite possible a terroristic entrapment reaction response defense can be justified as one actually improves their reaction response development.

     -- Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown     
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    Also:A reflex is a reflex 

     -- Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown     
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    Sillik, spoken like a traditional socialist that has ZERO comprehension of inalienable rights. The comment addresses that which is prior to a reflex or a reaction. Each person / individual sovereign inherently (before an action / reaction) is created with unalienable rights. Rights are violated when a windmill / arm swinging belligerent commits battery, assault, or other indignant infraction upon an unwilling / unsuspecting person or property. Willing or intentional combatants is another subject matter (with reflex, reaction or otherwise). 
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    Yes, a reflex like your predictable response to every quote on this blog. ;-)  Are you incapable of independent thought?  The progressive liberals really did a number on you, eh?  I pity the children that attended your schools...
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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