RE: collecting unemployment

Subject: RE: collecting unemployment
From: "Jane Carnall" <jane -dot- carnall -at- digitalbridges -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 2 Oct 2001 16:32:42 +0100

>I think not. *Rights* are "the pursuit of happiness" and other such
*rights* that are
>mentioned in the U.S. Constitution and in the U.S. Bill of Rights.

In the UK we have no written constitution, and therefore perhaps have a
clearer view of this. My "rights" are what I am legally entitled to. Nothing
more - nothing less. The pursuit of happiness (I happen to know this bit!)
is defined in the constitution as an "inalienable right" - that is,
something that cannot legally be taken away from you. (Though I note that
the US government has changed its mind on at least one of those so-called
"inalienable rights".) All my rights, unfortunately, are alienable rights -
my government can take them away from me. But until it does, they're still
my rights.

Jane Carnall
Technical Writer and Compendium
of Arcane and Useless Information



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