In your opinion, are concepts such as "All men are created equal" a philosophy or a self evident truth??
I’ve been having a very civilized discussion on another thread regarding government and rights and laws in general, and they seem to revolve around the “All men are created equal,” concept. Is in a self evident, natural truth or a philosophy created by man?
I say it’s a philosophy. I say it’s a good one, too. I also maintain it’s a philosophy that arose out of compassion.
But there is also a philosophy that says, “All men are NOT created equal.” I maintain that this a philosophy, and one that arises out of feelings of superiority and greed.
I say that “All men were created,” period, is the only unassailable truth.
I also maintain that all laws are based on emotion in one form or another.